Home cooking & baking Brightening Monday

I don’t know about you but my Monday is definitely in need of brightening up! I actually don’t mind Monday’s, I quite like them really, all the family return to their weekday routines and I’m left to carry on with my homemaking which I love.
However after what was a beautiful Sunday the weather here has taken a sharp turn for the worse. It’s grey, pouring down with rain, definitely colder and blowing a gale!!

So this Monday needs perking up a bit and my pretty new jug which I bought in Urban Outfitters at the weekend is certainly helping.

I’ve also been crocheting roses this weekend and these three are such a perfect match for my jug. I’m going to put them in my shop as a set of three because I think they look nice together.

This pretty parcel arrived for me at the weekend and it’s doing a very good job of brightening up my kitchen today.

It’s the most beautiful Cornishware honey pot which I won in a very generous giveaway over at Mary Jane’s Tearoom. I would like to thank Susan very much as I’m delighted with it. Susan knits such gorgeous little creatures, which would absolutely brighten anyone’s day and you can buy the patterns for these in her Etsy shop.

So with dahlia’s on the table ……….

a cake just out of the oven ………

the fire lit ……….

and a basket of yarn to play with I’m doing my best to brighten up my Monday!

Oh and I’ve just heard my son’s band being played on the radio and that is good news because when he’s a famous rock star I’ll have a villa in the south of France and it will definitely be bye-bye greyness!!! 😉

Hope you’ve found something to brighten your Monday! 🙂

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Jane October 17, 2011 - 4:17 pm

I agree Vivienne, this Monday has been very grey but no rain yet for us…..sadly we really need it here in the South, I am still having to water my pots!Thank you for brightening up my cup of tea…I could do with a piece of your yummy cake. I was so delighted to see you won Susan’s giveaway, well done you! Enjoy your week, keep that fire lit and the yarn moving. What fun to hear you son on the radio, I shall have to tune in my Orla Kiely..LOL!!
Jane x

Jenny October 17, 2011 - 5:08 pm

I saw you were the winner over on Susan’s blog – the cornish ware is lovely, just so seasidey and summery! Definitely helps to brighten a dull Monday 🙂 Your fire looks so inviting though, perfect for a cosy afternoon, flames are mesmerising aren’t they? Thanks for your lovely comments on my post, feeling better already with all the blog love! hehe. xxx

Margaret October 17, 2011 - 5:46 pm

What a nice cosy post Vivienne.
The fire, the cake warm from the oven and the yarn – it all looks so inviting.
Love the little roses you made and lucky you to win that gorgeous pot.

Victoria October 17, 2011 - 6:36 pm

The weather is pants here too. I love your crocheted roses – you’re right about them looking fantastic together as a set of 3.

Simone October 17, 2011 - 7:08 pm

You have brightened my Monday Viv! A lovely post full of warming things. The crochet, the gift, the flowers, the cake, the yarn, the fire……..what more could you want?!!! x

Hannah October 17, 2011 - 8:24 pm

Lovely brooches! The wool looks so soft~! What a nice little mondy post!
Hope the rest of your week goes just as well! xo

Robin October 17, 2011 - 8:38 pm

Hi Viv,
Love your autumn post! I was reading your post and then noticed I missed your toadstool with buttons from your last blog, just love it and all the other hooky Fall decorations!
Have a lovely week. xoRobin❤

Helen Philipps October 17, 2011 - 8:43 pm

Such a lovely cosy post for a gloomy Monday, Vivienne! I love your new little jug and the pretty crochet roses, and your cosy fire light, delicious looking cake and soft yarns. Well done on winning the adorable cornishware honey jar at Mary Jane’s Tearoom too. And hearing your son’s band playing on the radio….that must be amazing! Have a cosy week.
Helen x

harmony and rosie October 17, 2011 - 9:19 pm

Your son’s band on the radio? Amazing news, congrats to you all (especially your son obviously), he must be feeling on top of the world and with luck, you could well be villa-hunting in no time at all!
Sorry you have yet more rain .. come and live with us in London. We don’t get so much rain but make up for it with smog!!
Congrats on winning the cornishware, lucky girl!
x

Mia October 17, 2011 - 9:43 pm

Reading through your post, Viv, your Monday seemed pretty perfect to me! And the top of the cake was that famous-family-moment, hooray to your son! When he’ll be big and you’ll have the villa I’ll definitely drop for tea! I think there will be more of us, actually, Jane – you’re coming?

Have a bright and shiny week!

Yours,
Mia

lily October 17, 2011 - 10:21 pm

Hi Viv, not feeling particularly brilliant at the moment, could do with a little of your cosiness, perhaps a slice of your delicious cake and a warm by your fire…………your homely post and pretty crochet has brightened my day. xx

Amanda October 18, 2011 - 12:38 am

Hearing my son’s band on the radio would certainly brighten my Monday!! Oh love all the happiness you have going on 🙂

Patty October 18, 2011 - 9:18 am

Hi Vivienne, you’re post has just brightened up my Tuesday. What a lovely retro look jug, goes great with the crochet. Isn’t the Cornishware box fab too, such a great prize. Oh and a fire, that warm glow and I’m freezing here, still holding out with no central heating on yet but have taken to bed socks and a hot water bottle, trying to toughen up before it gets really really cold in the house. Have fun crocheting! x

Susan October 18, 2011 - 11:37 am

Your little corsages are so pretty and I love the vintagey colours….Oh my, how exciting to hear your son on the radio…It’s wonderful to feel your children find the things in life that most make them happy isn’t it?
There is definitely a change in the weather Vivienne…it is so cold and blustery here today…but so lovely to read your post with the lovely fire blazing and the delicious baking…everything so inviting…the little honey pot looks very much at home!
Susan x
P.S Thanks for your kind words about my work lovely friend…

Pam Hetherington October 18, 2011 - 11:54 am

Definitely a feel-good Monday all round! Great news for your son too.
Am off to light the fire again here – wind howling around the house just now.
Hope the rest of your week is just as happy,
P xx

Gill October 18, 2011 - 12:43 pm

Congratulations to your son and his band for being played on the radio – yep, you’d better start house hunting in France!
You certainly know how to settle in to the autumn days with style and cosiness – reminded me too that i meant to bake a banana cake today – whoops!
Lovely cornishware, so cheerful, and i love your little crochet corsages and pretty vase.
Keep cosy!
Gill xx

tinajo October 18, 2011 - 1:09 pm

Looove that honey pot – lovely! 🙂

Louise October 18, 2011 - 8:11 pm

Hello, it has been so cold here today! Gorgeous brooches….if only I could have a bit of that cake.
Don’t forget me when you move to France!

Lou xxx

Annie October 19, 2011 - 1:13 am

A gorgeous giveaway win, lucky you! And I do love the colours of your crocheted roses. Such a cheering post 😀

Pomona October 19, 2011 - 9:28 pm

Wonderful jug – and an wonderful giveaway present, too! Lots of good things for a Monday!

Pomona x

jooles October 20, 2011 - 3:24 pm

Gosh a post full of loveliness x
cake, jugs, yarn, cornish ware, crochet ….. how lovely, you just brightened my thursday ;o)
love jooles x

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