Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Thrifting, Baking, blooms and silly crafting.....

I found a fun stack of books at a fun little thrift store up the road.
What language is this?
The little store is called AK Second Hand.
If you get a chance stop in.
This little gingham tray I found there also....cute!
We went to a friends for dinner Monday and I brought dessert
a Strawberry/Rhubarb pie it reminded me of Summer, I know its coming.
Remember my bulbs I planted.......half of them shot up and 
the other half are lagging but I love to have this little
bit of green in the house....
I saw these made up on a blog I can't remember which one though
so I  apologize....
They turned out silly though....I'm just not a crafter.
I'm always impressed by all of you!
I thought I'd show the lake from Monday.
Don't forget to get out and have fun this week!


  1. mmmm. strawberry/rhubarb pie! one of my favorites!

  2. I am so jealous - strawberry rhubarb pie - yummy. I don't know languages - looks French to me.

  3. Maybe its Dutch - she has a hat that looks Dutch.

  4. Love strawberries but the rubarb???? Not so much!! I sure hope spring is early this year. Especially in your "neck-of-the-woods"!!
    Stay Warm..... Marilyn

  5. It's French! She's a Breton lady - from Brittany. The title trabnslates, not surprisingly, as: 'Bécassine's Misadventures'. It looks like the publisher is based in Paris from what I can see of the line of text along the bottom. If you want any more translated, I could give it a go, although there will be better French-speakers among your readers! Elizabethd of French Village Life blog actually lives in Brittany but she's moving home at the moment and not blogging much. Have fun!

  6. Found her!

  7. Lovely book, and the lake looks beautiful!

  8. What great finds you always discover Heidi! Floss is right, its French.
    My mouth is watering at the thought of strawberry/rhubarb pie!
    Love the blue/turquoise of your kitchen walls - so fresh against the white woodwork and cupboards, and the yellow chairs look great against it.

  9. Oh wow Heidi, you have so much snow!!!! We did not get any so far :-( They say it's going to be colder next week, but I have to feel and see it first.

    Love the way your house looks. It's so cheerful and there is so much to see! Love the covers of the books you found and your spring flowers.

    Mimi looks very sweet on the photo :-)!

    Lieve groet, Madelief x

  10. love the books and the vintage gingham tray (surprise, surprise... i collect vintage gingham trays, too...). love your paperwhites, can we talk about that vintage tablecloth underneath? love.

    your strawberry rhubarb pie looks completely delicious. we tried a raspberry rhubarb crumble the other night, and it didn't quite turn out. no one was clamoring for seconds.

    i think your votives look perfectly charming.

  11. Your home looks lovely and so do your little candle jar holders they don't look silly at all. Its nice to just have a go at making things and the more you do the better you will get ;-) dee x

  12. It's French. Love all the pretty embroidered pieces and the vintage blue tablecloth! Your paperwhites are so pretty! I love forced bulbs in the winter!

  13. I agree with everyone else it's french!!! What a cute stack of books!!! I love your flowers they really make me long for summer!! I bought an orchid the other day for the same reason. Needed to see some green in my life with flowers!!
    Oh my, your rhubarb pie looks yummy, you will have to share the recipe! I have a good strawberry/rhubarb recipe, but I'm always looking to better my pie!!
    Chris :o)

  14. Oh, I love the last picture most, Heidi!
    …and of course all pictures of your sweet home!!!

  15. Hello, your candle holders do not look silly, they are perfect! Your house looks so pretty.

    Lou x x x

  16. Haha, I was going to say maybe it is French and then I was going to suggest that "I bet Floss would know"..and she did! I like the idea of using bits of linens to wrap around the glass with the makes a nice effect, I bet a lace doily would look good too! xo

  17. Your linen vintage covered jars are sweet, the books look interesting, not sure of the language though.........great thrifty finds. xx

  18. What lovely things you have put together as you are snowed in! The lake is lovely!
    Hugs, Lisa

  19. Hej Heide, lovely children books. The Strawberry/Rhubarb pie looks delicious.
    Have a nice day, lieve groet

  20. I agree, it's French. Wow, the photo of the lake is amazing. No sign of snow here. Have a lovely weekend.