Saturday, 26 February 2011

Fabulous Saturday!

Hello all!

Well I've had a fabulous Saturday. This morning when I got up I decided to make us a special breakfast, Huevos Rancheros. I've never made it before but I've had it in the US when on holiday, if you've never had it before it's basically flour tortillas, salsa (homemade of course, but I guess you can use shop bought) and eggs, of course it can have additional stuff like refried beans etc!

So I gave it a go, here it is in the pan!

Such a special breakfast deserved the table to be set properly, something I'm ashamed to say we don't do as often as we should, but this morning we did!

And here is Paul's all piled up on the plate, honestly there are eggs under all that yummy chilli infested salsa!

Once breakfast was all cleared away and we were happily sated the postman arrived, oh my I'm one happy girl!

I entered a giveaway on A Sip of Sarsaparilla written by the very lovely Susan, if you haven't read it before get on over there. Anyway I rarely enter giveaways as I just don't need more stuff, but when I saw what she was giving away I couldn't resist and I won!!!

Here is my fabulous prize, some vintage Christmas goodies, I LOVE Christmas and so does my husband, and I'd forgotten to tell him I won so as I was unpacking my goodies he was as gobsmacked as I was. Thank you Susan, that wasn't cheap to send and I apologise for being a UK winner but at least you know your goodies will be treasured, they are being packed away now all ready for December!!

You'll notice there is not just Christmas goodies but a lovely postcard and bracelet (I took a pic with the bracelet on but it came out blurred so I couldn't use it sorry) wow you spoilt me!!

Then this afternoon I started fixing up some stuff I've been meaning to for a while. Actually I didn't get it all done, different things need different glue.

First up, my beautiful black lucite compact had fallen apart, actually I was rather cross, I haven't used it much since I bought it but have been using it more regularly lately and was so sad that the lucite top fell off, then I looked at it and the cheeky seller had just fixed it back on with some tape!!!! Can you believe that?!!!

So I glued it back together, now it should hold up for another 50 years!

Sadly the mirror inside has come loose too, but the glue I used for the lucite was a special hard plastics glue which I bought to fix a lucite bag and which won't work for that, and I don't know about you, but it doesn't matter how many tubes of glue I buy they just seem to disappear, I have no idea where I put them!

Next up was a really cute bracelet I have, it's not exactly designer jewellery or anything but I love it, one of the faces had come off so I needed to glue it back on, it does look like this has happened before because there's some awful glue marks but I still love it, it's got such character! Plus it was given to me by a friend, so that makes it extra special!

Next up a really tiny job but one that was worthwhile, the satin back of this box had come loose and when it holds something like this, it's got to be fixed!

This is about the most beautiful set of jewellery I have, it was given to me by my friends Kev and Ellie for my 40th birthday, it's earrings, bracelet and necklace, it's also a Lisner but I don't go for labels I like what I like!!

Here's a close up, how stunning is this?! Beautiful eh?

So that's my Saturday so far, I have a glass of wine at my side, I'm watching Giant on TV, the film with the most beautiful people, and life is good people, oh yes life is good!


Vintage Vixen said...

So much to admire and drool over! Your breakfast, the dinette, your Xmas prizes, the compact and the 40th birthday jewellery but most of all that divine head bracelet, I adore it. xxx

La Dama said...

yum,looks so good.
I use corn tortillas..since corn tortillas are so hard to find,I order mine online.
the flour tortillas here are disgusting.make me own sometimes.
I am in love with your 50's dining table.
you lucky Mama,those necklaces are gorgeous.
that bracelet is so mystical..I love all kinds of lucite compacts..cute xmas ornaments.

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Ah yes La Dama the tortillas are not like in the US or Mexico but you can buy corn ones in Tesco, probably not as good as you are used to though!!

La Dama said...

in Tesco? I havent seen you mean some yellow corn ones..that are still flour and there trying to pass them as corn,lol

Straight Talking Mama! said...

I dunno, I'm not an expert but they definately taste different to flour ones, less dense, but them I'm British I don't know a whole lot about tortillas!!

La Dama said...

hahayy,your so cute.

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

I love you 50's dinner table set! How cool is that!

You seem to have been very busy, I love the bracelet!

Sparkleneely said...

Oh, I lived vicariously and glamorously through this post -- all of your goodies (and breakfast) are marvelous!!! And you've inspired me -- I have so much to fix. Sigh. :)

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

I put a recipe for Tacos De Dios on hubbys blog. I think you will love it too!

Mexican food is soooo common here, living so close to the border!

Miss Matilda said...

Fab read, what a busy day you've had xxx

Dolly Cool Clare said...

What a scrummy breakfast!
Glad things are looking up for you and you are feeling better about things, hooray!
Handy tip - the best glue for sticking almost anything is araldite. Its one of those two tube things that you mix together and great for fixing stuff :)
PS - La Dama - Old El Paso make corn tortillas (real yellow corn ones!) that you can buy in bigger Tescos :))

Vintage Coconut said...

Your dinette is GORGEOUS & that lucit compact is so pretty.
And WOW the Jewellery set is stunning!

Living Vintage said...

What beautiful things you have. I love the dinette and the jewelry and well everything. And huevos rancheros are the best breakfast except maybe cold pizza.

Helga! said...

Jeez,I love your table,I adore huevos rancheros,I dig that bracelet,your winnings and that sparkley necklace!!! A delightful Saturday indeed!!!

delia hornbook said...

You have some beautiful jewely, i love your necklace thats really stunning. And your compact mirror wow i haven't seen one like that before, thats the beauty of blogland you get to see so many different wonderful things that i know that i might never see. And your breakfast looks yummy to i love salsa but would never have thought of having it for breakfast. Sounds like you have had a lovely day, enjoy the sunshine on this lovely sunday morning, dee x

Rocket Originals said...

Huevos Rancheros - what a yummy breakfast. Must try it sometime, we love Mexican food.

The Christmas goodies are great as well, and I love your jewellery. I’ve got a 50’s vanity case full of broken jewellery and one of my New Year’s resolutions is to fix it all. I am ashamed to say it was my NY resolution last year as well and I’ve not done anything apart from adding even more broken stuff - it's now very full! Anyway, you’ve reminded me to get it all fixed and stop putting it off. There’s some fabulous clip-on earrings and broaches in there. Thanks for the Araldite tip Dolly Cool Clare, I’ll buy some this week.
Kaye x

Lady Cherry said...

What a fab win! Very jealous. x

Tasha said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day! I am always so bad at doing the little fix-it projects. I have three pair of pants that need to be hemmed, hand washing, you name it.

Your breakfast setup looks great. We were on a great roll of setting our lovely dinette table regularly and keeping it cleared off... until I started seriously sewing. Now it's usually covered in crap from my projects. If I ever take a photo at it I guarantee all the crap is sitting somewhere else temporarily. Bad girl!

Sarsaparilla said...

So glad your Christmas package arrived safely! Please know that your friendship is worth every penny that went into the shipping cost, and much more! So don't think twice about that - I am just glad you enjoy it.

Looks like you had a wonderful Saturday last week. Those eggs are making me hungry. LOVE your table & chairs - and your bracelet with the heads that keep falling off! :)

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