Monthly Archives: January 2016

A copycat Liliha Bakery coco puff.

Hawaiian Coco Puffs

Anybody who has watched the modern version of Hawaii Five-O will know that the show has given shoutouts to many local businesses. One of the most ringing endorsements has been for the Liliha Bakery’s coco puffs. In one episode Danny Williams tells Chin Ho Kelly, “That is, without a doubt, the greatest thing I’ve ever tasted in my life. That should be illegal, it’s so good.” Like Chin Ho says, the Liliha Bakery sells about 7,000 of these tasty treats every day. So what the heck is a coco puff? It’s a cream puff pastry filled with chocolate pudding and topped with […]

A multicultural welcome sign.

Retro Craft | Multicultural Welcome Sign

My mom was a craft genius! Sprinkled throughout our house are some the the brilliant crafts and projects she came up with. One of my favorites is a welcome sign that hung by our front door for years. It had doll-like little girls holding out their hand to each other. Unfortunately Mother Nature was a little rough on the plaque over the years, so not it has been moved into storage. However, I decided it was time to update and remake this retro craft with a multicultural twist.

A cardboard TARDIS.

DIY Cardboard TARDIS

The TARDIS: an icon of British culture that has captured the hearts and imaginations of both kids and adults for over half a century. Who wouldn’t want a magical box that could take you anywhere and everywhere in the blink of an eye? Well now you can make your very own TARDIS! With just some cardboard, glue, and paint you can make a police box that would make the Doctor proud. This project is perfect for sparking your child’s imagination and creativity or just for spicing up any Whovian’s home. 

An afternoon tea with scones with clotted cream and jam.

Homemade Scones with Clotted Cream

I have been obsessed with scones with clotted cream and jam ever since I had them at a quaint little shop called Tea and Tattle in London. At first I wasn’t too sure about eating any sort of dairy product referred to as “clotted”. But oh my goodness, it is delicious, especially with a buttery scone and jam. These dainty little treats are perfect with a hot chocolate or cup of tea on a cold, rainy day!

Sarah Berrett

Hello World!

“Life is an ever shifting kaleidoscope: a slight change and all patterns alter.” -Sharon Salzberg Hiya! Welcome to my first blog post on Antique Kaleidoscope. So why did I chose the name Antique Kaleidoscope? Well here’s a few reasons why…