Next Event: 6th annual Burlap and Lace Marketplace June 24, 2017

Next Event:   6th annual Burlap and Lace Marketplace  June 24, 2017
Next Event: 6th annual Burlap and Lace Marketplace June 24, 2017

Monday, October 28, 2013

Holly Daze (October 26th)

 This is our Holly Daze project for 10/26/13. We had so much fun preparing and participating in this event.
I want to thank my Junque Gypsies gals for their creative endeavors and collaborative efforts.   I truly feel so blessed to have collided with these two artistic women.  I think we are able to draw from each other that which inspires us.  We are all so different but oh so complimenting of one another that it just seems to work …. Like a recipe of sorts, a little bit of this and a little bit of that and voala!  Junque Gypsies events. 
I look forward to our upcoming event on 11/23/13 for Women at Risk International.  We are hosting an event at Barb’s to help raise funds for those women whose lives have been compromised.   We look forward to seeing you all at this event.  Don’t forget to mark it on your calendar.  Details will follow.
Carmel Apple Tart Cookie ~ Brian (Rhonda's husband) and Joan (Rhonda's friend) collaborated on my cookie idea.  What fun we had making these

 Autumn Oak Leaves Cookie
Creepy Spider Cookie

Hauntingly Delicious Halloween Cookies ~ Thank you sooo much Joan D. for your expertise and assistance with this project.  I could not have done this without your help and support.  You truly are a great friend and a wonderful cookie decorator and baker.

 Displayed were scrumptious treats from BAKED EXPECTATIONS by Junque Gypsy Rhonda, and MAD MOOSE CHEESECAKES by Junque Gypsy Barb.  Samples of Chocolate Devil Cookie were given out.  These were deep chocolate cookies with different kinds of powdered chili pepper added with the perfect balance of flavor.  Loved Barb's Carmel and Cappuccino Cheesecake.  There were Carmel Apple Pie Tarts and Halloween cookies, not to mention some Fall Leaves cookies.  The cookies were flavored with a balance of vanilla bean, orange zest, algave nectar and cardamom.  The flavor is rich and the cookie moist.
Entrance to Junque Gypsy booth, where many delights and frights were on display.  We so enjoyed visiting with shoppers.  The feedback was so very flattering.

Our Elegant Witch flew to Imperial, Nebraska where she is sure to conjure a welcoming spell in any room she resides

 Some more of Halloween d├ęcor for sale

Junque Gypsy Erin beautifully displays her vintage jewelry magnets.  Never know what she will think of next.

 Beautiful Tapestry Journals by artistic Junque Gypsy Barb.  she puts together a beautiful composition of fabric and tattered laces and trims, such that would inspire anyone to journal.
Junque Gypsy Erin takes vintage components of jewelry and buckles and such and makes gorgeous earrings, bracelets and necklaces.  She is very versatile and makes seasonal decorations and enhances candles with vintage images on them.  She always surprises us with her next creation.

Sugar Scrub - softens and moisturizes skin.  Yummy scents. They were scentasational!!!!             Thanks to all Junque Gypsy Rhonda

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Salty and Sweet Treat!!

THESE. ARE. AMAZING. ~ Preheat to 350 degrees. Rollo Stuffed Ritz Crackers-salty side down, place 1 Rolo / cracker. Bake 3-5 min to melt Rolo, then add another cracker on top and push down a little. Let cool. Sweet & Salty treat ~ (thank you Hadria Hermele)

Carmel Snickerdoodles (only 3 ingredients!!!!)

Your (only) 3 ingredients:
1 Pillsbury Crescents Seamless Dough Sheet
Caramel per each Doodle.
1 cup of Cinnamon/Sugar..blended to your taste

Cut out about a 2″x2″ piece of dough and wrap it gently and snuggled around one Caramel.  Roll it in the Cinnamon Sugar…

Place them onto a baking sheet about 1″ or so apart…

Bake them at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes, or until they’re firm and slightly puffy.
Let them cool for just a few, but these have to be eaten warm, for maximum Caramel flow

(Thank you "Oh, Bite It!)

Pumpkin Pie Krispy Treats

3 Tablespoons Butter
4 Cups Marshmallows
1/4 Cup Pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
6 Cups Rice Krispies Cereal

Step 1. Plop your butter into a large pan on medium low heat and let it melt.

Step 2. Add your marshmallows. The typical recipe {from the marshmallow bag} calls for 5 1/2 cups marshmallows {the little ones}, but since you will be adding pumpkin, you want to reduce the overall goo so your treats aren't too wet, which is why I recommend only 4 cups marshmallows. It's up to you, though!

Step 3. When your marshmallows have melted, add your pumpkin and spices and stir. Add more or less of your spice mix to taste.

Step 4. Toss in your Rice Krispies cereal and stir.

Step 5. Pour your treat mix into a 9x13 baking pan that has been greased, preferably with a little melted butter.  Using wax paper, flatten out your treats.

Step 6. Wait a few minutes for everything to cool, then enjoy!  (Thank you essentially Eclectic)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Happy Fall!!!

The Junque Gypsies will have a booth at Holly Daze this year.  Saturday, October 26th from 9:00am - 3:00pm; stop by and see us.  We will also be have a raffle (Guess who many Candy Corns are in the jar) and receive a prize.

Holly Daze is held every year at the Holyoke High School; we will be in the old gym

Looking forward to seeing you!!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

What else can I do?

You ever start a project with paint, spray paint, stencil - then when finished you look around your house for something else to keep doing...?  I am that way with Chalkboard Paint (LOVE IT!).  Here are some great ideas found  (thank you Pinterest)