Sunday, September 30, 2012

Talented blogger friends,Pink Depression glass and lots more

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 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.
xx jeanetteann

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.


Kays Kids said...

I agree much better than seedlings. I'm so glad you found them all matching. They look wonderful all together.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Now I am hungry after seeing all that food! Looks delicious. The things you got in the mail are great too. Don't know much about pink depression glass..but it sure is pretty :)

Sue McPeak said...

Hi JeanetteAnn...I'm a huge fan of pink depression glass and have a few pieces which include a cake plate that was my MIL's. It's chipped but priceless!

How special are your gifts and Marydon...she is a terriffic lady and a very special blogging friend.

I hung in there through the food was hard, but I have my morning coffee to sip on as I drool over all that great looking food. It smelled good, too. Now, I'm starving and really ready for breakfast.

Hope this Sunday is a Blessing to You....Sue

Susan said...

Oh my, Jeannetteann: The depression glass is sooooo pretty. Also, the cameo is to be cherished. Your cooking was awesome! Thanks for sharing. Great job on all! Susan

Alessandra said...

Your food looks delicious! Very pretty gifts and shopping.

Gina said...

Those are beautiful gifts that you received! I adore that pink depression glass cake plate.
Your food looks wonderful! YUM!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Jeanetteann,

Congrats on your new gorgeous cameo and cake topper. I just adore your pink depression glass. I have several pieces and just love them. I see you have been cooking up a storm - looks delicious!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Jeanetteann,

I forgot to mention in my last comment that your beautiful pink depression glass appears to be the lovely "Madrid" pattern; however, I don't think it is the original "Madrid" by Federal Glass Co. made in 1932. It may be the "Recollection" which was later introduced by Indiana Glass. When Federal Glass went bankrupt, they sold the rights to this pattern to Indiana Glass Company. They later introduced new pieces. I would date these to be around 1976. I hope this helps you. Original Madrid is very rare and hard to find. I don't worry if something is a reproduction or not - its whether I like it or not. I really hope this helps you.

Merlesworld said...

Hi Jeanetteann,
The cameo is lovely, my grandmother had a collection of cameos many years ago and I have always liked them but they are hard to find these days, the food looks pretty good too.

Liz said...

Nice weekend! Your cooking is making my mouth water. :) I love your new cake plate. I think the pattern is called Madrid? I like that it is square and low. Very lovely. :)


P.S. Thank you for your kind comment about my Romantic Home feature. :)

Claudine from CondensedLoveHome said...

Dear Jeanet, I just found you at the Cowgirls party!
I loved the depression glass!!
And I loved all the food you made! I love to cook, and keep saying I will freeze some meals (I was once more organized and did that)! You got lots done this week!
Cheers, Claudine

Karen said...

Wow, you are making my mouth water with all the lovely food!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jeanetteann,
Your cameo is lovely. I love cameos myself. Love your pink depression glass. You found such wonderful pieces. And all that food; yum! This is a yummy post in more ways than one! Thank you for your visit and enjoy your day.


Trish said...

Oh, I think your depression glass is lovely!
I like the "square" shape too.
I would've bought them myself - you can always get those seedlings later on, lol!
The cameo is very feminine and the birthday piece is nostalgic and cute.
As for your cooking - wow!
You've been a busy girl, my friend - it looks fantastic!
Your love for your home and family is always so inspiring.
Thanks for linking up, Jeanetteann.
Have a blessed week..Trish xx

Jody and Stan said...

Hi Jeanetteann, I love the pink depression glass and the cameo are such wonderful treasures. Your dishes look so delicious. You are an amazing cook!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful pink depression glass and mighty tasty looking recipes also.

Barb said...

Hi Jeanetteann....Your pink depression glass is gorgeous. How fantastic that you found the matching cake stand to complete your set. I love it.
Have a good day
Barb from Australia

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What wonderful gifts you received! So pretty! Your depression glass you found is so lovely. I help out once a week making a meal for my daughter and family as she works full time. You've given me some new ideas for meal planning! I make pasties for my family, only using ground beef, potatoes, onions, carrots and rutabagas. It is the same as a meat pie only made individual. Hope you are having a good week!

Angela said...

My mouth is watering even without the smell of fresh baked yummies.
Your the best grand-mum ever!

Liz said...

Good Morning Jeanetteann,
Thank you so much for adding your sweet little arrangement to Fresh-Cut Friday. :) So glad to have you join in. :)


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Thank you, for your visit and very nice comment about my blog birthday. It's ladies like yourself that keep me wanting to do my very best and offer something fresh and sweet in every post I put on. Hope you have a lovely weekend.


Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Your red rose is beautiful and it looks like it must scent the air in your room so nicely. I have a very similar plate in free which belonged to my grandmother. And I do love cameos too. Both your winnings are wonderful. Coming over to you from Liz. Very nice to find you--I'll be back to see more of your lovely blog. Linda

Diane Mars said...

I am so glad you are pleased with your Birthday Girl it's so fun to see her all the way across the country and to bring joy to your daughters Birthday! ox, Diane

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You have a lovely blog! Your garden is stunning!!! I bet your quilt will be so pretty once you're done.

Linking from Fresh Cut Friday,
Ricki Jill

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