Sunday, February 26, 2012

I was gifted and keeping the winter "blahs" away.........

Every day I am reminded in one way or another how blessed I am to be a part of our wonderful blogging community. With that said, let me explain one of the many reasons I feel that way . Carmen of Prim Cats did a very informative tutorial a fews days ago on the making of pantry cakes. If you happened to miss it and have the desire to learn, you will be wanting to check it out HERE

I have always loved the look of the pantry cakes but have never tried to work with hot wax. In fact, I am a little intimidated by it. Well, I left a comment to Carmen thanking her for the great "tut" and how much I loved the look of her prim pantry cakes. And guess what.......! those of you who already know Carman can probably guess....I just got a box in the mail filled with the most wonderful scented pantry cakes. Not 1, 2, 3 or even 4 but 5 of the most beautiful, perfectly prim cakes that smell good enough to eat!!





THANK YOU SO MUCH sweet Carmen for taking pity on this prim collector's pantry needs or lack thereof. Your generous gift is so completely appreciated and will be cherished for years to come. Hugs to you sweet friend!


It is the end of February and here we are blanketed by another snowstorm. But I am managing to chase those wintertime blues away. My orchid plant is starting to bloom again. WOO HOO!! This awesome plant was a gift three years ago from my son and his family. I am content to wait all year long just to be blessed for a few short weeks with its beauty.

Hugs to you dear friends!
Wishing for Spring.......

19 comments:

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Lucky Girl!! Beautiful pantry cakes--I especially love the first with the thistle design on it. Wasn't that the sweetest thing for Carmen to do!?!?! Is that an orchid? It is really pretty and delicate. Jan

The Bear's Blog said...

How beautiful they are, I can't imagine that they are made from wax. What a sweet gift to receive.

Your orchid is breathtaking. I have tried a number of times to grow one but never have been successful.

Happy Sunday & hugs...

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

Love those pantry cakes!! lucky you again. Your orchid is gorgeous too. Seems odd that any plant flowers this time of year!

Hugs
Jody

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

Your pantry cakes do look good enough to eat, that was sweet of Carmen to send them to you. We have been having fairly warm weather in Florida and everything is starting to get buds, it thinks it is spring here. Hope you have a great week!

Firecracker Kid said...

Ahhh, those are primitively divine! Nicely done Carmen :o) Oh yeah, indoor fresh flowers always brighten my mood.
Hugs~Carol

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Hi Carol - I'm so glad you mentioned Carmen's tutorial...because I missed it. She is a sweetie to have sent you some goodies - they are beautiful!

I was surprised to see my orchid was reblooming too! It's the first time it has happened and now I have 6 new blooms! Yours is so pretty!

Enjoy your week.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Such a sweet gift from Carmen! Enjoy!!!
Your orchid is beautiful!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Carmen and the Primcats said...

I'm glad you liked them Carol!

Have a great day!

Carmen and the Primcats

frontporchprims said...

What a wonderful gift. Pantry cakes look so nice displayed in the kitchen. I am so happy for you. I love orchids too. What a good way to chase the blues away. -Steph-

Mary said...

Good morning my sweet friend! Awww it was so wonderful of Carmen to send you those awesome pantry cakes, love them all! She's such a sweetheart and has such a good heart! I love your Orchid, so beautiful! Wishing you a wonderful week!Hugs Mary

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

How wonderful for you Carol. To have your own pantry cakes! The orchid is beautiful.
Hugs,
Susan

jennifer768 said...

How kind and thoughtful of Carmen!Love the pantry cakes ,lots of wonderful detail.Beautiful orchid ,momma grows them and was showing the blooms off this morning.LOL!Have a wonderful day,Jen

Raggedy Creations said...

Congrats on your pantry cakes from Carmen.

Felicia

SweetPepperRose said...

What a sweet, thoughtful, most generous of gifts. These are beautiful!
JoAnn

trisha too said...

Such sweet little prim cakes--I use those same molds to make soaps! And your orchid is AMAZING!!!

:)

Lynn Stevens said...

Those little prim cakes are just daring and to think there made of wax. How sweet of her to send you so many treats. Enjoy!
hugs Lynn

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Your orchid is beautiful. I am trying my hand at growing one. We will see.
The little prim cakes look very real. I bet they smell really good too.

I love your blog and am now following.

Hugs
Iris

Kendra said...

I made some of the pantry cakes from Carmen's tutorial. I love them! I am sure you will do something fun with the one's Carmen sent, she is a sweetie, I agree!

Kendra

TheCrankyCrow said...

Playing a little catch-up here - wow....LOVE Carmen's pantry cakes - and, sigh, yup....must have missed her tutorial on it - but it probably doesn't matter, I, too, am intimidated of the wax thing....besides, I don't think I'd be "allowed" - they even limit the kind of candles I can burn here. ;o) Your orchid is GORGEOUS! Wow! Aren't they like really temperamental and difficult to grow??? Oh - I so need some spring here.....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin