Monday, November 30, 2009

December 1st's that time of year !!!!

I can't believe it's already December 1st ..Boy how time flies when your .... "Working" ...

You thought I was going to say "having Fun" hah !!! Well I'd say it was both Work and Fun ..

These last few weeks have been crazy around the farmhouse ..our little fingers have been flying creating wonderful Christmas Treasures to offer our Kindred Friends ..

Tomorrow ..Our Early Works Mercantile Shop updates with all new offerings Some Wonderful Christmas Finds must come and take a peek at.

Just click on the EWM banner below be directed there

Our Kindreds Sisters Gathering Post Shop ..Updates tomorrow too ..I told you alot of work had been going on around here. Plus all the other gals have updaated their shops so make some time to make a cup of Joe or Cocoa ..and take a break and meander through the shops of all the KSGP artisans ..I bet you won't be dissapointed. To visit our shop ..just click on the KSGP logo below ...

We've been loading up our Etsy Shop with tons of new offerings too hop on over to take a peek ...Christmas is our favorite time of year it's filling up with lots of Christmas Cheer.


" And Don't forget "

it's O.K.

to Say

"Merry Christmas"

Spread the Christmas cheer tell everyone you see from the checker at the grocery store to the attendant at the gas station the flight attendant .. tell all the passers- by ...

"Merry Christmas"


Keep "Christ" in Christmas ..because ultimtaly He's what it's all about !!!


Warm Winter Blessings to all My Kindred Friends ...Sara of Sweet Magnolias Farm

Sunday, November 29, 2009

New Christmas Goodies ..listed On ETSY ....

Friday, November 27, 2009

Picked for an Etsy Treasury

Last Night as I was heading off to bed ..and doing my last check in on e-mail for the night ..I was welcomed with a wonderful suprise and Great Thanksgiving Blessing !!

I was picked for an Etsy Treasury by Renee of AmericanGirl51 . She did a Candy Cane Treasury and her picks are just wonderful !!!

It's always exciting be picked by someone you don't know ..and such an honor too !

To see Renee's Etsy treasury click HERE

Thanks Renee and Merry Christmas !!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Kindred Friends

Wishing you a Wonderful and Blessed
Thanksgiving Day

From the Sweet Magnolias ... Sara and Abbey

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Featured in Our USA Magazine

To those of you who have found our shop and Blog Featured in

OUR USA Magazine


We are so glad you took a moment of your time to stop in and visit.


Abbey and I would like to extend a very Big "Thank You" to OUMag. for featuring us along with 7 other Etsy artisans. We are so grateful and blessed and thrilled to see our shop featured.

I have to say in the beginning when this all began ..I was in the middle of being gone on a long trip (over a month long) I reall wasn't sure what the magazine was about and I wasn't sure what the Feature was going to look like. It was ultimately something I decided to do blindly and figured it would all work out for the best.

About 3 or 4 days ago Abbey asked me if I had heard anymore from the Magazine ..and I said my last communication was several weeks back when I recieved an e-mail asking for my address so they could send me a copy of the magazine, but that I hadn't recieved it I wasn't sure when it was due out ..and we would just have to wait and see.

Well Yesterdays Mail arrived with a large envelope and tucked inside was the magazin .."OUR USA MAGAZINE." Of course we were so excited and couldn't wait to dig in and not only see our feature ..but also what this magazine was all about.

May I say the name of the Magazine speaks Volumes as to it's content. I have to say it is one of the best magazines I have seen ..that is an honest depiction of You and I as americans ..because the stories are written by us.

There are "NO" advertisements throughout the Magazine get 100% complete reading enjoyment.

You can only purchase the magazine I believe online right now as it is in it's beginning stages and I highly recommend purchasing a subscription. This is the sort of magazine we as americans should be supporting because it's for us and about us. The average American ..the average daily life ...Stories you can relate too ..People you can understand !!!!

To read more about " OUR USA MAGAZINE " Click HERE to visit their site.

Once again Thank You .. OUM ..we appreciate your hardwork, your kindness, and you effort to bring a magazine to life that is for the people !!! We will look forward to recieving our subscription !!!

Sara and Abbey ..the Sweet Magnolias ..

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A little something I've been working on

I got a little side tracked this week and thoroughly enjoyed it !!!
I started making my Christmas Goodies so early this year ..well I needed to take a little break and try my hand at a new design that Abbey and I collaborated on.
Take a look at these Early Style Clothespin Keeps we came up with !!!
I really had fun designing them and love how they turned out. They are just the perfect size for adding to a laundry room or even bathroom ...and really evoke that Old Fashioned Yesteryear feeling ...
I am offering the first one on our Sweet Magnolias Farm Website ..Click HERE to view more picts of it and read more about it. This sweetie is now Sold ..but I always take orders.

And I am offering the second 2 over at our Sweet Magnolias Farm Etsy Store ..Click HERE to view more picts of each of these and read more about them.

If you are Christmas shopping for that special someone ..that loves handmades ..well these are perfect ..!! They are One of a Kinds you won't have to worry about duplicating someone else's gift ..and they will be getting a custom handmade piece ..

Or Maybe you have a laundry room just aching for something new to spruce it up ..well one of our memory Keeps will do just that !!!

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas ..Everyone


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

White Wednedsay ....

It's another Beautiful White Wednesday ..and I'm finally back home from our Long Journey to participate.
I love such a diverse style ..from whites on whites even Primitives ..and sometimes even a bit of modern. I'm one of those gals that could have a house with 20 rooms and decorate each one differently. Now wouldn't that be fun !!!
Today I am sharing some of my White Handmades ..that are my own designs. I am offering each of these for purchase right now ...

Firs Is Snowball.... He is just the sweetest .. to read more about him and see more pictures visit my KSGP shop HERE to be directed

The two Sets of Winter White Candy Canes above are some of my favorites ...Of course pictures never do them justice ..They look so much more wonderful in person . I made these from paper mache ..My own design I have been making for 10 years now. Each year we come out with a new style ..and this year is the first in offering the Winter White ..styled with Vintage Jewelry and lace.
Right now these are available on E-bay ..through this coming Sunday night HERE To view more about them and see more pictures.
Till Next week ...Sara of Sweet Magnolias Farm

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Frosted Molasses Cookies

~ Sweet Magnolias Farm Family Recipe ~
I thought I would share a wonderful Family recipe with you for Frosted Molasses Cookies Today. With Thanksgiving and Christmas on the way's the time many of us start baking those once a year treats. Frosted Molasses Cookies are a favorite around here ..and well we just never bake enough. It's amazing the people that crinkle up their nose and think that they won't taste good we always tell them just give it one taste and toss it away ...if you don't like it. Needless to say that cookie is gone and they are on to another before you can count 3 ...LOL !!
I wish I had a picture of these baked up ..but since I haven't started my baking yet and can't seem to find any pictures from last year of them ..(they probably were eaten before I had a chance to get a picure) you'll just have to make them for yourselves and try them.
Yes we do ice them with orange frosting ..and before you knock it try it ...The orange frosting is delicious on them !!!
Well enjoy our Family Recipe .....and if you bake some let us know what you think !!!
Soft Molasses Cookies
3/4 cup Shortening*
1 cup packed Dark Brown Sugar*
1 Large Egg 1/2 Cup Molasses
2-1/2 Cups all purpose Flour*
1 tsp Salt
2 tsps Baking Soda*
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Allspice
1 tsp Nutmeg
1. Cream together shortening and brown sugar
2. Stir in Egg and molasses and mix well
3. Fold in dry ingredients and stir.
4. Cover and Chill till firm ( 1-2 hrs)
5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
6. Roll dough into small balls and roll in white sugar
7. Place on lightly Greased Cookie Sheet
8. Bake for 9 - 10 minutes ..Leave on sheet one minute until set
Orange Frosting
( Excellent on Molasses Cookies)
1 Box of Confectioners Sugar
1 Stick of Butter
1/4 cup fresh squeezed Orange Juice
1 tsp orange peel
In a Large mixing Bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until light and fluffy. Gradually add half the powdered Sugar....beating well on low to medium speed.
Slowly Beat in the orange Juice...and orange peel....
Gradually beat in the remaining powdered sugar. If necessary beat in additional Orange Juice to make frosting desired consistency.....

Friday, November 13, 2009

WSOAPP Charles Dickens Launch

It's that time of year ... when the wind begins to nip at your nose ..when you run for your stockings to warm your toes ..It's that time when you bundle in warm clothes and it's fun to be on the go...running from here to find just that perfect gift for the ones for whom you care. It's that time of year ..when you warm up with a delicious Hot chocolate warming your hands and your heart ... while singing carols and decorating the home ..the place you love dearly right from the start. It's that time of year when memories will be made ...cookies baked...presents wrapped ..and most of all the time of Year when Love is in the air !


Please come and Join The WSOAPP "A Charles Dickens Festival" ..Beginning This Sunday Nov. 15th on E-bay. The Artisans of WSOAPP will be listing their wonderful works of their hearts and hands. Unique One of a Kind Items that you won't find in your traditional box stores. Items that you can treasure for years to come and know that love and pride of workmanship was poured into.

(just click on our banner below and you will be directed to the WSOAPP E-bay listings)

Don't forget to visit my listings on E-bay far I have 15 prepared for Sunday Evening at 6:00 p.m. and possibly more... Just click HERE to visit Sweet Magnolias Farm e-bay Listings.

Can't wait to see you all there !!!!

Merry Christmas My Friends !!!


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sneek Peek at what's to come this weekend ...

If you love Snowmen and Snowladies ...

Then you have come to the right place !!!

This weekend ...These Sweeties will be headed to my shops ..
I had a snowpeople photo shoot today ..and well I must say they know how to work the snoway ...!!!

I love snowmen and ladies ...I'm always looking for a new twist on how to make and embellish them. Of course I love all the new designs I have come up with ,,but my ultimate favorite out of these "Madame ChOcOlAte" She is so suave with her cup of cocoa topped in marshmallows. And of course Chocolate being a girls "best friend" you can't help but love her !!!

Stay Tuned and I will be posting where each of these gentlemen and ladies are available ...

Hope you are all having a Beautiful week. I here it's cold and windy in the upper north east ..It's actually cold and windy here today ..which I am loving. Anytime I can grab a blanket and wrap up ..listen to the wind blow the trees ...and that nip on my nose is apparent ..It gives me that warm cozy feeling ..

Here's to keeping warm and cozy for all those out there having a chilly day !!!

Blessings your Kindred Friend ...Sara

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Snowmen are Arriving !!!!

Snowmen are Arriving !!!!

This has been a busy week thus far and will continue to be a busy week right into the weekend at Sweet Magnolias Farm !!!

I have been working like a busy bee making honey ..except my production is in snowmen and snowladies this week.

Starting Sunday ...I will be making them all available at our various shops we sell at, Our website ..and even E-bay.

So be sure to stay tuned ..I will be posting picts of them ..along with the place they are beign offered.

As always these are each One of a Kind Custom Pieces ..made with vintage and Antique supplies ..Each piece has hours of loving care I pour into them. As you can imagine ..with the amount of time each on takes to make start to finish ..and there only being one of me..Well as of today ..I have 5 finished. So be sure to jump on over here Saturday to view each one and find out where you can purchase them.


Happy Holidays ...Kindred Friends ...


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Just listed "Noel" a vintage snowman ...

O.k. I finally got this guy listed today over at my WSOAPP shoppe

Meet ... "Noel" a Vintage Snowman

He's a wonderful One of a Kind and a true work of my heart. A perfect little Christmas Sweetheart ..!!!

Noel is headed to his new Home Sweet Home ...Stay tuned ...I have a few more coming up this week.

I'm finally Back

Hi there all ...well I'm finally back to blogging !!!

I have been gone away from home for a month now off looking for a new place to call home. It was a long and arduous journey and we were able to eliminate some places on our list and were able to consider some others. We have one place in mind right now and actually wish we were headed there right away ..but Moving does take time and there is alot to be accomplished here before going.

I'm glad to be back as far as being able to work and create ....I didn't take anything to work on with me and my hands felt so very empty the entire time. I learned a big lesson there and will not go on any long journey again without something to keep my hands busy.

Well before we left I was already in Christmas Mode ...while many of you were still in Halloween Mode ..Christmas came early in my head this year I started making some wonderful Christmas Pieces.

Many of you may have visited and viewed our paper mache candy canes we have made ..if you haven't be sure to stop in and visit our Etsy store by cliking on the link to it in the left column.

Below is one of my Snowmen I created ..He is made from Antique Tablecloth remnant... Vintage Rhinestone Buttons ..and I handsculpted and handpainted his head from Paper Clay....along with his candy canes. He stands on a Vintage heart shaped tart mold which I inverted ...and he is wonderfully dusted with ice crystal glitter all lover and is topped off with a handmade top hat. He stands 9 inches tall x 4 inches wide ..and is of course a one of a kind with his vintage elements.

If you are interested in purchasing him ..please contact me at sweetmagnolias at luckymail dot com ... or visit my WSOAPP shoppe where I will be listing him in the next hour along with additional pictures and close-ups.

It's so good to be back to work and can't wait to here from all my prim and shabby friends.

To those of you who visited while I was gone ..I'll be stopping by your blog soon I catch up on all the things I got behind on while gone. Thank you for your lovely comments ..each and every one were so appreciated and I love meeting new friends and visiting new blogs I'm looking forward to coming for a visit !!!