Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Making Beeswax Corn and More

Pack a lunch....this is a long one!

A while back I purchased this thingy at a yard sale.....it had plastic apples on it....but I knew it was meant for corn. But I never did anything with it, and it resurfaced after our move.

Well, I was in the hardware store the other day and saw this....

CRITTER CORN....That is what I need!
First I melted my beeswax that I keep in a crock pot
then I dipped the corn

then rub it in cinnamon....

I like to add a little cinnamon fragrance oil and rub it in good

Then I placed on the corn dryer
It also looks great laying in a bowl or trencher and smells good too!

As you know my Birthday was October 1st.....well my husband ask me what I wanted. I told him I wanted some dishes, he looked a little surprised, I have never been much of a dish girl. When I saw some blog buddies showing off their Pfaltzgraff Folk Art...I loved them. Anyway he turned me loose on ebay and told me to find some and I did......

This is my favorite piece...
my crow pie plate
but I do love my teapot....in fact I told my children that when I die to cremate me and put my ashes in this teapot! LOL All of the pieces are the original made in the USA (except the two sundae dishes and the little trinket boxes....they came in a lot) There are a few more pieces I would like to have....but I have to stay off the ebay for now! It is so addictive!
Look what the mailman brought me today.... My winnings from Stefanie Rose Petals and Rust

I love my scale and look at the sweet little tags.....Thanks Stefanie!


  1. I love the crow plate(-: I love crows. I think the corn is awesome too(-:

  2. Your dishes are wonderful! I love the corn, but you will have some very angry squirrels at your place when they get wind of it, LOL! Congrats on your winnings, love the scale:)

  3. How neat! I do like your ideas!
    I certainly AM a dishes kinda girl...I have too many and it is so hard to part with them! Happy late birthday!

  4. Oh that corn is neat! Love your new set of dishes-lucky you ;)
    COngrats on that win too!

  5. Love your corn. I have some dishes with the same pattern that you. I found them in YS in my neighborhood, 10 pieces for $1.00. Congratulations on your winnings!

  6. Oh my!!!!I love your birthday dishes. What a sweet hubby to let you loose on ebay! It sure is addictive. I know I spend way too much time there! Congratulations on your giveaway win. The rusty scale is prim wonderful! I just love what you did with the corn. They look great on the dryer! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Loretta

  7. Saw your blog listed on Tootsie's and caught beeswax, being the daughter of a beekeeper I had to take a peek. What a great idea, thanks for sharing.

  8. What a great birthday gift!
    And I love how you displayed them!
    You are such a lucky girl to have won that scale...I was hoping it was me...but if not me, than you!
    Have a great day!

  9. Happy belated birthday! Love the dishes, you have displayed really good, You are blessed one with that scale. Thanks for the idea with the corn, very cool idea.

  10. all I can say is...........Wow!!! congrats on the win, and on the dishes!!!!

  11. I love the dishes and that beautiful red hutch!! Gorgeous!!

  12. I have a few pieces of the dishes...they look so nice in your cupboard! The crow plate is so neat I've never seen that before:)

    Love the idea with the corn and they look great on the dryer!

    Love that scale...lucky you!

  13. What a fun and fabulous post! I love the corn and I really LOVE your dishes. Enjoy them!

  14. Hi Beth, I've been checking out your blog for a couple of months but never commented, however I just launched my own blog so I can officially follow you and comment now! Love your corn dryer and your beeswax idea for the corn.. and you keep it in a crockpot! Clever idea, I might have to check the thrift stores for one :) Congrats on your winning and happy belated birthday. Oh, I did check out your prim shop.. LOVE IT! I love how you used yard sale items as display pieces and so many things are handmade. That is exactly what I would do. Thanks!! Hayley


  15. Have you had any problems with the corn sprouting after being in the heat?


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