Beautifully painted white and blue tableware tends to sweep me off my feet. Lately I have been admiring this detail of Jasper Conran's Blue Chinoiserie collection (I have added it to my wish list, next to the Royal Copenhagen's Blue Fluted Plain collection). Currently I don't have any ultra fancy plates and I don't really need them, but as I was unpacking our things I realised that it was time to update the casual plates and cereal bowls. Conran has a collection called Casual, which I would like to view a little closer before I make a decision.
How is your Christmas preparation going? It's only the five of us over the holidays and no need for big plans (no relatives around, therefore no Christmas parties). Unfortunately, my Christmas mood is still missing. I don't know what is wrong with me this December. With all the semi-Griswolds in the neighbourhood one would think that their decorations would have some affect, but they do absolutely nothing for me. And don't even get me started on the tacky reindeer figure in front of one house. I cannot even look at it!
Maybe the Christmas spirit will kick in this weekend. I'm going to let the children decorate the tree while I do some baking. I'm also going to make a big batch of home-made muesli, which mainly consists of oatmeal, cocoa powder, raw cane sugar, maple syrup and coconut oil that I put in the oven for a few minutes. The kids love it.
Have a wonderful weekend!
*Looking for inspiration for the holidays? Check out my Christmas board on Pinterest