Antiquing in Cape May

This past weekend my husband and I celebrated our 15th Wedding Anniversary. We had dropped our 3 children off to spend the weekend with their grandparents and headed to Cape May for the weekend alone. We both love Cape May spending time as a family with the kids , But this was a special time to spend together and explore the island. My husband and I love to go antiquing We love  finding  special, one of a kind Antique treasures to fill our cozy home.

There are 9 Antique shops on the Island. They are all very unique in their own ways , from very large antique furniture that will send you back in time with some great History behind them, to little treasures with different vendors under one roof. Whatever you’re looking for you will defiantly find it at one of these locations in Cape May, New Jersey.

If you love Orignal restored building artifacts, Victorian lighting, stained glass , fireplace mantels or are a collector of antique doorknobs ,then you will love The Antique Doorknob. It is an architectural showroom. They do a complete restoration of lighting & hardware . It will send you back in time. http://www.theantiquedoorknob.com

Calling all Coin, Military & Historical memorabilia collectors. This place is for you.  Valentino’s  store  is full of treasures, they are a family owned store, where you will find them just waiting to share their love and stories behind their unique treasures. They also Buy & Sell coins for all of you coin lovers. http://www.coinsmilitaryandmore.com

Then there is the West End Garage. My husband & I have marked this place as one of our favorites. It’s filled with all different vendors under one roof. I could spend hours in there from Vintage collectibles, antiques, farmhouse decor, Books, art & so much more. http://www.thewestendgarage.com

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Along the way, we found another favorite to add to our list , TreeHouse Antiques . Explore 3000plus ,square feet of Fine antiques, artwork, furniture , artisan goods, and so much more  in this 2 level house.  A must see on your list . It is located near  the Historic Cold Spring Village & Cape May Winery. ( that will be on another blog I will be sharing with you very soon ) Their address is 742 Seashore Road.

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Along the way , as we followed our Antique Shops map, marking our favorites,  We found Out of the Past Antiques. The name of this  place says it all. This place was filled with hard-to-find antiques & vintage memories. A place where my husband says,” It’s filled with Hollywood movie props , LOL.” Here you will find clothes from the past, hats, toys, dishes, books, holiday decor and so much more. If you are looking to film a movie you came to the right spot. A visit here will take you back in time.  www.outofthepastantiques.com

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Next, we headed to Mary Ann’s  Jewelry and Collectibles . It was a little store located at 511 Washington ST. Mall. It was filled with Glassware, and Estate jewelry. If you are a collector of vintage gems, unique, one of a kind jewelry, then this place is for you.  After visiting there, our adventure continued to Antiques Emporia. This shop is filled with old and vintage dishes, toys, seasonal decor , homemade candles and more. My husband felt like a kid here, going through all of the vintage toys that he used to play with as a child.

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Next stop was  Attic Treasures III. This place is more of a yard sale type of place (Sanford & Son T.V. show), not really what I would call an antique store. I am just being honest. We were in and out very quick. If you only have the day for Cape May antiquing, you may want to pass this one.

The last stop we headed to was Cape May Antique Center, and we saved the best for last . We marked this place as one of our favorites as well.  We will be coming back to this place again on our next trip. Cape May Antique Center is a place that is filled with different vendors , like West End Garage. I love that it has all types of refurbished items, furniture, pottery, primitive, cast iron decor, farmhouse & vintage decor,  huge military selection, jewelery and seasonal decorations.  You never know what treasures you will find here. http://www.capemayantiquecenter.com

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I just love farmhouse, antique and vintage items . My husband and I love antiquing together when we get the chance. We had such a fun day exploring these new Antique shops. There is always a treasure waiting to be found. We are loving our new farmhouse treasure we found for our home.

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Vintage Farm Windmill Wall Clock

-Lisa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Halloween Family Fun @ Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World is one of our family’s favorite vacation destinations. No matter what age our children are, its always been an adventure full of amazing memories. We have visited WDW throughout each season: summer, fall, winter, and spring. Our family’s two favorite times, I must say, are Halloween and Christmas.

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Walt Disney World is such a magical place to begin with, but vacationing at these two special times makes it even more magical.  Halloween at Magic Kingdom was our favorite.  All my kids love the fall decor that fills the Magic Kingdom, from pumpkins with Mickey’s face on them to cornstalks, scarecrows, haystacks and so much more. But the most exciting event at this time is the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

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It’s a Halloween-themed event held during the months of September and October .Your little ones, as well as adults, can dress up in their favorite costumes and become part of a very magical evening. Start the night with Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Character Parade . The kids loved seeing Mickey, Minnie, all of our favorite villains, friends and so many more.

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After the parade is over, enjoy the rest of the evening by following a fun filled path of trick or treating throughout the park. Your kids will love filling their bags with all of Mickeys favorite treats. If you’re looking for some more fun, there is so much to experience throughout the night.  We love going to the special attractions and dance parties along the way. One of our  family favorites is the Haunted Mansion-for some not so scary fun and yes it’s not to scary for your little ones . My five year old loves it! You will end your night with an amazing Fireworks display and Castle display that is Halloween-themed.  Hope your family has as much fun making memories at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party ! Don’t want to give away too much and spoil the fun. Stop back and visit my blog. Can’t wait to hear about your family’s favorite memories!

Happy Halloween Y’all 🎃

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Baking homemade fall sugar cookies with my boys

There is nothing more special than baking homemade cookies with my kids. In our home, the kitchen, is the heart of the home.  We are always in the kitchen. Whether it’s after school snacks and homework , family meals and games or arts and crafts, there is always something going on . You will find me cooking, baking or whipping up something special for my family.

I just love when my kids want to help in the kitchen! Baking homemade cookies is one of our favorite things to do and we do this often for holidays, birthdays or even just on raining days for no reason. I just love spending time with them, seeing the smiles on their faces. It fills me with so much joy! Fall is one of our favorite seasons in our home. We just love the cool fall air and family campfires: hot chocolate or apple cider, pumpkin everything recipes and yes our favorite  fall sugar cookies!

Here is our recipe to our sugar yummy cookies , we hope you love enjoy the fun of making them as much as we do!

Ingredients –

1 cup butter , softened

1/2 cup sugar

2 1/2 cups all -purpose flour

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 large farm fresh egg

step 1.  Preheat oven

step 2. Mix butter , sugar, in large mixing bowl , then once blended add remaining ingredients .

Step 3 . Place cookie mixture in fridge till chill.  Then use a dusting of flour to roll and cut your cookies with your favorite cookie cutters . Have fun decorating with your favorite sprinkles, etc. Place cookies on cookie sheet .

Step 4. Bake 400 degrees  for 6 to 9 Minutes .

-enjoy

Happy fall y’all !

-Lisa xo

 

 

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

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I always love finding new recipes for this time of year.  Its perfect to enjoy on a cool crisp night, sitting with family and friends around a crackling bonfire . This  warm treat is delicious . My family and I love pumpkin in everything, so they are very easy to please with this Pumpkin Bread pudding. I know what your thinking this sounds difficult , but trust me it is very simple. Your friends, family, or guests  will love it.

ingredients –

4 cups of white bread, cut them into cubes

4 farm fresh eggs

3 egg yolks

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

3/4 canned pumpkin puree

1 cup granulated sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into piece

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees , Grease a 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Dry bread cubes on a cookie sheet in oven for 10 to 15 minutes.  Then place bread cubes in baking pan. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all pudding ingredients except the butter. Pour mixture over bread cubes that are in baking pan. Let it sit for about 10 minutes . After bread is full soaked, dab butter over top , making sure to cover it all.  Put in oven and bake for 40 minutes.

note- Pudding should be set in the center of baking dish, it should never be dry!

-enjoy!