I love these old recipes. As my venture is Vintage Tea Parties. All adds to the feel of things
Again doing a bit of cleaning and look what I’ve found some bone china earings dating back to the 40’s
I knew they were somewhere but had’nt thought about them for years and I’ve suddenly come across them. They are clip on’s not many people had peirced ears in those days They are so pretty I would’nt wear them as they are very delicate, I’m sure theres a home for them somewhere
My battle with china hoardings!!!
Originally china does actually come from the beautiful country of China, where it was handcrafted in different parts of the country well this dates back many centuries, so if anybody has a find dating back to these times they would be incredibly lucky and probably spotted by an experts anyway.
Having said that there’s still plenty of pretty fine china to be had. Takes a bit of searching in bric a brac shops, in the UK the car boot is a great place to strike lucky then of course also we have charity shops where you will invariably pick something up. I’m always looking for something that is pretty to add to the pieces I’ve already got. Never ending really…
My collections are usually from Victorian up to the ’70’s. mainly consist of complete or part tea sets / dinner sets. I have to admit I never go looking for that piece to complete a set if I do find it and I can remember what I’ve got at home and its in excellent condition I’d probably make a conscious effort to buy…..never happened yet. Needless to say my pieces are quite random but I like it like that.
I’ve also been lucky to inherit pieces along the way over the years. Lets face it there was no hope for me really it has to go on I will admit I’m an avid collector of a number of vintage styles, for instance jewellery the deco era especially.
A recently bought plate is an example of a pretty design leaning towards probably the victorian / edwardian era as the holes on the edge of the plate where ribbon would be threaded through is indicative of that period of time. This not particularly a plate of value there is no marker on the reverse but it’s probably a replica of that time maybe produced in the ’30’s-’50’s or maybe produced as fair ground prizes. My tastes are varied.
I have to say all this varied collection prompted me to make use of my china some time ago and I did start hiring it out for small vintage tea parties which are very popular and in demand. It was a good move but then this wedding had to be organised and I let things slide a bit….should never do that but I’m still getting the odd enquiry so at this stage with no move taking place and no wedding happening in the near future, I’ve decided to move it forward again
Wishing myself a shedfull of luck. LOL
No more making excuses why I have’nt been getting on with things, too much involvement with a lot of things going on.
Have been busy house hunting in Bristol..not actually in the town but in a quieter location, a nice village would be ideal but I’ll see what happens, the thought of moving again is daunting though. the physicality of boxing everything up and organising the whole thing…..I think to myself , do I really want to do this ?????
Had another birthday recently…if only it brought with it a bit more wisdom!
Of course we’ve just had Mothers day here I was given a voucher to attend an Annie Sloan painting day, learning different techniques on using the chalk paints. I have been dabbling a bit with the paints, and they are amazing to use. Have only done small items, couple picture frames, boxes and bottles so really looking forward to my class. will treat myself over Easter I think. For me its an ideal gift, I was so pleased.
I’m thinking of getting involved with craft fayres this year so I must get cracking with card stocks, think it will be good fun, still planning my intended stock. I’m hoping to also go to an organic soap making course another craft that I’ve been thinking about it for ages, now I’m going to do it..really excited.
I’ve put some cards on just to encourage myself to get cracking for the fayres!!
No aspirin—for eye health
Rosemary—headaches, fights inflammation
Basil—gas, muscle spasms, upset stomach
Sage—boosts insulin action, antibiotic, antiseptic, fights infection
Fennel—appetite suppressant, clears lungs
Dark Chocolate with chile—life worth living
It is to have no trouble.
It is never to be fretted or vexed,
irritable or sore; to wonder at nothing that is done to me,
to feel nothing done against me.
It is to be at rest when nobody praises me,
and when I am blamed or despised, it is to have
a blessed home in myself where I can go in and
shut the door and be at peace, as in a deep sea of calmness,
when all around and about is seeming trouble.”
This bang on the button
We spend so much time leaning toward disaster, upset, negativity and despair that many people don’t realize there are ways around it. It really was important to err on the side of wrong for our caveman ancestors because it COULD have been a tiger lurking out in the bushes. That’s not the case these days.
Many people think they have to stay the way they are. “I’ve always been this way.” Well, if you’re happy, healthy, positive and abundant, great! If you’re not, you can change.
Your mind IS your master until you understand your control over it. Self awareness and taking responsibility for your own thoughts, words and actions is the key to using your mind as a tool rather than letting it be your boss.
Despite what you watch on the news we are not in mortal danger all day every day. Certainly not in the way our…
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