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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

In The Oven....Simple Mango Bread Recipe For You

A simple post today with an updated version of my Mango Bread recipe that works so well for Thanksgiving or to wrap up with foil and ribbon to bring as a gift. Sorry that I have no photos, as it's currently in the oven baking and smells wonderful in my home....
My Mango Bread
Dry ingredients:
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups white sugar
Wet ingredients:
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups mangos, peeled and chopped
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup golden raisins
Directions:
1. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Beat eggs with oil and add to the dry ingredients. Add mangos, lemon and raisins and stir.
2. Pour into 2 greased (Pam spray) 8 x 4 loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for about an hr or until toothpick comes out clean. Tastes best if refrigerated and eaten the next day when moist.
Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends....

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Faux Mercury Glass Tutorial And Giveaway Winner


In an earlier post a few weeks ago I explained my simple method of making mirrors look aged and giving them some patina, and today I am sharing a project that is sort of the opposite! What do I mean by that? Here you will be adding a painted finish rather than removing finish as on the mirror project. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

$50 Giftcard Giveaway.....NOVICA

I have a GIVEAWAY for you today that is good worldwide....so don't be shy and leave a comment for a chance to win....


About a year ago I was asked to do a giveaway for a company called NOVICA and they contacted me to see if I was interested in participating again.  NOVICA, works in association with NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC to to give talented artisans around the world a place to express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market, where otherwise they would not.

The winner will receive a $50 gift card to NOVICA that is good for anything on their website. This could really come in handy right now, since it's holiday gift shopping time and they offer a wide variety of items. They have lots of accessories for women and for men as well as home items....so please take a look at their website. 


NOVICA has also started a HOME PARTY Division called NOVICA LIVE. If you want to make a little extra cash you can check into being a host, while helping the artistans as well. You can find the HOME PARTY division by clicking HERE. Remember....these are artist created items and not mass produced like many of the other home parties out there these days!


How to win?.....Choose one or all four below for extra entries:


1. Visit NOVICA.  then come back here and leave a comment and tell me what you would choose with your $50 NOVICA Gift Card
2. Join my Blog and leave another comment to let me know
3. Follow the Shabbyfufu Facebook FAN PAGE....link is on the sidebar. Come back and let me know
4. Post a Tweet to Twitter and let me know the URL


Winner will be drawn at random soon.....


http://accessories.novica.com/womens/
http://accessories.novica.com/mens/
http://accessories.novica.com/mens/scarves/
http://accessories.novica.com/mens/cufflinks/sterling-silver/
http://accessories.novica.com/mens/scarves/alpaca-wool/


http://www.novicalive.com/


Please note that I was compensated for this post and have ordered this lovely set of hand blown glasses:

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

In The Mood.....

This seems to be the time of year that the custom orders waiting for me to create are the busiest! As an artist it's all about loving what I do and bringing other's visions to life for them. 

I finished this piece for a long time customer yesterday. It was based on what she explained to me she had in mind for a specific room in her new home, centered around a bridal theme.......
I have a custom order started for one of these. This photo is from several years ago... before they were all over the place on the internet, now I only make by order.....
All of this is getting me in the mood to decorate for the holiday season.....how about you?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November Shop Goods And Trips

I'm excited at the possibilities that November brings...slightly cooler weather here in Florida and with the cooling off here several buying trips planned to meet up with some of my favorite dealers headed south for the winter!


I've been posting some new shop goods at SHABBYFUFU and have more to come. Here are a few images that I just shot of some vintage pieces.....and then I need to get back at it. Enjoy your day.....and please come visit the shop at SHABBYFUFU, which if my math is correct is about to enter it's 14th year!!!