Late week musings……

Hi there and happy Saturday to you all! Took a three day hiatus, had a super busy chock full kind of week. Glad the weekend has arrived!!? Well don’t know about where you are but over here we seem to be regressing with regard to weather. We had a tease a few days ago with near 58 degrees and this morning its 28 with potential snow in the forecast…..mayday mayday! Its getting OLD!! Onto something good…

Something major has happened. Super major. I think as bloggers we all set little goals inside our heads. For me getting to 100 followers was a goal I remember early on, when it was achieved, I swear I did a little happy dance when no one was watching! 100 people in this huge world cared about what I had to say. Well……fast forward two years and another goal of mine was and don’t ask me why on this number (because I truly do not know) was to achieve 5000 subscribers. Ambitious? Yes, I agree, but somehow this was a goal.

And by golly, its been achieved. Is it really possible? 5 THOUSAND people want to know what I have to say? Seriously? OMG…this is really really big in my book and all I can say is thank you, thank you thank you. I am grateful for your friendship, the emails, pictures and support I get from literally all around the world. You cannot imagine the thrill it gave me to click on feedburner stats and see this- 5000 on the button on 3-13-13!!!! Lucky day afterall:)

Total Subscribers: 5,000

Moving along.…by now you know I do love my products. I love trying new things and love even more when I find a real winner. Well…I have found a few winners lately that I feel I must share. I know many of you savvy readers might already know about these products but they are worth the “shout out” just in case because they are fabulous, worth every penny and absolutely products that will become a regular on my vanity!!

7 second leave in conditioner/detangler…this product is all everyone said it is. The girls at the salon I go to swear by this and they did not exaggerate. Leaves my hair (which tangles easily) very easy to comb through and feeling really moisturized. This is the best leave in conditioner I have ever used, its that good! I LOVE this product!! Click here to buy on Amazon.

OK, Marsha from Splenderosa, that glamorous mama who knows a thing or two about beauty told me to try this, she said it was like a healthy drink of moisture for your skin. She was right on the money!! She read that I had bought the caviar cream by La Prarie which I have to say I have only used twice because i got this first and have to say I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it makes my skin feel and look. Its a keeper so thank you Marsha. I could only find it on Amazon, click here to buy…..cannot say enough good things about this cream, great if you have dry skin!


Onto the house.…I play around a lot, part of the fun is moving accessories and things around.Its like the best science experiment in the world:) I changed things around on my living room console yet again and this scenario I believe is a keeper. I love the explosion of the white cherry blossoms which I just added to my oversized ginger jar, its dramatic and elegant and a great way to be greeted as you enter the room. I also added the two whiter jars on either side and a collection of some of my silver frames, take a look……

Have no fear…..a picture is being replaced in the empty frame!!

A peek into the library. Just about done in there, waiting for the small wet bar to be done, a final coat on the floors and its just about ready for its “close up”!

Books……can we seriously ever have enough? I dont’ think so. I finished The Red Book and have to say I really really liked it. Anyone else read it? Another fabulous book is The French Chateau. ? This is a book I have written about before, yes, its that good. I? just gave a copy to a friend for belated birthday,? and have given this a few times as gifts. Unfortunately I see its gone up in price which normally means there aren’t many copies around, but its sooo worth it as it truly takes you to a beautiful special place. She cannot thank me enough, she said it best when she said “its the next best thing to being in the French countryside and living like a true French aristocrat” this book is EXQUISITE!! It portrays beautifully the life, style and traditions of living in a French chateau and highlights many parties. weddings and other day to day? events. Every single page is breathtaking and if you like me, are an incurable Francophile….then by all means you must own this book! Click here to go to Amazon.

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Store biz……..got in some beautiful new blue and white additions. Of course I had to do the mandatory “test run” so ordered one of each for my own home! Here they are…..
Just added this morning…click here.

Beautiful detailing inside too…..

?And love these highly decorative three emperors!!

?And to show them both being put to good use…….

Got in 5 dough bowls….I know many of you are looking here and there so if interested, first come first serve. I have two 29″, one 21″, one 17″ and one 16″. They are all beautiful! Email me here……

Got two beautiful new bag styles in,? just being added! I love love love these new styles……and they are now up for sale in my newly created Personal Accessories section which will continue to evolve but I have to say I am just loving these super chic and super affordable bags for summer! These will be up later today for sale, limited quantities! Click here to visit.

?This is so darling and chic for a summer time tote!

?Love the shape…reminds me of the straw birkin bag I have wanted forever!! Love the smart navy trim and bamboo closure.

?Comes with a removable navy shoulder strap

?Zippers up with interior zippered pocket

To visit these items and much more in my online store…click here!
Thanks as always for stopping in, I wish everyone a wonderful Saturday and great weekend. I so appreciate you coming in to say hello and see what’s new in my little slice of the world! Until Monday…..
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Late week musings……

Hi there and happy Saturday to you all! Took a three day hiatus, had a super busy chock full kind of week. Glad the weekend has arrived!!  Well don’t know about where you are but over here we seem to be regressing with regard to weather. We had a tease a few days ago with near 58 degrees and this morning its 28 with potential snow in the forecast…..mayday mayday! Its getting OLD!! Onto something good…

Something major has happened. Super major. I think as bloggers we all set little goals inside our heads. For me getting to 100 followers was a goal I remember early on, when it was achieved, I swear I did a little happy dance when no one was watching! 100 people in this huge world cared about what I had to say. Well……fast forward two years and another goal of mine was and don’t ask me why on this number (because I truly do not know) was to achieve 5000 subscribers. Ambitious? Yes, I agree, but somehow this was a goal.

And by golly, its been achieved. Is it really possible? 5 THOUSAND people want to know what I have to say? Seriously? OMG…this is really really big in my book and all I can say is thank you, thank you thank you. I am grateful for your friendship, the emails, pictures and support I get from literally all around the world. You cannot imagine the thrill it gave me to click on feedburner stats and see this- 5000 on the button on 3-13-13!!!! Lucky day afterall:)

Total Subscribers: 5,000

Moving along.…by now you know I do love my products. I love trying new things and love even more when I find a real winner. Well…I have found a few winners lately that I feel I must share. I know many of you savvy readers might already know about these products but they are worth the “shout out” just in case because they are fabulous, worth every penny and absolutely products that will become a regular on my vanity!!

7 second leave in conditioner/detangler…this product is all everyone said it is. The girls at the salon I go to swear by this and they did not exaggerate. Leaves my hair (which tangles easily) very easy to comb through and feeling really moisturized. This is the best leave in conditioner I have ever used, its that good! I LOVE this product!! Click here to buy on Amazon.

OK, Marsha from Splenderosa, that glamorous mama who knows a thing or two about beauty told me to try this, she said it was like a healthy drink of moisture for your skin. She was right on the money!! She read that I had bought the caviar cream by La Prarie which I have to say I have only used twice because i got this first and have to say I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it makes my skin feel and look. Its a keeper so thank you Marsha. I could only find it on Amazon, click here to buy…..cannot say enough good things about this cream, great if you have dry skin!


Onto the house.…I play around a lot, part of the fun is moving accessories and things around.Its like the best science experiment in the world:) I changed things around on my living room console yet again and this scenario I believe is a keeper. I love the explosion of the white cherry blossoms which I just added to my oversized ginger jar, its dramatic and elegant and a great way to be greeted as you enter the room. I also added the two whiter jars on either side and a collection of some of my silver frames, take a look……

Have no fear…..a picture is being replaced in the empty frame!!

A peek into the library. Just about done in there, waiting for the small wet bar to be done, a final coat on the floors and its just about ready for its “close up”!

Books……can we seriously ever have enough? I dont’ think so. I finished The Red Book and have to say I really really liked it. Anyone else read it? Another fabulous book is The French Chateau.   This is a book I have written about before, yes, its that good. I  just gave a copy to a friend for belated birthday,  and have given this a few times as gifts. Unfortunately I see its gone up in price which normally means there aren’t many copies around, but its sooo worth it as it truly takes you to a beautiful special place. She cannot thank me enough, she said it best when she said “its the next best thing to being in the French countryside and living like a true French aristocrat” this book is EXQUISITE!! It portrays beautifully the life, style and traditions of living in a French chateau and highlights many parties. weddings and other day to day  events. Every single page is breathtaking and if you like me, are an incurable Francophile….then by all means you must own this book! Click here to go to Amazon.

 
Store biz……..got in some beautiful new blue and white additions. Of course I had to do the mandatory “test run” so ordered one of each for my own home! Here they are…..
Just added this morning…click here.

Beautiful detailing inside too…..

 And love these highly decorative three emperors!!

 And to show them both being put to good use…….

Got in 5 dough bowls….I know many of you are looking here and there so if interested, first come first serve. I have two 29″, one 21″, one 17″ and one 16″. They are all beautiful! Email me here……

Got two beautiful new bag styles in,  just being added! I love love love these new styles……and they are now up for sale in my newly created Personal Accessories section which will continue to evolve but I have to say I am just loving these super chic and super affordable bags for summer! These will be up later today for sale, limited quantities! Click here to visit.

 This is so darling and chic for a summer time tote!

 Love the shape…reminds me of the straw birkin bag I have wanted forever!! Love the smart navy trim and bamboo closure.

 Comes with a removable navy shoulder strap

 Zippers up with interior zippered pocket

To visit these items and much more in my online store…click here!
Thanks as always for stopping in, I wish everyone a wonderful Saturday and great weekend. I so appreciate you coming in to say hello and see what’s new in my little slice of the world! Until Monday…..
  

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Mid week musings….

Hi there. How is your week going? Mine is going well…despite being down one day from a migraine, its been peachy. Been making major progress on the home front. Ordering my carpet for my bedroom…so excited! Ordered furniture for loggia….doubly excited! Got a new pair of ginger jars…woo hoo! So lets get started with whats happening in my little corner of the world……I am (clearly) in many directions here, a little bit of this and a bit of that……sit down this is a long one:)
You know I love sharing great recipes….tried these this weekend and let me just say they are worth making…absolutely DE-LISH!
Manger by Mimi ? http://mimithorisson.com/

Jerusalem Artichokes, Fennel and Porcini Mushroom Tartlets

*serves 4
newPostLabel_Ingredients

  • 4-5 Jerusalem artichokes, peeled and sliced into rondelles (round slices)
  • 1 fennel, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced finely
  • 450 g/ 1 pound c?pes/porcini mushrooms (or any of your favourite mushrooms)
  • 1 glass of red wine (plus you can add 1 more glass of red wine to sip while you make this) DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP..VERY IMPORTANT! added by me
  • A handful of chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 roll puff pastry (230 g/ 1/2 pound) or you can make your home-made version?here
  • Olive oil (for frying)
  • 30 g/ 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 slices of country bread (discard the crust, place the bread in a food processor to get breadcrumbs)
  • Parmesan shavings (I went generous here)
  • Coarse salt and black pepper

newPostLabel_Instructions

  1. Peel Jerusalem artichokes, slice them into rondelles/round slices. Slice fennel coarsely. In a frying pan, heat 1 tbsp olive oil, fry the vegetables on a medium heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently. Season with coarse salt and pepper. The vegetables should be cooked yet on the crunchy side.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 ?C/ 350?F.
  3. Prepare the pastry base. Cut out 4 circles with a pastry cutter (I use a bowl to draw the circles) of approx 10-12 cm (3-5 inches). Prick pastry with a fork all over, place on a parchment-lined baking tray, and cover with a another piece of parchment paper. To avoid them to puff up too much, place another baking tray on top (or any rectangle shaped cake tin, grill etc) for 10 minutes. Then remove the parchment paper with the added weight and bake them bare for another 6-7 minutes, or until golden.
  4. While the pastry is in the oven, heat some olive oil and start frying the chopped onion and garlic for 5 minutes on a medium heat. Add the breadcrumbs and continue frying (add a bit of olive oil if it is too dry) until all the ingredients are golden and slightly crunchy. Set aside.
  5. Chop the mushrooms finely, save 2 or 3 full mushrooms to garnish in the end. In a frying pan, heat 1 tbsp olive oil, fry the mushrooms for 5 minutes, season with salt and pepper, add red wine and leave to reduce for about 2 minutes. Set aside. Fry the remaining mushrooms (coarsely chopped) for a few minutes in 1 tbsp butter.
  6. When the pastry is ready, garnish with the red wine mushrooms, followed by the Jerusalem artichokes and fennel, a few coarsely chopped mushrooms. Return to oven for 2 minutes, just to reheat slightly. Garnish with fresh parsley, a small pinch of coarse salt and Parmesan shavings. Serve immediately.

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Even though spring is far away….it doesn’t keep me from dreaming about all the pretty clothes. I am incorporating more fashion and food (two other loves of mine) into my blog besides interiors, though that remains my focus.? I needed to replenish my “tops dept” so started looking. Here’s a few recent faves…..high and low:) Anything strike your fancy?

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Speaking of clothes…I impulsively bought this dress (unuusal for me since I rarely buy dresses unless for a specific event), have no idea for what but I just fell in love with it. I think its so elegant, a throwback to an updated old fashioned way of dressing in the most ladylike way……spring here I come! (Red Valentino)

If I can look half this good in it…best deal ever! Now gotta go find those shoes…….



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Finally caught up this week and saw a few movies. OK Le Mis was amazing. I know for some its long and they feel the singing/musical idea doesn’t translate as well on the big screen. Yes nothing can beat seeing Le Mis live on Boradway but I have to say I totally got swept up in the movie and Hugh and Anne in particular were fabulous. I really enjoyed it. Then we saw Broken City ( my husband really likes Mark Walhberg) and it was one of those sit on the edge of your seats kind of movies……good and intense but hard to follow at times. Catherine Zeta Jones looked great and very glamorous…happy to see her working again.? I also saw Parental Guidance and it was really corny, but I have to say I really enjoyed Bette and Billy and found them both to be really hysterical and endearing.

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If there is one movie I would unequivocally recommend, it would be a French film my parents raved about and it did not disappoint not one bit. The Well Digger’s daughter….. it was MAGNIFIQUE! You must see it if you enjoy foreign films, want to get carried away hearing the beautiful French language being spoken, love beautiful stories sans violence, nudity and blood and if you want to soak up the magnificence of Provence. This is the movie for you….here’s the trailer. I cannot wait to see it again!

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Cannot recommend it enough……

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Love when my readers share whats happening in their lives with me. When I did my post on Which would you choose for? Golden Globe dresses one of my readers, sent me a butch of pics on her own little premiere that she hosted at home..and let me tell you no stones were unturned. Francine Ingrassia knows how to throw a party! They went all out….so here they are on their own red carpet!

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?The e-vite invitation, love the wording!

And the red carpets awaits the lucky guests…..

?They look red carpet ready! Move over Angelina and Brad……….

?Fun group! Looks like a great party to me!
?Highlights……beautiful!
?All of her pictures were taken by photographer, Will Cadena.

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The house feels very bare with all the Christmas decor down…kind of sad:( So I have been busy? adding flowers here and there….filled one of my really big dough bowls with a bunch of hydrangeas and? and it looks so fresh and happy. Then I bought these gardenia topiaries and am so excited as it looks like there is tons of buds, planted them in my blue and white. Also filled one of my very large dough bowls with a bunch of potted flowers and it instantly made the kitchen feel alive. Yes, flowers make me very happy. And finally really starting to wrap up my bedroom which is soooo exciting. Found some fabrics that are absolute keepers.Take a look….

The gardenia topiaries are large but are look great on my island……with my giant round bowl in the center

?Love fresh fruit…..we always have it around here. Made up this small little fruit tray for friends stopping by….

I love these baby asparagus I found..had friends over for drinks and I made mini brie bites (SO GOOD) and this little crudite with a wonderful yogurt Greek ranch dip…yum!

Bedroom selections narrowing down, just about to make a final decision………..

How amazing is this? I am DETERMINED to use it somewhere!
Then I found this! Love it……

I loooove this fabric. Its like gorgeous leopard marrying Ms. gray blue and this is their perfect love child….I think on the chairs, its going be beautiful.

These poor pillows with their threadbare Scalamandre fabric (my first major fabric splurge) are get this…..22 YEARS OLD! My first apt. when my son was 2 years old is when I got these made! I cannot believe they are still around:) They are virtual antiques at this point!

Say hello to Lady Ginger, my newest inductee to my ginger jar family……

They can be found in my online store click here

First bloom!

Filled my really big dough bowl with this pretty potted flower arrangment

?Things are blooming around here!

My bloggy friend Pinky, sent me this saying and I quote “she thinks my husband and I would love this”. Ugh….that’s a serious understatement. But I can imagine its the price of a mid sized home! However it is fun to dream and when you dream….might as well dream big, right? In this case literally and figuratively. So for all of you whose husbands are retired and “hang around” a bit more than you might like, here is your answer. Feast your eyes on this, a magical cure to get your husband out of your hair on a permanent basis:) You REALLY have to see this……..

And finally a little store biz…I am really into decorative boxes lately. The great thing is their versatility, they are wonderful atop a stack of coffee table books on a coffee table, nice on a console next to a pair of lamps, a pair work beautifully on a dining table, and I love them on end tables and nightstands. So I added a bunch of beautiful tole and porcelain and ormolu decorative boxes to my site.They can be found under porcelains, click here. Take a look……..

This beautiful new ginger jar is en route to my online shop within the next few weeks. Its a love for me! Love the shape, the foo dog top…its a keeper!

? So that’s whats cooking over here, I know I know…this is like “pretty things ADD” kind of all over the place but its all good!? Frigid temps..finally supposed to get some snow on Friday. Its about time! How about you? What’s new in your world? Wishing you a fabulous day…..

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Mid week musings….

Hi there. How is your week going? Mine is going well…despite being down one day from a migraine, its been peachy. Been making major progress on the home front. Ordering my carpet for my bedroom…so excited! Ordered furniture for loggia….doubly excited! Got a new pair of ginger jars…woo hoo! So lets get started with whats happening in my little corner of the world……I am (clearly) in many directions here, a little bit of this and a bit of that……sit down this is a long one:)
You know I love sharing great recipes….tried these this weekend and let me just say they are worth making…absolutely DE-LISH!
Manger by Mimi   http://mimithorisson.com/

Jerusalem Artichokes, Fennel and Porcini Mushroom Tartlets

*serves 4
newPostLabel_Ingredients

  • 4-5 Jerusalem artichokes, peeled and sliced into rondelles (round slices)
  • 1 fennel, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced finely
  • 450 g/ 1 pound c?pes/porcini mushrooms (or any of your favourite mushrooms)
  • 1 glass of red wine (plus you can add 1 more glass of red wine to sip while you make this) DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP..VERY IMPORTANT! added by me
  • A handful of chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 roll puff pastry (230 g/ 1/2 pound) or you can make your home-made version here
  • Olive oil (for frying)
  • 30 g/ 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 slices of country bread (discard the crust, place the bread in a food processor to get breadcrumbs)
  • Parmesan shavings (I went generous here)
  • Coarse salt and black pepper

newPostLabel_Instructions

  1. Peel Jerusalem artichokes, slice them into rondelles/round slices. Slice fennel coarsely. In a frying pan, heat 1 tbsp olive oil, fry the vegetables on a medium heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently. Season with coarse salt and pepper. The vegetables should be cooked yet on the crunchy side.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 ?C/ 350?F.
  3. Prepare the pastry base. Cut out 4 circles with a pastry cutter (I use a bowl to draw the circles) of approx 10-12 cm (3-5 inches). Prick pastry with a fork all over, place on a parchment-lined baking tray, and cover with a another piece of parchment paper. To avoid them to puff up too much, place another baking tray on top (or any rectangle shaped cake tin, grill etc) for 10 minutes. Then remove the parchment paper with the added weight and bake them bare for another 6-7 minutes, or until golden.
  4. While the pastry is in the oven, heat some olive oil and start frying the chopped onion and garlic for 5 minutes on a medium heat. Add the breadcrumbs and continue frying (add a bit of olive oil if it is too dry) until all the ingredients are golden and slightly crunchy. Set aside.
  5. Chop the mushrooms finely, save 2 or 3 full mushrooms to garnish in the end. In a frying pan, heat 1 tbsp olive oil, fry the mushrooms for 5 minutes, season with salt and pepper, add red wine and leave to reduce for about 2 minutes. Set aside. Fry the remaining mushrooms (coarsely chopped) for a few minutes in 1 tbsp butter.
  6. When the pastry is ready, garnish with the red wine mushrooms, followed by the Jerusalem artichokes and fennel, a few coarsely chopped mushrooms. Return to oven for 2 minutes, just to reheat slightly. Garnish with fresh parsley, a small pinch of coarse salt and Parmesan shavings. Serve immediately.

 
Even though spring is far away….it doesn’t keep me from dreaming about all the pretty clothes. I am incorporating more fashion and food (two other loves of mine) into my blog besides interiors, though that remains my focus.  I needed to replenish my “tops dept” so started looking. Here’s a few recent faves…..high and low:) Anything strike your fancy?
 
 

 
Speaking of clothes…I impulsively bought this dress (unuusal for me since I rarely buy dresses unless for a specific event), have no idea for what but I just fell in love with it. I think its so elegant, a throwback to an updated old fashioned way of dressing in the most ladylike way……spring here I come! (Red Valentino)

If I can look half this good in it…best deal ever! Now gotta go find those shoes…….
 
Finally caught up this week and saw a few movies. OK Le Mis was amazing. I know for some its long and they feel the singing/musical idea doesn’t translate as well on the big screen. Yes nothing can beat seeing Le Mis live on Boradway but I have to say I totally got swept up in the movie and Hugh and Anne in particular were fabulous. I really enjoyed it. Then we saw Broken City ( my husband really likes Mark Walhberg) and it was one of those sit on the edge of your seats kind of movies……good and intense but hard to follow at times. Catherine Zeta Jones looked great and very glamorous…happy to see her working again.  I also saw Parental Guidance and it was really corny, but I have to say I really enjoyed Bette and Billy and found them both to be really hysterical and endearing.
 
If there is one movie I would unequivocally recommend, it would be a French film my parents raved about and it did not disappoint not one bit. The Well Digger’s daughter….. it was MAGNIFIQUE! You must see it if you enjoy foreign films, want to get carried away hearing the beautiful French language being spoken, love beautiful stories sans violence, nudity and blood and if you want to soak up the magnificence of Provence. This is the movie for you….here’s the trailer. I cannot wait to see it again!
 

Cannot recommend it enough……
 
 
Love when my readers share whats happening in their lives with me. When I did my post on Which would you choose for  Golden Globe dresses one of my readers, sent me a butch of pics on her own little premiere that she hosted at home..and let me tell you no stones were unturned. Francine Ingrassia knows how to throw a party! They went all out….so here they are on their own red carpet!
 

 The e-vite invitation, love the wording!

And the red carpets awaits the lucky guests…..

 They look red carpet ready! Move over Angelina and Brad……….

 Fun group! Looks like a great party to me!
 Highlights……beautiful!
 All of her pictures were taken by photographer, Will Cadena.

 
 
The house feels very bare with all the Christmas decor down…kind of sad:( So I have been busy  adding flowers here and there….filled one of my really big dough bowls with a bunch of hydrangeas and  and it looks so fresh and happy. Then I bought these gardenia topiaries and am so excited as it looks like there is tons of buds, planted them in my blue and white. Also filled one of my very large dough bowls with a bunch of potted flowers and it instantly made the kitchen feel alive. Yes, flowers make me very happy. And finally really starting to wrap up my bedroom which is soooo exciting. Found some fabrics that are absolute keepers.Take a look….

The gardenia topiaries are large but are look great on my island……with my giant round bowl in the center

 Love fresh fruit…..we always have it around here. Made up this small little fruit tray for friends stopping by….

I love these baby asparagus I found..had friends over for drinks and I made mini brie bites (SO GOOD) and this little crudite with a wonderful yogurt Greek ranch dip…yum!

Bedroom selections narrowing down, just about to make a final decision………..

How amazing is this? I am DETERMINED to use it somewhere!
Then I found this! Love it……

I loooove this fabric. Its like gorgeous leopard marrying Ms. gray blue and this is their perfect love child….I think on the chairs, its going be beautiful.

These poor pillows with their threadbare Scalamandre fabric (my first major fabric splurge) are get this…..22 YEARS OLD! My first apt. when my son was 2 years old is when I got these made! I cannot believe they are still around:) They are virtual antiques at this point!

Say hello to Lady Ginger, my newest inductee to my ginger jar family……

They can be found in my online store click here

First bloom!

Filled my really big dough bowl with this pretty potted flower arrangment

 Things are blooming around here!

My bloggy friend Pinky, sent me this saying and I quote “she thinks my husband and I would love this”. Ugh….that’s a serious understatement. But I can imagine its the price of a mid sized home! However it is fun to dream and when you dream….might as well dream big, right? In this case literally and figuratively. So for all of you whose husbands are retired and “hang around” a bit more than you might like, here is your answer. Feast your eyes on this, a magical cure to get your husband out of your hair on a permanent basis:) You REALLY have to see this……..

And finally a little store biz…I am really into decorative boxes lately. The great thing is their versatility, they are wonderful atop a stack of coffee table books on a coffee table, nice on a console next to a pair of lamps, a pair work beautifully on a dining table, and I love them on end tables and nightstands. So I added a bunch of beautiful tole and porcelain and ormolu decorative boxes to my site.They can be found under porcelains, click here. Take a look……..

This beautiful new ginger jar is en route to my online shop within the next few weeks. Its a love for me! Love the shape, the foo dog top…its a keeper!

  So that’s whats cooking over here, I know I know…this is like “pretty things ADD” kind of all over the place but its all good!  Frigid temps..finally supposed to get some snow on Friday. Its about time! How about you? What’s new in your world? Wishing you a fabulous day…..
 
 
 
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30 MORE reasons why blue and white ginger jars rock!

Good morning …..finally a beautiful less humid day over here!! How was your weekend? Finally the horribly humid weather broke yesterday and we had a spectacular day. Started it off by going on a walk with a few friends, then hit a local farm for some fresh fruit and veges, I got basil the size of a small tree! Ended it with seeing the Bourne Legacy,which we thought was excellent. Jason Renner was fantastic (and this is by no means a genre I normally enjoy) but it really kept you on the edge of your seat! Sister coming in today with family on way back from Maine so I will be busy entertaining today. I have a very busy week ahead….how about you? Whats new in your world?



OK, if you have been visiting my blog even for a few hours, its no secret that I LOVE blue and white, all things for that matter. But especially blue and white porcelain and bring it up a notch and make it blue and white ginger jars. Is there not a room in the world that doesn’t and wouldn’t look sensational with them? I think not! i have seen them in the most unsuspecting places and sure enough, they looked stupendous. I am a firm believe and a self appointed president of the blue and white ginger jar club! So here we go….30 beautiful reasons why they just rock my world.

Wish I could remember where I got this picture, you can see why it was worth saving!
Talented Tobi Fairley knows the power of a ginger jar in the dining room!
Flanking a kitchen sink? Why not! Jennifer McGee
Gorgeous large grouping of blue and white?
A close up of above…..beautiful!
Love the idea of a cluster of them on a coffee table, Joy Tribaut
Love this space and the varied ginger jars add just the right “pop” to this magnificent room, Nancy Corzine
Adore this gorgeous collection of blue and white jars and boxes on this console, Trad Home
A beautiful tall classic ginger jar with a floral arrangements on a dining table is always gorgeous!
Christy Ford dreamt up this stunning space, love every single element here!
My “recipe’ for when in doubt for what to put on any chest, add two well sized ginger jars and something in the middle….works every time! Leta Austin Foster
Arranged on a mantle ledge, in varying shapes and height is an interesting way to add subtle interest to a fireplace
Love them behind sofas…John Bossard
Pretty idea to add the two ginger jars on the French door window ledge, Leta Austin Foster
They make the perfect statement piece on a coffee table….Rinfret
Ginger jar lamps…..love them! Will soon have many in my store!
Of course I am love seeing ginger jars displayed on elegant brackets like Linda Floyd does
Love how the blue and white jars pop against this lime green painted piece, gorgeous! Mary Louise Drysdale
Love how Jennifer McGee used a number of ginger jars to accessorize this beautiful kitchen
Beautiful statement to make with one jumbo ginger jar filled with a spray of flowers, my own picture
House Beautiful….love the idea of adding oversized jumbo ginger jars next to a sofa (have to remember that)
Stunning in this stairhall landing against all the white and dark wood accents, Lonny
Love the idea of an oversized jar overflowing with long stems, my picture
Few things make such an elegant statement as filling a hutch with blue and white porcelains!
How about a beautiful pair on a dining room? Absolutely! My pictures
Who said they are only for the indoors? They are gorgeous outside!
Tell me what is prettier on a party table, then a gorgeous blue and white jar filled to the brim with wide open blooms……..
I love blue and white ginger jars as part of a centerpiece…makes such a statement! Have always loved this picture!
Amazing how adding a few key pieces of blue and white can add just the right amount of “jewelry” to a room, Holly Matthis
Ginger jar heaven…..Jennifer McGee?
So are you a ginger jar fan like me? They just have a way of adding that special touch to any room, and best part is they are affordable. Lots of impact! ?If you are in the market for ginger jars….be sure to stop in at my shop. Just got replenished with a bunch of wonderful large ginger jars. Here are some of my personal favorites, many that I have in my own home…..click here to visit my store.

And by next week will have these ginger jar lamps! (taking orders now so contact me if interested).

Thanks for stopping in. Would love to know if you are also a ginger jar fan…and whats your favorite way/place to use them? Thanks for stopping by today, and wishing you a wonderful day!


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30 MORE reasons why blue and white ginger jars rock!

Good morning …..finally a beautiful less humid day over here!! How was your weekend? Finally the horribly humid weather broke yesterday and we had a spectacular day. Started it off by going on a walk with a few friends, then hit a local farm for some fresh fruit and veges, I got basil the size of a small tree! Ended it with seeing the Bourne Legacy,which we thought was excellent. Jason Renner was fantastic (and this is by no means a genre I normally enjoy) but it really kept you on the edge of your seat! Sister coming in today with family on way back from Maine so I will be busy entertaining today. I have a very busy week ahead….how about you? Whats new in your world?
OK, if you have been visiting my blog even for a few hours, its no secret that I LOVE blue and white, all things for that matter. But especially blue and white porcelain and bring it up a notch and make it blue and white ginger jars. Is there not a room in the world that doesn’t and wouldn’t look sensational with them? I think not! i have seen them in the most unsuspecting places and sure enough, they looked stupendous. I am a firm believe and a self appointed president of the blue and white ginger jar club! So here we go….30 beautiful reasons why they just rock my world.

Wish I could remember where I got this picture, you can see why it was worth saving!
Talented Tobi Fairley knows the power of a ginger jar in the dining room!
Flanking a kitchen sink? Why not! Jennifer McGee
Gorgeous large grouping of blue and white 
A close up of above…..beautiful!
Love the idea of a cluster of them on a coffee table, Joy Tribaut
Love this space and the varied ginger jars add just the right “pop” to this magnificent room, Nancy Corzine
Adore this gorgeous collection of blue and white jars and boxes on this console, Trad Home
A beautiful tall classic ginger jar with a floral arrangements on a dining table is always gorgeous!
Christy Ford dreamt up this stunning space, love every single element here!
My “recipe’ for when in doubt for what to put on any chest, add two well sized ginger jars and something in the middle….works every time! Leta Austin Foster
Arranged on a mantle ledge, in varying shapes and height is an interesting way to add subtle interest to a fireplace
Love them behind sofas…John Bossard
Pretty idea to add the two ginger jars on the French door window ledge, Leta Austin Foster
They make the perfect statement piece on a coffee table….Rinfret
Ginger jar lamps…..love them! Will soon have many in my store!
Of course I am love seeing ginger jars displayed on elegant brackets like Linda Floyd does
Love how the blue and white jars pop against this lime green painted piece, gorgeous! Mary Louise Drysdale
Love how Jennifer McGee used a number of ginger jars to accessorize this beautiful kitchen
Beautiful statement to make with one jumbo ginger jar filled with a spray of flowers, my own picture
House Beautiful….love the idea of adding oversized jumbo ginger jars next to a sofa (have to remember that)
Stunning in this stairhall landing against all the white and dark wood accents, Lonny
Love the idea of an oversized jar overflowing with long stems, my picture
Few things make such an elegant statement as filling a hutch with blue and white porcelains!
How about a beautiful pair on a dining room? Absolutely! My pictures
Who said they are only for the indoors? They are gorgeous outside!
Tell me what is prettier on a party table, then a gorgeous blue and white jar filled to the brim with wide open blooms……..
I love blue and white ginger jars as part of a centerpiece…makes such a statement! Have always loved this picture!
Amazing how adding a few key pieces of blue and white can add just the right amount of “jewelry” to a room, Holly Matthis
Ginger jar heaven…..Jennifer McGee 
So are you a ginger jar fan like me? They just have a way of adding that special touch to any room, and best part is they are affordable. Lots of impact!  If you are in the market for ginger jars….be sure to stop in at my shop. Just got replenished with a bunch of wonderful large ginger jars. Here are some of my personal favorites, many that I have in my own home…..click here to visit my store.

And by next week will have these ginger jar lamps! (taking orders now so contact me if interested).

Thanks for stopping in. Would love to know if you are also a ginger jar fan…and whats your favorite way/place to use them? Thanks for stopping by today, and wishing you a wonderful day!

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