Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

A mini pack
Originally uploaded by love_yellow
Well, actually, I baked these pumpkin-carrot cupcakes for my parents' birthdays. But today I also want to acknowledge our beautiful and wonderful Mother Earth for sustaining us.

The brown 1970s Pyrex dish represents the earth's soil and the mini pansy flowers (also known as Johnny Jump Ups) were grown in my garden in my veggie patch, especially for eating. I love how the colors all go so well together.

Thank you Mother Earth for bringing me the wonderful ingredients that allowed me to make these yummy birthday cupcakes.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Recycle World image
Originally uploaded by love_yellow
I'm drawn to vintage kitchen wares because of their unique, colorful and retro designs. I justify the purchases because I believe that by RE-USING old stuff, it's a way of recycling. Ha! Good one, huh? Plus buying this old "junk" from garage sales and thrift shops is often inexpensive.

One of the things I like to collect is vintage Pyrex glass. Not only do they make the table fun and bright, but they are immensely useful for baking, storing leftovers, preparing food and many other uses! Bringing food in these dishes to parties is always a hit.

Check out all of the fun and wonderful ways people use their vintage Pyrex in this Flickr group called Pyrex in Action. It's really inspiring! Do click on the link, I think you'll enjoy it.

It's a sad reality that we need to keep manufacturing new stuff that people buy to keep our economy going. But I also imagine a world where we can re-use as much old stuff as we can before sending them to our landfills. I'm so glad the retro design movement is popular right now... I know I'm not the only one acquiring old junk. :-)