Our nightime temps have tumbled..
I found I was craving a cup of tea or two in the afternoon..
about 20 yrs ago..I was still working..it was our 25th wedding anniversary and for some reason I felt we should mark the occasion..at that time I had my mom's china..that I love..paper thin..cobalt/ultramarine border..and a set of 12 Zeller's clear dishes..( 12 for $25.00 I think:)..
so being into gardening we bought ouselves this set.
Pretty pretty..and for 10 yrs I did use it..but the last 10 I have hardly used it..we just don't entertain..except family..and the boys are still young for fancy pants dishes..so I use clear mostly..and I confess to having started collecting dishes at that time..
so I have enough forever and a day and someone will luck out at a future garage sale..when I am gone .
All this to say I saw a tea cozy that reminded me of the dishes..I also found Kathleen on the Varage Sale part of Facebook..who knits on order.
and I asked if she could make it..she bought the pattern..and made me the cozy.
I see a lot of future use out of the tea cups and plates:)
She is an expert knitter..and accepts custom orders.
If ever someone would like something knit perfectly..let me know:) my contact w/ her is through the mail at VS..we have met now also:)
Just wanted to show you how darn sweet it is.
I have another she made me..and it is unbelievably cute..you'll see:)
So the colder nights are making the tomatoes take their sweet time to ripen ..but when they are ready..they are pretty:)
On IG you get inspired..either the cookies..the painting..the crafts..the gardens..pretty towns..pretty homes..
one night Stephanie Fehrenbach was offering a course..for those flowers we see everywhere..have not watched the video but the PDF files show how to make those cute floral wreaths etc.."le fun"~♥
By the way.. use good watercolor paper..I used that GREY watercolor book from Winner's/TJ Maxx..
it's NOT watercolor paper.
I did not notice the paper is grey..
Mes filles continue to please me with their pretty faces ..quirky attitudes and their love of Kraft slices:)..they will be snowbirds come much cooler temps and reside at the best AirBnB possible and I will miss them:(
Caramelle and Bécassine.
I made a small batch maple pecan scones..I added pansies..a touch..the recipe is not amazing..so I won't share..just make your best scones and add some pansy petals:)
but..hey..I love the box to give as a gift..blank..just watercolor..or do what you want on the template!
Just Google templates for pie wedges or scones..print on cardstock..or paper like I did..watercolor..and glue on cardstock..so cute!You can find some here.
I find Geraniums.. the Targaryens in a garden:)
Because now we have one more Targaryen..lol
I dislike Cersei with a passion..
I had to Google the spelling..
my daughter knows all the names..I know the faces and who I like;)
And yes..Keurig happened.. we have a Cuisinart coffee machine that grinds our beans..and yum:)..we have a Breville espresso maker..and Jacques loves it..we have a Nespresso frother and..wow..
I am always tempted by my daughters/son-in-laws..full on Nespressos..and at Costco..I sample and am tempted..
but ..I am a Hazelnut coffee lover..
we spent a weekend away with the whole family:)
And the Airbnb had a Keurig.
Geesh.. so EASY..for me.
so I came home and Googled and Amazon'ed..and sure enough Van Houtte had a highly rated Hazelnut Keurig Cup..
(add to cart..chaching.)
I have to admit.
Je t'aime Keurig♥
And it lives here now.
Coffee is very good for us..
As is green tea..
And dark chocolate ..
and a mediterranean diet.
And Jamie Oliver's 5 Ing new book..I found this recipe HERE.I love his blog..his pics..♥
This was delicious.
I thnk this book must be a winner.
Notes..I had NO burratta..I had soft mozza..but wanted a kick..I used Emmental..very different and easy omelet..
...plating the heirloom tomatoes and herbs and oil and balsamic before cooking the omelet..as an omelet waits for no one♥