The weather this week has been rather cold and frosty but also very beautiful. I have put these cold days to good use and made all my finds from last week clean and sparkly. How very pretty and delicate this tea set is, I just had to give it a new home and lease of life.
I love embroidered table cloths, this one was hidden under a rather dishevelled pile of linens in an antique shop, it has spruced up a treat!
I’ve been promising Ruby that I would make jelly for sometime now but of course being me, needed something rather grand to make it in.
I’m not one for surprises but these lovelies came in the post unexpectedly; one I thought would take longer to arrive, the other was a late birthday present that I had no idea about. They both arrived on the same day, I was a happy girl.
Last week Tea with Ruby’s little teaspoons and sugar tongs had the privilege of playing a tiny part in Vicky Trainor’s photo shoot extravaganza. I also had the honour of popping in on the day it took place to see geniuses at work. Words can’t describe how fabulous it all looked, the colours and textures were breathtakingly beautiful. I am looking forward with huge excitement to see the images created by Vicky and Becky Mitchell. I’m lucky to be granted a few snippets to share on my little blog, thanks to the girls generosity.
This behind the scene shot was taken by the wonderfully talented Katie Byram.
And finally, it’s marmalade making time in the Day house. I plunged myself into the world of preserving last year. I borrowed my mother in law’s pan and made my first ever batch of marmalade. After her seal of approval I went full steam ahead and bought my very own pan and equipment. The pan is dedicated to her we call it SID (her initials). It has now made several batches of jam in varying flavours, chutneys and now, more marmalade.
Hopefully you will see the results next week along with the tried and tested recipe that I use. Happy days.