Hello and Happy Sunday, we are in full spring mode here and had some unusually warm days. Anything over 80 and I want to melt:) But I am loving the weather overall and watching everything come to life brings me such joy. I planted several hundred white tulips and they are just starting to come up. I love going out to monitor their progress daily. Ordered seeds and will soon start trying my hand at planting seeds in pods in the greenhouse to transfer out next month. We have my dad here and its so nice having him, he brings such energy to our household, he is so inspiring in many many ways. Anyway, onward to my post today….. ___________________________________________ 1 COMING SOON We have some incredible things coming in soon. Here is a sneak peek.We will be getting in a whole new collection of fabulous porcelain ginger jar salt and peppers. Stay tuned these will be offered in an upcoming presale. Would love your opinion about this one. How about a lattice pet bowl stand! I love this and it is bringing me one step closer to getting a dog again:). I think this s so stylish and could fit into even the most stylish of homes. This is not totally finished but the prototype. Thoughts on this new lattice raised pet bowl stand? Thoughts on this new lattice raised pet bowl stand? And these incredible chinoiserie garden items are on the way! We will hold a presale next week on all of these. To my knowledge there is not a collection of garden items with a chinoiseries theme out there, the prefect combination for the sophisticated gardener! So excited for these! 2 GROWING TOMATOES So this year I am going to be growing tomatoes from seeds…..it will be interesting to see how it pans out. Everything is ordered, waiting for them to come in. I plan on planting all kinds of other things but starting with the tomatoes. I found these two videos super informative, so for anyone else out there contemplating the same, this is for you- 3 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST A roundup of pretty randomness…… 4 A BIRTHDAY TABLE FOR MY SON We have gotten in some absolutely gorgeous pieces to add to our spring/summer collection, several new pagodas and so many beautiful new painted glasses. I put them to task for this table which I made for my son’s birthday. I first set up a table indoors hitch I loved but then we were blessed with a highly unusual 80 degree day in April so quickly put something together outside! I was touched that despite us offering to take him anywhere he wanted to go, he chose to be home……with girlfriend:) It was such a nice intimate dinner and there really is something about sharing a meal with these you care about in the comfort of your own home. So in love with these new pagodas and glasses (which doubles as a beautiful bud vase) 5 SALMON TERIYAKI Posted about this the other day and many of you asked about the recipe. The good news is that its very easy and super delicious! Here is what you need. (Also for the asparagus I reserve a few tbsp of the mixture below to mix with 2 tbsp of olive oil and drizzle over lightly seasoned asparagus, I bake for approx 10 minutes and they come out perfect) 1 large salmon filet One clove garlic thinly sliced 3 scallions finely chopped approx 2 TBSP of freshly grated ginger 3 Tbsp teriyaki sauce 3 Tbsp hoisin sauce 3 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp white vinegar 2 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds 1 Tbsp sesame oil 1 Tbsp brown sugar (optional) Mix all wet ingredients together with a whisk then add one tbsp of sesame seeds. Place salmon on parchment baker on baking sheet lightly drizzle with olive oil. Pour entire mixture over salmon. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle scallions on top. Place in fridge for a minimum of 2 hours. When ready to cook, preheat your oven to 350, put salmon on preheated oven uncovered for approx 18-20 minutes. Gently cut into thickest part to insure its cooked entirely. Add rest of sesame seeds during last few minutes of cooking. Serve hot or even room temp, this is delicious. I server over Jasmine rice (lightly salted and cooked in a rice cooker) with asparagus. 6 ONE GORGEOUS HOME TOUR IN Palm Beach. I really enjoyed this house tour courtesy of Homeworthy featuring the Kips Bay shophouse. I loved so many of these spaces and had fun peeling back the layers of so many sophisticated spaces with details galore. I loved seeing the outdoor setting as the Brown Jordan set they featured is the exact one we ordered for our new house, reconfirmed how much I love it! Thanks Homeworthy for this fun tour. 7 SUNDAYS SURVEY A friend of mine and I were having a discussion the other day about how it seems like people cook less and less at home. With too many food delivery services to name, eating without having to cook has never been easier. That said, my husband and I always say there is nothing like a home cooked meal, first you have control over the ingredients and secondly, we go out more to socialize then the actual meal. I went though a stage where I was cooking a real meal maybe once to twice a week. Lately I have gotten into cooking again and cook about 3-4 times a week. Curious about you? So how often do you cook at home? So how often do you cook at home? _______________________________________________ Last day to save 25% off our entire porcelain collection! Use code porcelain Click here to visit our porcelain collection (all subcategories are on the left) And that’s my Sunday post. Hope you enjoyed it. Wishing everyone a happy day, and smooth end to your weekend. Until next time………….