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Vintage Fashion Forward: The Perfect Red Dress, Vintage Style of Course

Whether you're headed to your work's Christmas party or out on the town, a bright red vintage dress will is the way to go! I found a few swanky options for you! Visit the links under each dress for more information. 

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Deck the Halls 2012: Chalkboard Art

Everyone that reads Vintage Indie on a regular basis knows that I love Christmas. The Deck the Halls category here at VI is one of my most favorite. I'm thrilled to be sharing some of my favorite picks with you for this year's Christmas decor! 

 

Today's Deck the Halls feature are these fabulous handmade chalkboard art pieces from Lily & Val.

From the shop "My designs are first hand drawn in chalk then meticulously painted over using a technique that preserves the realistic look of chalk with the durability of acrylic paint. Since I draw and paint free hand, no two boards are exactly the same. You are guaranteed to receive a truly original piece of art." 

 

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Deck the Halls 2012: Stocking Stuffers that Smell Good

Instead of giving kids sugary candy and cheapy toys in their stocking, why not give some "toiletries" that are fun. Special soaps, a new fancy toothbrush, maybe a new razor (for teens of course). Me, I love handmade the best and handmade soaps are my favorite! Not to mention they're so beautiful. Here are a few of my favorites. 

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Sampler from: Blushie

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Floral Soaps from DeShawnMarie

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Christmas Soaps from LippincottSoapCo

 


Did you Enter? Pick Your Plum! Washi Tape 70% Off!

Did you enter to win a fabulous Pick Your Plum gift box here at Vintage Indie? You have the rest of the week to enter! 

If you can't wait to see if you have won, don't miss today's Pick Your Plum

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Aren't these delightful? The gold & silver aren't pictured here, but you can Pick Your Plum today and get all of these fabulous Christmas tapes! You'll want to hurry though, once they're gone, they're gone! 

 

 

The above links are affiliate links. We were not paid to write this feature. I truly love Pick Your Plum and am thrilled to be featuring it here. Visit mydisclosure/disclaimer page for more information. 


Perfectly Printable: Vintage Style Thanksgiving Menu & More

We're starting a new column here at Vintage Indie! Perfect for the DIYer in you. Perfectly Printable will scour the web for the best of the best in printables! 

Up first we're highlighting this awesome printable from plpapers

 

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Visit Pretty Little Papers to purchase this downloadable file. 

 

All images featured are Copyright © 2012 Pretty Little Papers 


Setting a Vintage Yellow Thanksgiving Table

Dishes 

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Complete set of Mikasa Dishes from splendidsomethings

 

Serving Dishes 

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Top Left  Homer Laughlin China from VintageShoppingSpree. Bottom Left. Vintage Scandinavian birds covered casserole dish from WiseApple. Top Right Vintage Thanksgiving China Vegetable Tureen from vintageeclecticity. Bottom Right Vintage Antique 1950s Mid Century Platter by UptownVintage

 

Napkins

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Top Right Vintage Vera Harvest Napkins from LandAndSee Top Right Vintage Wooden Napkin Rings from losttreasures2u


Vintage Indie Weddings: Vintage Fall Flowers

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In the Kitchen with Katie: Sweet Potato Asiago Frittata

Ok, so you know how there are those movies or lines in movies that just stick with you no matter what you do, where you go, or how many times you watch the movie? For me, a frittata is forever branded in one movie with one actors voice. . . Harrison Ford in "Morning Glory".
I truly hope you have seen the movie "Morning Glory," Starring Rachel McAdams, Diane Keaton, and Harrison Ford, because it truly is a jewel of a movie. Rachel McAdams is a harebrained producer of a failing morning show, where there are two anchors, (Keaton, and Ford.) Who don't work so well together. . . Off topic. . . Anyways, Ford is constantly talking about Frittata. . . He is so bitter and over the top with his crazy deep, raspy voice, commentating on everything and everyone, oh its priceless!
Now, everyone in my house thinks or just says out loud in their best Harrison Ford voice "Frittata?" Whenever I create the eggy breakfast magic. And as Harrison would say "The beauty of the Frittata, is.. . ." You really can make it with whatever you have in your fridge. . . That sweet potato I used was probably one day away from the garbage disposal, so think waste not, want not, and you will soon be dining on a tasty (lets all say it in our best Harrison voices.) FRITTATA! 

Sweet Potato Asiago Frittata 

Ingredients:


1/2 Onion, Diced
1/2 Green Pepper, Diced
1 Cooked Sweet Potato, Diced
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1 Tbsp Oil
5 Large Eggs
1/2-3/4 Cup Milk
Basil & Thyme to taste

1) Preheat oven to 350 and heat oil over medium high heat and begin to saute the onions and peppers. After they have softened add garlic and sweet potato and saute until aromatic.
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2) In a bowl whisk together the eggs and milk.

3) Pour egg mixture over the veggies and turn heat to low, garnish with slivered asiago cheese, torn basil and thyme.

4) Continue to cook on low until the outside edge has set up. Turn the heat off and transfer the skillet to the oven, cook for 10-15 minutes until the eggs are set up but not too much color on top. Allow to cool for atleast 5 minutes and then cut however you would like.

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KatieKelleyMy favorite memories growing up always revolve around the kitchen, or cooking. Stringing green beans on the swing with my Grandma Sebert, making pie dough with Grandma Jo in the kitchen at the farm, or baking and decorating an array of cookies with my Mother.  So it came as no surprise to me when I quit nursing school midway to do what I loved most . . . Cook, and Bake!
 
Since I began Culinary School, I have undertaken an array of different venues from an Italian kitchen, a quaint local bakery, and most recently a cruise ship kitchen. My journey is only just beginning as I set out to learn, share and bake my way through life. - Katie Kelley
Please like Katie's new facebook page Sunshine Baking, where she's sharing yummy goodness! 


Vintage Sparkle: Diamond Engagement Rings

Ahhh, Christmas.... seems like a lovely time to get engaged don't you think? If you've been looking for the most perfect ring, why not go vintage?

  Engagement Rings

1. 18K Art Deco Diamond Ring RiordanStudio

2. Antique 14K White Gold Solitaire Engagement Ring from GoldAdore

3. Vintage Art Deco Edwardian Engagement from RiordanStudio

4. Vintage Art Deco Style Engagement ring from RosenrosettAntiques

 

Vintage Indie Wedding's Tip:  Make Informed Jewelry Choices: Whatever your ring style or preferences, consider the source of your chosen metals or gems. Jewelers like Green Karat  offer rings made from high quality, recycled metals. In addition, nonprofits such as Global Witness have developed consumer questions you can ask that will help you feel good about your diamond purchases. - See the full article about ways to go green on your wedding day here.  


In the Kitchen with Katie: Salted Caramel Latte Popcorn

I have an obsession with popcorn. . . Morning, noon, night, regardless of the time of day, I could pick up a handful of popcorn and go to town; sometimes I just rule out dinner and have popcorn. More recently I have taken to just popping large batches on the stovetop and putting it in bags in the pantry so I don't have to pop some at all hours of the day, I mean who really wants to stand over a big pot waiting for those precious kernels to work their yummy magic when they get a case of the munchies. There is nothing like grinding your own sea salt and peppercorns with a mortar and pestle and sprinkling that freshness over the hot popcorn. Chocolate chips tossed into the warm goodness then allowed to cool makes the best movie companion a girl could ask for. There are so many things you can do with popcorn, its a wonderful open plate for tons of flavor combinations. . . So go to town, have fun and mix your favorite flavors, just do it with popcorn, its always better with popcorn!

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Ingredients

•                1 cup packed dark brown sugar 
•                1/2 cup light-colored corn syrup
•                1/3 cup butter
•                1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
•                1/2 teaspoon baking soda
•                1/2 teaspoon salt
•                12 cups popcorn
•                3 Tbsp. Macerated Coffee

 

1) Pop 12 cups worth of popcorn, stovetop or air pop . Follow whatever instructions on the packaging.
2) Use a mortar and pestle, or a coffee grinder and grind the coffee as fine as you can.
3) In a saucepan, combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, vanilla, and salt. Allow to boil for 2-3 minutes, add the coffee and then the baking soda. The soda will make the caramel fluff up as it reacts and makes it easier to coat the popcorn. Pour mixture over the popped corn and turn over and over until evenly coated. Turn out onto a pan sprayed with oil and allow to cool.
4) You can easily add all kinds of goodies to this mix, its delicious with white chocolate chips, pretzels, whatever sounds good to you!

 

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KatieKelleyMy favorite memories growing up always revolve around the kitchen, or cooking. Stringing green beans on the swing with my Grandma Sebert, making pie dough with Grandma Jo in the kitchen at the farm, or baking and decorating an array of cookies with my Mother.  So it came as no surprise to me when I quit nursing school midway to do what I loved most . . . Cook, and Bake!
 
Since I began Culinary School, I have undertaken an array of different venues from an Italian kitchen, a quaint local bakery, and most recently a cruise ship kitchen. My journey is only just beginning as I set out to learn, share and bake my way through life. - Katie Kelley
Please like Katie's new facebook page Sunshine Baking, where she's sharing yummy goodness!