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I’ve got lots on my plate

I haven’t expected that with my son’s almost 4 weeks of spring break I’ll be so busy. And with so much on my plate at the moment (and I don’t mean the yummy treats from our high tea last weekend). I simply can’t find any time for blogging. So I’m signing off for some time hoping to hear from all in the meantime. When I’m back I’m sure I’ll have something to share with you but I’ll pop in before Easter I’m sure. Until then! Wishing all happy days!


 

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Finally back

Hello my dear readers and blog friends. Hope that you have all been just great. I know that I had the best time ever enjoying the fresh air, beauty of nature and my dear family and friends. It’s time to get back to normal life and catch up on all the lost time and visit your blogs.  I would like to thank my dearest ever blog friends that have guest posted for my blog while I was away, I’m really happy you found the time and will to help. All your posts are just perfect and I know that you have carefully selected a topic that would be best here. Once again – you are great! I can’t wait to reconnect with everyone and see what you have all been up to. Looking forward to hearing from you!

For now please enjoy a few of my favorite sights from Europe.

 

 

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Hi everybody,
my name is Francesca, I am italian and I usually blog at
Last week I received an e-mail from my darling Anna where she asked me to do a guest post
for her, here in her interesting and so informative blog
(thanks Anna for all the infos you give us about fruits!).
I couldn’t refuse, that’s obvious!!
I “met” Anna at the very beginning of my blogging adventure almost a year ago and we have continued to keep in touch ever since, isn’t this blogland just faboulous??!
 
I know how much she misses North Emisphere Autumn and so I thought to give her some Autumn with this guest post, I hope you will like it my dear friend!
So let the Autumn fairy blow…….

and bring here some wonderful Autumnal images.Pumpkins and Autumn are so poetic, aren’t they?

And we can prepare so many tasty recipes with pumpkins!
I am totally in love with
pumpkin soup with a bit of cinnamon!! Mmmm…

I hope you’ve been able to feel some Autumnal breeze Anna.

Has the fairy done a good job??!!
Francesca

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Hi! I am Kristin from A Page Of Inspiration and I am so honored to guestpost for my blogfriend Anna today. I have followed her for quite some time, and I think she chooses her posts carefully. They’re always nice! Hope you’re having a great trip, Anna!


In my country we have Autumn now and it is getting colder each day. A few days ago I decorated my house with a little orange here and there. It makes such a difference! When I found these interior pictures I just had to show them to you…


Orange is the perfect touch! And how beautifully these colors go together.


What a difference two lamps can make!

Images here

Have a lovely day everyone!!!

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Repurpose, recycle, upcycle.. everyone seems to be doing it and producing some beautiful results..

Industrial springs used for kitchen stools..


Recycled pressed ceiling tin panels from original Australian homes made into these beautiful hearts..
a recent purchase of mine from the talented TIna at Rubies Place blog..

 An old cabinet door turned into a blackboard..

The very popular grain sack pillow..

Gorgeous antique spoon plant labels..

Shabby chic key holder..

Another recent purchase..these gorgeous little milk bottles are now used to hold fragrant oils (always rose for me..)

And last but not least, the greatest recycle item – the glass jar..

 

Thank you Anna for the pleasure of guest posting at your lovely blog.. Rachaelxx (A Room For Everyone)

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Hi, it’s Carole here from Dear Designer’s Blog.
I must say that when Anna asked me if I would do a guest post for Around My Table while she is away in Europe, I was absolutely delighted.  It is such an honour!  Anna has been a very loyal supporter of DD and a good friend and it’s my pleasure to hold the fort for a day.
I’m going to take this opportunity to talk about my home town a little.  London.
And my favourite place in the whole wide world on a Sunday morning.   Columbia Road Flower Market.


I have been visiting Columbia Road since I was a little girl hanging on to my Dads hand.  My aunt lived in one of the Victorian Houses in the adjacent streets and we would buy trays of marigolds and forget me nots.  

The trick was to get there either very early when the flowers were at their freshest, or just before the stalls packed up, when there were always bargains to be had.  

These days it’s become a very trendy place to go and is on the tourist trail but it’s still a fantastic sight to see.  The flowers are still fabulous in their Technicolor glory.  The air is still intense with a heady perfume and the chants of ‘everythin a fiver’ can still be heard.  Many of the stall holders have had the same pitch since the early seventies and some from even earlier than that.

The Victorian shops that line Columbia Road and the streets around it haven’t changed much either but they now house a very diverse and eclectic breed of shopkeeper.  From antiques to fashion, vintage to jewellery, a visit to Columbia road these days is as much about the shopping as the flowers.

And no trip to the market is complete without a bagel. Yum.

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