Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dining Room Chair Thanksgiving Embelishment ~ DIY

All my supplies were purchased at the K &S Flower and Vine Warehouse that is located on Rt. 183N,  7.1 miles north of I-78 in Auburn, PA. It is the third exit after Cabelas. It is also just outside the front gate to our community of Lake Wynonah, PA.

I purchased three bunches, two Autumn leaves & such, and one of yellow daisy like flowers for $3.99 each. I then bought two 10 yd. rolls of wide woven plaid ribbon at $3.99 each. The entire project costing $20.00 + tax - equaling $2.50 a chair.

Using wire cutters I cut all of the flowers from the bunch leaving the stem about three inches long.I wanted the centers of the flowers to be brown like a sunflower so I stained them carefully blotting the center with a heated wet tea bag. I cut the other two bunches of autumn silks apart and created bunches as in the following photo.

I then cut the ribbon into 8 strips of a yard each,  also 8 strips of 2ft. each to use for the bow tie. See as in the following photo:

The 1 yard strip is threaded through the first two cross section rungs of the chair, looped around the third and I then tucked in the bouquet and snugly tied it to that third rung. I slid the 2 ft. ribbon through bringing it around and tied two loops of ribbon into a bow.  

 I had considered using burlap ribbon which is $5.99 a roll at K & S for ten yards, however I did like that this woven plaid ribbon matched the Autumn table cloth I had purchased last year at The Christmas Tree Shop in the mall on Airport Road South, Bethlehem, PA.

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Brand-New Day

Thank you Lord for blessing me with a warm, lovely home and loved ones that put a smile on my face upon awakening to a brand-new day! Amen

Monday, November 10, 2014

In Celebration Of Veteran's Day, Our Family Of Veterans

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Monday, October 20, 2014

Diane's Hawaiian Upside Down Bundt Cake

Diane's Hawaiian Upside Down Bundt Cake

Beat together
  •   3 eggs                
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil 
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (Gold Medal)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice 
  • juice from the can of pineapple 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
 Turn off mixer scrape bowl then beat on high a few minutes

Grease and Flour a Bundt or angel food pan, lay slices of pineapple evenly in the bottom of the pan, you may add a maraschino cherry to center of each slice if you like.  Sprinkle the tablespoon of sugar evenly over them, sprinkle the coconut evenly over that, drizzle maple syrup evenly over that, drizzle the melted butter over that, then add the batter. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 55 minutes or until test pick comes out clean. Immediately place heatproof serving plate upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over. Leave pan over cake a few minutes tapping with handle of butter knife until  mixture can drizzle over cake; remove pan. ENJOY!
  • 5 pineapple slices
  • 1 c. shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • drizzled maple syrup
  • 2/3 stick of butter melted