Friday, 3 January 2020

My Friday Finds . . .

A few of the things  I find each week that pique my interest, bring me joy, inspire me to learn, create, do, become, inspire memories . . . maybe they will do the same for you! 

I love the colours in this afghan.  From Little Love Crochet on IG.  Someone else to follow! 

Coffee Madeleines.  Lakeland. I adore Madeleines, and while I don't drink regular tea or coffee, I am not opposed to eating it as a cake. 

No source, just inspiration.  Little matchboxes holding trucks and trees, yes please!  This year I am starting early!  


Again, no source, just inspiration. What a cute Valentines cookie! 

No source, just a cute idea for a tea party place setting . . . 


Sewing Support.  19 free vintage apron patterns. 

Patchwork Posse.  Free Christmas Embroidery Patterns.  

Bake Like a Chef on IG, Winter Cap Cake.   Cute!! 

Yarnspirations.  Free pattern. 

The Cosy Apron.  Apricot Sugar Cookie Pies.  

FRENCH FRY SEASONING - Mix together 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp chili powder, 3 TBS salt. 

Maidoll on Flickr.  Brooches.   Cute! 

Julie Haymaker on Flickr.  More inspiration.  


Plates and Pairings.  Easy homemade Citrus salts. It is fresh citrus season! 
Momypotamus. How to make your own lemon extract.  

Make your own spice blends.

And those are my finds for this week.  My first of 2020.  Doesn't it seem a bit wierd to think we are in the year 2020?  Sounds so futuristic!

 A thought to carry with you  . . .

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There is no new recipe in the English Kitchen today, but I can share an old one that's mighty tasty.  Orange and Currant Scones.  YUMMY! 

Have a wonderful Friday!  Don't forget! 

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And I do too! 


  1. Thos pins are cute! I started Noah's blanket..I couldn't find Amandas post anymore..:( Luckliy I found mine with no photos..but at least I found it..her post is gone..

    Lots of cute things:)
    And I love my madeleines too:)

    1. Oh, I wonder why her post has gone? I am wanting to make another blanket, but this time in smaller squares I think. Oh Madeleines are fabulous! I have not made any in a while. I've been collecting photos for inspiration! xoxo

  2. Hi Marie, I have a Madeleine baking tray but for some reason, I never make them. I think they look rather elegant so perhaps I'll try this recipe. And isn't the Winter Cap Cake adorable? And the Orange and Current Scones look so delicious. I guess I'm hungry. Hope the New Year has been treating you and Todd well, Mitzie, too. Hugs, Elaine

    1. They do look rather elegant on a saucer sitting next to a cup of tea I think Elaine! I think I might try the Winter Cap Cake next year at Christmas! So far so good with the New year Elaine. I hope it is the same for you and Larry! xoxo

  3. Hi here is what works for me at the moment re Blogger and comments and replies.
    When I go to reply or comment my avatar is not there yet I click on choose Google account and still now..after trial and error..and deliberation..I type one letter and publish..a pop up asks me to log into Blogger.I do..go back to the post and now I can fully comment ..of course what I have written before re logging in..isn't there..It's a drag..but it works.Well it worked for me.Hope it can for you.

    1. I will try that Monique and see what happens! xoxo

  4. Hi Marie~

    Wow, I love so many of these cute ideas! Bob loves sugar cookies and those apricot filled cookies look like a wonderful treat...maybe for Valentines Day?! Yesterday I made your chicken and dumpling recipe and it was wonderful. The dumplings were perfect and hit the spot for a cold snowy day. Your cookbook truly is my go to book if I want something tried and true, I love it!!

    Hope this new year is treating you well, love you my friend!


    1. Oh, I think they would make the perfect Valentines treat filled with cherry or strawberry jam Barb! Yummy! I am so pleased you enjoyed the Chicken and Dumpling recipe! It makes my heart smile to think of you using my cookbook. Thank you so much for telling me. I hope your year will also be a good one. Love and hugs to you and Bob, xoxo


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