For Thanksgiving, I went to Ohio to be with my Mom and sister. I took my mom some homemade caramels from a recipe from my friend, Diana, at Nana Diana Takes A Break. Diana has THE BEST caramels recipe on her blog and I had been wanting to make them for sometime now. My sweet Mom has loved candy her whole life, and I received the sweets gene from both of my parents! I remember when I was a little girl, she would send me to the candy store (yes, just like you picture, with glass cases and all kinds of candy behind the counter), and I would bring her back some. Yes, life was simpler and somehow safer back then. My Mom always looks so pretty and I learned to make a cozy home from her. She has such a sense of style, and even at the age of 87, she still coordinates her outfits beautifully, with a pretty necklace (which she made), and a matching belt. I'll never live up to her style coordination. Mom has always loved caramels, and Diana was kind enough to tell me to share the recipe on my blog, because she's a "let's share kind of gal". To check out Diana's recipe and how she packages them so very attractively, please visit her recipe here, and tell her I said "hi"!
My Mom has loved to shop at thrift stores and several years ago she found this stacked teapot/teacup set. Isn't it pretty?
I am sharing this with these lovely parties: