Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Prince of Pillows

Recently our male cat Bentley was found up on our bed surrounded by decorative pillows.  Doesn't he look prince like.  He definitely lives up to being a Siamese by considering himself quite royal!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Caramel Corn

My daughter's wonderful mother in law has given us a gift of a big tin of Caramel Corn for the last couple of Christmases.  My daughter decided to make some on her own and got the recipe.  Then I asked for the recipe and now I am making it. 
The reason I am writing about this is because this week I made it a MUCH easier way, thanks again to my daughter.
When visiting her at Easter she had her wonderful husband make some for us while we were out yard sailing.  (Yep we even yard sale when visiting her.)
Upon our return we got to enjoy the results and learned that they used an AIR POPPER to pop the corn.  Wow, what a difference in the popcorn.

 So we ordered an Air Popper for ourselves and once it arrived I set about to make some Caramel Corn the NEW way.

And here is the outcome........

It is YUMMY, cheaper to make than to buy and tastes better too. And using the air popper it is fast! 

NO, I won't be sharing the recipe since it isn't mine to give out but I'm sure you can find it on the internet.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Third TeaCup Tuesday in April.

 Since we are well into spring now  there are pretty little wild violets sprouting up all over my yard.  Even after mowing you can still see many of them.  Since I love violets and have been enjoying them I thought I would feature them here on Tea Cup Tuesday.  
This is another one of the Cup and Saucer sets I found at the flea market a couple of weeks ago.  Didn't buy it but did take pics.
 Sorry about that shadow.  I just couldn't get a decent picture in that view but I wanted you to see the shape.
 In this picture you can see the side better.

 And finally the mark.  It is Old Royal Bone China made in England.  A search of the internet didn't give me any specific info.  Perhaps one of you reading this will know.

And finally, here is a pretty little Violet tea set.  I was snapping pictures so fast I totally forgot to check out the mark.  It is a very dainty sized set.  The china itself is pretty sturdy though.

So, I hope you have enjoyed all the pretty violets.
After you visit my post today be sure to check out  these other tea posts today.