Thursday Morning.

By alison January 25, 2007 10 Comments 2 Min Read

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Puttery Treats For Today.

1. Get out your pinking shears and line your pantry shelves with pretty oilcloth offcuts.

2. Thread a  crystal onto a  piece  of ribbon and hang it in your window to send  Winter sun rainbows dancing around  your kitchen.

3. Write your favorite recipes onto the back of a collection of vintage postcards (they are perfectly divided for ingredients and method). Punch a hole in the corner of each postcard and thread them together with velvet ribbon, and there you have it, a pretty little  fan of vintage recipes.

4. Buy yourself a bunch of frilly, floppy tulips.

5. Strip off your bed, open the windows, and dust your mattress with sweet smelling talcum powder. Shut the door and leave for a couple of hours to absorb dampness and freshen your room, then go in, brush down the  mattress and re-make your bed with layers and layers of cosy quilts and extra  pillows.

6. Spend twenty minutes wandering around the house chucking all those bits of this and that you have been pretending not to see into a binbag.

7. Wrap candles in brown paper, bound with string and store in the bottom of your fridge so they burn for longer in central heating stifled rooms.

8. Put all the kids jim jams on the radiator for the afternoon so they are snuggly warm when they climb into them after their bath.

9. Empty a kitchen drawer and fill it with your collection of flavoured teabags, boxes lying face up so you can see exactly what you’ve got without having to faff…

10. Stitch the ends of a vintage teatowel together and thread onto ribbon. Tie between the knobs of one of your kitchen drawers, et voila, a rolling towel you won’t lose while you are baking…

 

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10 Comments

  1. Nonnie says:

    You always come up with such inspiring ideas Alison. I'm going to try the talc on the bed one at the weekend.
    Ages and ages ago you wrote about brocanting your fridge and I loved some of the ideas. I thought it was saved somewhere on your site and I really wanted to re-read it again for some inspiration but can't now find it. Am I not looking properly or is it no longer available?

  2. Nonnie says:

    You always come up with such inspiring ideas Alison. I'm going to try the talc on the bed one at the weekend.
    Ages and ages ago you wrote about brocanting your fridge and I loved some of the ideas. I thought it was saved somewhere on your site and I really wanted to re-read it again for some inspiration but can't now find it. Am I not looking properly or is it no longer available?

  3. Kim says:

    I love the puttery treats!

  4. Kim says:

    I love the puttery treats!

  5. Leny says:

    Once again wonderful ideas
    Alison! Will start with
    bying bunches of tulips.
    That's an easy one for me living and working in Amsterdam and passing
    the flower market on
    my way home.

  6. Leny says:

    Once again wonderful ideas
    Alison! Will start with
    bying bunches of tulips.
    That's an easy one for me living and working in Amsterdam and passing
    the flower market on
    my way home.

  7. Karlanee says:

    What a great idea about the rolling towel! I'm off to find something puttery and wonderful today~

  8. Karlanee says:

    What a great idea about the rolling towel! I'm off to find something puttery and wonderful today~

  9. Clare says:

    That has made me want to rush of and all of those things! What a great feel-good post!

  10. Clare says:

    That has made me want to rush of and all of those things! What a great feel-good post!

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