Monday, July 13, 2015

Audrey and Retro Baking

I got some gorgeous new books today.  It was raining again, the cold front is still wagging it's tail, and I don't know about you but it makes me want to buy books.  I had to drop a cheque into the bank and as the book store is two shops down I found myself wandering in.

In keeping with my new desire to get baking I perused the cook book aisle and found this...
How perfect it is to fit with my new 1950s lifestyle!  Cook books are now so much more than pages of recipes.  They are a real visual feast as well.  See...
...and they give you so much more than lists of ingredients and methods.  They bring you so much joy and wisdom.
I have decided that I am going to bake my way through it and try and bring you something new each week.  Starting with these....
I also found a fabulous book about living with grace and style and thought it would be illuminating to read!
'What Would Audrey Do? - Timeless Lessons for Living with Grace and Style', by Pamela Keogh.  I'll let you know how it goes.
 
If you are interested in what I wore today, this was my 1950s inspired outfit...
This skirt was $3 at the charity store by the way!
I know...I have teeny tiny feet.  But how cute are these shoes!?!
 

 
 









13 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous and that baking book looks dreamy! I cant wait to see your pictures of your creations!
    Looking forward to adding your button to my blog - thankyou so so much for adding mine to yours!
    Emma
    http://www.peacelovevintage.com/

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    1. I was going to get the ingredients to the make the Bakewell Tarts today...but then clean forgot!! To wrapped up in making sure I had milk and toilet paper!! My blog button won't be too far away.....!
      Amber x

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  2. That cook book would go perfectly in my kitchen! I must see if I can buy one over here :) x

    http://ditsysprinkles.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You can get this cook book online Bianca. I saw it there last week. It might be coming from Australia but I'm sure you can get it. It has lots of recipes. I know you'd love it!
      Amber x

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  3. I just want these books to sit in a cute little stack on my counter. (; I'm terrible at baking, so let's not fool anyone. I'm a much better cook. Throwing things together and calling it a meal is more my style.

    You look so lovely in your full skirt. The fuller the better in my opinion. (: I too love round toed shoes, even though the pointy ones are "in." Round is so much daintier in my eyes. <3

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    1. I love nice looking books too Kiki. I know you're a great cook...your creations always look fabulous! I love full skirts too...they're fun, and they hide all manner of squishy bits! Yes, I agree about the round toe shoes too..they always look so cute.
      Amber x

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  4. This outfit is so flattering, and you look GREAT!! You almost look like Audrey herself!! The cookbook is probably the CUTEST book I've ever seen. Keep us posted on the Audrey book, too please!

    Much LOVE!!!!

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    1. Awww..thanks Stephanie...although not in a million years could I look like Audrey. Although...maybe with a fringe (I think you call them 'bangs') !!!...Ok..even though I'd still not look anywhere near as beautiful. The cookbook is gorgeous. I'm looking forward to baking up a storm!
      Amber x

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  5. Hi there, I need the retro book in my life now!! You also lovely lovely in the outfits. xx

    http://www.annanuttall.com/

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    1. Thank you Anna! Yes, the book is awesome and so sweet!!
      Amber x

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  6. I love your new blog design!
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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