Some time ago I had a very depressing day full of sadness. But in the evening I suddenly decided to make a hat from thick felt and woolen cloth I had at home and I crocheted some colourful flowers for decorating the hat.
Afterwards I was proud and happy and the next day I decided to make a little journey by train to Munich where I can show off my new hat and do some shopping. Accidentally I went to a quarter of the town where I found one vintage shop near the other (jewellery, bags, clothes, hats, ...) and I bought maybe too many cool stuff for me. Funnily a shop owner thought I was a Viennese hatmaker and showed me all her stuff for hatmaking: veils, flowers and so on.
Then for tea I went to a really super cosy café called "Frenzy" with almost thirty retro lamps on the ceiling, one more interesting than the other. I had tasty apple tea with a cinnamon stick and a yummy French chocolate cake. Aren't the lamps really fabulous? You must imagine a much more cosier and warmer atmosphere than in the photos.
Today I've got very different photos for you. The first few are a further part of my huge glass collection filled with spring flowers. This time it's the amber ones turn. I've taken the photos in the late afternoon light and I think the warm colours come out really well.
And here's the other kind of photos. They show frogs and frogspawn in my pond. My son counted thirty frogs lately. They come to their place of birth to copulate and after they've spawned, they disappear anywhere. I hope you don't find it too disgusting but that's nature in spring.
Yesterday we and a few friends had a St.Patick's Day Party at our house for the first time. The rules were to wear green clothes and to bring green food and a lot of cheerfulness. A friend who was in a folk band in former times brought her guitar and Irish songs like "Whiskey in the Jar" and so we sang happily and loudly and it was fun the whole evening. Our neighbours even managed to get some Guiness beer, so we had the original drink too.
This is what I wore, I tried different hats and caps but decided to wear none of them at last.
The hat above is from the fleamarket. I found the green brooch on it at another fleamarket one year later and the bow is made from a ribbon that was wrapped around a present.
This hat I found at a fleamarket stall amongst the carnival things for children, but I think it's a real 40's cap. What do you mean?
I like this fancy feather hat, though it is too small for me cause everyone in our family has a really big head. So I never wore it outside. But actually I didn't feel unhappy with it.
Ok! That was my outfit in the end.
Our green food table. I made the spinach gnocchi on the left and to be honest we had red tomato sauce with it and ...
... there was also spaghetti salad with mozzarella balls and sugar peas ...
... selfmade pickled white and brown mushrooms ...
... fruit salad ...
... avocado cream with coconut milk and cream cheese.
My sister made the shamrock muffins.
And there were some sweets for nephew and niece and other sugar junkies.
And a little bit decoration with a part of my glass collection and green stuff from the garden which was not too much.
It was happy talking, singing, eating, drinking, joking and laughing all night.
I've started some oldtime activities to satisfy my love for the colour yellow that comes every spring.
1.Making a yellow cocktail hat.
2.Knitting a mustard beret.
3.Crocheting some narcissi.
Now I have to decide what to do with the crocheted daffodils: putting them on the hat, making a brooch, fixing them to the beret? What would be the best idea? Can you help me?
If you want to crochet or knit some flowers, butterflies and so on, I can recommend the following books from the fabulous Lesley Stanfield:
They're full of cute ideas. You can even knit a blue tit or a dove.
Or everything you can find on a walk through the forest in autumn.
Daffodils are bringing a little spring spirit to my longtime decoration in green. The vases are bottles from organic lemon juice. The other items are mostly fleamarket finds. The three metal things on the first plate are cone-shaped weights from cuckoo clocks. The dresser is a very old one which my grandfather restored. He was a very talented carpenter who restored antique furniture for a lot of people, often owners of castles or mansions.
Have a colourful spring day wherever you live!
(I mean of course autumn day for my followers in New Zealand and Australia)