Last weekend we took the whole family to a nearby produce stand. We were craving something that tasted fresh from the garden and since I don't have my own garden, we found this place. The fields were full of fall-colored flowered. Can't wait for those cooler days to come. But for now, we are reveling in the height of summer sunshine and produce. It's easy to go overboard here and buy much more than you can use in the next few days. I don't even like okra but they look so inviting in those cute blue crates. These tomatoes inspired a caprese salad for lunch: tomato slices cut into quarters, hunks of fresh mozzarella, snipped basil leaves, salt, pepper and drizzles of olive oil and red wine vinegar. These strawberries wound up being dunked in Silky Chocolate Fondue . Every girl dreams of doing her shopping with one of these adorable woven baskets, doesn't she? Even the boys had fun playing in the sand while I took m
Beautiful tree! I love that you do the pickle. In college, when I worked at Crate&Barrel, they sold pickles with the other ornaments. I was unfamiliar with the tradition, but the other employees explained it to me. I loved telling customers about it. I should find one for our tree!ReplyDelete
Wow, are you sure you have kids?? Your tree is gorgeous. It looks like it belongs in a child-free model home. ;-)ReplyDelete
Sigh. A Christmas tree with a story is the best. Full of memories. Your tree is beautiful! We also do the pickle ornament! :)ReplyDelete
Your photos are so inspiring! (And I am having a very bah humbuggy sort of season, so I appreciate it double much.) :)ReplyDelete
Great idea for a post...you've inspired me to blog about some of my favorite ornaments too. Lovely tree.ReplyDelete
Such a big beautiful tree. I like how you showcased some of your favorite ornaments. (Gorgeous peacock.)ReplyDelete
Your wedding ornament is a great idea. Last week my mom sent me a clear ornament filled with fabric strips from my wedding reception. She had forgotten that she had it and just mailed it to me. (The funny thing is that I have been married for 18 years.) I think I appreciate it more now than if she had given it to me right after the wedding.