Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple." - Woody Guthrie

Sunday, 16 September 2012

I blame Homes & Antiques ...

We visited Deal Braderie today, which is the town's annual antique, collectables and bric a brac street fair. Or as someone who shall remain nameless calls it 'a load of old tat'. Personally, I think my love of old tat is genetic and I have good cause to 'blame it on the parents' although in my case, one parent with the other having no interest whatsoever, which is good for me as I get the cast offs.

So having read a feature in this month's Homes & Antiques, which is now doing the round of my neighbours in an attempt to bring them over to the dark side, I am now the proud owner of this piece of kitsch. I know, I know I am not too sure what possessed me either but she makes me smile, hopefully in not too crazy a way.

In addition to this, I now know I am officially the mad bag lady of the street because yesterday, one of my kindly neighbours gave me two embroidered table cloths she had no use for.

Hope to be back later in the week with the recipe for this lovely cake, but I warn you it contains 200g of butter so you might want to stop eating now.

Have a good week xxx


  1. I saw the swan article in H&A ... Thought the lady had rather a lot! I've got a couple in my bathroom, but still not quite sure about them. That cake looks delicious, and as it's a rainy Sunday, it's a must!


  2. Love the embroidery cloths, you are lucky! Ada :)

  3. Ooh that cake looks yummy.. Looking forward to the recipe post!

  4. The swan made me smile, I think it looks just perfect!
    I have a neighbour who gives doli's and linens, etc to me too (arent we luckY)
    I think the cake looks yummy!! I don,t care about the calories either... hehe..
    Have a week of fun!
    Love Maria x

  5. Love the swan. Think H&A has a lot to answer for !

    1. Thank you. By the way love your choice of blog title.

  6. Buying something because it makes you smile . . . to me is one of the very best reasons in the world to want to make it your own. That cake looks wonderful, I'll be waiting for your posted recipe. Come on over for a visit and think about following me back, I would be honored. Connie :)

  7. If there isn't butter in a cake, I doubt it taste good. Yummy!

  8. Thank you for your lovely comments, the recipe has now been publish.