December 18, 2008

Flea Market Treasures and Blueberry Delight

On my way to a hair appointment Wednesday afternoon, I had a little extra time so I decided to pop into one of my favorite flea markets. While I was not in the market to buy anything else, I could not possibly pass up my three treasures that I found and brought home. See if you agree!

I have a weakness for cherubs and/or angels. This little sweetness was only $5.00! I wish the pictures were not so dark and I hope you can see how pretty she is. I don't plan on painting this little girl but leaving it as is. It's kind of a washed gray color which will go great with my new cottage white look.

Here is the motherload! I saw these two little angels sitting in a corner and figured they would be pretty expensive. You could have knocked me over with a feather when I saw the price was only $20! I picked this up and put it in my buggy so fast before anyone else could get to it! Again, the color is perfect. I may try and put them on a pedestal somewhere but with my big burly man running around, that might not be a good idea!

And here is my favorite find....a white chandy for $19! I had two chandeliers in storage and sprayed one white the other day but left it outside. When I went to bring it in, it had started to rain, the chandy was on the ground and I was going to have to sand it off and start over so when I saw this one, I decided that it was worth $19 not to have to mess with the other one for now. This baby will be hung in my newly painted office very soon!

I put all three treasures together so maybe you can see them a little better here (please ignore the ugly orange seat cover on the dining chair - that's another project for this spring)

It's been a while since I posted a receipe so here's one that I call blueberry delight. When my hubby and I were dating, we met quite often at a little restaurant that served a meat and three. For dessert they had this blueberry congealed salad that he loved. No matter when we went there, the waitresses always held a piece back for him because he loved it so much (I have to admit, that made me a little jealous at times!). Recently I decided I would try and recreate my own blueberry delight for my sweetie. Believe me, it was and is a hit with fact, I made this big ole pan of it the other night and it was gone by the 2nd day!

Blueberry Delight

1 (3) oz. pckg. blackberry gelatin
2 cups boiling water
1 (15 oz.) can blueberries
1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 (8 oz.) pckg. creme cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 - 2 cups chopped pecans

In large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Drain liquid from blueberries and pineapple and stir into the gelatin. Pour into 2 quart mold (or large pyrex dish) and refrigerate until firm.

Mix together softened creme cheese, sugar, sour cream and vanilla and spread over the congealed gelatin mixture. Sprinkle creme cheese layer with chopped pecans and chill for approximately 30 minutes. Invert (or cut into serving size pieces) and serve.

*NOTE: I add the creme cheese mixture AFTER the gelatin has set up and become firm. It makes it much easier to spread. I also add the pecans in with the creme cheese mix and then add MORE pecans on the top.

Y U M M Y!!!!


Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

You did find good treasures...and so did I. Your Blueberry Delight recipe as blueberry is my favorite berry of all and I'm always scouting for delicious recipes using them. Thank you!

Lady of the Mote said...

what great finds!!!
the Blueberry delight sounds yummy!

Kristi said...

The 2 cherubs together... those are just beautiful! :)

marty39 said...

Oh, your treasures are wonderful. Such great find and thanks for the recipe. Looks too yummy. Marty

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Judy,I love all your little goodies. Those are great. I didn't realize you had columns standing in your DR too...we do think alike!

I think my mom makes a jello salad just like that one. It's yummy!! Have a wonderful Christmas, sweet friend. xoxo

Pajama Mama said...

I really like the two angels sweet-you will have to find a prominent spot for them-and I like the new header photo! beautiful!

Lady Katherine said...

What great finds and deals! So fun!

The Graves' House said...

wow, what treasures! can't wait to see what you do with the fixture. i'm trying the recipe soon!

duchess said...

Some good finds you've got there.
We'd love to see them once they're in their new location.

3CHEERS4MOM said...

Hi Judy,
I am passing an award to you. Pop on over and check it out.
Merry Christmas!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Judy, I totally forgot you found that column while we were out! You know that memory thing, LOL.

Anyway, hope ya'll have a wonderful Christmas & yes, come January I'll be raring to get out and do something, so come on up when you can!

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