Monday, April 4, 2011

The WaCkY WeDnEsDay Giveaway! "The Vintage Apron"

Welcome to The WaCkY WeDneSdaY Giveaway! " The Vintage Apron " !


I “found” this adorable apron late in the morning, at a tag sale!... Couldn't believe it was still there!






 It was one of the first things my eyes landed on when walking up to the tables ,  I couldn’t get to it fast enough! My heart was pounding! Please , I thought....don't let anyone else to it before I can get there! My prayer was answered! 
I picked it up and looked at it with great amazement! I thought, how is it that this beauty is still here, this late in the morning (?) ...and once again, I realized ....this was meant to be... it's perfect for the  WaCKy WeDnEsDAy Giveaway!

It has a couple of small holes here and there, but really....it's full of charm and beauty!
Perfect for that special Mom to wear, or use it in a vintage display in your home!

My question is, if you won this apron...what would you cook or bake while wearing it?
 Make a comment on this post , and you could be the lucky winner! 


You have until April 20th to make a comment. 
Winner will be announced here and on the Entirely Apropos Facebook Page, Thursday April 21st, 2011.


Thanks for your participation! Lets have some fun!


Oh yeah, I guess we better have some  Rules.........


This is open to USA residents/address.
No purchase necessary.

How many comments can I make?
One comment ( entry )  per email address /name.

Perk Alert! If you are a fan of the Entirely Apropos Page on Facebook , or if you follow the Entirely Apropos blog , you can enter (comment)  as many times as you would like!

Comments accepted until midnight, April 20th, 2011. CST 

Winner will be chosen via  Random. Org
Winner will be announced on this blog and via the Entirely Apropos facebook page, April 21, 2011.
Winner has 3 days to email me with their mailing address. If winner does not respond within 3 days,  winner will forfeit the prize. A second drawing will be held, with the same rules just mentioned.

One more thing....
By entering the giveaway  you release Entirely Apropos and Entirely Apropos Blog from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any costs, claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the giveaway or delivery, or acceptance of any prize.


Whew.......now,  lets have some fun!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Congratulations! The Winner for the 6 Vintage Coasters is.........

CONGRATULATIONS!
The winning number is........
# 3 !
Beverly has won the 6 VINTAGE COASTERS !
Yay, Beverly!


( Beverly, please send me your mailing address.  Click  the "Contact Me" button, on the left side of the page to email  me your address)

Thanks to all of you that  participated! I appreciate!
Julie 

I'm preparing our next giveaway....stay tuned!

* Number was chosen via Random.org

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The WaCkY WeDneSdaY Giveaway ! 6 Yummy Vintage Lace Coasters...



Welcome to The WaCkY WeDneSdaY Giveaway! 6 Yummy Vintage Lace Coasters.


I found these  6 vintage coasters at a tag sale last summer. It was late in the morning and I was shocked they were still there. I took it as a sign.....it was meant to be.

They have been sitting in the basket of  “to be listed” linens, all this time....just waiting for their moment in the spot light on eBay or Etsy.
Come to find out....they aren’t going to make it to the market, they were meant to be given away....to one of you!

They are as precious as can be, and I know they will find their perfect home on March 24th, 2011!

Make a comment on this post and you could be the lucky winner of these Yummy Vintage Lace Coasters!
Thanks for your participation! Lets have some fun!


Oh yeah, I guess we better have some  Rules.........


This is open to USA residents/address.
No purchase necessary.

How many comments can I make?
One comment ( entry )  per email address /name.

PERK AlERT! If you are a fan of the Entirely Apropos Page on Facebook , or if you follow the Entirely Apropos blog , you can enter ( comment )  as many times as you would like!

Comments accepted until midnight, March 23, 2011. CST ( Mom’s Birthday! )

Winner will be chosen via  Random. Org
Winner will be announced on this blog and via the Entirely Apropos facebook page, March 24.

Winner has 3 days to email me with their mailing address. If winner does not respond within 3 days,  winner will forfeit the prize. A second drawing will be held, with the same rules just mentioned.

One more thing....
By entering the giveaway  you release Entirely Apropos and Entirely Apropos Blog from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any costs, claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the giveaway or delivery, or acceptance of any prize.


Whew.......now, lets have some fun!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Wacky Wednsday Winner ! 02-23-11 ...drum roll please.........

CONGRATULATIONS!
The winning number is....drum roll please......
#19 !!!
Cherylann has won the vintage earrings and hankie set!
Yay, Cherylann!

Thanks to all of you that  participated! 
Julie 

I'm preparing our next giveaway....stay tuned!

* Number was chosen via Random.org

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

WaCkY WeDnEsdAy Giveaway! They Are Vintage, They Remind Me of Spring!

Welcome to the WaCkY WeDneSdaY Giveaway  

They are vintage and purple ... they remind me of spring! 




 












These vintage clip on earrings are stunning. Shades of purple, with rhinestone embellishments.



The vintage  hankie is precious! Sheer, rayon fabric. Scalloped edges.








This will be awarded to the lucky winner announced on February 24th!


 The winner will be announced here,  and on the Entirely Apropos facebook page! 

Thanks for your company....it is appreciated!


Oh yeah, I guess we better have some  Rules.........

This is open to USA residents/address.
No purchase necessary.

How many comments can I make?
One comment per email address /name
Another comment is allowed if you post the  link to this blog giveaway on your facebook page.

One more comment is allowed if you post on your blog.
( I know,  that was a lot of information to say that you can have up to 3 comments! )

If you  post the link on your facebook page or blog, please let me know.
You can email me, or comment on the Entirely Apropos facebook page. Thanks!

Comments accepted until midnight CST, February 23, 2011.

Winner will be chosen via  Random.org

Winner will be announced on this blog and via the Entirely Apropos facebook page.

Winner has 3 days to email me with their mailing address. If winner does not respond within 3 days,  winner will forfeit the prize. A second drawing will be held, with the same rules just mentioned.

One more thing....
By entering the giveaway  you release Entirely Apropos and Entirely Apropos Blog from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any costs, claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the giveaway or delivery, or acceptance of any prize.



Whew.......now, lets have some fun!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Memoir of a Screaming Vintage Shabby Sale !

This delightful cup and saucer was purchased at one of my favorite tag sales from this past summer. I remember exactly what subdivision, and probably within a short time of driving around the area, I could  locate  the house...or should I say, garage?........ It was that special!



  The lovely lady that was hosting the sale  should have advertised her moving sale as a Screaming Vintage Shabby Sale! The words “Moving Sale” just didn’t do this sale justice.

She obviously decorated with a shabby style, and everything she had was high end, designer labels...and not to out use the word, but it was  “awesome” merchandise, at fair to excellent tag sale  prices. Sigh....

When I walked up to this sale, I  found my eyes glazing over, I suddenly couldn’t focus and my heart was racing! ....This was the mother load shabby sale!

My Mom was also at this sale with me. As most of you know, at the time she was in the process of remodeling her bedroom with the vintage shabby style. You can imagine the two of us trying to focus and remain calm. Well, we didn’t succeed in that, but it’s OK....this was an exception!

After a good hour of digging and looking and looking again, we left with a full trunk. We  couldn’t wait to get home to pull everything out of the car and take a closer look. I think Mom found half of her decor for her room at that sale. I walked away with my fair share to list in my eBay store , and the  booth at the local antique mall.

This Redoute Rose - Roy Kirkham cup and saucer  has been sitting on my shelf for a few months now . I haven’t had  time to list it until today. I’ve enjoyed admiring it sitting on my shelf... not only for its beauty, but also as a reminder of the great fun we had at the  Screaming Vintage Shabby Sale , that day.

To view the cup and saucer in my eBay store, please click here!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Grandma Helen's Cheese Cake

Grandma Helen's Cheesecake has been a favorite in my family, as long as I can remember.
I have fond memories of enjoying this light cheese cake, while visiting her in the lower peninsula of Michigan.

We have carried on the tradition, and usually create this at least once a year.
This past Christmas season, we once again enjoyed Grandma's cheesecake. We relived all the great memories that goes along with every bite!










Several hours prior to starting recipe, cool one can Carnation milk in refrigerator
A couple hours prior of preparing this recipe, set out one 8 oz.  cream cheese to soften.

Crust:
32 graham cracker squares crushed with a rolling pin. ( use a plastic baggie ).
Note: A food processor will crush the crackers too fine.










Pour bag of crushed graham crackers into a bowl and add 1 tsp. powdered sugar and 1 stick melted butter.
Mix and blend with a fork.
Reserve 1 cup crumbs for a topping.
Place the rest in the bottom of a 9 x 13 glass cake pan. 
Pat down with a Spatula.
 












Filling:
Dissolve 1 small lemon Jello in 1 cup boiling water. Let it cool.

Mix together:
1 8oz. cream cheese softened
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Set Aside


Beat 1 can  chilled carnation milk , less 1/3 cup.
Whip until stiff.




      








Combine the jello mixture with the cheese mixture and beat on low for about a minute.
Add the milk and mix until blended.










Pour into crust.










Cover with the reserve crumbs.





















( Note: The 1/3 cup carnation milk that was removed, is not used in the recipe )


This cheesecake is light and airy , with a lemon flavor!

This will keep for several days in the refrigerator, or you can freeze for a later date.

Grandma Helen would be thrilled to share this recipe, she would also be thrilled to know that it carries such great memories for her grandchildren.

From my family to yours, enjoy!