It's time to enjoy an orgy of pink goodies for Pink Saturday with How Sweet The Sound.
Being in a lavender area, these are the only pinks in my garden since the rhododendrons and azaleas have quit. I have lots of lavender, but just these pink flowers which are indeed "Pinks" and are a type of carnations with a lovely, spicy scent. I love them with their velvety petals and gorgeous scent.
This is what I found that was pink this week. This is a Victorian souvenir jug from the 1980s. The jug or pitcher was made in Germany to be sold in the north Yorkshire, England seaside town of Scarborough. Remember the Simon & Garfunkel line from Parsely, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme.../Are You going to Scarborough fair....? Well, this was made to be taken back to someone as a present. Sorta like the current "My parents (grandparents, friends...) went to ....(Paris, London, Disneyland, whatever) And all I got was this lousy T shirt!"
I love the hand colored over transfer design with a luster finish. And the antique calligraphy is so cool!
For more info about the Victorian Scarborough souvenir jug at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.
At the Lavender Festival last week I bought some scone mixes from a vendor at a street market. The scone mixes are from Papa Ray's Marketplace in Spokane, WA. Yesterday we tried our first of 5 packets...buy 4 get one free! The kind we tried was teh Orange Dark Chocolate Scone mix. The woman was German and said the scones would be slightly moister than traditional English scones so I was looking forward to trying them.
I had to cut in 2 tbs of butter & add a small amount of orange juice and sour cream. I had low fat on hand. The dough was sticky, so I added a bit of flour. I formed it into a 9 inch round, scored it and baked it. The smell was wonderful! We removed them, cooled them for 15 minutes, cut them and had one with our afternoon cup of tea. Absolutely divine! They used really good quality dark chocolate chips. Scrumptious!
So...if you are looking to try something different, click on their name above and visit their website. I also got Chocolate Hazelnut and...don't remember what else. They had other mixes as well like pancake and waffle mixes, biscuits...lots of good looking stuff. Too bad we had just finished our afternoon tea at the lavender festival because they were giving out warm samples of everything!
Well, have a wonderful time visiting all the Pink Saturday participants. We are actually having summer here which is so exciting!