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My Favorite Posts

I like everything I blog about & post, but I do have favorites. 
These are the Good Things I love returning to. 

Desserts & Treats
Beautiful Heart Cookies
Christmas Sugar Cookies
Colorful Birthday Cookies
Deluxe Raspberry Tart
Easter Egg Cookies
Everyday Cake with Butter Glaze
Fall Leaf Cookies
Favorite Birthday Cake
Favorite Oatmeal Cookies
Fig Bar Cookies
Maple Pumpkin Custards
Mint Chocolate Cookies
Mocha Birthday Cake
My Favorite Lemons
Orange Curd
Pastry Cream ~ Crème Pâtissière 

Patriotic Star Cookies
Paw Patrol Cookies
Perfect Royal Icing
Princess Cookies
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Spring Birthday Cookies
Spring Cookies for Entertaining: Bunnies, Chicks, Butterflies & Eggs
Sugar and Spice Cookies
Triple Layer Carrot Spice Cake
Ultimate Coconut Cupcakes
Vanilla Birthday Cake
Whipped Cream Chocolate Cake

Food & Drink 
Butternut Squash Soup
Cinnamon Tea & Coffee
My Egg Salad
Favorite Lobster Roll
Hot Lemon Drop
Oven Frites with Fried Eggs

Perfect Rice Pilaf
My Sardine Sandwich

Ultimate Hot Chocolate
Vegetable Stock
A Workday Lunch

Friends ~ Blogs ~ Chefs
Chef Cyndi
Cocoa Cake Land
Cooking with Chef Cyndi
The Decorated Tree (of Life)
Gifts from Kenn
Kitchen Culinaire
Kristina Closs Art
Mailing Treats the Good Way
Under the Sea Cookies
Vegan & Vegetarian Maintenance

Good Things
An Unexpected Gift
Bee & Hive Cookie Cutters
The Bee's Knees Birthday Party
Birthday by Mail
Double Infused Vanilla

The Evolving Gardens at Turkey Hill
Farm Fresh Eggs
My Favorite Cookies for Christmas
Flea Market & Antiquing Tips
From Generation to Generation
Gifts from Kenn
Good Things by Mail
Happy Birthday Audrey!
Lemon Honeypot

Lining a Round Cake Pan

Shipping Cookies by Mail
Sweet Surprises
A Tour of Turkey Hill with Martha Stewart and Friends
Vanilla Sugar

Vintage Wilton Wedding Cakes
Vintage Wilton Yearbook

Vintage Wilton Yearbook ~ Part II

Home & Garden ~ Around Town
An Organized Home Office
Beautiful Snowdrops
A Beautiful Weekend in October
Layers in the Woodland
L.E. Smith Caramel Glass
Mother Fox & Kits

Spring Crocuses
Spring Robins

Using My Jadeite


Caring for Copper
Caring for Cutting Boards
Caring for Silver
Caring for Stainless Steel
Felt Protection for Your China
Fire Safety Basics
Organizing a Pantry
Pantry Master List
Pressing Men's Ties

Storing Silpats
Storing Silverware

Antiquing in Haddonfield
Fante's Kitchen Shop ~ Philadelphia
King Richard's Antiques
Philadelphia's 9th St. Italian Market
Philadelphia's Antique Row
The Reading Terminal Market

Looking Back 

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Antique Salt Cellars

There was a time when salt cellars played an important role on the dining table for the host or hostess.  As a result of it being such an expensive commodity several hundred years ago, salt was seen as a luxury and it was the well to do that made salt cellars quite fashionable & a status symbol for the home.  A single salt cellar usually sat at the head of the table and was passed around throughout the meal.  The closer one sat to the salt cellar, the more important one was deemed by the head of the household.  Smaller cellars that were more accessible and with an open top became a part of Victorian table settings.  Fast forward to the 20th century when salt was no longer a luxury and when anti caking agents were added to make salt free-flowing, and one begins to see salt cellars fall out of fashion.  Luckily for the collector and for those of us who like to set a table with Good Things , this can prove to be a boon. Salt cellars for the table come in silver, porcelain, cut glass

Collecting Jadeite

With its origins dating back to the 1930s, jadeite glassware began its mass production through the McKee Glass Co. in Pennsylvania. Their introduction of the Skokie green & Jade kitchenware lines ushered in our fascination with this jade color.  Glassmakers catered jadeite to the American public as an inexpensive alternative to earthenware soon after the Depression, both for the home and for its use in restaurants.  The Jeanette Glass Company and Anchor Hocking introduced their own patterns and styles, which for many collectors, produced some of the most sought after pieces.  Companies marketed this beautiful glass under the monikers of jadite , jadeite , jade glass , jad-ite , jade-ite , so however you want to spell it, let it draw you in for a closer look.  If you want a thorough history of the origins of jadeite, collectors’ pricing, patterns & shapes (don’t forget the reproductions in 2000), I highly suggest picking up the book by Joe Keller & David Ross called, Jadei

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