A weekend full of junking!!

You can say I was a little bit out of my mind this weekend! I decide to go yard sales on of the hottest day in Southern Cali .. temp 107 .. YIKES. Well it was actually to my advantage everyone wanted to get rid of things so I was going thru box after box and just rummaging and finding tons of treasures!

Here are few of my Remnants ... my shop will be full soon! If there is something you would like to purchase before I list feel free to ask!!

Here is just a sample to start

I will be sorting thru this later!..

1950"s Vintage Powder Puff "Ivy Ann"


bisque doll heads

Gold Foil Embossed Dresden 


Vintage Early Plastic Rhinestone Flower peal Necklace 

Kitsch Kitty & Reindeer

Meyercord Romantic Shabby Chic Decals

Toddles, ♥


Jeweled Bling Rosette

Just made and add to my shop Jeweled Bling Rosette. These are so much fun to make! My daughter is now addicted to making them too! She blings her hair everyday! I will add some photos later! I have been embellishing to my purses and totes!

Well enjoy and keep checking the shop for our new creations!

Renee ♥

You can also check out more Rosettes @ The French Cupboard Rosette Party


Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

Here is what I have been doing with some of my time this summer! I have been teaching my youngest daughter how to make jams using the old fashions canning method. It's amazing how it is a lost art in cooking these days!

I grew up with both of my grandmothers cooking in the kitchen from scratch. And I have always learned to love the enjoys of cooking for fun and family. It's been such a pleasure to show my girls how to cook too.

When I married my DH his mother is a great baker and loved canning. So now I am passing those skills and techniques on to girls hoping they will share with their children.

I hope you enjoy and try the recipe too! Very simple to make



* 10 jalapeno peppers, chopped (I do this in food processor)
* 1 bell pepper, chopped (I do this in food processor)
* 2 additional jalapeno peppers, diced and seeded
* 4 -1/4 cups granulated sugar
* 1-1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
* 4 ounces liquid pectin
* pinch salt

Cooking Directions

1. To a sauce pan, add chopped jalapeno peppers an cider vinegar.
2. Bring it to a boil then reduce heat to low. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Strain the mixture through at least 2 layers of cheesecloth and remove the pulp.
4. Add strained liquid back into saucepan. Stir in salt and sugar. Mix to dissolve.
5. Increase heat and boil about 1 minute. Stir in pectin.
6. Add diced jalapeno peppers and mix.
7. Add mixture to sterile jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace.
8. Seal jars in a hot water bath and refrigerate.



Swap Packages ready to Ship

 originally uploaded by The Chateau of Remants Flickr.
Joining Swaps! I love sending package in the mail and getting them in return! Oh what fun it is to see what you get when your package comes! So in June I joined 3 swaps and I am so happy 2 out 3 of the are getting mailed tomorrow! I sure hope that all my Swapping Friends ♥ their goodies :)

Here are the swaps I joined ... Thanks Ladies for hosting them :)

Bead Swap @ Myartfuladventures.blogspot.com/

Whimsy Jar Swap @ jessicarodarte.blogspot.com

Vintage Vacation Swap @ everyday-is-a-holiday.blogspot.com

Renee ♥