Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Winter, vintage and food - does it get any better?

Just received my new acquisition.
A 1950'sdress from Vintage Clothing. 
{Photos of dress from Vintage Clothing - again my phone camera didn't do it justice}
Photo from Vintage Clothing

Photo from Vintage Clothing























I discovered this fabulous website few months back now, and fell in love with everything on it.  Linda's clothes and accessories are in beautiful condition and she's a darling to deal with.  I had already bought an Edwardian top from her (which I'm still looking to repair after my washing tragedy) and had put a deposit on the above dress when we got the news about hubby's cancer.    Linda has been so understanding and I was able to pay off the dress in small amounts.  (Yes it cost more than my usual thrifting - but so worth it) Now finally, it's in my wardrobe.  Just in time for Winter.

Also, just in time for Winter - oranges are in season!

I had a desire to bake.
I had some oranges to use up.


 I decided to make an orange and poppy seed cake.
I used Nigella Lawson's (my culinary heroine) recipe for lemon maderia cake (which is my family's favourite) and just substituted the lemon for an orange, and added a tablespoon of poppy seeds to the mix.




ps.  Hubby's last scan showed cancer gone gone GONE!!!!!  Think I'll have some cake to celebrate..................

8 comments:

  1. It's wonderful news about your husband's health, and you're going to look incredibly soignée in that dress.

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  2. Thank you very much. It's such a relief. And merci re dress, I'm wondering whether to wear it on the next tweed ride........

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  3. So great to hear that your husband is free of cancer. Love the dress, very stylish. Linda has a wonderful site. And I'm a Nigella fan too. What a great idea you had with the cake, it looks yummy. xo

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  4. Thank you - we are all breathing sighs of relief. And ta for cake - it was yummy. Nigella rocks! :)

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  5. Deb, I am so glad your dress has been a success, particularly as you bought it at a very stressful and worrying time. Thank you also Favourite Vintage Finds for your positive feedback.

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  6. Thank you Linda. I absolutely adore it. And have been blagging about the fabulousness of your site to anyone who will listen ever since hee hee.

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  7. Hélas, j'ai perdu ma taille de guêpe. I have lost my thin waist (taille ).
    I am selling the dresses i have made on markets, in same time that lot of decorations from my studio. I have to pass farther.
    I like the way you write, funny and serius. We say it * pince sans rire. As longer I can undertand.

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  8. But, it is not by eating cake I will found back my *taille de guêpe *. I can only eating them, with eyes.
    But, if you have a thach wirth ( ??? ), to leasy to look on the dictionary, and Google doesn't help me, you can eat many, many, many cakes. But I advise you, wery difficult to loose.

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