Sunday, August 3, 2008

Keeping with the Candy Theme

Perhaps I'm featuring too many candy themed posts lately? Nah! I've always had a sweet tooth! One of my favorite candies is salt water taffy and one of the best places to find it is in Cape Cod. There is one particular place that we like to go to every summer. They have an adorable outdoor booth with bins and bins of the sweet, sticky stuff. I especially love their boxes. They are very retro - I have a feeling they are the same boxes they have had for years and have only been updated with info like their website. I am especially enamored with the back of the box. It is relatively simple but I love the blue and the graphics. I decided to use it in a collage.
I added some vintage wallpaper and crepe paper taffy treats to frame the box and a little scalloped awning to give the feel of the taffy stand which has a red and white striped awning.

It brings back yummy vacation memories every time I look at it!


27 comments:

Lori said...

CUTE!!! i love how you made the candies:) so sweet Karla!!!

The Other Side of Me said...

Karla,

This totally reminds me of growing up on the Jersey shore. I still love salt water taffy! Cute art!
Tammy

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Really cute! I finally got to see your magazine article and I was so proud for you! Love the boxes.

Fete et Fleur said...

Pure sweetness!! My neighbor just brought me some salt water taffy this weekend.

Hugs!
Nancy

Sandra Evertson said...

Beautiful, the colors are Yummy too!
Sandra

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

WOW! Darling!

M ^..^

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Nothing says the beach like Salt Water taffy. As a child I always bought a box on our visits to the beach even though it was never my favorite. :) I just always like the colors

Natalea said...

I absolutely LOVE this Karla! great idea! xo

Beth Leintz said...

You can't have TOO many candy posts- the taffy box is darling and I love how you "recycled" it.

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Love the candy posts.....you are gearing up for lolli ~pop shops.
Your cute necklaces will be a big hit.
Salt water taffy always reminds me of trips to the coast....I just like the strawberry or cherry flavor though.

Sandy said...

Too cute! I love salt water taffy - used to get it every time we went to Ocean City in Maryland.
Have a fabulous week.
Blessings,
Sandy

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Very delightful! Just like in Life!!!!! How *sweet*!
*Heidi*

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

That's very pretty, Karla. BTW, I tagged you for a silly little meme. Read about it on my blog and see if you'd like to do it. Have a great day, Karla.

Jenn said...

That is TOO Cute!! Gotta love the taffy, wow I haven't had any in YEARS, since we lived out near the Cape in 1998.

Jenn

vintagebella ~ andrea said...

Those are adorable! And who doesn't love candy!I know I do!

Merci-Notes said...

well, noticing that your previous post was titled
"I Want Candy" I would guess that you need more candy! Once again I love how you take something and make it even better!!!
Hugs,
Mary

Jeanie said...

Hi, Karla -- this is so cute! It just makes me happy -- I can't resist pretty taffy -- it always looks so lovely!

A note is on its way to you with thanks for your "sweet" surprise -- it's perfect with a t-shirt I bought on vacation! Enclosed in the note are some of those Egyptian wrap pieces. They're small (to fit in the envie), but if you can use a bigger piece, drop me an email and I'll get it off to you! (Stop by my drawing!)

Amy said...

How cute is that? i am reminded of my childhood summers from that too. summer by the sea, for sure. Also, love the other candy posts, but now I could use a little treat :).

Gypsy Mermaid said...

aww its soo cute!! I love the colors so retro so me!! hehe hugs

toodles-
sarah

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Very cute!

My hubby loves saly water taffy. I never think I do, until he buys it, and then I wind up to eat half the bag. LOL

Kimberly :)

Natasha Burns said...

It's so cute Karla! You make such thoughtful and sweet creations. I'd love to taste some salt water taffy, I have no idea what it is, but have heard of it for ages!

Vicki C said...

That turned out darling Karla!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

What a 'sweet' way to recycle a souvenier!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Oh my gosh!!!! What a fabulous idea, Karla!

If you ever crave taffy in the off-season, just let me know and I'll send some on down! ;)

cammyk said...

Absolutely darling Karla. Brings back memories of our beach vacations as a kid.

Bejeweled said...

That turned out so cute!

You can never have too much candy or posts about candy :)

Lisa said...

Salt water taffy is good for my taste buds and sadly bad for my teeth-lol.

I still eat it when I can find it though-just verrrrry carefully.

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