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Thursday, 11 October 2012

Chutney and Vintage Finds *~*

As we have had the last of the warm weather I decided to pick the green tomato's left on the vines and make a batch of chutney.....

I followed Delia Smith's recipe as I have not made it before.. ( I have only made Christmas Chutney before)

I only had Sultana's and chopped Dates in my store cupboard so used them instead of the raisins...

I dusted down my Mum's old Preserving pan...

It was like stirring up a witches brew...

Now I have to store it for a few months before I can try it, I hope it turns out well so I can give some as Christmas presents .... So onto for my C.S.  Vintage finds

A set of dessert knives, I thought they would be just right to use for afternoon tea...

They look like they have been stored away for"best" by someone....

They cost me £2.00

A Paisley Pinny 

Cost 99p  ....

And lastly a vintage embroidery ...

Such a lot of work,.. I have looked on the internet and the words have been taken from HRH Queens Elizabeth II first Christmas message to the nation she made in 1952

I paid £5.00 for it ...

Thank you all for your kind messages, they mean so very much to me
Thea xx


  1. Dear Thea,
    That pinny is fabulous! I like the dessert knives too!

  2. We have been making green tomato chutney too! I love your pretty lids, and your wonderful finds - especially the paisley pinny!

    Pomona x

  3. My mum had some of those knives, in fact I think she still has one that she uses to spread her butter on her toast every morning! The pinny is very pretty too.
    We made a big batch of green tomato chutney last year with the last of our tomatoes but I think I burnt the mix somehow because it didnt taste very nice! I'm sure yours will be much tastier than mine!

  4. Love the embroidered picture Thea, what a find! xxx

  5. Hello lovely, Thea,
    Every thing looks beautiful and just like a cookery show! hehe..
    I have a 'soft spot' for Paisley, soo love the pinny and that you have used your Mums preserving pans too....
    I do hope it tastes as good as it looks Thea!(sure it will)
    Wishing you a lovely rest of week...
    love Maria x

  6. Тея, какие у вас веселые банки со вкусностями:) и очень понравилась старинная вышивка. Я храню старые вышивки моей семьи.

  7. Replies
    1. Hello Catherine
      Thank you for your sweet comments
      you are very welcome
      Thea x

  8. Hello lovely Thea,

    Isn't that embroidery touching? It's great you were able to trace the message back to 1952! Those knives look exactly like my parents' cutlery too so they may well date back to the 1950's too.

    I love the message from D. Smith for the chutney!

    A lovely post.


  9. I hope you don't mind but I've just 'tagged' you on my blog. If you don't want to play I wont be offended. I've never bothered before but it's been such a dismal day here!

  10. I like the sound of the chutney, a great way of using green tomatoes! What great buys as well, I really like the embroidery :)
    Have a lovely weekend x

  11. I would like to make chutney too! It looks delicious, thank you for the recipe!

    x Margriet

  12. Hmmmm,I love chutney's!
    Some very nice things you have found!

    Juliëtte xxx

  13. Love the vintage embroidery - wonderful!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  14. That pinny is just so precious! What a lovely bargain and blog! Just popping by to say *hello* from a new follower, Hazel x

    1. Hello Hazel
      Thank you for sweet comments
      You are very welcome
      Thea x

  15. Hi Thea,looks yummy,love your vintage finds.
    LOVE pixie girl at the top of your blog,is it your own make? The embroidery is fabulous too!LoVe JuLiE XxXx

    1. Hi Julie
      Yes I made her from the Tilda books, I thought she would look good on the dresser for Christmas, thank you for your lovely comments
      Thea x

  16. Hi Thea - I love cutlery like the knives. We still have some left over from our grandparents' stash. Word of warning (probably obvious to everyone except me!!) - don't dish wash them as the glue holding the metal to the cream bit deteriorates and then they fall apart. Also the cream bit goes all funny. I realise that its probably only me stupid enough to put old cutlery in the dishwasher!! Lily. xxx

    1. Hello Lily
      How lovely to hear from you, thank you for your tips, Fin is my dishwasher so I shall tell him to be extra careful!
      Thea x

  17. oooh my hubby would love me to make that chutney!
    what gorgeous finds
    have a fab weekend
    love jooles x

  18. hi
    the chutney looks so good!!!! thanks for the recipe.
    lovely blog!
    have a nice time,
    love regina

  19. Hi Thea,

    Your chutney's look beautiful in the glass jars with colourful tops! The cookbooks by Delia are among my favourites too. Her recipes never disappoint me.

    Love your vintage finds and that for 5 pounds!!!

    Have a lovely new week,

    Madelief x

  20. Mm they look lovely, never made chutneys but must give it a go. Catherine x

  21. Hello Thea,
    Your chutney looks so divine.. I can imagine it tastes so too.
    I like the way you have bottled them.
    Very adventurous .. but then, you have used up the green tomatoes.
    wishing you a happy week
    thank you for your comments on my blog
    val x x

  22. Oh wow - such gorgeous lovelies. I've literally just got down 'Pam the Jams' preserve book to make something with the marrows and green toms we have left over.

    Nina x

  23. I love the decorative chutney pretty, and I am sure it will taste delicious too! Your thrifty finds are amazing...I especially love the vintage embroidery :)
    Helen x

  24. Your Chutney looks amazing, would love to taste them. Wonderful embroidery.

  25. Gorgeous finds.. very jealous of those beautiful knives! Lizzie


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