Tuesday, December 11, 2012

More Pixies!!

Good Tuesday Morning!!  Bright and sunny today in SW Virginia after a drizzly, dark Monday, I'll take it!

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 eggs
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.




Kim K. said...

Good for you. Taking in 3 estate sales, even among dangerous conditions, to rescue some cute vintage treasures. Can't wait to see the "jackpot"!! Love your sweet little deer. You'll see why when you visit my blog. Christmas hugs!

My Vintage Mending said...

Yes sometimes people forget they are there to shop and should use common courtesy. Love those doe eyes...Reindeer are very special. Smiles..Renee

ImagiMeri said...

I've never been able to attend an estate sale, but I'd love to. I'll just be as smart and kind as you if I run across a meanie.

Happy Holidays,

Ann said...

Oh I couldn't help but comment on your header pic! An aluminum tree-come over and see my post today.
I love the elf and the deer--they are so sweet. Ba Hum Bug woman, she needed to find some Christmas cheer.

GardenofDaisies said...

Sorry you had a run in with an icky person at the estate sale. There is just no reason for people to act that way. Sprinkles always make cookie look so fun and festive!

Perfectly Printed said...

People are funny at estate sales aren't they? Looks like you still ended up with some wonderful Christmas things!!


Ann said...

Yes, Mom made most of my dresses and usually sewed the crinolin in the dress!!The was quite the seamstress.


There are ALL KINDS at estate sales. Hubby and I could write a book about "people"...
Love your little Elfs and deers!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Pixies are my passion...I love them! I am collecting them...except I haven't found any this year! Love sweet little deer, too! Have fun decorating with your pretty vintage finds! Happy holidays!

craftyles said...

It sounds like it was a fun 2 days and well deserved. Cute finds from the estate sales and the cookies look yummy.

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Love your treasures you found, those little pixies are so cute! I had to laugh about that lady. What a crab. And I can't wait to start baking, but I have too much sewing to finish to start just yet. Thanks for visiting and leaving the nice comment. I hope it is a nice relaxing Christmas and New Year for both of us!

Nan said...

What a weird woman that was you encountered! I too love those little deer let me see I have 6 of them as I must buy mine off the net from Magpie Ethel's Etsy shop. We don't have anything like that here. Take Care