social saturday

all miscellaneous posts related to the social aspect of the blog

Happy Easter

pale daffodil bloom

I’ve had the words to this hymn, My Worth is Not in What I Own, in my mind lately, and have been reflecting upon them as we come up to Easter this weekend. 

Two wonders here that I confess
My worth and my unworthiness
My value fixed, my ransom paid
At the cross
And I rejoice in my redeemer
Greatest treasure
Wellspring of my soul
I will trust in him, no other
My soul is satisfied in him alone

 

Happy Easter, dear Readers. ❤︎ May you each have a wonderful holiday, as we celebrate the death and resurrection of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!

Social Saturday | March 20

tea in a floral china cup on a lace tablecloth

Happy first day of Spring everyone! We had such a lovely warm day here, it really did feel like Spring. My sister and I went for a walk, one of my mom’s geese laid her first egg (maybe we’ll get goslings this year), and we had a little spring tea party today.

I made lemon squares, chose out three of my favourite tea cups and then my mom and my sister and I enjoyed a nice cup of tea and a visit. It was so lovely that I think we are going to make a habit of it. Sometimes life can get so busy that you can forget to stop and take a moment to enjoy the nice things in life. Afternoon Tea is one of those habits for me that has fallen by the wayside, as I usually just grab a cup of tea to sip while I’m working on something else (I’m drinking a cup while I type this), but there is something nice about taking a purposeful break, isn’t there?

table with teacups a fancy teapot and a tray of lemon squares

So, what else did I do this week? I listed a few more clothes, from my closet clear out, in my Poshmark shop, and also spent a few days sewing. I altered a circle skirt that I didn’t love the fit of into a wrap skirt- just in time for warmer weather!

a stack of clothing with a hat on top and a polka dot skirt hanging from a peg rack

I also did a bit of crafting for Easter, since that is only two weeks away! And finally my mom’s Christmas cactus is blooming again…maybe it thinks it’s an Easter cactus?

Did you do anything fun this week, dear Reader? And how was your first day of Spring?

crafting easter eggs and a pink christmas cactus bloom

 

Social Saturday | March 6

bouquet of orange and yellow tulips

Happy Saturday everyone! It’s been so warm and sunny this week, and I’ve been enjoying having the windows open and going for walks. I didn’t do very much this week, just work and boring things like that, but it was not a bad week.

My mom bought a bunch of tulips last week, and they have added a lovely spot of cheer to the house.

bouquet of bright orange and yellow tulips

I also recently discovered a new blog and Youtube channel, “The Daily Connoisseur” and it has been an absolute delight to watch! (Though I’ve might have spent a bit too much time watching this week…) She focuses on elegant homemaking and lifestyle, which is just the sort of thing I like.

agatha christie novel and a cup of tea

I also like a good murder though, so not sure where that leaves me…doesn’t an Agatha Christie go so well with a cup of tea though?

In other news, Brittani from Untitled Thoughts shared her wedding photos a couple of weeks ago. She had shared a lot of behind the scenes photos of sewing her dress as well as their low waste plans for the wedding last fall, so it was exciting to finally see the big reveal! Her wedding looked lovely, and is just the sort of thing I would choose to do if I was getting married.

Well, that’s all I have to share for this week. I hope you have a lovely weekend!

a snow covered lane on a sunny winter day

Social Saturday | February 13

a heart garland made of book pages draped across a window with lace curtains and a hanging plant

Hello and happy Valentine’s weekend everyone! I didn’t do a dedicated Valentine’s post this year, but I thought I would still share the cards I made and a tiny bit of festive decor…

I didn’t do anything very exciting this week and was starting to feel just a bit housebound, since the temperatures plummeted this week. It was deceptively sunny outside; but the thermometer was actually at -38 Celsius!!!

a pile of valentine cards and a heart shaped garland draped across a window with lace curtains

There were also so many beret and hat themed posts that I saw this week- including several perfect for Valentine’s Day! If you’ve decided you want to follow my tutorial for making a beret out of an old sweater, here are some great free tutorials.

Brittani of Untitled Thoughts shared a tutorial for an embroidered beret. How cute would it be to embroider it with wool yarn?

And then Charlotte of Tuppence Ha’Penny shared how she made a heart shaped beret last year- so cute!

And if a beret isn’t really your thing, she’s also just released a tutorial for a heart shaped pillbox hat perfect for Valentine’s Day!

And finally, Kristina of The Eyre Effect just posted a Galentine’s outfit with a heart shaped beret (and a cute vintage cape!) in case you are looking for inspiration on how to style your new beret.

I think I’m going to spend my weekend crafting and creating…and maybe baking some sort of heart themed treat for Valentine’s Day tomorrow. Do you have any Valentine plans? Or other plans for this weekend? Do you think you’ll try making one of these hats?

a snowy and sunny cold winter day

Social Saturday | February 6

a cactus planted in a vintage teacup with yellow and brown flowers on it

I can’t believe it’s already the weekend! This week seemed to go by fast for some reason, even though I wasn’t particularly busy. I didn’t do much this week other than work and sew and read…not a bad mix though, right?

This week I finally decided to just go for it…. and sewed a t-shirt! This might seem like a relatively easy project, and it did go together quicker than I anticipated, but I was intimidated to start because I was afraid that the knit would be hard to manage and it wouldn’t turn out well. I know the hem is kind of wrinkly, but it will always be tucked in, so I don’t mind that. There are a few things I will do differently for my next project, but all in all, it turned out way better than I thought it would!

a homesewn pale pink tshirt with cuffs

Janey of Atomic Redhead re-opened her vintage shop this week, with a few changes; she is now selling downloads of vintage cards! She has such an amazing collection of vintage ephemera, including valentines and other holiday cards that she decorates her home with each year…what a great idea to do digital downloads of them! She has quite a few cute valentines, if I hadn’t already made my cards this year, that would have been such a great option. You can browse her Etsy shop here.

Lauren of Wearing History has been putting out so many good blog posts lately! Here is another one I enjoyed this week, about how the “cottage core” trend of late is a reiteration of similar trends of days past.

two vintage photo albums- one black with vintage writing and one mint blue with a beaded applique on the front cover

As I’ve been sorting through my hard drive for my year long goal of finally organizing it, I have been looking through pictures and realizing that I really should print them out, so I can enjoy looking at them. I’d also like to do a family history album of sorts, with photos of my grandparents and other relatives, so I found a few photo albums this week. Vintage photo albums so much prettier than modern ones, aren’t they?

Well, that’s about all for this week. We’ve got an extreme cold warning in effect here (-40 celsius!) so I think I will be spending the weekend cozied up by the fire with a cup of tea and a good book. How are you planning on spending your weekend?