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Wishing Your Dreams to Fruition in 2014

Henry Ford said, "Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."  I've not necessarily endured failures this year but have suffered through some setbacks that have made me feel like a failure at times.    I think the end of a year, as much as it seems to be about celebrating the new,  is a time for reflecting upon the past and taking what you've learned, both the good and bad, to begin a better future.   I wanted to share a previous post and one of my poems as it seems fitting for reflecting upon the past while anticipating the future. I am wishing you all the best of Dreams and Time in the new year and always~ Dreams and Time    (by me) As the procession of life moves on with all of its sound, I seek only to stop, and for just a moment turn around- For behind me lie fractions of dreams that once were mine, Broken pieces gone astray that I'd somehow like to find. If only for sparse moments time would ce

Giveaway @ No Minimalist Here & Her Home Decorated with Transferware

I wanted to let everyone know that I'm hosting another giveaway with Sherry, at No Minimalist Here .  Sherry is a transfer ware lover too and has decorated her home with some gorgeous displays that I wanted to share. Toile and transfer ware…a perfect combination in my opinion.  Here, Sherry has combined them both in her French style bedroom.  Isn't her bed beautiful as well? If I remember correctly, Sherry found the vanity for a steal at auction.  I love to frame a pretty picture with transferware and, so does Sherry! Sherry's collection of blue transferware and advertising wares is displayed so nicely on this hutch.  Love that artillery basket below, too! Please visit No Minimalist Here to see more of Sherry's beautiful home, to enter the $50 giveaway to my online shop, Nancy's Daily Dish and get a discount code good for 15% off any purchase for the next couple of weeks. The Dedicated House Rain On A  Tin Roof My Uncomm

Christmas Wishes For You and Red Transferware for Christmas

Faith makes all things possible, Hope makes all things work, Love makes all things beautiful. May you have all the three for this Christmas. Merry Christmas !  

VIP Meeting, Website Update, & $50 Giveaway Winner!

Thank you so much to all of you who have shared your thoughts and ideas regarding my website, Nancy's Daily Dish and the updated logo.  Logo #2 was by far your favorite so I have added it to my blog today.   Nita, at Mod Vintage Life , suggested the logo not have a box around it at all and was nice enough to send me three samples without it so I'm considering that as well for my blog.  I liked all of the choices she offered.    Some of you also suggested a wish list for the site so that you can save and compare your favorite pieces.  I love that idea as well so Shawn worked on it all day long yesterday.  Your wishlist is my command!  Done.  Check it out.  You can now easily save your favorites by clicking the 'add to wishlist' button, located on the upper right side of the menu bar.   Very exciting too is that we've also updated the entire site, thanks to my niece, Tiffany, and added the new design and template.  The site looks completely different now, has a

Help Choose My New Logo, A Giveaway & Bragging About & Thanks to My Famous Niece!

By now, most of you know I've moved my shop from Etsy to my own website, Nancy's Daily Dish .   Temporarily the website is set up with a basic template but the new design should be installed around the middle of the month.   I feel like a little kid waiting for Christmas while anticipating its launch.  I asked (sent a weepy FB message to) my advertising executive niece, Tiffany Rolfe, partner at Co:Collective for some much needed direction on web design, etc.  She has a background in web design and is now an industry leader in the advertising world so I thought who could be better to ask?    She is doing more than advising me, but helping put the whole website together in her spare time, while she's at home with her new born baby Myla…the newest addition to our family, born on Jonah's birthday!  Isn't she so precious?  I am obsessed with her name, Myla Pearl.  Too sweet. Tiffany is very well known throughout the advertising world.  Her work has b

Happy Thanksgiving

From The Roberts Family to You and Yours,  Happy Thanksgiving For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~ Between Naps on the Porch Ivy and Elephant French Country Cottage Common Ground

Maple Walnut Cake w/ Candied Walnuts

Is everyone busy with Thanksgiving preparations?   A few days ago I showed you all the cover of Taste of Home magazine (one of my platters was on the cover) and a pic of a cake that I was excited to make this year as I like to try one new dessert every Thanksgiving.  I LOVE the flavor of maple and as soon as I saw this in the magazine I knew I had to make it…so here it is, a comfy cake from me still in my comfy flannel pjs…yes it has been one of those days =)  So far, this is all I've made for Thanksgiving.  Yikes.    Need to get my bum busy. Maple Walnut Layer Cake w/ Candied Walnuts  I haven't tried it yet, well not as a put together cake anyway.  I did try the cake batter, I did eat some of the candied walnuts and I did have a spoonful of Maple frosting.  I can imagine them together and think it will be a hit.  Once we cut into it, I'll take a pic and update…but so far the frosting and nuts are winners around here. I baked the cakes a few days ago and

Gobble Up These Turkey Transfer Ware Pieces

Each year I try to show you all some of the many wonderful vintage Turkey transferware plates that were produced specifically for the American market by the British.  This year I've got an array of fantastic pieces to show and share, like this turkey plate with the ever popular Vista border by Mason's.  Let's recap on the history of these beautiful, highly collected wares before I show you some of the others I have for sale. For some time after that first solemn feast in 1621, both the date and observance of Thanksgiving depended on national triumphs and local inclination until 1863, when President Lincoln proclaimed the fourth Thursday of November the nation's official Thanksgiving Day. By the 1870s, America's rising middle class hungered to celebrate the occasion with dinnerware specifically made for this special holiday.   England's profit minded potters responded to the people of the United States wishes with a series of delectable transfer-printe

Taste of Home Magazine Cover, Yummy Recipes, Thanksgiving Transferware

I have a few minutes this morning before an important meeting and wanted to show you the current issue of Taste of Home Magazine…and not just because they bought the gorgeous transferware platter from me that graces the cover, but because there are some of the best sounding recipes in this issue.    I have dog eared several recipes that I must try. Maple Walnut Cake is one of them.  I often try to make at least one dessert each Thanksgiving that I've not made before.  As soon as I saw this, I decided this would be it! Doesn't it look scrumptious? The folks at Readers Digest (of which Taste of Home is a division of) also rented the Spode turkey platter shown in the first picture for a photo shoot, and that I told you the amazing story of in my last post.  There is still time to get this before Thanksgiving but you'll need to order quick. Thanks so much for everyone who's been visiting my shop since I've moved to my own domain:  Nancys