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Friday, January 29, 2021

Friday Fun

 I do have a few things to share today. I am not going to hold myself to a certain number....just the things that make me happy this week.

1. Christmas at Fairacre

 I love the Miss Read books and I have been collecting them from Thrift Books to add to my library. When you need to escape the cares of this world, a visit to an English Village, just like a cup of tea, hits the spot.

2. A Savannah Print

Niece Laura gave this to us as it was going to be tossed in the garbage during an office cleaning.  Forsyth Park is one of the best known sights in Savannah. Now it is hanging over Nana's that bowl. You can tell that Kendall and Landon have not been here lately by the treats in the bowl!!

3. Chocolate Cake

One of  my good friends had a birthday and I used it as an opportunity to bake a chocolate cake. 

4. Valentines Day Paper Goods from Hobby Lobby. 40% off this week!

These are so cute and really brighten up the kitchen.

11 comments:

Shortbread and Ginger said...

That birthday cake looks yummy!

Mary said...

I'm glad that you rescued that pretty print from hitting the garbage! Savannah is tops on my bucket list. The chocolate cake looks so good. Are the Miss Read books similar in style to Jan Karon's type of style? If so, I'll be checking them out.

Sandy said...

First up, that cake looks so good. I just want to put finger on it and grab a taste of icing. The poster was a great catch and I have never heard of the books. I will have to look it up. It looks interesting.

Dewilla Hooper said...

I am glad that you popped onto your blog today. I really enjoy reading your posts! You will have to send me the chocolate icing recipe!

Robin in Virginia said...

Yum on the cake! I just want to swipe my finger in the icing and give it a taste. I don't think I have heard of the Miss Read books, so will do some searching. Niece Laura made a good save! Happy Friday, Arlene!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Yes they are similar. Stories of cozy village life back in the day. Mid 20th century

Terri D said...

Great photos! That print looks great on your wall! Nice save! Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Your chocolate cake looks yummy!

Quiltingwiththefarmerswife said...

Thank you on introducing me to Miss Read. Haven't heard of her but just ordered Christmas At Fairacre on amazon. I'm always looking for a nice comfy read. Someone suggested P. G. Wodehouse and I enjoyed his character Jeeves but it's not a series I want to keep reading. Finishing up reading The Nightingale and then will switch to Ann Cleeves novel....a Vera Stanhope mystery. Love the character Vera. Have a good weekend. Patty McDonald

Mrs.T said...

The cake looks scrumptious and the Savannah print is lovely. So happy it could be rescued from the trash! And I had forgotten all about Miss Read. Never thought of looking for her on ThriftBooks, but what a great idea! I love ThriftBooks and am always ordering one book or another from them!

Mari said...

I've never heard of Miss Reads books but I bet I would like them.
That print looks great there! The cake looks yummy.

Carol said...

Miss Read books were always my old boss's favorites at the library, too, Arlene. I really should give one a try! Oh, the cake looks fabulous--very tempting indeed!