Friday, February 20, 2015

Ruelle's Restoration

Located in Tyler, Texas, Ruelle's Restoration offers a non-toxic beeswax conditioner for antique wood.  I'm loving using American Paint Company's vintage antiquing wax on my small batch pottery Ash Creek Nativity scenes.  Always checking out natural products...right now I'm intrigued by the idea of using the clay creches as diffusers for essential oils...wondering if combining the oils

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Is Your Chocolate Lead Free?

As You Sow is a website shared between Hubby Steve and Daughter in law.  Hubby just sent up a care package to Oregon from Praline's of Prescott including a Vintage Plantations bar that is handmade artisanal chocolate from Vintage Plantations.

I don't see it on the list as containing lead of cadmium but we'll definitely research it more.

Pralines of Prescott is one of our favorite places in Prescott to take visitors -- ok, we TRY to just go on special occasions.  It has some great vegan options.

Plus, it's wrapped in some beautiful artwork by Charlotta Janssen.

What's not to love? 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

One Step Ahead - Bubba Bait

One Step Ahead has a great catalog/website of Bubba bait -- not fishworms -- but things that Grandmas just HAVE to buy.

Serendity - Salem, Oregon

Always excited to discover a vintage-look furniture shop.  Since I'm up here in the Willamette Valley and need beeswax to finish the Ash Creek Nativities I just fired I'll check this shop out with friend Elaine this least that's the plan.  Plan?


They are listed as a retailer for American Paint Company chalk paint and beeswax finishes. Also have an Etsy shop.