Saturday, September 20, 2008
You can view the listings for your area on this PBS site and see lots of photos and video clips. I don't think you have to be a foodie to enjoy this program. The scenery looks amazing. The stars are Gwyneth Paltro, Mario Batali, Mark Bittman, and a Spanish actress named Claudia something. So that's two actresses and two chefs.
I hope you read this in time to see the first episode. I should have posted about it earlier. Better late than never. Enjoy!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Friday is usually an off day for blog viewing so I decided to give something away. I made a pdf document of the seed saving envelope shown above. It is fresh off the presses...I designed it this morning. You will see that it prints beautifully in a nice large size. Use it for big seeds or as a master envelope for the smaller ones I made for you earlier in the year. Search for them on my blog. They are filed under "seedpacket pattern".
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Save some seeds this weekend and remember me!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I though I would share this clipping from an old Renovation Style magazine with you. The antique blue and white Staffordshire plates have been permanently grouted in place on the backsplash behind a commercial range. I think they look stunning against the solid white tiles laid in a herringbone pattern. The moulded tile picture frame sets them off quite nicely. The remaining white tiles are laid subway style.
This collector looked everywhere for decorative tiles to set off the plain white ones and finally gave up. Her husband suggested using some of the plates she had collected over the years. The end result is highly personal and beautiful.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I don't get Fine Living Network but I am pretty sure this show will be rebroadcast there tonight. Check your local listings.
I was following the live posts from Geek in Heels and WeddingBee in case you want to read their comments from the audience.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008
A brown and white Staffordshire transferware plate in a Willow Pattern (most often seen in blue). Another item that was sold some time ago. I wish I had saved all of my photos; but unfortunately I was not blogging and figured I would never need them again. So many lovely things were permanently erased from my hard drive. What a shame.
A miniature portrait on ivory from my collection is in the background.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Maybe I can put some sort of putty inside to hold it together. I will certainly try! Maybe I can get help from all the King's horses and all the King's men!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Look what happens when a bored chicken finds a typewriter! I don't know about you but this just seems wrong to me.
There is a lady in Basking Ridge who sells fresh eggs from her porch. From now on, that's where I am going. I know her hens don't know how to type!
I took the last photo ~ I found the others on Flickr.
I am thankful for indoor plumbing with running water when I look at personal grooming items from the past.