Whatever you do..if you love nutmeg and a great muffin..make these.♥
This sweet adorable boy turned 11 yesterday♥
The above..watercolors from a photo his mom took that I loved..Prima Marketing Decadent Pies watercolors.. added some Payne's Grey..forget which make..painted on a Strathmore Watercolor Card.I like the decadent pies for skin so much..always have..the 4th color on top doesn't moisten well for me and I never use white..so..that's my honest review.
Footnote ..nothing ..nothing..is under $20.00 here..lol..in art supplies..I have bought my sets while visiting the US..I have 3 I think..like them all..
le mois de Marie..is May..
but the prettiest month is perhaps June here.(It was ..lol until 3 days ago..)
From Spring to Winter's edge..you will not find a prettier place;)
Kidding..so many places have their oomph♥
But for us..that's THE time frame;)..here.
June w/ the first Irises..and Catmint..and some Peonies..
Rhubarb..and Chives and Parsley..Mint and Thyme..Miss Kim Lilacs..
Bridal Wreath Spirea,annuals..settling in.. some not..seeds sprouting..
Some rotting..;( Some drying out:( Some not showing up:(
But so much color compared to winter and so much popping joy in the gardens..
" Take this cloak off us and set us free"...said my gardens.
On IG I do teacup Thrsdays w/ Linda @ http://linda-keaveney.blogspot.com/
Just showing a teacup or two from our homes..some from moms..aunts..tag sales..brocantes..Varage Sale..Kijjijji ..
Some w/ loads of sentimental value..others just because we like them.
I wish I would have collected Brambly Hedge in the 80's..
This wedding cup is one of my faves..
It's 44 yrs this year so I bought myself this gift on Varage Sale.
Last year we were at The Cape..meeting Susan Branch..
this year we are home.So..the lobster rolls are local..i.e..my kitchen..
I loved it..the Cape..always have always will..but it takes 8 hours to get there and once you're on the Cape..even early June..well the traffic..it's pretty bad.
It was all so worth it but staying home this year..
C'est la vie..la vraie vie.
Susan is in England now..I bet you are all following her..she's having the time of her life w/ Joe..
Made Ricardo's rhubarb cake for the umpteenth time..here it is..used Tonka as the spice instead of vanilla and cinnamon..Every French from France pastry show uses Tonka..the bean..and grates it.
I finally ordered some from France..just getting a packet..letter etc from France..always a treat!:)
And ohmygosh the cake is was and will always be good..but Marie's nutmeg muffins? I CANNOTRESIST.
I sprinkled a touch of sugar on top after baking..
As in ParisBreakfast 's Letters from Paris:)♥
I am going to try and find a way to display them :) More prettily than I have them;)
They are little treasures.
I think a book should be made by Carol:)
I am sure many of you do too.
Snail mail came twice♥I am hoping to add pink hollyhocks to my blacks..I read ..and I am sure I did this years ago..that sprouting hollyhocks..works great in paper towel..Fingers crossed♥
I wish you all a nice weekend..
I read this so many times this week and have always loved it..
So let's all do it.
Be kind..many you meet are fighting a hard battle~