29 August 2012

snap it 'new'

Greetings all,
What's new pussy cat??  
Finding a new way to make use of the ceramic toadstools we bought from Paper Pear Gallery . . . our German Shepherd decided he wanted to play with them = the stems broke off . . . but still just as cute laying down??
 I'm swapping buying sushi as a treat . . . for a new habit . . . like something the whole household can enjoy!!  Aldi roses, $5/ dozen, will last a week then be tossed to the chickens.  
 I have this lovely Nigella Lawson Mortar (handsome soldier accidentally broke the pestle) so it's laid dormant in the cupboard for years.  What to do with it now??  Maybe rose petals??  New ideas??  Don't bother saying 'buy another pestle' as my husband never liked using it anyway - he'd prefer a whopping big granite manly mortar & pestle.
 Spring is coming . . . fresh, happy, very yellow, new daffodils in the neighbourhood.
 Planting fresh herbs in the barrels . . . i'm growing these wonderful 'Asian salad' assortments, they look fantastic, a variety of leafy greens & new cooking ideas.
Playing along with Faith Hope & a Whole Lotta Love photography blog's Snap It Wednesday.  What's new in your world??  Are you a new follower??  Welcome!!  Love Posie
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19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

nice you're getting spring blooms. i like the storebought ones, too. :)

Melbourne Girl said...

Great buy with the roses!! I haven't bought flowers from Aldi before but will check them out next time I'm there....and don't the chooks love the petals?
How about using the now lonely bowl to hold garlic? Sorry, that's all I got
Lesley
xx

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Mortar - maybe a soap dish?? Although you might need a little something to put in the bottom of it so stays dry. Otherwise I'd just put lollies in it. Or to hold your keys and change at the front door?

Mon Alisa Design said...

I'm loving Aldi roses too! And their carnations. I'm really looking forward to Spring. It's been so chilly here.
Have a lovely week sweets!

Leanne said...

I like Kirsty's idea of lollies in your mortar, although they may not last long (they wouldn't in my house).Love your $5 roses!

Pip said...

I have to agree with handsome soldier, the granite mortar and pestles are much better, you can really take your frustrations out when you bash things with it.

If you use salt in your cooking (some people don't) the bowl could make a great container for that, or fill with water and float a flower or two in it.

Jen R said...

Snap...it must be roses week...wish I had chooks to feed mine too.

Samantha said...

Beautiful roses, so cheap, so good for us rose lovers, sadly my ceramic toadstools fell off their stems too, basketball I think, but I can balance them nicely on top, you wouldn't know.x

Little Nan said...

Great collection of images!! Spring has almost sprung!! Can not wait for color, warmth and lovely new smells in the garden!! x

sascedar said...

those asian greens in the garden look great- i'm very excited to have planted some wombok and bok choy in my first veggie patch! :)sarah

ally said...

I've got supermarket roses brightening my house this week too
Lovely news and new things
Lolly dish!!

Naturally Carol said...

Your mortar looks like a great shape for a pet dish, chooks or dog! Being so heavy it would stay in place really well and be easy to clean out with no poky corners..and it'd look good.

Karla {Ironmum Karla} said...

We have some lovely cherry tomatoes and herbs coming into fruition at the moment, love how everything is starting to come out of hibernation. Xx

Sally said...

Do the chickens eat the roses???

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

Gorgeous NEW adventures in your world Jennie! Love the roses...just lovely looking at fresh flowers in the house. xx

Arpi said...

Your Aldi roses are a bargain... do chickens really eat roses? And how about some mixed nuts in the bowl!

Mama of 2 boys said...

Those roses are divine Posie... and for $5!?!?!?
Love the daffy also, such a glorious time of year, Spring xoxo

Amanda said...

Great idea swapping sushi for roses :) I love being able to smile each time I walk past fresh flowers... when I buy them for myself :) I bought a bunch for my Mum a few back from Coles (although they weren't as great a price as yours) and they lasted and lasted for ages, like about 2 and a bit weeks!! Love the larger size photos by the way x

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