Thanksgiving Place Card - Printable

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Thanksgiving place card free printableA Thanksgiving Place Card sets the mood for a Thanksgiving Feast. This Thanksgiving place card features a rather saucy looking antique turkey.

Canadian Thanksgiving is next weekend and I designed these for our table. The bright colors of the turkey can be mimicked throughout your tablescape. 

The original image for this turkey was from a postcard from the early part of the 20th century.

Print out the cards, cut and fold and you are done.

Elegant and Easy Baby Shower Gift Wrapping

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baby shower gift wrapping ideasHere is an easy and elegant way to wrap a baby shower gift.

No need to buy any wrapping paper as this is done with tissue paper, white ribbon and a medallion that you can print off on your own printer.

Done in dark blue for my newest relative Elijah with his initials on the medallion you can customize the colors to suit yourself along with whatever initials would be appropriate. 

A little bear holding a baby spoon graces the top of the gift instead of a bow. Read how I pulled this together.

Flower Arranging with Fall Wildflowers

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Fall wildflower arrangements, how to arrange wildflowers
Fall wildflowers can be some of the most beautiful and hardy of the year.

Fall is probably my favorite time to do flower arrangements with wildflowers since they are so abundant near my home.

I can fill my house with beautiful fall wildflower arrangements that have been absolutely free.

If you have never made flower arrangements with wild flowers and think that they will only look good in country settings then let me change your mind. Depending on the flowers that you chose you can make them look sophisticated and fit into almost any decor.

Dutch Apple Cake Recipe

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Dutch apple cakePerfect for fall this Dutch Apple Cake recipe is one of my favorite quick and easy things to bake at this time of the year.

It's not too sweet so it makes a perfect breakfast cake if you are having people over for brunch or just want to treat yourself.

This Dutch Apple Cake I originally found in a 1950's cookbook and was ideal for the frugal housewife as it only takes one egg.

This easy to make cake will become one of your fall favorites as well.

How To Sell Silver Plated Silverware and Flatware

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Knowing how to sell silver plated silverware and flatware can at times be tricky. I was in the antique business for over 15 years (and I still dabble) and silverplate was one of the things that I loved to buy and sell.

I found that most people are not very knowledgeable about silver plate and there was a lot of misconceptions out there about how much you could sell silver plate and flatware for and where to sell silver plate and flatware.

It doesn't matter if you have a houseful or just a few items, it you are looking at selling silver plate  there are a few things that you should know so that you get the most cash for what you have.

Do's and Don'ts For Shopping At Thrift Stores

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do's and don'ts for shopping at thrift storesWhat are the do's and don'ts for buying at thrift stores?

You know that not everything in there is a treasure but you don't want to overlook any hidden gems either.

You can become an expert thrift store shopper knowing what the best strategies are.

No one can deny you can save money in thrift stores but you have to know how to spend smartly. 

Best Garnish - How to Garnish With Lemon Balm

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How to Garnish with Lemon Balm 2.jpgA garnish really does make a meal look as if you spent some time on it. But what is the best garnish to use?

There are a million different food garnishes you can put on sweet, savory and sour plates but what is one that you could use for all?

The best garnish I have found is Lemon Balm. It can garnish desserts, drinks, meat and cocktails.

Lemon Balm is surprisingly easy to grow in gardens or pots so you can always have it on hand during the warm weather.

Antique Golf Prints for Father's Day - Printable

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antique golf print test.jpgAntique golf prints make an interesting and unusual Father's Day gift.

When you are looking for something a little different for Father's Day you can be assured that he hasn't seen these before.

Great for the golf enthusiast these show how children were originally taught to play the game of golf.

The clothing and the golf clubs were top of the line for the day.

These images are about 1910 and would look great framed in your father's study.

How To Buy A Castle

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One of the main points of More Style Than Cash is to save you money on the small things so you can enjoy the really big things in life.

In case you have squirreled away a sizable chunk of change and was thinking about upgrading to  something a little more palatial I thought we could discuss the ins and outs of buying a castle.

Castles come up for sale more often than you would think and they are not like buying other properties as they have their own set of challenges you should know about.

Even if your budget doesn't let you splurge quite yet here are somethings to think about.
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