Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Two weeks ago, the "big" magnolia in my village was pruned, and I asked if I could have some branches. They started flowering this week :-) Such a perfect excuse to play with shades of brown and pink!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Only 20 more granny squares to go

Writing for my blog made my realize I collect quite a lot of things: vintage china, enamelware, and books with pretty covers :-). I found these volumes from the fifties in the thrift store. I will probably not read them, but I really love these covers.

ps: the same rules for collecting apply: the books have to be cheap and have lovely covers :-)

Monday, March 14, 2011

March colors: shades of pale green

Last week was the first time this year I picked flowers from my garden, a little bunch of snowdrops :-).

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Priscilla bedspread book, 1914

As you may have guessed, I have a thing for throws and blankets. That's why I really liked the Priscilla bedspread book. It's a collection of crochet patterns for lovely bedspreads, downloadable for free here. These are some of my favorite designs:

Throws with flower and lace designs like these would not be warm, they would be an awful lot of work to make, but they are so so pretty! I also like the idea of making a throw with pieces of fabric and crocheted borders, like the one below:

All images were taken from The Priscilla bedspread book, 1914

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cups and saucers

It's a very sunny and cold March day, so I decided to try to take a picture of my vintage china. Spring is on its way, and I'm really looking forward to the open air brocante & antiques fairs. I collect cups and saucers, but only the ones I really really love (and cost less than 2 euro). That's why I've bought only three of them in the past year...