Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Vintage and Spotty!

These beautiful Aynsley china spotty cups and saucers, look fabulous as a centre piece on a table or on the corner of your kitchen dresser. I have made some with the old fashioned smell of old Victorian tea roses or the light aroma of earl grey tea.
Once you have used your candle, the dish can be used to make a lovely fresh flower display too!

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Monday, 21 September 2009

My Baking Bible

When I was growing up I loved to bake.
Everything I baked in my early years came from this little book, which I was recently given a copy of. This is the actual version which my mouth watering (sometimes!) efforts came from.
It was a little gem!
If you contact Be-Ro you can get a new up-to-date version.
With none of the 'helpful advice' for the woman of the house!
However I'll stick with this one - a stroll down my baking-memory lane.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Candle Making

I am in my kitchen today feeling gloriously creative when it dawned on me you might like a little look at what I am doing!

I thought you might enjoy seeing some candles I am in the process of making today.

They are of course organic soya wax, as always.

They are scented with various natural scents; rose, lavender, tea, etc.

As you can see my vintage containers are very different from the mass produced plain glass jar style.

I like to think my beautiful vintage containers all have their own unique personality.

I am having such a lovely day, the sun is shining in my garden, I have the doors wide open with the radio on in the background.


Monday, 14 September 2009

I am in Love!

With the evidence of the Cypriot sun on my skin and although I only returned home last night, already I long to go back.

Once again I have fallen 'head over heals' in love with this beautiful island.

Graceful pink flamingos return to bask in the glory of Cyprus and enjoy the beautiful salt lakes in Larnaca.

Cypriot people are so friendly and welcoming, and so proud of their beautiful country, rightly so.

I don't know what magical hold Cyprus has over me but I know I'm not alone, just watch when you mention Cyprus to someone who has been, their face melts into a smile and I can see like me, they too are smitten.

The week before I flew out to Cyprus, I was listening to Ken Bruce on Radio 2, and someone mentioned Cyprus on his show, he sighed and said "Ahhh Cyprus, beautiful Cyprus", and I couldn't have agreed more.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Coco Before Chanel

If you haven't seen it yet, go now.
It's a visual feast!