Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Thrift Store Finds.

I am sharing some treasures
I've found over the Winter.

 I'm having a tea in this pretty
Paragon china tea cup.

It's maple syrup time here in Quebec.
I'm have Pouding-Chômeur or
Poor Man's Pudding.
A French Canadian pudding.
I will share the recipe later.

 This crochet pansy doily is so pretty.
The silver spoon below,
 has a edge on the tip.
I wonder what it would be used for.
Maybe grapefruit?

Another pretty doily.
A lot of time and skill go into
these beautiful pieces.
and they end up at Thrift Shops.

Blue vase with a bird.

The vase is about 1 ft. high and has this marking under.

This Asian pot below, looks like a tea pot with no handle.
It's must be a hanging plant pot.

 Holes in four corners.
Thanks to Bernideen Canfield, at Bernideens Tea Time Blog, 
her visit and comment below, I've learned that, 
It's possible there were rattan handles in the holes,
and it served as a teapot.
(Why didn't I think of that)

 Candle holders

Happy Spring!

Thanks for visiting my blog xo

Monday, April 9, 2018

A Spring Tea 2018

It's the 9th of April.
We're still getting snow in this 
region of Eastern Quebec.
It's been a long snowy cold Winter.
I'm anxious for sunshine and 
warmer temperatures.

I'm setting up for a Spring tea.

In a flower theme.

 Yellow flowered teapot and cups and saucers.

There is a signature on the vintage tablecloth.
~Vera ~
for more on this talented artist.
click here :

Happy Spring!
Thanks for your visit xo

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Easter 2018

I hope you all had a Happy Easter. 

I spent Easter visiting my sister Carol,
 and my daughter's family near Montreal.
On Saturday, we had supper at my sister Carol's.
We had turkey and all the trimmings.

A feast

I brought the dessert.
Blueberry Raspberry and Rhubarb Crisp.

Easter Day,
I had lunch
with my daughter's family and friends,
The first couple on the left.

Lots of beautiful delicious food.

Octopus, not my favorite.

We had a real treat for dessert.

We had a "Bake Off" between two cooks, Kate and Suzanne.

Pouding Chômeur - Poor Man's Pudding
A Quebec traditional dessert.

On the plate,  the first one is Suzanne's.
The one on the right is Kate's. 
Maple ice-cream in the middle.

This one below was baked by Kate.
Oven Baked 45 mins.
Kate's is made with the cake batter on top of the cake,
 during baking it seeps to the bottom, like magic.
Kate is only 15 yrs. old and already a great cook. 

Next one is by Suzanne.
Crock Pot for 2 hrs.
She made hers with the cake batter on top,
and the maple syrup mixture,  on the bottom.

They were both very very delicious.
They both won. 

Also a Egg Hunt
for the children.

We were entertained by my Grandkids,
Sabrina and Mathieu at the Keyboard.

Carol's Bunnies

Happy Spring!!

Thanks for your visit xo