Saturday, March 23, 2013

Some beautiful Vintage finds...

I had so much fun going to the local church's garage sale today. They have it twice a year and it was massive and awesome. As per many op shops, some items were excitingly ridiculously cheap, but other things were so expensive, more than buying it new! But half the sales money went to the floods fundraiser, so it's a win win.  The kids used thier own pocket money to pay for face painting, cookies and a go on the jumping castle.
 
Here is some of what I bought:


 
Vintage glass pine cone Christmas decorations, 20c!!! I know!. They only had the 2, otherwise I would have bought more.
 
 
All of this for $9!! This is what I meant by excitingly cheap!

 
A silky oak cake stand $2. I know! I could not contain my excitement. This will be used next week for my son's Birthday cake. ( after some cleaning and polishing)

 
The 4 identical vases were $5 and I have been looking for ages for well priced small vases for displaying single roses in. Bargain!



Lou x

Friday, March 22, 2013

Yummy morning tea...

A quick morning tea catch up with my lovely friend, amid our hectic lives!
 
DIY hot chocolate by pouring in the melted choclate into hot milk.

 
 
 









Lou x

Monday, March 18, 2013

So much energy, for such a little girl...

Evie just loves dancing and will never sit still, even at 10pm she an be found dancing to the radio, jumping on her bed in dark!
 



 
 





Lou x

Friday, March 15, 2013

A lovely boys vintage picnic party...

We went to an absolutely beautiful 1st birthday and naming ceremony at
an historical house in Brisbane.
The theme was a vintage Teddy bears picnic. The food and atmosphere was divine!












Lou x

Saturday, March 2, 2013

For you Mum, some virtual frog cakes!

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Mum and I had been reminiscing about the frog cakes she used to buy us a treat when we were little. In Brisbane they had been sold in Coles and other bakeries when I was a child but now seems very rare / extinct in Brisbane as I have not been able to find them anywhere. But the hunt continues. Please tell me if you find any!
For those who don’t remember them, here is some info on them from Wikipedia: The Frog cake is a dessert in the shape of a frog's head, composed of sponge cake and cream covered with fondant. It was created by the Balfours bakery in 1922, and soon became a popular treat in South Australia. Originally frog cakes were available exclusively in green, but later brown and pink were added to the range. Since then other variations have been developed, including seasonal varieties (such as snowmen and Easter "chicks").
Having travelled to France in the early 1920s, Gordon Balfour, found inspiration for the frog cake in European confectionery.The frog cake was introduced by Balfours in 1922 after Gordon's return to Adelaide, during a time in which tearooms were still popular in the city.
Recognition of the frog cake came in 2001 when it was one of the first items to be selected as a South Australian Icon by the National Trust of South Australia during the 165th anniversary of the state, adding the frog cake to the National Heritage Listing as a "movable asset".
 
Are they still plentiful still in SA?
 
Lou x