Wednesday, November 20, 2019

~Fall in the Garden 2019~

I wanted to share some photos of the garden this Fall.
I love having photos as a reminder of what the garden looked like!

We had a wonderful harvest of grapes this year!

Our hard work paid off with lots of recipes using the grapes!
We always love growing pumpkins every year!
The foliage is so beautiful!!

Tomatoes are still growing strong in San Diego!
Our trees produced a lot of pears this year,
so I made a Pear Crisp!

There's nothing like comfort food in the Fall!
~French Onion Soup~
Our 2 puppies!
Sage and Nori are both rescues!
Sage is now 8 months and Nori is 1 year old.
They definitely are a handful but keep us laughing everyday!
They are the cutest even when they're sleeping!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

~Vintage Table Setting~

Enjoying summer nights with a vintage table setting!
A collection of vintage plates from my mother, estate sales, garage sales and thrift stores
gives me the opportunity to set a beautiful table!
Fresh pink roses, seeded eucalyptus and misty blue limonium from the garden are used for the table centerpiece.
A collection of empty Bonne Maman jars 
hold the candles to set the mood!
Wooden bark chargers are used to display the beautiful plates!
I bought the etched glasses from Anthropologie.
My husband made the farm table from reclaimed barn wood 
that was given to us from friends.
Looking forward to more outdoor entertaining!
Hope you're all having a fun summer!!

Friday, July 12, 2019

~DIY Dried Herb Wreath for a Summer Project~

Looking back on projects that I've made,
 I saw this Herb Wreath I did last summer.
I put it on instagram but didn't share it on my blog!
Here's what I did;
I bought a grapevine wreath from Michael's Art and Craft Store.
I gathered herbs from the garden;
lavender, rosemary, oregano, sage, bay leaves,
 thyme and pepper berries.
I tied them with jute into small bouquets.
I used flowers from the garden;
limonium sinuatum-statice and strawflowers.
I tied the rosemary first around the wreath with green floral wire.
Then placed the herbs where I wanted them and then used the green floral wire and tied them onto the wreath.
I poked the flowers where I wanted them into the grapevine wreath. 

I placed the wreath on a chalkboard and displayed it in the kitchen.
When you're cooking you can just cut the dried herbs off.
I think it's time to make another one!

Monday, July 8, 2019

~Harvesting Vegetables From Our Garden~

We have been planting lots of vegetables this last spring to eat this summer. I wanted to share with you photos of our harvest!
In this raised bed we have kale, beets and bunching onions!
Artichokes did well because of all the rain
 we had this year in San Diego!

Our Potager Garden
We have lots of apples this year!
Our Golden Dorsett Apple espalier bearing fruit!
I had to make some pretty apple tarts!
Our first harvest from our zucchini!
Neighbors are loving the fresh produce!
We're growing different varieties of tomatoes in pots.
Had to try this Tomato Lemon Tart recipe from Bon Appetit.
Hope you're all enjoying your gardens this summer!

Friday, May 24, 2019

~Inspiration from the Garden~

I haven't posted in quite some time now. 
I decided today was the day to start again!!
We have made some changes in the garden but, 
we always love 
making a Peter Rabbit Garden.
I love putting lots of fun things 
in the raised bed to display for it!
Our vegetables this Spring have been amazing!
With all the rain we've had in San Diego this year,
 it has helped
with the flowers, vegetables and plants!
This is a view from our upstairs window!
As you can see the garden is really green!!
Our newest family member, Nori. She is a rescue from Labs and More.
 She is a Lab mix and is 8 months now. 
Looking forward to taking travel adventures with her!
Have a wonderful weekend!

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