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23 July 2009

Blissful Blueberry Bakewells on ModCloth Cooks


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As you may have noticed, two of my absolute favourite things are dresses and baking, so when Lindsay over at ModCloth asked me to contribute to the ModCloth Cooks section of their blog, I was thrilled!

I was lucky enough to choose this darling little frock and a recipe to go with it.
I could go on and on because it was so much fun putting it all together but you should read it for yourself Blissful Blueberry Bakewells on ModCloth

Thanks again, ModCloth!

21 July 2009

I heart Sunday.


Every Sunday morning is the same in our house, we try to wake up early. Then we walk over to the local boot sale to rummage around in all the old tat in hope of finding a hidden treasure or two. On our way home we stop at my favourite deli Valvona & Crolla for a huge, round Sour Dough loaf. Then it off home for breakfast and Sunday Roast prep.

tatfinds

As we all know, thrifting is a hit or miss affair and this Sunday was a big fat miss!
Thankfully my Mother came to the rescue. We've had this Oxo jar in our kitchen ever since I can remember but I completely fell in love with it when I saw these pictures about five years ago. Finally my mum let me take it home. I'm so happy to finally have it in my kitchen that I don't even know what to use it for.

Everything else in the pictures I thrifted in the past couple of weeks. I found all the pie tins in a charity shop and originally only bought half of them, then after a guilt riddled evening, I went back for the other half. I kept thinking how someone, probably a dear old lady, had dutifully kept them together for years and years and then I come along and just break them up. I get stupidly sentimental over old things, even if they aren't mine.

I'm getting a little obsessed with buying milk bottles too. All because I poured boiling water into an old one (i know..i know..) and shattered the poor thing. Once again I was completely riddled with guilt and since then I've bought every one that I've come across.
At first I didn't realise that the small one had a face on it because I was so astonished that it had the original bottle cap, which has 1932 written inside. Needless to say, boiling water will not be poured anywhere near this one.

Luckily I've found a use for them. They make perfect vases for all this beautiful rosemary and lavender from my Mum's garden.




What have you thrifted recently? I love seeing others findings.

10 July 2009

Coco avant Chanel


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I've been listening to the score on spotify and becoming more and more excited about the film.

A period film, set in France, all about making dresses, starring Audrey Tautou, whats not to love?

Coco avant Chanel opens 31st July