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~

17 comments:

NoviceLife said...

Lovely Ppst; I love the smell of autumn but am glad summer is right around the corner for us.

Tammy said...

Oh, these are all such lovely items, and I can see how perfectly they will fit in with your home! Those salad servers....ahhhhhh!

mmgood said...

aahhh...i have started my morning with catching up with your last few posts, and i feel infused with the good things going on in your life and home. lovely finds, wonderful idea for t. tudor tea, and i feel like i went on vacation with you. thank you for adding inspiration to my day. xoxo

myletterstoemily said...

lovely basket and wooden salad
servers.

you're so industrious to make
almond milk, and i hear it is very
nutritious an delicious!

Earth Mama said...

What treasures indeed! That bag is absolutely amazing, and you know each and every fiber was bent and woven in the most intent way. Amazing. How cool to get to support that! It's a rare find in today's world.

:)Lisa

Amanda said...

what beautiful finds!! Your almond milk sound delicious!

softearthart said...

Treasure hunting can turn up some real treats. You have a lovely lot here. cheers Marie

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

lovely treasures!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Oh YUM Suzanne,

I love the tag sales and flea markets we encounter on our way across the USA when driving to Maine from California. I am a sucker for old linens, buckets and watering cans, china, etc. Our car is piled to the roof with goodies by the time we arrive. Luckily, I have a VERY patient husband.

Love your blog. I'll keep checking on you!

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Jump into A Book said...

That's a treasure trove of great finds. I love those table cloths!!! I also am a huge fan of almond milk. I've never made it myself though. Enjoy and have a great day.

Theresa said...

Hi Suzanne,

Come say hi, we are doing a giveaway of Skylar's most recent CD, made when she was 11.

Theresa

nocton4 said...

lovely lovely things xx

VINTAGE HEART said...

HI, I have just discovered your blog and have enjoyed a bliss full time reading through most of your posts( Saving some to enjoy tomorrow) and I just wanted to say what a beautiful home and garden you have ,it looks like some thing out of country living magazine.I have become a follower of yours , and am sending best wishes from England,Linda.

JesseniaT_Orndorff1021 said...

Better say nothing than nothing to the purpose. ........................................

sara farmama said...

hi Suzanne,
What lovely handmade treasures. Handmade is really the best...I agree! I hope you are having a nice winter. I love winter....such a wonderful time to get schoolwork complete and spend lots of time with the children. Also such a great time to spin. Your spinning is looking great! I'm so glad you enjoy it!
sending love from afar!
Sara

woolies said...

So comfy and cosy. Love your puppies! My littlest one is a black version of your white poodle - except she is a peekapoo - pekinese and poodle mixed. she rules the house!

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