Winter

Winter Printable And A Look Back

I have to confess that secretly I love winter.  I love having a fire in the fireplace. I love wearing sweaters and gloves and scarves. I love drinking gallons of hot chocolate, and if I’m lucky I might see a few snowflakes. Today I have a winter printable to say thank you to all that visited my blog, shared a posts, pinned photos and left comments this year. I appreciate you so much! Continue reading

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Vintage Christmas Cards

Create Vintage Gift Tags For Treat Bags

These yummy treat bags are for my co-workers. It’s a surprise. 😉 If you’re looking for last-minute ideas you can make them too. Treat bags are always fun to give and receive. Today I’m sharing an easy way to create vintage gift tags, and a delightfully simple recipe for white candy coated popcorn. Continue reading

Freshest ingredients make up this appetizing tray.

Create Your Own Charcuterie Tray

When I make a charcuterie tray, I thrown the rules out the window and create it just the way we like it.  The range of favors and textures never disappoints, no matter what type of wine we decide to open. Create your own charcuterie tray to serve as an appetizer or enjoy as a romantic meal by following a few suggestions. Continue reading

The perfect recipe for Sand Tarts.

Sand Tarts Recipe

Today I’m sharing a tried and true recipe for Sand Tarts. They are one of my favorite cookies to make during the holidays, not too sweet and melt-in-your-mouth good.

Getting out the vintage flour sifter takes me back to age of six, standing on a chair, helping my mom make cookies.  My favorite part was measuring the ingredients, then I lost interest until the cookies came out of the oven.

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Potato leek soup recipe

Potato Leek Soup

Potato leek soup is one of my favorite recipes. It’s easy to make and has a short list of ingredients. Perfect! In addition to sharing a great recipe, I also have three ways to serve potato leek soup with optional toppers. Bring on the tasty hot soup and the cooler weather. Continue reading

Autumn Cake Bites | Thistle Key Lane

Autumn Cake Bites

It’s time to get back in the kitchen and think about fall baking. I can’t allow what little culinary skills I have to waste away, so I’ve prepared some fall treats and a yummy recipe to share. I know your family will love this recipe for Autumn Cake Bites!

Autumn cake bites for fall! Continue reading

A Gallery Wall With Room To Grow And A Review

Gallery walls are like thumb prints.  Everyone has their own unique style or taste and no two are just alike. Designing a gallery wall may seem intimidating, but if you’re creating one from the things you love, then there’s no right or wrong.

The gallery wall in my studio started small with two photo ledges I purchased from Pottery Barn, a wood sign quote, prints and odds and ends.

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Earl Grey Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

When I’m craving tea and cookies you’ll know about it right here. This weekend I was craving shortbread and decided to use Ina Garten’s shortbread cookie recipe. This is the same recipe I used in the post, Lavender Shortbread Cookies, except this time I baked Earl Grey shortbread. Yum!  The aroma of Earl Grey tea and shortbread is amazing. My whole house smells good enough to eat. Continue reading