Musings of herb gardening, interior decorating, vintage finds and just the beautiful things in life........

28 January 2011

Being the cat lover that I am, I adore these pics of felines in fashions.


I do LOOOVE Cats......
images from Nowness

16 January 2011

Cheddar Chive Beer Bread Recipe

This is one of my favorite 'quick' recipes and is so yummy with all the soups and hearty foods this time of year.  I use fresh chives when in season and use chives I've frozen when I bake this bread all winter long.
Make sure you make a sandwich or two with this beer bread.
 I love this bread with chicken, tuna, or 
ham salad too.
Or just spread the warm bread with even more butter..... your mouth watering yet?
3 Cups self-rising flour
1/2 Cup sugar
2 T chopped fresh or frozen chives
3/4 Cup sheddred cheddar cheese
1 12 ounce beer
1/4 Cup butter, melted
Stir together first 5 ingredients; pour into lightly greased 9 X 5" loaf pan. 
 Bake @350 F for 45 minutes.  Pour melted butter over top.
  Bake 10 more minutes.

05 January 2011

Paris Couture 1955

 Why O Why did this era end? 
The glamour, the elegance, the poise, and
  Enjoy this video of Paris Couture in 1955 and forget all about
 t-shirts and jeans for a couple minutes.
glamourdaze from youtube
Now, wouldn't you have to agree?

02 January 2011

Hopscotch Dandelions Blog Giveaway Winner........ MOI! 

 The generous giveaway by Amanda Richardson on her blog Hipscotch Dandelions is for a $35 gift certificate to CSN Stores.  I've been browsing for days and finally decided on garment racks to organize my clothes. 
 Our home is 'closet challenged' being built in 1900 so I have no closet for my fashions.  I have stuff stuck here and there and even under the bed so I am anxious for some serious organizing. 
From one AMANDA to another!