Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A stroll in the garden

Today I'll take you for a stroll in the garden. So come with me ..........





























Hope you enjoyed that. Have a great week, won't you?

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Natural Dyes for Easter Eggs

I read this blog post on dyeing eggs using fruits and vegetables and natural foods and so I thought I would experiment to see where they would lead.
In Australia most eggs are brown, so in order to strip the eggs off of the brown pigmentation, you simply boil the eggs in white vinegar till the brown comes off, or if it doesn't, you will see that it becomes a slippery film and you can just rub with your fingers under cold running water, it rubs off easily to reveal white shells.
I hard-boiled my eggs in water before I did the brown-pigmentation-stripping because that way you don't risk the eggs breaking.
I have to say I had so much fun experimenting. Some of the eggs turned out a bit speckled because I didn't leave them in the fridge overnight, I only left them in for a few hours; but that's part of the experiement, and I like the speckled/uneven look as well.

I set them up with some egg cups with tealight candles and egg shells, and a genuine abandoned bird's nest with sugar-shelled choc eggs in a glass cloche pedestal set, all so very eggy themed!
More pictures........


How about some pictures with roses?
Roses are a bit shy there, let's see if they will "come out of their shells" a bit more.......
Well, getting better.........
Yes, much better, but a bit sideways-ish........
Now that's great! More?





And this was supposed to be a post on Easter Eggs Natural Dyes Experiment!!!!
Guess what happened to the eggs afterwards?

Yummmmm! And neither the dyes nor the boiling in white vinegar affect the eggs or the taste one bit! Have an awesome Easter, dear friends.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Spring Garden Collages

Today I've got some collages of my Spring garden for you, my dear readers.
Spring is undoubtedly a beatiful season, also a very busy one for me as well.
I enjoy being in the garden, it's sheer bliss especially with the gentle refreshing breeze bringing the heavenly scents of roses to my nose.
 I hope you enjoyed these collages, have a lovely week, everyone. Catch you later. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Spring Tablescape

G'day, dear readers and friends, how are you all doing? Hope everyone is well and enjoying your season. I want to say thanks to those of you who e-mailed me and wanted to know if I'm alright. You really are a lovely bunch. Yes, I am well, I've just been really busy. Thank you so much for your concern and care.
Spring is here and has been here for a while for us, here are some photos of the Spring tablesetting I did a while back.
I picked some flowers and herbs from our garden and used them as napkin rings for the natural linen napkins. I also added a personalised/initial lettered placecard which I made.


Looking from different angles


This wire basket came out for photo opportunities as well .........


Hope you enjoy your season wherever you are. I'd better go and fertilize and tidy up my garden enjoy my day. The garden is calling my name. Till next time.
P.S. This is the dining table we've been waiting for, right size, right style! It's been with us for a while now. Yay!