Thursday, September 9, 2010

Flashback Friday ~Fair Time and Fairies

I have a little bit of Fair fever at the moment, so I'm doing another fair themed Flashback...this time to 2007. This might be my favorite fair photo...very typical fall Washington weather!

One of my favorite places to visit at the fair is the Hobby Hall. People display all sorts of collections and crafts including these fabulous doll houses. I think what I like best about these are the little gardens!

And this garden themed item is special to me afghan crocheted by Solveig, the mother of Alice, my Pal. She's in her 90s and has been healthy as a horse...and entering the fair up until a couple of years ago. She is homebound now fighting cancer until the last breath. Say a few prayers her last days will be peaceful and painfree.

Part of the reason I have fair fever at the moment is that I submitted a couple fair entries of my own yesterday. I figured I would start small and brought a drop cookie and a bar cookie - both recipes that I am very familiar with. Maybe next year I will get a little more adventurous. The cookie is one I've posted before mother-in-law Darleen's Raisin Cookies (Randy's Favorite). The bar cookie is one that has been in my family for a very long time (since at least my grandmother). Its so simple but so very good!

Hot Ziggerty Nut Bars

2 sticks margarine or butter
1 pound brown sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups chopped pecans (reserve 1 cup)

Preheat oven to 350°. Put sticks of margarine in a 9x13 pan and melt in the oven. Pour melted margarine in a mixing bowl (Do not wipe pan clean) and add brown sugar. Stir to mix well. Add flour, eggs, vanilla and 1 cup of chopped pecans. Stir to mix well. Mixture will be thick. Spread in buttered pan and sprinkle the remaining one cup of pecans on top. Bake for 40 mins. Let sit for a bit before you cut or they might be too soft. So easy and very Yummy!

So remember that little doll house with the garden? Well I have my own house and little mini landscape taking shape...not a doll house, but a fairy house!

It appears they are still moving in, having just returned from a vacation to the beach. I see they made some repairs to their roof before relocating to a new spot in my yard.

Things are changing stay tuned. We even had a waterfall appear out of no where!

Happy Kitchen Bouquet - from my garden to you!

If you have a flashback of any kind that you'd like to share please add your link below!

I'm joining in this week for Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum. She has a fair story too. Check it out HERE.


And Fertilizer Friday at Tootsie Time. Check out all of the pretty flowers HERE.


Dishesdone said...

Love the Fair picture, Suzy! Hope your bars win, they look like a number one winner to me!

Very neat looking Fairy garden :)

Debbie said...

If your bars don't win, they are nuts :-) I just saved both recipes, and can't wait to try them.

Your Fairy garden has a soft spot in my heart Suzy. Love how it has progressed!

Enjoy the fair! Love the fair photo.

Beth said...

Love your fairy house and yard, Suzy! How cute and creative! Good luck with your fair entries.
Blessings, Beth

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your nut bars look great and so nice and easy! The fairy garden is cute-enjoy!

Marsha said...

I always love your fair photos - I hope you get some more when you go back to see the "blue" ribbons on your bars :)

What I really LOVE about this post is seeing the progression of your fairy garden. I love the waterfall and the little house and gazebo. It is just all too cute :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love that fair photo too - very ominous! Your new fairy compound is adorable, Suzy! I love the roof on the house. I'm going to have to start collecting things for one when Mack gets old enough. It'll probably have to be cowboy and karate fairies, though - LOL.

Good luck with your fair entries. I taking a copy of those ziggity bars. I love pecans!

Kathleen said...

I would love to see those doll houses and that quilt is so beautiful!
Your little fairy garden is delightful, so grand and bejeweled!

Kathleen said...

Forgot to say good luck with the bars! I'd love a taste!

noel said...


i love fairs to, ours will be coming up soon...your photos bring happy memories

RainGardener said...

Yum! I hope your bars win. Love the cheerful bouquet!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Good luck! Oh boy does this look good! What time is dessert? :)

Tootsie said...

it has been a while since anyone shared a fairy garden on fF! I am glad you did...they are sooo...magical!
thanks for linking in!

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