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Monday, September 12, 2016

Harvest In The Holler

The fun of setting the table. 

Using a pair of Portmeirion, Botanic Garden, canisters as vases.

"Omena Cut Flowers" is a pleasant experience. The clippers and milk carton, with water for placing your cut blooms, are provided. Then with your head down and focusing on the stems for your bouquet you suddenly notice the bay lapping across the road  and smell the fresh air and you find Zen among the buzzing bees and radiant colors of her garden.

Having a collection of Portmeirion Pomona dinnerware and an antique harvest table, helps set the "harvest theme" for the dinner. 

So busy, having fun, I forgot to take photos of all the freshly harvested food, from local produce stands and Steve's tomato/basil garden. He has had a rocking year for fresh basil.

 Ina Garten's cookbooks scored five delicious recipes! Her Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato French Fries, Wild Rice with Pecans and Green Grapes, Pork Tenderloin Marinade and her fresh tomato/basil/mozzarella layers, that she writes about in her caption, were a beautiful combination of flavors, textures and colors for the Harvest Feast! 

After thought...Portmeirion Birds Of Britain lamp. I'd say I have a penchant for English Transfer ware.

Monday morning musing!


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