I bought this cloth in a big bundle from a very nice lady at the Alameda Flea market last month. I wasn’t sure I wanted it, although its in pretty good condition, but Angie talked me into it : )
I decided to go for it with its inherent challenges of blue flowers (ugh) and the peach borders.
The good news is no one in this area sells anything even close to a blue rose. When I went looking for flowers I forgot that *that* floral holiday was just a couple weeks ago so some stores haven’t re-stocked their bins. I had to “settle” for these : )
Fortunately my vintage turquoise and green Fiesta are the PERFECT colors to go with this print!
I found the peach Fireking in Healdsburg many, many years ago. There is a large collective there that at one time had several dozen dealers. You could dig around in that place for HOURS. They had such eclectic items as an entire staircase from a defunct department store, stuffed animals (as in taxidermy not teddy… ick), beds from every era and size and just about every cartoon collectible glass ever made. Not to mention the usual bottles, books and rhinestone jewelry and a 50′s refrigeration that was copper colored on the outside, turquoise on the inside and the shelves were round and turned like a lazy susan!
I bought all kinds of the Fireking, thinking I’d do peach cobblers in the peach dishes, have peach-themed tea parties with my daughter and in general revel in the peach glory : ) That didn’t really happen…and since its not really peach season I decided to make chocolate chip scones for today. Sue has the BEST recipe, they take about 5 minutes to mix up and 25 to bake. It was torture having to wait until pictures were done before eating these : )
2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 T. baking powder
1/4 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
4 T. cold butter
6 oz. orange or lemon yogurt
2 t. orange peel, grated
1/4 cup Orange juice
In a food processor, or a bowl using a pastry cutter, add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Either whirl in or use pastry cutter to cut in butter until crumbly. Mix yogurt, peel and juice together and add to flour mixture. (I’ve used plain yogurt with a teaspoon of vanilla when I haven’t wanted orange.) If desired, add chocolate chips with yogurt and mix until just moist. Mound dough on a cookie sheet in an even 9″ round, or put in baking dish like the picture, and bake for 25 minutes at 375 degrees. Check after 20 just to make sure. Cool. Cut. Eat. Yum!!
Chunk was the supervisor today, probably because there is food on the table : )
Tomorrow – Dr. Seuss’s birthday!
111 days to go!!