Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Donuts and Flowers

The past few days have been full of donuts and flowers for me.

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I went to a lovely event with Recollection Vintage the other evening, and it was full of gorgeous eye-candy and inspiration. Beautiful flowers and vintage furniture. What is it with our connection with flowers? Is it all the petals that we like? The graceful folds? Is it the scent? The softness? I don't know - but I am such a sucker for fresh flowers.

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After all that prettiness, I was craving sweets - so I decided to make donuts for the first time. Lemon ones with a light vanilla glaze. I had baked 36 of them with the intention of them lasting the week, but within two hours they were all gone. I had eaten six, with Brian polishing off the other 30, hehehehe.

If you'd like the recipe - check out the City of Dionne facebook page.

27 comments:

Silver Strands said...

Your donuts are gorgeous Dionne!

Sarah said...

You made those donuts? They look AMAZING! I love little mini donuts. Especially the ones that are made in the Fall at apple orchards. What a sweet post =)

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Lillian (Unstitched.) said...

How fun! Vintage + sweets + fresh flowers?! Sounds like pure bliss :) I think it's the connection with nature that draws us to flowers...and that fact that nature could produce something so beautiful, with so many colors and scents...it's a pretty amazing thing! :) I can't believe Brain finished 30 donuts in an hour! :) That's what you call a supportive man (clearly he liked them! ;)

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Flowers and donuts . . . a perfect combo, Dionne.

Fondly,
Glenda

Teresa said...

Such a sweet and lovely post, Dionne :love:.

With so little you created huge fantasies.

I really want the recipe; but not if José will be polishing 30 ;)

Thank you Sweetie!

Dancing Branflake said...

Haha! Your husband is so lucky to get your homemade goodies. And I love that you go to magazine parties. What a wonderful life you live.

Kristin B said...

both things that i adore!!

Sey said...

the donuts looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Daisy said...

These donuts look great, can't wait to try them!

Tender Branson said...

Lemon donuts! Great call!

K said...

30?? They must have been delicious!

Looking Glass said...

I love the pastel colourings with pops of red, just gorgeous. I'll also be heading to your fb page for the doughnut recipe - yum!

~ Clare x

Amy - Thank You Cards Shop said...

those donuts are so so pretty!! love the plate you used for them too. all the photos in this post are just stunning btw.

Sandy a la Mode said...

mmm donuts! i could use one or two right about now!! :)

amy b.s. said...

those donuts sound fantastic!

Holly Knitlightly said...

Lemon donuts?! Yuuuuuum! I'm off to check out that recipe.

Also, I want to live just one day in your shoes. Everything is just so pretty!

Barbara said...

Loved the bell with "preserved time" inside, Dionne. Such a clever idea.
Flowers make me happy too.
Donuts as well...especially lemon ones. Off to read the recipe!

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Tamara Nicole said...

Looks like an amazing event, love the vintage/cute vibe:-)

L'Atelier said...

the donuts looks super yummy!

i love flowers for all the above mentioned reasons and also because they are each a little miracle in them selves.

Natalie Nicole said...

What an idyllic post-donuts and flowers. Those donuts you made are so cute that I can't wait to give them a try. Though on your FB page recipe, it said to combine dry ingredients in a bowl then add dry ingredients. I'm guessing the wet ingredients were to come before the dry?

Britt said...

Wow!! You made those donuts!! They look so delicious!! I like the pictures too, they look beautiful!!

Naomi Bulger said...

The flowers, the donuts AND the photographs all look gorgeous. I am going to try out your recipe, perfect as spring is easing into summer here in Australia.

CV Love said...

So delicious!=)

Anonymous said...

Hi Dionne,

May I ask what software/tools you use for your drawings? I would love to be able to try! Thanks

Torie Jayne said...

Wonderful!

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Awesome blog! I will for sure drop by it more often!