Hot chocolate for this Tuesday

I had this vision of gathering some branches and hanging some origami shapes from them and placing them on the mantle, so I invited C to make some origami with me. The only trouble is I wanted to use some old music sheets for this, but boy is that paper tough to fold.

We decided to try for some simple rabbits.

Epic fail bunnies…lol! :D :D

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We decided that what we needed was some hot chocolate.

Now there is a Barista in my kitchen, a wonderful gift years ago from my children, and that Barista rarely gets used as I really don’t drink coffee. But it’s a dynamite way to steam milk! So I took it apart and cleaned out the dust, the dead moth and the spider’s web, filled the chamber with fresh water and steamed up some lovely hot chocolate; Sbux peppermint hot chocolate for C and Maxim’s for me.

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We poured our hot chocolate into my French Cafe au Lait bowls. These poor bowls don’t get much service since I bought them in Paris years ago, and it’s lovely to get them out once in a while.

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I threw a small handwoven cloth on the ground and we reevaluated our bunnies.

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Chloe ran to the studio and brought down some real origami paper and folded the sweetest little fox! See? Everything’s better with chocolate!

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Next she used the epic fail bunny note paper and folded a larger fox. (And look who found a lap)

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Maybe my vision of lovely origami shapes hanging from branches might come true…stay tuned. :)

Sharing with Terri and Martha and Sandi and Bernideen,  and wishing all my American friends a happy Thanksgiving. :)

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  1. Ah, how fun…I tried origami a while back and it is much more difficult for me than I thought it would be. Perhaps I just needed some awesome hot chocolate and a kitty in my lap!

  2. Oh, that hot chocolate looks divine! :)

  3. Hello Veronica,
    Lovely time with your daughter, failed origami attempts or not. I have tried it too, with some results with repeated effort. The fox looks pretty good to me. The hot chocolate sounds very yummy! I could use some hot chocolate inspiration right about now too : )

  4. There is that cute daughter again – a perfect model for your posts! Darling!

  5. A cozy day with someone special, creating whatever you desire, oh my favorite kind of day. Obviously your cat loves days like this too, well, probably any day there is a friendly lap is a good day for kitty..

  6. wonderful .. i am sure your mantle will abound with charming origami critters

  7. I love your bowls! and your Tibetan singing bowl as well~lovely
    Hot chocolate is a great mood changer, that is for sure and how marvelous to have such a great Barista in your kitchen, whether it gets a lot of use or not.
    That fox is great!! I drew a little fox in my sketch journal yesterday. Man, we are on a roll here, lol
    As a side note, I haven’t seen a phone with a rotary dial in forever!!
    Thanks for the Thanksgiving day wishes, I hope you have a great rest of the week

    • Thanks Dawn. At the moment the Bakelite phones are unplugged because I need a break from the loud rings…lol, but I love to use them. You should have seen C when I told her to make a call using them, she literately didn’t know where to start. I’m after painting another fox myself today. :) Love your little fox.

  8. Delightful moment with chocolate, paper craft and great company. :)

    • Hi Paula, it was a lovely interlude but too short as C had to go write term papers and I had to get some work done. :(

      • My son is studying for his Uni entry exam. he´d be happy to have an interlude right now. ;) I don´t think he´d take up origami but we can find something else. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. What a fun time! Hot chocolate, origami and a sweet kitty who is supervising! ;) Love this post.

  10. Hi Veronica,
    Those cups are so lovely and perfect for your hot chocolate. I love seeing photos of your dear daughter. I must take some of my daughter having tea with me. The origami is very difficult to do but you did a perfect job and I love it with music paper. Thank you for visiting me and have a wonderful week! Karen

  11. Hello Veronica,
    Your hot chocolate looks delicious in those cute Parisian bowls! Sounds like another lovely mom & daughter time. Wonderful job with the origami. Thank you for sharing at Tea Time and have a marvelous day.


  12. What a great idea to fold origami critters for the mantle! I’ll have to drag out my origami paper and fold a few. :)

    • I hope you do try some. It’s almost meditating to sit there folding. Origami paper is definitely easier to fold than note paper…lol. :)

  13. I love hot chocolate and polka dot foxes!! So cute :-) Thank you for the happy wishes–we’ll be stuffing a turkey and ourselves tomorrow ;-)

    • Hi Sara, hope you had loads of turkey and fixings. Sometimes I wish I was American. You all seem to do holidays so beautifully. :)

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