Crystals and Candlesticks

Crystals and Candlesticks

When I go to Goodwill, I am always on the look out for things to makeover for Halloween. Candlesticks are always on my list. A few weeks ago I picked up a couple of gold candlesticks to redo.

 

They were fine after I cleaned them up, but I just wasn’t feeling the gold. If they had been silver I might have left them alone.Crystals and Candlesticks

I spray painted them black because I need a few more candlesticks to use for my witch’s table.

Crystals and Candlesticks

I have been redoing a few candlesticks lately.

They needed a little something extra. I went to my favorite store in the mall, Black Market Minerals. I picked up two quartz amethyst points that were fixed to key chains. It cost a bit more than buying them without anything attached, but I didn’t want the hassle of trying to add an eye hook to the crystals. On the way home I stopped at a craft store and also bought a black chain and black jump rings.

Crystals and Candlesticks

 

Crystals and Candlesticks

I cut two, three inch pieces of chain to use and removed the key chain from the crystals. Using my round nose pliers, I opened one of the jump rings. I threaded one chain through the opening in the candlestick, then put both ends of the chain and one of the crystals onto the jump ring. The hardest part was not having enough hands to close the jump ring but I got it after a few tries.

Crystals and Candlesticks

These will be going on my witch’s table, but I love them so much, I am moving stuff around to accommodate them all year long.

 

 

Crystals and Candlesticks

 

Crystals and Candlesticks

 

 

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Gram’s Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Fudge

Gram’s Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Fudge

My mom sent me a recipe a few weeks ago that belonged to my Grandma. I don’t remember her making it for me, but my mom said she used to make it when she was little. After dinner and the kitchen was cleaned up but before all the good radio shows would come on, Grammy would make this fudge for my mom and uncle.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Fudge

This is my Gram in 1942.

Yesterday would have been my Gram’s 95th birthday. I miss her tons. She passed a little over a year ago and I truly miss talking to her. She had some great stories. A few of my favorites were of her growing up in England, marrying my Grandfather and coming to the U.S. on the first repatriation ship after the war. She was an all around lovely person and she had an interesting life. I’m so glad that all my daughters were able to know and enjoy their Great Grandmother.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Fudge

This is how I always remember her, laughing. This was taken in 2010 when she was 89.

My Gram was a wonderful baker. Closer to the holidays, I will share some of her recipes that are a tradition in our house every Christmas. For now, I’m going to share this fudge recipe that turned out yummy!

 

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Fudge
CHOCOLATE CHIP PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE
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Servings
18 pieces
Servings
18 pieces
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Fudge
CHOCOLATE CHIP PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE
Print Recipe
Servings
18 pieces
Servings
18 pieces
Ingredients
Servings: pieces
Instructions
  1. Combine sugar and milk; bring to boil, constantly stirring.
  2. Continue boiling, without stirring, until small amount of mixture forms a soft ball in cold water (234 degrees F).
  3. Add butter and vanilla.
  4. Cool to lukewarm (110 degrees F). Then add peanut butter. Beat until mixture begins to thicken and loses its gloss.
  5. At once stir in chocolate chips; turn into greased pan, 8x4 inches, cool and cut. Makes 18 pieces.
    Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Fudge
Recipe Notes

While I was boiling the milk I realized I was actually making my own sweetened condensed milk. I sampled it and it was delicious. (better than the canned stuff)  I used an 8X8 pan so the pieces were thin but that was okay because it is rich.

We all loved it! Hope you do too!

Enjoy!

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