I am on a doily hunt. Inspired by the many creative ideas on doilies, which I see passing by on the internet, I decided on making a table runner for Christmas. The last two years I built up quite a collection, but I still need one or two big ones and a few smaller ones to finish it off. With a bit of luck I will find some more on our local flea market, so that it will be ready on time.
The white coffee pot and egg cups, with scenes of Amsterdam canal houses & churches on them, are recent thrift store finds. For only 2,50 euro (pot) and 25 cents for the cups it was an absolute bargain. I think they look very stylish. They like the design at home too, but think it is not done to have an Amsterdam coffee pot in a Rotterdam home. It's betrayal of the worst kind! I am totally outnumbered,..... it's four to one......but the pot and cups are still in my cupboard (don't know for how long though :-)
We have lots of guests lately. The perfect opportunity to do some baking. The girls and I decided on chocolate cupcakes from the Hummingbird bakery cookbook. A good choice. The cakes were absolutely delicious! The sponge is light and moist and the chocolate frosting just perfect. I can recommend the recipe to you.
This week I made a slow start on my Christmas decorating. More about it next time!
A happy weekend to you all!
With a big kiss and hug to my uncle and aunt in Wahlwiller. Thinking of you.