Yesterday was my dear (blogless) friend Katrin's birthday and I went over to her for coffee and cake. She must have spent hours in the kitchen baking and all four cakes she had made looked very mouth-watering. Some weeks ago Katrin had told me about a Swedish orange cake she would make for her birthday. I had that on my mind all day yesterday and so I had to start with a piece of that one. It was very yummy with a creamy filling, pieces of oranges and whipped cream and marmalde on top. Then I decided on a piece of a chocolate-hazelnut cake, topped with whipped cream and a little bit of egg liqueur. That one was also very lucious. I know I should have taken pictures but then you would be drooling even more by now ;-).
Of course I didn't come empty handed. My gift for Katrin was a cone that I had made from fabrics and laces and filled with some goodies.
I had been looking through a vintage book by Pearl S. Buck for a text passage that would talk to me and found this:
Now you can take a spontaneous, wild guess what I had put into this box:
Yes, you guessed right :-)! I chose one of my favorite vintage pearl necklaces for Katrin to wear or to decorate with.
Now a little teaser for my dear friend LISA. We have sent each other a swap package this week and hope that it won't take too long until the postmen will bring us the goodies. Of course I can't reveal everything yet but here is a little foretaste:
After so many cold and rainy weekends, it's finally supposed to be sunny tomorrow and I will hit the flea market. Maybe I can find some wonderful junk of which of course I never have enough ;-).
Have a lovely weekend! If you also have plans to go thrifting I wish you a lot of fun and great deals!