No wonder, Kelly’s image of a tea drinking bear appeals to me. Winter times are so wonderful to be indoors and enjoy the coziness of the house. And I really love this ‘new-to-me tea light .
I am also very very happy with my new-to-me lamps. I was searching for these for so long already and I wanted them so badly. They make me very happy! I scored them for a good prize (of course) at a local flea market. The shades were appalling beige and nicotine stained so they did not even enter the house. And Mr. Walker, the handyman, rewired them…safety first!
IKEA had the right shades of course. My Wonderful American Friends made me smile when they were somewhat puzzled at my happy yodeling and responded with a shrug and a “Yeah that’s stuff we grew up with.” Maybe they like them better with the new shades ;O)
I am faithfully working in my Sketchbook and loving it very much.
And how I enjoy knitting more preemie hats for the hospital and I am trying to finish this never ending shawl too.
Reading about Arthur Rackham and drifting of to the Lands of Magic and Fairytales whilst doing so.
Read this intriguing book on knitting and art.
Of course, Charley and I have our invigorating daily walks…but she also thinks it very cozy to have an excellent nap in the sunshine.
Baking these Cottage Cheese Pancakes is a delight, the smell is wonderful and the taste is even better. This is such a super no fail recipe: good for breakfast but also tasty cold, in the lunchbox and picnic basket.
* so you mix 1 cup of gluten free all purpose flour ( Bob’s Red Mill is the best), 4 tablespoons of almond flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, a little salt and three eggs with 1 1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese. Dilute with (almond) milk until batter is still firm but smooth.
Bake for about 3 minutes on one side ( or when you see those nice dimples) and then 2 minutes on the other in a medium hot frying pan.
This is also a good time to inspect all closets and cupboards for clutter and obsolete items…I do not like a cluttered house overflowing with ‘stuff’. To my surprise I found these two embroidered pillowcases and little table cloth. They are handmade and vintage and I used to have a whole pile of them. I thought I donated all of them back to the wonderful world of re-use and make somebody else very happy, when we moved from a country house in Canada to this sleek house in the suburb of Cincinnati. But these were hiding in a pile of fabric! I know there are blog friends who like this as well and I wonder if any one you would like to have them. There is a little rust stain in the little table cloth but for anything else they are clean and nice and well made. Just let me know, where ever you are in the world…I will do the pillow cases together and little table cloth separately. If there are more than two enthusiasts I will do a raffle.You can sign up until next Wednesday.
Het is heerlijk knus winterweer en hoewel we elke dag wandelen, is het binnen wel erg behaaglijk met thee, pannenkoekjes, breien en boeken en dutjes in de zon. Ook ben ik mijn jaarlijkse inspectie van kasten enzo aan t doen om overbodige spulletjes op te sporen. ( ik hou echt niet van teveel spul in huis) Zo vond ik deze vintage kussenslopen en tafelkleedje. Ik had heel veel van dit soort spulletjes in ons huis in Canada op t platteland. Maar ik had ze ‘doorgegeven’ toen we naar onze hippe stadswoning in Cincinnati verhuisden. Deze zaten verborgen in een stapel textielgoed. Wil jij de slopen of t kleedje graag hebben, dan laat t me maar weten. Zijn er teveel gegadigden dan zal ik ze eerlijk verloten. Je kan tot volgende week woensdag mee doen.
Love and Liefs, Johanna