Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November Website Update - Vintage Beads, Charms, & More!

The website have been updated with over 60 new items!
Gorgeous vintage beads, charms, jewelry-making supplies and more.
Many are in very limited quantities.

Just a few peeks...
Click HERE to see it all!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Holiday Shop is Open!

I'm happy to let you know that the website is now fully stocked and ready for the holidays!
You'll find lots new and vintage Christmas items and embellishments, 
German picture scraps, gold Dresdens, ribbons, millinery, and more. 
Plenty of goodies for crafting, wrapping, and gifting.

Click HERE to see it all!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October Shop Update

Hi Friends!
I am so happy to be getting back into the swing of things after a crazy summer.
It was fabulous and busy and full of great memories.
My girls are loving school and are happy to be back with friends and in their school-year activities.
I'm looking forward to doing more blogging, crafting, pinning, and treasure hunting!

I just finished updating the website with some gorgeous new finds.
I really love these fun, rich, autumn-y colors!
Hope you will too!
All orders placed in October will receive 20 of these gorgeous vintage stones, FREE... 
(While supplies last.)

To see all of the new goodies, please visit Speckled Egg.
Thanks so much!
Happy Fall!

Monday, July 1, 2013


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Friday, February 8, 2013

Penguin Hot Cocoa Stirrers

We recently celebrated my Littlest One's birthday.
The theme was Penguins and Polar Bears.
I found a ton of great ideas on Pinterest, of course!

One of my favorite things at the party was a cookies and hot chocolate bar.
I filled carafes with hot cocoa and had several toppings and mix-ins ~ whipped cream, marshmallows, sprinkles, cinnamon, etc.
I also made these Penguin Cocoa Stirrers, using some items that I had on hand.
The were a hit.
They would also make great party favors or stocking stuffers.
I didn't think to take photos for a proper tutorial at the time, but I will try to explain how I made them.

Plastic Spoons
Small bowls
Dark Chocolate and White Chocolate Candy Melts (such as Wilton)
Candy Eyes (such as Wilton, available at craft stores with the baking supplies)
Orange Sprinkles
Waxed Paper
Small lollipop bags and ribbon
  1. Melt white chocolate candy melts according to package directions. Place in small bowl.
  2. Dip the scoop part of a spoon into the white chocolate to coat.  Let excess drip off and then place on wax paper to harden.   Repeat with remaining spoons.
  3. Melt the dark chocolate candy melts according to the package directions. Place in small bowl.
  4. Once the white chocolate has completely hardened, dip each spoon diagonally in the dark chocolate halfway.  Let the excess drip off, and repeat with the other side of the spoon.  This creates the head and wings of the penguin  ~  a triangle of white chocolate should still be visible as the penguin's belly.  Place on waxed paper.  While the dark chocolate is still wet, add the candy eyes and create a beak with two orange sprinkles. Repeat with all spoons.
  5. Let the spoons completely harden and wrap individually, using a piece of ribbon to tie.  
  6. Stir into a mug of hot chocolate (or coffee) for an extra sweet treat!
  • I used about half a bag of each chocolate to make 16 spoons.
  • Regular chocolate chips can also be used, but you may want to temper the chocolate.
  • I would not suggest using the plastic spoons in a boiling hot drink, as the spoons may melt.  We had no problem using them in fairly hot chocolate though.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Holiday Shop Update + Free Shipping Over $50

Some fun holiday items have been added to the website!

The complete line of Christmas and Winter items is available here.
Also, sure to also check out the Ribbons, Tinsel & Trims category.  
It has been restocked with all of your favorites, just in time for wrapping season!

And, as a little holiday bonus, all orders over $50 ship for free!
(Valid through December 21st, no coupon code needed.)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Easy DIY Ribbon Napkin Rings

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought I'd repost a quick tutorial that I did last year for The Creative Patch.

These napkin rings are sooo simple and can be made to match any table setting.

Assorted ribbon, trim, and burlap in coordinating colors.
Buttons, lace/fabric scraps, vintage jewelry, silk flowers, acorns, or other embellishments
Hot glue and glue gun.
Cut ribbon pieces to about 6.5 inches.
Layer ribbon as desired and glue down.  Glue embellishments to center of ribbon.

Flip over ribbons and fold down about 1/2" inch on each end.  Glue in place.  This will help prevent fraying and create a more finished look.  Roll ribbon into rings and glue ends together.
Easy peasy and so pretty!

Friday, October 19, 2012

October Shop Update

So clearly, I'm waaaay behind on this, but the October website update is complete.
Maybe I should just call it an early November update?  LOL.

Some lovely new decorative tapes made of lace, fabric, and washi paper.
New colorful cabochons featuring flowers, owls, birds, and bats.
And some Halloween goodies, perfect for last minute projects!

You can see all of the newbies HERE.

Check back later this weekend for a fun Halloween giveaway!
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Treasure Trove

Stacks and stacks of old photos waiting to be sorted...
Gorgeous images of the late 1800s to the 1920s.
There are also three albums full...
 Some of these beauties will be available for purchase at the October shop update.  
They are simply too good not to share!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Setting up shop

I'm so excited to share some fun news!
 I've just rented a small space at a local antique shop.
My little corner is only about half full at the moment, but now that the girls are at school, 
I will have more time to work on it.
For my local friends, it is located at the Cider Mill in Sterling, Massachusetts.
It is a great group shop with SO much to see.
It is huge ~ be sure to give yourself a couple of hours to get though everything.
Visit their website for hours and directions.
I'll post some more photos soon!!!

(P.S.  Thanks so much for the website love ~ almost all of the flea market finds sold out in just a few hours.  There are still plenty of other lovelies available ~ new embellishments and lots of restocks!  You can visit Speckled Egg on the web HERE.)