Good morning! Have you recovered from the shocking ending on Downton Abbey Sunday night? I was reading yesterday that there is already a new "love interest" cast for Lady Mary in Season 4; lest you think it too soon when the season picks up again it will be four months after the death of Matthew.
Aside from watching Downton Abbey this past weekend I went to a few of my favorite antique stores and found this little transfer ware bowl with an acorn border and a few snow flake like brooches for my collection.
Are you a collector of brooches? I have been for many years and have quite a collection. I love the settings and styles of the vintage pieces, they have so much character.
As with every antique or vintage piece I try to image where it was worn, who owned it, and where did they get it?
As for the transfer ware, I think I may need an intervention. In the last year I have acquired so much my husband thinks we may need another kitchen to store it all in. So image my excitement and dismay this weekend, when discovered the most beautiful 100 piece set of brown and white in mint condition. I did not buy it, but I am thinking about it.
Have you been out to the the flea markets or antique stores lately? Have you found any treasures?
I always love seeing what fabulous finds others have made so please share you links or photos.
Last but not least, I made a scrumptious Cocoa Buttermilk Cake with Mascarpone Frosting on Sunday if you are looking for a new recipe to try. The recipe is on my other blog, Once Upon A Chocolate Life.
Enjoy your day!