Are you still enjoying summer?, its great.
Here is the latest on my French desk, I keep adding, redoing, and its looking better everyday.
|I like botanical, but don't have any, what do you think???|
This last one I like, minus the furniture, one of the walls is in the kitchen and the other one is in the bedroom. There is no room for furniture, its small with a low ceiling, you know, the old old, cottage style wooden ceiling, nice and cozy but difficult to decorate because if you put too much, it looks
clutter, I have three windows, two together and the other one to the end of one wall. Difficult walls. But I think the white plain pictures would look good.
Please I need your ideas, do you have a blank empty wall that needs something??
Now to the fun fun finds:
I found a lot of "junk/treasures"
My favorite this handmade rustic rustic, shabby and not a single nail on it. This bench is adorable.
Look at this beauty I'm telling you most people think I'm crazy, I'm crazy for antiques, handmade, rustic, great for the yard, deck, porch.
Solid oak dresser, cannot paint this, love the color of oak, I'm sometimes afraid to paint nice pieces.
I also got two mirrors, but I didn't do the pictures yet, more tomorrow,
|apartment in the city|
|Courtesy of Tartele|
Pan Bagnat sandwich and Portuguese Gazpacho
|Great scramble egss recipe from" I cann't rememeber"|
Scrambled Eggs With Parsley & Garlic Mushrooms
For the mushrooms:
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup mushrooms of your choice (we like shitake or chanterelles, but any earthy mushroom will do), chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
For the eggs:
4 large eggs
2 tablespoons crème fraiche or sour cream
1 teaspoon olive oil or butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh or toasted bread
In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat and cook the mushrooms, with the garlic, until the mushrooms are just beginning to soften. Remove from heat, add the parsley and toss with a wooden spoon. Make sure not to burn the garlic or it will become really bitter.
Crack the eggs over a medium bowl and scramble them a few times with a fork. Mix in the crème fraiche (or sour cream). Season with salt and pepper. In a smaller sauté pan, heat the olive oil (or butter) over medium heat, add the scrambled eggs and gently stir them with a wooden spoon as they cook. You can decide to cook them until dry but we like them a bit soft and runny.
Serve the scrambled eggs over fresh or toasted bread and spoon a generous amount of sautéed mushrooms over each toast.YUM<YUM<YUM
|Just finished this vintage inspired mason jar lamp. It has an old fashioned bulb, I covered the cord (Ikea) with a boat rope for an a rustic industrial look. It found its place on top of my bookcase. The Mason Jar is very very old, about a gallon I think. |
|It sits well next to my Big Ben clock and dear antique books don't you think. The old fashion bulb adds to the vignette.|
I hope you like it,
|This is how it was when I got it.|
|The first coat of the blue.|
|Got risky and did the borders with white I don't know do you like it????|
|This is the surprise glass old old knobs that were hidden inside the middle drawer.|
The small drawers have a cute little wooden knob, the rest of them have keyholes only.
|Add captionYou can see my "white border" it took me forever, and ever, it was late and the mosquitoes and flying ants and bugs were killing me. So I covered it with my a blanket and inside I went.|
|I did finished the white and did a little waxing just to see what it would like. Unfortunately we had so much rain here that the mosquitoes, bugs are going crazy, so I had to go in bye bye bugs,|
|This part is when I got the "famous" wax, you heard me I said "famous" this hype about the paint and the wax is insane, the paint is okay, but its too thick, and a bit pricey. You can get the same exact colors for half the price. The wax is tricky, its easier to distress with other products. |
I put a little tiny bit of wax and rubbed it into the flowers and didn't like it so I wiped it off. The wax is confusing to me. There are tons of tutorials out there and every one is different. So I just did what I always do, a little test, and I didn't like it so I painted it over. I will try another way tomorow and see how it goes.
Call me crazy, but I went to the paint store in my town, and I talked to the woman who mixes paints, I showed her the pictures and a sample of the paint. She didn't know much about the paint or waxes, but she liked my pictures, so that was good. We talked a lot about colors and paints, she is very good about mixing and matching colors, and I always go with a picture, she loves to experiment with colors. I told her I have two years of paint, I need to start painting or is going to go bad. Oh, one more thing, she mixed a little formula and came up with the Loui color. I think she got intrigued, she apologized and said "by the way if you run out, I have it here for you". Of course I told her this is chalkpaint, and she said "I can make it chalkpaint, I have a formula". Of course I have enought blue to paint an entire house, she doesn't know this, I just wanted an opinion, I guess I got it.
Well, let me know how you like my adventure, to be continue...
|I placed the light on top of a French turquoise poem antique book, one of my favorite little books.|
I don't know if you can see it but it looks so pretty on the typewriter antique table.
|I took this picture so you can see the color, its hard, sorry to take pictures of lights.|
|I wish you could see the light in person, its a soft teal, I just lay some lavender of course, behind it, so vintage with the lace, old books, ready to listen to music or you can use them as night lights also.|
|This picture has another insulator in the back.|
|It has lots of little drawers, and there was a surprise inside one of the drawers,|
I found several tiny old crystal knobs. Each drawer has a keyhole but I didn't find
I love the new find, it has plenty of distressing, but I got my hands on it already,
I'll show you the pictures tomorrow.
Wish you great junking Saturday,