Thursday, October 16, 2014

A New Soup Tureen - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday! A nice neighbor of mine that has never read my blog or never been in my apartment saw this soup tureen at an antique store bought it for me! He's only walked by my apartment before but he thought it looked like something I might like. 
 
I'm on a main walkway so everyone can see in!  I told him I feel like I live in a fishbowl so on my birthday he gave me a fishbowl with gold fish!  They lasted about a week...I'm not good with keeping those alive and honestly although it was a nice gesture, I thought my goldfish days were long gone now that my kids are grown!
 

As you can see from my photo below I collect white soup tureens!
 
I wanted to put this one in with the others in my blue cabinet but it's too big! I'll always find a place for a new soup tureen though! 
 
 Now I think I'll have a soup party for some of my nice neighbors! 
 
 
Thanks to all of you that join in on Show and Tell Friday every week and thanks to all of you who leave such nice comments! 

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Note: Sorry for not having this post up at my usual time...6pm PT on Thursday night but the SF Giants are in the playoffs and I've been preoccupied with that!  I'm actually writing this post as I watch the game! Go Giants!
 
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Thursday, October 09, 2014

Revisiting Autumns Past - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  One of the great things about blogging is going back through your own blog to get inspiration.  I found these old photos from 4 years ago at my old apartment. Oh how I miss my old place!  I've had nothing but problems at my new place!  I'm fairly certain I will be moving again once my lease is up in February. I hope I can find a place like my old apartment!  It's sort of bittersweet looking at old photos.  


I hope everyone is enjoying October. It still feels like summer in California. It's been in the 90s the last week or so!  Next month it should start cooling down here! It never feels like Autumn until around Thanksgiving here! Although I love the long days of summer I'm sort of looking forward to the cooler weather.


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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Cupcakes and my new KitchenAid muffin tins - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  It seems like everyone is having a birthday lately!  It was my birthday last week along with many other people I know.  My friends and I at my apartment decided to have a "Libra" party because there are so many of us with birthdays around the same time. We had a potluck BBQ and I signed up to bring cupcakes!

The timing was perfect because the nice folks at KitchenAid sent me some muffin tins to try out!


Honestly, I thought muffin tins are muffin tins and there really isn't much of a difference! I was so surprised when I open the package and found these!  The are so heavy duty and they are small so I'm able to bake more cupcakes in my oven at one time because I can turn them different directions so I can fit more on the shelf!  These definitely feel like more of  professional bakeware than the muffin tins I already had!  They sent me regular size and also the mini size! 
I should have known they would be superior because I have so many KitchenAid products and they are all wonderful. I love my KitchenAid mixer that I've had since about 1980!


...and I'm happy to say that I received so many compliments on my cupcakes! 

Thanks to all of you that join in on Show and Tell Friday every week and thanks to all of you who leave such nice comments! 

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Update:  I wasn't just imagining there are so many birthdays around mine! I heard on the radio that September is the number 1 birthday month in the U.S.  It must have something to do with New Years and cold winters! haha!  My birthday, September 24 is the 6th most popular birthday in the U.S.  I never knew that! September 16th is the #1 date so if that's your birthday you share it with a lot of others!

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

It's officially Autumn - Show and Tell Friday!

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  It's official! It's now Autumn! 


It's been another busy but fun week! My birthday was yesterday (September 24th) and I've been celebrating all week so I'm just sharing a fall tablescape from the past!  I hope you enjoy...





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Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Little More Autumn Decor - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  I saw these mini white pumpkins at the grocery store this week and decided to buy a few!


I wasn't sure what to do with them but then I decided to put them on some mini pedestals.  I pulled out some of my little ceramic cherubs...


I added some faux autumn leaves and a little moss...


I still have my shells out in the jars but I will probably switch those out a little later....but maybe I'll just wait until I decorate for Christmas to put those away...




White pumpkins were just made for me!   I've loved them since they first came out years ago....


White pumpkins work perfectly in my white romantic home! 

My friends and I went back to the beach last weekend to go to the Capitola Art and Wine Festival and as usual, we had so much fun....


 
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