Saturday, November 22, 2014

Painted Corner Table

Another painted pretty completed by the Seamaster (that's Benny B's Painting LLC)! Corner table with cabinet and wrought iron frame holding 2 shelves. Paint color is Smoky Mountain Gray. Cabinet door has a pretty black star knob. Height is 70". Each side corners on table measures 16". Tabletop measures 22" in front. $80. Email catherinesbaubles@gmail.com if you are in the vicinity of Bel Air, Maryland and would like to purchase!






Saturday, November 15, 2014

Little Black Evening Wrap

Just in time for those holiday parties! Accent your little black dress with this crochet shoulder wrap! Made with shimmery black yarn and a black satin ribbon tie. One size. 7 1/2" length. $50. Only one available. Will take custom orders, too. Email catherinesbaubles@gmail.com to buy or order.



Wishgiver Mermaid Pendant

Make dreams come true in this Wishgiver #Mermaid Pendant Necklace. Pendant is 1.5" in diameter with pink stones and silver metal. Set on 18" silver plated, nickel-free Singapore chain. $15. Wishgiver mers live in lakes, ponds, rivers and waterfalls. Their fine, glassy hair is said to pick up every color of the rainbow. Email catherinesbaubles@gmail.com to purchase.


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Seamaiden Shrimp Gumbo


This shrimp gumbo recipe has quickly become one of the Seamaster's all-time favorites!

Ingredients
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 large onion, sliced
1 red pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans (14.5 oz.) stewed tomatoes
10 cups water
12 oz. frozen snap peas
13 oz. Turkey Hardwood Sausage, sliced
2 large chicken bouillon cubes
1 1/4 cup brown rice
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1 lb. large shrimp, peeled, deveined and sliced in half

Instructions
Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, red pepper and garlic. Coat with flour and cook until onion and pepper are softened.

Add tomatoes, water, snap peas, sausage, rice, cayenne and bouillon. Cover and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer with cover ajar until rice is cooked (approximately 35-45 minutes). Stir occasionally.

Add shrimp and cook through.

Makes 10-12 servings.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Shabby Pink Corner Stand



    A garage sailing find transformed into a pink beauty! Beautiful ‪#‎pink‬ painted folding stand for corner! Color is Ballet Slipper. 50 1/2" tall. Each side is 14". Shelves are 14" deep and 22" around the front sides. $45 + shipping. Email catherinesbaubles@gmail.com to purchase.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Pink Shabby Chic Birdcage

Just painted it pink! 12" tall. 8" diameter. $15 + shipping. Email catherinesbaubles@gmail.com to purchase!


Monday, October 6, 2014

The Seamaiden Goes Garage Sailing

The Seamaster and I went garage sailing over the weekend. Can't wait to transform this shabby chic find into a Seamaiden Posh treasure!


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall Crochet Wrap

Modern fall crochet wrap with a retro texture. Crocheted with vintage virgin wool. $50. Email catherinesbaubles@gmal.com to purchase.


Simple Pleasures

The beginning of fall in Mermaid's Lagoon means Orioles orange and Ravens purple mums will soon be planted!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Genuine Seashell Serving Plates

These genuine seashell serving plates come with seashell-topped plastic picks. The picks may be washed and reused! $10/set. Shipping costs apply if not picking up. Email catherinesbaubles@gmail.com to purchase.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ivory Crochet Shoulder Wrap

Snuggle up in this super-soft crochet shoulder wrap this fall! Only 1 available. 9" length. $30 + shipping. Email catherinesbaubles@gmail.com to purchase.



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mermaid-Tail Crochet Sweater

13 balls of silk bamboo yarn later, and I'm not dreading the cooler weather of fall quite as much. This oversized crochet sweater has sleeves that fan out wider than a mermaid's tail! And did I mention the color is called "Sea"? How perfect is that!


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Shabby Chic Pink Starfish Pillow

Another pink starfish crochet pillow complete! 15" x 15". $30. Email catherinesbaubles@gmail.com to purchase.  

Posh Pink Baby Sweater


Wrap your tiny little princess in a soft cloud of pink pineapple stitches with this crochet sweater lovingly handmade by yours truly! 14" from shoulder to shoulder. Length is 10". Fits infants approximately 0-3 mos. $20.00 + shipping. Email catherinesbaubles@gmail.com to purchase.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Lotus Flower Poncho

Pink up the cooler, crisper days of fall with this lotus flower poncho lovingly crocheted by Seamaiden Posh! One size. $45 + shipping. Only one available. Email catherinesbaubles@gmail.com to purchase.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Happy Labor Day!

Our mercat Sasha hopes everyone is having a lovely Labor Day weekend! 


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Simple Pleasures


A late summer morning spent with pink hibiscus is a vintage seashell vase and a mermaid wishing upon a starfish.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Treasures Left by a Mermaid


Mermaid birdcage with seashell embellishments. $49.99 plus shipping if not a local buyer. Email catherinesbaubles@gmail.com to purchase.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Starfish Pillows

Starfish Special! These adorable crochet starfish pillows are available in black, pink and maroon! Only 1 each left in stock! 15" x 15". $30. Email catherinesbaubles@gmail.com to purchase.  



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Pasta with Seared Tomatoes, Spinach and Mozzarella




This pasta dish is yummilicious and very light on the preparation muss and fuss, too!

Ingredients
8 oz. whole grain spaghetti or pasta of your choice, cooked according to package directions and drained
Cooking spray
1 cup grape tomatoes, cut into halves
3 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
29 oz. tomato puree
4 cups fresh baby spinach
Mozzarella pearls at room temperature
Ground black pepper

Directions
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and coat with cooking spray.
Cook tomato halves in skillet for 2 minutes or until seared. Remove from heat and set aside.
Reduce heat to low. Add olive oil to skillet. Add red pepper and garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add tomato puree and simmer for 8 minutes.
Remove skillet from heat. Add tomatoes, spinach and pasta. Toss until spinach wilts.
Divide pasta among serving bowls and add desired amount of mozzarella pearls to each serving.
Season with ground black pepper.
Approximately 4 servings.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Summer Crochet Skirt


Just finished this sweet little #crochet skirt for summer. Love the colors in this one!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Eggplant Rollatini

Super easy and super delish!



Ingredients
12 oz. whole grain spaghetti
1 eggplant, peeled and cut lengthwise into 8 slices
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves minced garlic
1 jar tomato sauce
3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook spaghetti according to package directions and drain.
Heat olive oil in in large skillet. Saute minced garlic one minute.
Cook eggplant slices in skillet until soft enough to roll up.
Remove eggplant from skillet and place on paper towels to soak up excess oil.
Spoon tomato sauce into a baking pan.
Spoon a heaping serving of spaghetti onto each slice of eggplant.
Roll eggplant slices over spaghetti.
Place eggplant slices seam side down into baking dish.
Top with Parmesan cheese.
Spoon a bit of tomato sauce over eggplant slices.
Bake until cheese has melted.
Serve immediately.




Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Seashell Picture Frame


Seashell picture frame. 10 x 13 matted to 8 x 10. $20. Email catherinesbaubles@gmail.com to purchase. 



Mermaid gown. Swoon! http://goo.gl/Lk7NKl

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mermaid Pendants Now Available at Pizzazz!



These incredible mermaid pendant necklaces are now available exclusively at Pizzazz! in Havre de Grace. Go check out this seamaiden's dream of a shop today!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Vintage Milk Glass Vase with Seashells


Bring a breath of fresh sea air to your d├ęcor with a 1970s milk glass vase embellished at the base with #seashells from my personal collection. Vase is 9" tall. 2 available. Available for sale exclusively at Pizzazz! in Havre de Grace! 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Scallops with Capers and Brown Butter Sauce


Ingredients
1 lb. sea scallops
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
4 tbsp. butter, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 tbsp. capers, drained

Directions
Pat scallops dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Melt 1 tbsp. butter in large skillet. Add scallops and sear on each side (2-3 minutes). Remove scallops from skillet and transfer to serving dish. Keep warm.

Melt 3 tbsp. butter in skillet and add garlic. Cook until butter begins to turn golden brown, but do not burn the garlic. Remove skillet from heat. Add lemon juice and capers. Spoon sauce over scallops and serve. Great with a bed of brown rice as a side! 2 servings.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tangerine Crochet Wrap

This tangerine shoulder wrap was fashioned with shimmering yarn, and it fastens with a large peachy pink silk flower pin. Wrap length is 9" and will fit small-medium sizes. Great accent for your strappy spring dresses! Available for purchase only at Pizzazz! in Havre de Grace. $39.99




Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Seamaiden Posh Crochet Lessons

Want to learn to crochet? I offer one-on-one beginner instruction that's fun, relaxed and learn-at-your-own-pace here in Bel Air, Maryland. Email catherinesbaubles@gmail.com for more information.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Spring Blooms Crochet Sweater

Finishing this crochet sweater this morning has me ready for spring to begin...for real!!



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Seashell Jewelry Music Box


A seashell jewelry and music box for your secret treasures. $20. Email catherinesbaubles@gmail.com to purchase.