Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pure Vanilla & A Victorian Cuff

Annette, if you are here. Close your eyes.
I recieved my Madagascar/Bourbon Vanilla Beans in the mail today and have made pure vanilla extract.  You can get your recipe and help with ordering at Donna's blog: Brynwood Needleworks.
She will tell  you where to order, how many beans to use in a recipe, what type of alchohol, and when you can use it here. I've made mine for my sister who bakes her heart out.
The label is from Cathe Holden's blog,
Remember her post on glitter and labeling?
The bottle I used held Olive Oil.
They are the neatest bottles and someday will make pretty vintage bottles. They are pretty today!
Save your glass olive oil bottles..

Last week my husband brought in a neatly wrapped package. In it was this:

made this pretty Victorian cuff. Every stitch by her hands. Beautiful crochet around the cameo and cuff. Tiny stitches carefully hold together a silk backing and ecru lace on the front. It's feminine and so pretty.

The tiny crystal bottle I filled with a few more glass pearls. She also made the crochet white rosette. Very talented lady!

Thanks for stopping by REB...


  1. I love vanilla gotta go check this out!!

  2. I love the way you decorated the vanilla extract you made for your sister. The label is beauitful as is the tag and ribbon.
    Lucky you to receive such a beauitful cuff. Someday that too will be one of those highly sought after items. Just as it is today!
    Patricia :o)

  3. Super Precious! Your sister is gonna be ecstatic!



  4. Hi Linda!
    So glad you liked my tutorial and made a batch yourself! Love the label you used for yours, too.
    The cuff is beautiful. I'm working on mine now for my swap partner.

  5. oh I love vanilla, off to check it out too!

  6. Hi Linda,
    Such a pretty bottle,decorated beautifully, and the inside I`m sure is very yummi.
    The bracelet is wonderfull, love the cameo,and closure.

  7. Ohhh I love how you did the vanilla ~~
    That is just wonderful !

    The bracelet is beautiful too !


  8. Love that home made vanilla idea! Gorgeous packaging too and that cuff! How wonderful is that!

  9. Yummy with the Vanilla,Wonderful presentation. I consider myself somewhat of a vanilla collector LOL
    Just like Granny Clampit, a little dab behind the ears and I am ready for town..LOL

  10. The cuff is beautiful! And I love the label you made for the vanilla.


  11. Anonymous8.9.10

    Beautiful lovelies, my sweet Linda!!


  12. Vanilla makes everything taste better! The bottle looks pretty too.

    I love the cuff, so sweet and dainty.


  13. I bet the vanilla is as good as it looks! And what a lovely cuff.

  14. Anonymous8.9.10

    I closed my eyes, took a deep breath,
    and inhaled the aroma of my vanilla! I can't wait! I will enjoy a "vanilla bean" Latte, or perhaps use it for perfume! I will for sure bake some goodies just for you and send!
    Thank you! I love the bottle and label. You are soooo talented!
    Love, your sister :0)

  15. What a fun and unique gift idea. Love your packaging

  16. Anonymous9.9.10

    The cuff and the label are gorgeous!! I was looking at some of Martha's Halloween labels in Jo-Ann's yesterday and just about choked at the prices.
    Again...the cuff......so Victorian and beautiful!
    Hugs, Diane

  17. Oh my, what pretties! And I can almost smell that vanilla from Texas.

  18. The vanilla is beautiful! Love the label!
    What a wonderful cuff by Teresa.

  19. I found you!

    I just gotta tell you, there's something very sensuous about that vanilla bottle in the first picture - - - my imagination makes it look like a very curvy female backside near the base - - - - I'm just sayin' - - -

    I've seen directions for making vanilla on other blogs too. Interesting concept. Far more exotic and fun than the cheap stuff I buy at Dollar General!

    Have a great day.

  20. Beautiful!!!!!!! And I'm going to check out that receipe! Thanks for sharing! Charlene

  21. What a wonderful sister you are! She will ADORE your gift! Thanks for sharing all your tips, I am going to go check Donna's suggestions out.

    I also love your cuff and bottle. I am positively swooning over those lovely babies. I know you will treasure them!

    Have a wonderful fall!

  22. hi linda,
    i wanted to send you a big thank you for the lovely rosette you sent me. I sent you an email but wondered if you didnt receive it and didnt want you to think i forgot about your generosity. I hope some day to get you as my partner for a swap.
    i luv vanilla to. makes me want to make some yummy french toast!

  23. How much loveliness! So glad you won.


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