Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Teacup/Chocolate Cup/Coffee Cup

I know you have always wondered what is the difference between a tea cup and a coffee cup or even a chocolate cup, but were afraid to ask!

Today is the day, I am not an expert, but here are a few tips I learned. The shape tells everything.

Tea cups have a wide open rim that tapers down to a small base and the handles are designed to hook a single finger.

Coffee cups have a more vertical side and a bigger handle for two or three fingers.
Coffee cup is on the left and tea cup is on the right.

Chocolate cups have a narrow vertical shape. They are smaller and around 4 ounces.

There are some serious collectors out there. And they have schooled me on the difference and I also have used the internet for information.

Now anyone for tea?
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Katelyn's Bridal Shower

Our little girl is getting married and it is only one month away!

We all had such a great time. The theme was "1950's housewife." And of course, we always dress up at all our functions so, we all wore our housedresses and aprons.

There were plenty of postcards all around the party giving her helpful hints on how to take care of her man. All the hints came straight out of a 1953 Good Housekeeping magazine.

Menu was simply divine, all from the a 1950's Betty Crocker cookbook
For appetizers:
Pineapple wrapped with ham lunch meat
Cheeseball with Ritz crackers

Mac and Cheese

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

and of course we had to have Tang!

Can't wait until we welcome our new member of Aunt Bee's family
fiancée Christopher.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New Fridge!

I love old school things. And this new fridge is no exception. Here we are unloading our new addition to the Aunt Bee's Family.

Isn't she a BEAUTY!
So stop by and have some old school fun. Buy yourself a bottle of coke and a SMILE!
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

How to tell the age of a Ball Jar

Have an old Ball jar and want to know the age?

The way to tell is look at the writing. Ball changed the font a few times over the years.

Any markings on the bottom if found really doesn't tell us anything.

I found this chart a few years ago and thought I would share it with you.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tour of Homes

We had the pleasure of decorating an amazing house in West Salem, built by
M&S Resource for the Tour of Homes 2014

Boy, was it a fun project! Crazy, but fun..

Craig, Katy and the contractors were running around getting all the last minute projects done, everyone was in a hurry and Aunt Bee's was right in the middle of it all.

At the end of Friday, all the work, all the decorating was complete and the house was ready for showing.

Thank you Mary for making the fabulous headboard, Debbie for painting furniture,
helping arrange it and putting together the little girls bedroom, Denise for her furniture, decorating and running around town skill, Judy and Larena for all their home décor and ideas, Mona for her painted furniture and Molly for all the flower arrangements. All of their skill just meshed together and the house looked wonderful!

 If you get a chance go by and check it out. The address is 2996 Ferguson NW Salem, OR and will be on show until Sunday, June 29th.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014


We have several vendors with talent that is immeasurable.  And our Susan is one of the best.
She is a paper artist and spends many hours painstakingly folding, cutting and gluing.
These are her creations for 4th of July!

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Recycled Garden Borders

It's here! Garden season. I absolutely love this time of year. Digging in the dirt, growing your own sweet veggies, trying to keep all the birds from eating your strawberries. :)

Wanting to spruce up my garden, I found these ideas and wanted to share. The long pathway is a mosaic done on the top side of bricks, wouldn't the glass shine so bright in the sun....just lovely.

 I have thought of using old wire fencing, but never turned upside down and used as a trellis.

And of course you can find all the plates you need at Aunt Bee's

Would love to see pictures if you take any of these ideas and make them happen in your garden.
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