"Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."

"Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?"

Monday, July 30, 2012

Henna

Hello dear ones!!


My girls were invited for a friends Indian wedding. Since usually women have Henna designs painted on their hands, I designed these for my girls. :) 
Henna has been used since 3000 BC because it cooled the skin, and then turned into elaborate body art, though not certain when exactly. It is used for great celebrations and parties. 


This isnt something I do often, so they are not perfect, but I did try to make it all even. Thankfully traditional Indian dress is not necessary. :) 


Coming back form my dentist I dropped into a vintage market and found these beautiful pearls and a fantastic gold cross with a pearl from 1904! I wonder who used it and what it was given for, how much happiness and sadness did that little cross hear.


Thank you all for your sweet comments and visiting me. Hello to all new souls! :) 




Witam Was!
Moje corcie zostaly zaproszone na slub indyjski ,wedle tradycji zaproszeni goscie (kobiety) maja pomalowane henna dlonie.Wiec ja  wymyslilam takie wzory moim dziewczynka:) Henne uzywano juz 5 tys lat temu do kolorowania ciala przed promieniami slonecznymi,nieznana jest dokladnie historia malowania dloni i stop we wzory ale wiadomo napewno,ze robiono to na wielkie swieta i uroczystosci.
Robilam to poraz pierwszy wiec nie sa az tak  dokladne chodz bardzo sie staralam wyciskac rowniutko.
Stroje tradycyjne na szczescie nie sa obowiazkowe :)

Wracajac od dentysty wpadlam do vintage market i tam znalazlam rozane perelki i cudny zloty krzyzyk z perelka z roku 1904!Ciekawam komu sluzyl,kto go nosil i wielbil,ile to wysluchal radosci i smutkow.
Dziekuje za mile komentarze i odwiedzinki , witam serdecznie nowe duszyczki:)










Friday, July 27, 2012

Announcing the Winner!

Hello dear ones!


I want to announce the winner of the recent giveaway I posted! I want to congratulate....

Well, that number fifteen is Dorthe, from Den Lille Lade Im overjoyed, because this lady is the sweetest and most talented cookie! You must go visit her! And Dear Dorthe, please email me your address so that I can get your prize shipped soon!

Meanwhile, I invite you all for a honey cupcake and if anyone fancies a recipe, I'll provide below. :) 



Meanwhile, I invite you all for a honey cupcake and if anyone fancies a recipe, I'll provide below. :) 

110 g butter
110 g sugar
1 egg, separated
110 ml honey
2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
60 ml of milk
300 ml whipping cream

To decorate:
1 cup brown sugar (packed) 
1/4 cup of honey
1/4 cup of milk
1/2 cup of butter

For the Syrup:

Put all the ingredients into a heavy bottomed pan and heat until bioling point, then turn to medium and simmer for 2 minutes. Cool. 

For Cakes:

Preheat the oven to 400 F and prepare a 12 cupcake pan

Cream the butter and sugar, then add the egg yolk and slowly add the honey, beating well. 
Sift the flour and baking soda and stir into the mixture. Add enough milk to create a soft, dripping consistency. Beat the egg whites into stiff peaks and fold into the mixture.

Spoon the mixture into the muffin cups and bake for 25 minutes. When done, take out and leave in tin for 5 minutes before taking out to let cool.

Whip the cream until stiff.

Cut each cake horizontally and spoon on some whipped cream. Drizzle with the coney syrup. Cover with the top and again, drizzle with more syrup.

Witajcie mile duszyczki!
Chcialam podziekowac wszystkim tym ktorzy wzieli udzial w giveaway .Numerator wylosowal  nr.15 Dorothe z blogu Den Lille Lade, 
Zapraszam wszystkich ktorzy kochaja sliczne rzeczy na blog Dorothe.


Wszystkich zapraszam na przepyszne miodowe ciasteczko i raz jescze bardzo serdecznie dziekuje za zabawe.
Gdyby jednak ktos naprawde zachcial sprobowac to podaje przepis :)


110 g cukru
110 g masla
1 jajo
110 ml miodu
2 1/4 szklanek maki
1 lyzeczka sody
60 ml mleka
300 ml mietanki 35%

 Sos:
1 szklanka brazowego cukru (mocno ubitego) 
1/4 szklanki miodu
1/4 szklanki mleka
1/2 szklanki masla

Wzucic wszystko do rondelka z podwojnym dnem i zagotowac, po zagotowaniu   okolo 2 minut gotowac na srednim ogniu, nastepnie schlodzic. 
 
Ciasto
Ubic cukier i maslo, dodac zoltko  i powoli wlewac miodek, wymieszac  dobrze. Wsypac make i sode dodac mleko.Ubic bialko na twarde i dolozyc do masy. 

Wlac do 12 pszygotowanych miseczek of muffinow , piec przez 25 minut. Po wyciagnieciu z pieca potrzymac w foremkach okolo 5 minut ,wyciagnac, ochlodzic. Przeciac na pol, nalozyc bitej smietanki i polac sosem, przykryc druga polowa ciasteczka  i polac jeszcze raz sosem. Smacznego!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Beautiful goodies and a bottle...

Hello dear ones! 
Im bragging again, but its hard not to when you win such lovelies from Marie! If you havent yet met this lovely, talented lady, you must hurry over!
A beautiful French rustic pillow, created by Marie herself, and in the two pockets many tiny treasures! Thank you again for all this, dear Marie! 
You will find more stunning stuff she creates when you hop on over to the Lost Bird Studio
One photo I already placed in a frame using paper, lace and a brooch from Marie. :)

From a perfume bottle of my daughters I made a bottle-looking paper weight. I really liked the bottle (well, half of it, since the top half was the silver cover) and the tweaked bottle returned to its owner. :) 

Thank you all for dropping in, commenting and I wish you all a wonderful summer!

Witajcie kochani ludzie!
Znowu sie chwalic bede ale jak tu sie nie chwalic kiedy takie cudnosci wygralam u Mari.
Piekna rustic podusie wykonana przez sama Marie a wniej malenkie leciwe skarby.Dziekuje bardzo dziekuje za wszystkie te prezeciki, droga Marie.
U Marie na blogu znajdziecie wiecej takich pieknosci robionych jej lapkami wiec serdecznie zapraszam do odwiedzinjej bloga Lost Bird Studio
Fotografie umiescilam juz w ramke  uzywajac papieru,koronki i broszki od Marie


Z buteleczki po prefumach mojej corci zrobilam obciazacz na papiery.Spodobala mi sie buteleczka a wlasciwie jej polowka bo gorna czesc stanowila zakretka perfum ,zmieniona  wygladem buteleczka wrocila  do wlascicielki 

Dziekuuje wszystkim za komentarze i serdecznie pozdrawiam zyczac cudnego lata! 




















Saturday, July 21, 2012

Silver Hunting

Hello dear ones! 
Today I hunted down a load of silver cutlery form 1914!!! Its true that they are incomplete but they have history and I use aged cutlery everyday and they are all from different places and times and that's where their charm is. :) I have all different teacups too, so why not spoons? :)
I also found an old sterling moneybox that looks like a carousel and a beautiful glass vase with cup to match for water. Even the horrid heat didn't beat me down, that's how happy I was with my finds! :)


Thank you all for dropping in and all your sweet comments! I wish you all the best to you all! 
Lets all say a little prayer for all the poor souls that passed at the hands of a psychopath in Colorado.


Witajcie  mii ludziska!
Dzis zdobylam kilkanascie sztuccow z 1914 roku.Wprawdzie sa nie kompletne ale to nic maja w sobie historie,zreszta ja tez do uzytku codziennego uzywam leciwe  sztucce , kazde z innych  lat i czasow , w tym caly ich urok.Filizanki rowniez uzywam kazda inna wiec czemu np. nie lyzki :)
Znalazlam jeszcze skarbonke  posrebrzana i wazonik ze szklaneczka na wode.Nawet mi nie przeszkadzal upal ktorego nie znosze taka bylam zadowolona z moich starych-nowych rupieci.
Kochani dzieki za kazde mile slowa ktore pozostawiacie i cudnosci wszelkiej  Wam zycze!
Wspomnijmy w modlitwach  te wszystkie duszyczki ktore odeszly z rak szalenca w Colorado
















Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Lavender Sweets

Hello Dear ones,
I invite everyone over for lavender cookies (with lavender jelly, or with lavender sugar, or lain lavender) and for lavender tea. :)  The cookies were baked by my daughter, Magda and they turned out delicious! If anyone wants it, the recipe is as goes:

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 3/4 cup of flour
1/2 cup jam ( lavender)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt

-Preheat the oven to 375 F
-In a medium bowl, cream together sugar and butter, add the egg, vanilla and salt and start mixing in flour little by little. Roll the dough into a ball and cool for about 20-30 minutes. Then take out and roll into 1 inch balls. 
-Place these on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper and press in with your thumb the cookies in which you'll add jam. (about 1/2 tsp) 
-bake for about 8-10 minutes. 



Thank you all for your sweet comments and I wish you all a superb day! 
As a side-note, I also want to invite you all who didnt sign up for my giveaway! (a few posts down) which will be coming to a conclusion shortly! :)


Witajcie!
Zapraszam wszystkich na lavendowe ciasteczka z lavendwym jello i lavendowa cherbatke .
Ciasteczka sa wypieku mojej Magdusi i wyszly przepyszne.
Gdyby jakas duszyczka zechciala posmakowac podaje przepis.
Dziekuje za mile komentarze i odwiedzinki , zycze wszystkim cudonego lata i przypominam o moim giveaway!Dziekuje

3/4 miekkiego masla
1/2szklanki cukru
1 jajko
1 3/4 szklanki maki
1/2 cap lavendowego drzemu
1/2 lyzeczki wanili
1/4 lyzeczki soli
1,2 lyzki suszonej lavendy
Nagrzac piec na 375F

Do miski wrzucic cukier,maslo ,jajko ,wanilie i sol,wszystko wymieszac dodajac po troszeczku  maki
Wyrobic ciasto i wsadzic do lodowki na 20-30 minut.
Na wysmarowana maslem blache ukladac 1 inch kulki,nastepnie zrobic w nich wglebienia i w to miejsce wsadzic drzemik.Piec od 8 do 10 mnut.
jesli ktos woli bez drzemu mozna posypac cukre lub lavenda i tez sa przepyszne.Smacznego:)





Friday, July 13, 2012

Sweet things & Sugar


Hello dear ones! 

I found a few pictures on the market and they're tintype! Between 1833 and 1888 this form of creating pictures was most popular. I ran off right away and laminated them so that they dont get damaged further! 

I went off to St. Lawrence market, where farmers bring their fantastic products and I saw clumps of amber coloured sugar and being curious, asked about it. The sweet lady explained that it is raw sugar and that they use it to cook and in tea and pretty much with everything. Im just wondering how lng it would take to melt? I suppose one could use a hammer to break off pieces, which is what the lady said to do before dropping in some into a drink. I took it because it looks so nice. :) 

I found this nafta lamp at a garage sale and altered it with lace and a bit of rabbit fur. It turned out so gypsyish, perfect for my girls room! 

Friends, I'd like you to hop on over to Maureen, owner of Victorian Studio, where you will find old times past and stunning finds. Maureen is so creative and a real dear, and as a bonus, she's having a beautiful giveaway for one lucky winner that ventures into her world! :)

Thank you all for dropping in and leaving sweet comments! Hello to all new followers and I wish you all wonderful summer days!



Witam Was ludzie mili!
Na targowisku znalazlam pare zdjatek robionych jeszcze na metalu-Timtype .Pomiedzy rokiem 1833 a 1888 taka forma robienia zdjec byla bardzo popularna.Zaraz pomaszerowalam je wszystkie zalaminowac co by  bron boze nie ulegly dalszemu zniszczeniu.

Na St. Lawrence bazarze w hali gdzie ludziska ze swoich farm sprzedaja organiczna zywnosc ,zobaczylam takie krysztalyw kolorach bursztynu z ciekawosci oczywscie zapytalam co to i mila pani  powiedziala mi ze to cukier nie przeczyszczany i oni uzywaja go do wszystkiego od gotowania po slodenie herbaty.Ciekawam tylko jak dlugo trzeba czekac na rozpuszczenie sie cukru?A zawsze mozna uzyc mlotka przed wrzuceniem cukru do filizanki :)
Wzielam sobie woreczek do dekoracji.

Znaleziona na garage sale lampke szklana przypralam koronka i kawalkami futerka z krolika,taka cyganska akurat do pokoju mojej corci :)

Mili ludzie pozwole sobie zaprosic kazdego kto kocha piekne rzeczy na blog   Victorian Studio.
Znajdziecie tam czar minionych epok ,cudowne leciwe rzeczy, boskie studio i przemila Maureen ktora szczodrze chce obdarzyc jedna z duszyczkek  ktora zawita do jej swiata!

Dzieki Wam za odwiedziny i mile slowa ,oraz serdecznie witam nowe duszyczki:)
Pieknego lata zycze  i wszelkiej pieknosci na wakacyjnych szlakach gdzie kolwiek je sobie wyznaczycie :*









Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Picture Album

Hello dear ones! 
While I was looking at Patti's beautiful blog, I found a beautiful photo album from long ago and it hit me that I have one very much like it and have never, I believe, showed it off. :) It was buried somewhere on my shelf between old tomes and not being used at all. I'm thrilled that I remembered since I have tons of old pictures in boxes that Ill now have somewhere to put! 

I also made two frames, actually, one, since I found the other in an antique sale, probably form an old mirror. The other, I remade from an old barometer. I added lace and one of my old pictures. :) 

Dearies, Europe is swimming in storms and horrible weather that hurts famrers, people and many lose their homes. Its so sad just looking at the destruction some people show. Here though, there's almost NO rain and when it does its a 5 minute drizzle. Even the grass beside out house is dry and yellow and its just been put there, now it looks and feels like straw. 

Well, I hope you all get good weather and survive this summer! :) 
Thanks to all who drop in and leave sweet messages! I wish you sun and smiles!

Witajcie kochani!
Przegladajac piekny blog Patti, zobaczylam album z czasow dalekich ale pieknych i nagle mnie olsnilo,ze przeciez ja mam z tych samych czasow album o innym wzorze ale tej samej frmy
Zakopany gdzies na polce w starych ksiegach sobie lezal bez uzytecznie.Uciezylam sie bo stare zdjecia leza w pudeleczku a teraz w wolnej chwili powsadzam je  do albumu.

Zrobilam dwie ramki to znaczy doladnie jedna bo druga znalazlam gdzies na targowisku staroci pusta po lusteru pewnie,druga zas zrobilam ze starego szkla po barometrze,dodalam koronke i stare zdjecie damy .

Kochani w europie ulewy i burze niszcza gosodarstwa i domy tyle biednych ludzi zostaje bez dachow nad gowa az smutek ogarnia patrzac na zdjecia na niektorych blogach.A unas susze i deszczu jak na lekarstwo jeli juz lekko pokropi to po 5 minutach znowu slonce. Trawa w parku niedaleko mnie ktora na wiosne byla swierzo polorzona wyglada teraz jak zeschniete siano.
Trzymajcie sie ludziska kochane trzymam ksciuki aby pogoda przestala szalec:)
Serdecznie dziekuje za kazde odwiedziny i mile slowa ktroe pozostawiacie ,zycze duzo slonca i usmiechu