Yesterday I ventured into the forest and found gold! Edible gold!! Chanterells... they prince of shrooms, the best autumn food there is! We found heaps of it too... so much that not only did it feed 7 hungry adults with mushroom stew, but we had leftover for the freezer and some to dry for winter use...
aren't they gorgeous? This is just my part of the loot. The rest was left to my parents and their german guest. It was actually Kathi's mother (Kathi is one of my "adopted" sisters from germany. She was a foreign exchange student at our years ago) who found most of it. That woman can sniff out a shroom like a truffel pig!
I also raided dad's plum tree. They were so ripe they just fell off... so sweet. Yom yomm.
I made myself mushroom stew for afternoon tea. With cream, onions and tomatoes. it was amazing!
My first flea treasure of the season. This wooden crate, painted the perfect shade of green. Isnt it lovely?! I have made a home for it next to my chair in the livingroom, housing all my magazines...
but I took it out for a little photo shoot, I couldnt show it off good enough next to the chair.
Tomorrow is fleamarked extravaganza! I counted no less than FIVE happening around this area. I have a problem getting to them all in time. One should really be there by opening, before the best treasures dissapear. But I will at least make 2... Wish me luck.
Oh and someone was asking if I have a list of things to look for, or just get inspired while looking... BOTH. I always have a list of things my house "needs" or things I collect. Like the green figgjo china (seen above), but I also get inspired while there. Sometimes I end up buying stuff I dont really need, but who doesnt?
This season I focus on stuff for the guestroom. As well as chairs for the porch (found the perfect bench/sofa for the porch last season- in spring -). Doilies are always popular with me, and old suitcases (can you get enough?!) As well as old specimens, but they are hard to get by.