Vintage Recipes

I love these old recipes. As my venture is Vintage Tea Parties. All adds to the feel of things

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Look what you find when you least expect it…

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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

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All things Vintage…..today vintage china, my magpie attraction and collection for soooooo many items!!

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.

I digress..again.

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

Getting close to relaunch

Card stocks moving along  I hope, I’m getting organised with my cards thought I’d put some pics in readiness while I’m organising a few things.

DSC_0301Hard work but really worth it in the end.

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Beautiful Baby Girl

Beautiful Baby Girl

This will cheer you up

This will cheer you up

Just For You.....

Just For You…..

 

 

 

Time flies all to quickly….

Special Cards for Special Friends

Special Cards for Special Friends

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.

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I’ve put some cards on just to encourage myself to get cracking for the fayres!!

 

 

 

Home Remedies

Word Wabbit

Anise—sinusitus, memory

Fennel—gas

Parsley—bladder, kidney

No aspirin—for eye health

Rosemary—headaches, fights inflammation

Turmeric—prevents cataracts

Tymme—gas

Ginger—fights inflamation

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

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Humility

Cats at the Bar

DSC_5306“Humility is perpetual quietness of heart.

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.”

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Using Your Mind as a Tool

This bang on the button

Crystal Nuding Consulting

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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