Wednesday, 4 August 2010

A black liquorice door.


Every time I walk up towards my house, freshly painted pale grey like the British sky with white icing around the windows, I can't help but wonder how fabulous it could be in pink, a huge hunk of pink birthday cake with iced windows and a black liquorice door. Cream puffs for shrubs and sugar flowers in the garden. I have been awake since five this morning and as I'm sure you can guess, baking since six thirty. My brain is addled from all the lemon frosting and chocolate cake batter.

With the frill off an old dressing gown, some fabric flowers, vintage french ribbon and a roll of pretty making tape from the lovely Lynne of Papermash I decorated the corner of the kitchen to accommodate my makeshift cake stand. Then popped in to town to deliver the cakes to my colleagues as an afternoon cheer up, had some lunch and made it home between the summer showers.

18 comments:

babypicturethis said...

This is absolutely beautiful.

You paint such a wonderful picture of your house, if these photos are anything to go by, it must be just as delicious inside as out!

Jill said...

You are always baking lovely cakes and at such an extraordinary hour of the day missy! you have such energy I love it, as for the pink house, maybe not its just for dreams!
hugs
Jill

etre-soi said...

so beautiful as always. oh and those delicious cupackes, I would love to have one :):)

A Flourishing Perspective said...

I love this post. Your blog is gorgeous...I love how you write....it's just like a story! And my oh my how lovely a pink house like you said would be. :) And how fun!

Have a wonderful day, darling. Come check out my blog and follow if you like!

XOXO-
Rachel

Ms M said...

Lucky work peeps! Looks lovely xxx

Kaylovesvintage said...

your cupcakes look so good...guess you should open a little cafe

Suzanne said...

Your new banner looks gorgeous.Stunning, scrummy photos as always.

Lynne said...

I'm always inspired to make my space look prettier by your posts. I love that flower taped on the wall. Love your new blog header too. Thanks for the mention too!

LAURA!!! said...

oh this is such a lovely post.

Miz.November said...

How fabulous.
I could really go for one of those cupcakes right now!

Carmel said...

I wish I worked with you - yes please to some delicious cupcakes and I would come and visit you in a pink house too, of course I would be expecting some pink cupcakes waiting in your kitchen.
Baking is such a good old fashioned, GOOD feeling. Enjoy.
Carmel
x

blue sky butterfly studio said...

love the dressing gown frill, great idea!

Theresa und Eva-Maria said...

Love your post and dedication to just the right picture. The cupcakes look perfect!

Gwendolyn Little said...

another gorgeous collection of photos!! stunning..

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Loving these colors and rosy sunny hues and cool tones together, so so beautiful! Love!

xo mj

Melissa de la Fuente said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Jess....wow. You are truly a marvel.
xo
Melis

Anna said...

so pretty!! i love the washi taped flower.

Laura said...

This is absolutely delicious!!!
Laura@RicevereconStile