I had two lovely parcels arrive this week
from two extremely talented blogger friends
They were packed so beautifully too
This one I won from Lu lu at Coastal Sisters
I am over the moon, it is so beautiful
I entered the give away on Marydon's blog
Lu Lu makes the most amazing jewelery
Isn't this divine. I am a real cameo collector too. I am so lucky
The other parcel was from Diane at Saturday finds
I ordered this little sweetie from Diane's Etsy shop
You should see the other lovelies Diane has there
This pretty is going to go onto my DD's Birthday cake next month
I love it, as will my daughter
Be prepared this post is long and if you are still with me
I will show you more
Remember a few posts ago
I showed you the lovely pink depression glass
candlesticks and cups and saucers I found
Well today in the same shop,I found the matching cake stand
I think it was probably there when I scored the others but I didn't see it
It was in a different cabinet tucked under another bowl
I actually went for a walk to buy capsicum seedlings
I think this is nicer. I didn't end up getting the seedlings :)I
I would love it, If someone could tell me what pattern this is.
I love the square shape of it and the saucers.
Wouldn't it be nice if I could find other pieces,like the cake plates
The pedestal matches the candlesticks
If you aren't too bored with this long post
Here is what else I have been doing this week
I felt just like cooking today.
Not baking as I have done so much of lately,
but the kind of cooking that fills the kitchen with lovely comforting smells
that make your mouth water.
I made these little lamb and potato pasties,
my Grandchildren love.
They are just the right size for their lunch boxes too.
I share a lot of what I cook with my family as they are all working full time
It helps them and I enjoy it. They reward me in so many other ways.
It doesn't cost me that much either.
My hubby and I go to the local supermarket Monday mornings very early
They mark down all their meat and chicken left over from the weekend.
Then on Wednesdays they have discount day.
Bolognaise ready to put with any type of pasta
Little cottage pies.
I freeze these without the cheese topping,
sprinkle on the cheese before popping in the oven to brown and heat through
They freeze well if wrapped securely to keep out the frost.
I made this one for tonights dinner.
Ready to serve with peas and carrots. mmmm
and something pretty before I go.
My first red rose of the Season
Thank you Diane, Lu Lu and Marydon
I hope you are having a nice day everyone.
I am visiting all my usual parties this week
and I'm going to visit some new one's
You can also join the fun by clicking on the links on my side bar.