Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Some Autumn treasure finding
It may be Autumn but I am still wearing my flip flops and t-shirts. Market days are still frequently visited . The days are still warm and my big orange ball sun shines brightly over my house...I have a few African treasures to share with you today. I found this gorgeousa reed woven Big market bag. I brought it from a Zimbabwean lady. That is my homeland and I do try to support when I can. These Mama's must struggle so to gather their pennies together for food. They are also always so humble. Everything they sell is homemade. These lovely carved wooden salad servers are a treasure too. They also crochet the most beautiful table cloths. A mama is a mama not matter where in the world and handmade is best I say. I have also been dying my handspun wool. I started off picking some lovely golden rod. Popped it into the dye pot but the wool came out a very dirty yellow. I then decided to brighten it up with some other dyes and out came some sunshine..Really nice for a Winter beanie.
I too found a lovely Vintage find on Sunday. These old cotton embroidered table cloths made their way into my market bag. A thrifty $6 a piece. I have also been busy working through my raw cooking book. I have made some lovely meals. I have heard from so many that the energy brought back into your tired life is all worth it. In the photo above, I made some almond milk. A mixture of almonds, water, dates and vanilla pod. So, our meadow keeps producing little chicks. So many of them running around now. Cute and cheeky. They keep creeping under the fence to look for juicier worms on the greener side. I do love spending time down in the orchard.
I have added some African treasures at the swap shop.
A happy day to you~