Grace Alley Treasures

Grace Alley Treasures for vintage and handmade gifts

Painting the Roses!



This year my Roses exploded!! This picture doesn’t even begin to show the spectacular blooming this plant gave out. Now it’s like walking thru a parade with the petals falling lightly in the breeze and covering everything with a blanket of pink. 🙂 Smile!

Tea time

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Here is Camomile getting ready to be dried for tea. Did you know you can use the flowers fresh as well? I love my garden!

The Garden Mosaic Table



I have had this table base, which I got at the dump, for about 15 years! Lol I finally painted it , cut a top for it and finished the top with mosaic. Finally I have a table in the back yard!! 🙂

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Just loafing around!

I’ve been on a bread roll, lol so to speak, for a while now. I’ve discovered a great recipe from The Joy of Cooking for Steel Cut Oatmeal bread. It’s way yummy. For some reason I don’t have the patience to make the oatmeal but I have the patience to make the bread. Could be cause I just love bread and not some much oatmeal. Anywho, Here’s the recipe for those interested.


I made this recipe again but this time I added sunflower seeds. Oh man! So good!! I also whipped up a loaf of banana bread with bananas from the freezer. Good tip if you have too many bananas. Peel and freeze them for future baking extravaganzas.


While those were baking i raked the backyard to prepare for planting some peas and beets. Course we are supposed to get snow tonight so… we shall see.

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What’s happening in the garden?

Well, I have many little seedlings in my little greenhouse in the sun room. Most have sprouted but not all yet. Hopefully in the next few days! I can’t wait to be out in the backyard when it has become a jungle. I will post pics soon!

Well, this isn’t really from my little green house but it is my yard. Spring is here!