It is cold and wet and grey here today, but my morning was brightened by a parcel.
At the weekend I won a beautiful pair of vintage copper and enamel bowls on eBay
the colours are just glorious, although trying to get good photos on this grey day has proved a challenge
the labels on the back say Handmade by Kareka - Nantucket, Hyannis and Key West
This one is quite large, 11 inches across
Just loving their jewel brightness!
Bessie is taking it easy today, no great desire to be out in the rain, whilst I
finished a cushion I started yesterday
made in lilac and white Toile de Jouy ( Laura Ashley ) and a cheerful red gingham, trimmed with red binding
It is just right for the chair in my kitchen
Having failed to find reasonably priced round cushion pads I made my own very simply using an old sheet, a round tray, and a bag of stuffing.
like I did when I made my first round crochet cushion cover
I think Logan likes it
Whilst I was finishing the cushion this morning, a wonderful fresh lemony aroma was wafting around the house.
A visit to From Beyond my Kitchen Window this morning resulted in trying out a simple recipe for making your home smell like a Williams Sonoma store, and having heard of the store but never visited one I was intrigued to try it out!
The recipe is simple, using fresh lemon slices, rosemary sprigs, vanilla extract and water.
Preparing the fresh simple ingredients was therapeutic in itself, cosy in the warm kitchen after a dash to the garden to pick wet sprigs of rosemary as the rain came down, slicing into a fresh juicy lemon, then putting it all in a pan with water and vanilla, then on the stove to simmer and fill the house with its wonderful, zesty aroma.
Pop over here to read it for yourself!
Enjoy your Wednesday wherever you are!