Xmas Baking Day ♥
Have you had a good weekend?
Today, the weather is definitely on the chilly side
with some very strong winds in our corner of the world
and so I have migrated to our warm kitchen to finally bake my Christmas cake.
I soaked all the lovely fruits in brandy overnight and there is a
very festive aroma around here...so lovely!
I am still managing to be unusually organised for Xmas
this year and continue to fulfill all my good intentions.
Surely, this can't possibly continue!
Can you spot the little vintage Be-Ro book there?
It belonged to my grandma, Mary Jane and has survived the test of time.
It's full of traditional recipes and some very interesting advice too
which I must show you more of one day!
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A couple of weeks ago I was asked by lovely Al McCavery of
♥ All Tea Towels ♥
if I would like to choose two of my favourite tea towels from his site
for a review and after having a good look around,
I decided it would be great fun to choose something that identifies
with our little tearoom!
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Making my choice was harder than expected though
as I was faced with an array of my favourite themes
...Nostalgia and Retro, Dogs, Birds, Butterflies, Nautical,
Flowers and Greengate to name just a few....
My choices finally lay in the 'British' category.
I am such a fan of the original World War 11 poster
'Keep Calm and Carry On'
(In fact, I do seem to repeat this constantly to myself these days
and on the whole it does have a positive effect I am pleased to say!)
I think this would look fab too in a poster frame too.
My second choice was the Brit themed teapot, cup and saucer tea towel
because I do love my tea, as many of you know!
One of my daughters also said that it reminded her of
'Alice in Wonderland'...decision made!
All the tea towels are beautiful quality designer linen, cotton and linen union
and the service is second to none with First Class same day dispatch in the U.K
and extremely low postage rates worldwide.
There is also a lovely section on the history of tea towels
which basically explains how ingenious we women can be!
Yes, we do like that, don't we ladies?
And the really good news...
is that they will be part of a little Giveaway at a later date
Thank you so much Al !
(I have since returned and am now the proud owner of
a lovely scottie dog tea towel too..the subject of my latest crafty make..
more about that very soon!)
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On the subject of Giveaways..
There is still time to join in the
♥ Autumn Giveaway 2011♥
which will end on December 2nd
for a chance to win these lovely yarns
(Click here for details)
Thank you so much
to everyone who has already called by to take part.
It has been so lovely to see you all
and the very best of luck ....I only wish I had a prize for everyone!
We have also reached 2 milestones here in the last couple of weeks!!
3000 5* Feedbacks on Ebay
followed by 3000 sales on ETSY over the weekend
Thank you so much to everyone...
I feel so lucky to be having this much fun!
2pm by the tearoom clock!
(I have an awfull lot of counting to do now!)