Friday, May 28, 2021

I am back :) happy Friday!

 Good morning everyone and happy Friday! I am back after a long break in posting, there was just too many things going on.

Anyway, just wanted to start writing again :) Summer is almost here so I am preparing a new inventory for both shops for the coming holidays 2021.


Here is one of the new listings and a new addition to a vintage celestial jewelry collection in my shop, a Native American made sun and moon earrings. A very impressive design and a quality work! Marked with a Waletzko Sterling and a rising sun symbol. I only have 1 pair so please let me know if you are interested. 

 Listed at agardencottage on Etsy, please click HERE to go directly to the listing.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

A Labor day sale, September 3 9PM - September 7 9PM, 2020

The summer is over and I am celebrating Fall (my favorite season!) by offering a Labor Day sale. From 9PM on September 3rd to 9PM on September 7th, 2020 you will be able to get 10% off when you spend $35, in both of my shops on Etsy. This is a great way to start your Holiday shopping early!

If you are looking for sweet vintage finds, unique jewelry and home decoration items please stop by

If you are looking for great quality hand knit and crochet items please stop by

Hope you will find what you are looking for at my shops!

Monday, August 24, 2020

The end of summer: get ready for Fall!

The end of summer! It is maybe 114'F weather in Arizona today but it might be colder where you are at. Fall is almost here so it's time to get ready to warm up! Warm hands, warm heart, after all. 

These gloves are hand knit in simple rib pattern in soft alpaca and acrylic mix yarn. 

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Colors available: tan/ beige, black and military green. 

These gloves are listed at socksandmittens on etsy, see listing details in my shop (link to shop below).

Happy Fall!

SocksAndMittens on Etsy

Friday, November 29, 2019

Black Friday and Cyber week savings at agardencottage and socksandmittens shops on Etsy

It's that time of the year and I am having Black Friday/ Cyber week sales at both of my shops.

If you thought of getting some warm knits or crochet items this holiday season please hurry, the stock is limited. We will be glad to see you at socksandmittens. 

For vintage goods and baking supplies please stop by agardencottage on Etsy 

Now through December 3, 2019.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful to all our customers who supports our small business.

A toast to all of you for a Happy Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful time with your families this Thursday!

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Harvest cooking: layered apple cake

My friend gave me lots of apple (thank you, Carol!) so I baked a layered apple cake. Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe so here it is.

Layered apple cake

Dry ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup farina cereal or semolina
1 cup sugar
1 table spoon baking powder
1/2 tea spoon cinnamon
a dash of salt

7 tart medium apples or 13-14 small ones / about 6 cups when shredded. If your apples are sweet you may want to reduce the amount of sugar.
1/4 tea spoon nutmeg

1 stick cold butter (has to be refrigerated until needed)

rectangular baking pan
cooking spray
wax paper or parchment paper

How to make an apple layered cake:
1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl, divide the mix into 3 parts.

2. Prepare your apples: remove core, seeds and peel. Shred them with vegetable shredder, mix with a nutmeg and divide to 2 parts.
3. Preheat your oven to 350"F degree. Prepare your baking pan: spray it a cooking spray, line with a sheet of either wax or parchment paper and spray the paper.
4. Arrange the layers in your baking pan: spread 1st part of dry ingredients, then add apples on top. Repeat one more time, then add the remaining dry ingredients as a last layer. We got 3 dry ingredients layers and 2 apple ones.
4. Take your butter out of refrigerator, quickly shred it on the same vegetable shredder and arrange on top of last layer.

5. Bake at 350'F for about 45 minutes until the cake will turn golden brown. Remove from the oven, cool it down, slice and serve. It will pair well with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.


I am back :) happy Friday!

 Good morning everyone and happy Friday! I am back after a long break in posting, there was just too many things going on. Anyway, just wa...