~ Antique Porcelain Bowl ~
I have had this antique bowl for many years.
I purchased it from a thrift shop.
I was drawn to its' "staples"
obviously an early repair.
I often wonder where this bowl came from?
Who owned it?
Why was it repaired and not just thrown away when it cracked?
If this bowl could tell its' history...
what might it be?
Looking at this bowl got me thinking...
I wrote this post on Instagram...
I've been busy this week...
dinner for the family, aqua fit classes, writing lists of things to do before Christmas.
Writing Christmas gift lists, buying cards and stamps.
I started polishing all the silverware.
Trays, candle sticks, the tea service, pedestals, bowls.
I still have a few pieces to do...
the champagne ice buckets, a baby rattle, some trophies.
I use Hagerty silver polish and Twinkle polish.
They both work well.
It is a time consuming job but is immediately rewarding.
The shine is like a smile.
I've been knitting and reading too...
I started this book Run by Anne Patchett.
I really enjoy her books, and after just one chapter I am already hooked!
I'll be sending Christmas cards out soon...
baking some shortbread cookies
making my favourite spiced nuts which make nice hostess gifts,
and of course the pork tourtieres.
~ Spiced Nuts ~
2 cups almonds
2 cups walnuts
2 cups pecans
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp allspice
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp coriander
2 tsp ginger
2 egg whites
3 tbsp water
Sprinkle nuts with sugar and spices.
Beat egg whites and water.
Mix into nuts and spice mixture and spread on a buttered baking sheet.
Bake at 275 degrees for 1 hour stir occasionally.
Place into glass containers for gifts.
Add a ribbon and some greenery and a dried orange slice.
Hope that you enjoy these nuts!
Well I'll close for now as it is past my bedtime...
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~ Be Well and Be Kind ~