Barefoot by the Sea: The Farm Chicks Feature!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Farm Chicks Feature!

Do you know The Farm Chicks?  Any vintage loving gal (or guy) MUST be familiar with the lovely and talented ladies who have a column in Country Living magazine and are the founders of The Farm Chicks Antique Show.  Serena Thompson and Teri Edwards have now written two wonderful books that I had the pleasure of reviewing.  First up:  

Let me start by saying, I'm no stranger to holiday craft books and I eagerly await the arrival of Martha Stewart's December issue every year.  This book is unique and special, one that I will be holding onto and passing on.   Chalk full of ideas for entertaining, crafting, cooking, baking and spreading holiday cheer, I quickly created a "to do" list which became a "MUST do" list before I hit the last page.  I adore the Snowball Pom Pom ornament craft, perfect if you have little ones!  Finally, special and beautiful ornaments that can be thrown across the room (not that that's ever happened in my home of course!)  I also think the silhouette ornaments would make the perfect gift for a grandparent.   There's a creative section to help you use unique gift wraps with a vintage feel and help for packing and shipping handmade holiday goodies including the cutest handmade serving cones!  Then there's the recipes....Mini Orange Bundt Cakes, Dark Chocolate Mint Cookies and Coffee Latte Punch, just to name a few.  This book is an excellent resource to cove your vintage inspired holiday.   

Filled with memories of Serena's past Christmases; yummy recipes for warming drinks treats and more.  At the end of the book, there are color recipe cards (make copies or use the originals to attach to those homemade goodies) plus 2 pages of sticker gift tags! 

This is a wonderfully written book chock full of entertaining stories, and all the recipes and decorating ideas you need to make sweet and special memories with your friends and family. 
For more wonderful ideas, inspiration and sweetness, visit Serena's blog!  
Stay tuned for my next feature on The Farm Chick's other book, coming soon!

Check out the Christmas Star Cookie Wreath on her blog!


  1. I have this book. The pictures and ideas are really great. Love how it gets you in the Christmas spirit!

  2. Interesting! Thanks for linking it in. Cheers


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