Good morning friends! Here is a nice greeting for you:
How are you all? It's Tuesday again and I hope you will link with Elizabeth and Bluebeard (like I do) for T for Tuesday. You can post anything as long as it has something drink related in it.
The above picture would qualify I think. But I always have a postcard to share. How about a cookie to go with the above coffee?
These are star-shaped cookies and they come from Germany. The quote reads: "The stars of our happiness lie within ourselves" - Heinrich Heine (German 19th century poet). Needless to say this card was sent to me from Germany.
Or perhaps you would prefer some fruit?
This vintage image was sent to me from Hongkong. Interestingly ginger, olives and almonds are also among the fruit as they were classed as dessert as well apparently.
I know Elizabeth does a lot of upcycling and recycling. I do too and I have a photo of the recycling bins. They are quite large and I didn't know where to put them in my new kitchen/living room. We found a place for them under the floor:
We dug out this space so we can actually stand in it and it is now a useful storage area. After the photo was taken my DH has put a coat rack on the right hand side as you come in. The top bin has all the aluminium (cans and tins) with milk and juice cartons and any plastic bottles. The middle one is for paper and cardboard. The bottom one is for glass bottles and jars. When they are full we take them to the local collection point in our town. We bought these bins at Ikea last year and we find them invaluable.
One last thing:
I was at the Chinese bazaar on Friday and I saw this 6 litre kettle. What a beauty! I often make tea for hords of people and a large kettle was on my wish list (but I never found one until now). It's funny to see myself in the shiny kettle, and it also shows our living quarters in birds eye view. The little vent in the lid gives in fact warning that the kettle is boiling. I am used to kettles that whistle but this noise is like a fog horn! It made me jump the first time i heard it!
That's it from me this Tuesday. I hope you all have a fab Tuesday and a very good week.