Week before last I did something I do only about twice a year. I took two days off from work, consecutively. Amazing, right?? I spent Friday going to 3 estate sales! I was in heaven! I was able to grab these two little pixies at one of the sales.
(ugh, sorry for the lousy photo)
Some estate sale shoppers can be kinda nasty. When I picked up this pixie this lady who was also standing at the table just looking at the vintage Christmas stuff said "I was going to pick that up", and then took her arm and swooped almost all of the stuff that was on the table into a bag! I told her, no problem she could have it but she huffed and puffed and left!
Then I found 1/2 the stuff she had swooped up laying in a pile at the door where she had gone though it and didn't buy it all!
At another sale I found these darling deer, by the way I don't collect deer, but have managed to "acquire" about 15 of them. That's not collecting, right?
Look at those sweet eyes!
Love his bell and polka dots...
Ok, this isn't a Christmas troll but isn't it just adorable??? Couldn't resist this at the estate sale!
I will share my favorite find in a different post. Let's just say I hit the jackpot!!!
This sunday afternoon I made my husbands very favorite cookie.. Peanut Butter Criss Crosses. I jazzed them up a little for the holidays by putting some colored sprinkles on them.
Peanut Butter Criss Cross Cookies
1 cup butter (no substitutes)
1 cup sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 2/3 cup flour (self rising)
2/3 cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
extra sugar for rolling
Cream butter, gradually add sugars, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer. Add eggs, mixing well.
Add flour to creamed mixture and beat until smooth. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla.
Chill dough for at least one hour.
Shape dough into 1" ball then roll in granulated sugar. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and take the tines of a fork and press a criss cross pattern on cookie. Sprinkle with jimmies, colored sugar, etc.. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Remove from sheet and cool on racks.