Lights -- or rather lamps -- in the dining room -- on the mantle. A revolving door of them, it seems . . .
For in December the mantle looked like this -- with silver candlesticks because I never could find the perfect lamps for this spot!
And then, in December, I found . . .
These lamps and I thought they were perfect. They went well with the sconces in the living room and were of the same era, I felt, of the house . . . .
But then . . .
I moved them to my dressing table where they do look smashing. More smashing, I think, than on the mantle and the lamps on the dressing table do match the sconces above the fireplace in the master bedroom.
I moved them because . . .
I bought these lamps! Which, although they don't really match the sconces in the living room . . .
Are a much better scale than the other lamps. I have always adored the type of prisms that hang from these lamps and coveted them . . . alas, never owning a lamp with these type of prisms.
I think -- it is a win/win situation! Each lamp is perfect in it's new location!
I am one happy person!
And this weekend I was busy . . . for we had our every other year "Voices From the Quilts" event here in my little town. I volunteered, not only to work a shift for the Shop Hop but to make cookies to sell at the Shop Hop.
Little quilt squares. No two are alike! Five dozen individually painted. It was a labor of love!
And then on Saturday . . .
Friends Anne and Tim brought us a sack containing lemons. Real California lemons which just arrived sent by Tim's brother Jon. Sweet Anne brought them to me.
And what did I do with them?
Make curd, of course! Anne loves curd and I've often gifted her with a jar. She specifically said that if I made curd, a jar was not to come to her! But, of course, one will!
I love lemon curd spooned over breakfast berries, with afternoon tea scones and it's even good to fill little tarts for a company tea. And a jar does make a nice gift, if needed!
It is Monday and I'm sharing my lamps with Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Met Monday and Stone Gable for What's On the Menu Monday.
I LOVE lemon curd also! Have not yet made my own though. Have a great week!
Your lamps are beautiful and the ones look great on your dressing table.
How do you put up curd so that it will be shelf-stable? Or must it be kept in the fridge? I, too, am a lemon curd LOVER!
Susan -- it's not -- I am sure you can process it but I prefer not to -- it doesn't last that long -- even with just the two of us! For tea, a dollop on breakfast berries -- anything bready that's flat it can be slathered on and slather I do!!!! I keep it in the fridge and do give some away to dear friends who are lemon lovers as well!
Martha, I am thrilled to see you at ON THE MENU MONDAY! You have been very busy! Those little cookies are little works of quilting art!
Thanks for reminding me about lemon curd! Over berries in the morning sounds fabulous!
What an INCREDIBLE "labor of love"!!!
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