Friday, September 28, 2018

Bamboo Friday with Jenny Wolf Interiors

Bamboo chairs painted blue to the left.
Natural bamboo Bar Cart to the right.
Lots of blue and white wonderfulness in the middle.

Beautiful Sun Room from Jenny Wolf Interiors.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Bamboo Friday

Oh my gosh!!
No words needed!

I, obviously, think this rattan sofa is
The question arises: Would it be confortable?
I do not care. 
I would just stand and look at it all day long!

PS. If you buy it please invite me over to gawk at it in person.
Thank you.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

"Fall"ing For Orange

Fall is officially here!
Orange is big in nature in the Fall.
I personally don't use orange mums in my Fall decorating or garden.
And I prefer white pumpkins over the orange ones...

But, apparently, I do love a little orange Chinoiserie here and there!

This chair is what orange Chinoiserie dreams are made of!!

It's nice how the color orange moves around the room.

And these bamboo side chairs? Perfection!

All images above from Honey Collins portfolio.

I  have a little touch of orange Chinoiserie going on in my Master Bathroom.
If you followed along during past One Room Challenges you may remember this fabulous lamp.

And a couple of gorgeous orange Chinoiserie jars in the china cabinet 
that I use as a linen closet in my Master bathroom.

Happy Fall!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Bamboo Friday with Olives

Many years ago I bought bamboo handled flatware for us to use as newlyweds. 
Those wore out long ago but I  replaced them 
and to this day we still use bamboo handled flatware - especially when we entertain on our porch. 
I purchased my last set here.
(Wait for a sale! They can be purchased for great deals!)

Now on to the yummy part.
Blistered Olives!!

Last week was my husbands' birthday and he wanted to stay home,
 watch football and have a charcuterie board. 

One of our favorite new additions to our "noshing"  evenings 
are these "blistered" olives. 
I found them on Pinterest (this is the original link.)

They are soooo delicious and easy. They are a great addition to any snacking event - Happy Hour, apps before dinner, charcuterie boards. Anytime.

This is all you have to do. It takes 5 minutes.

You will need:
 1 large jar of green olives stuffed with pimientos, drained.
1 Tbsp of olive oil
1 Tsp of red pepper flakes ( I use a tad more :) We are zesty like that!)
1 Tbsp of fresh garlic, finely chopped. I cheat and use the fresh chopped garlic in the jars from the refrigerator section of the grocery. Up to you. 
Zest of one fresh lemon (don't omit - adds a freshness)

Just put the oil and spices in a saute pan and heat slightly over medium heat.
 Add the drained olives, toss to coat and cook for about 5 minutes - just until they start to brown. We like them a little bit more "blistered" so I do an extra minute or two, tossing occasionally.

Serve with your other snacks and enjoy.
They are YUMMY!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Bamboo Friday - Purple Haze

Porphyrophobia is fear of the color purple.

No fear here!
What a gorgeous porch and fabulous bamboo pieces.