Happy Sunday everyone! This has been a crazy week on the blog with technical issues. I apologize for that. I have a question. Do you love blue and white, old cookbooks, and cocktails? If so you have come to the right place. As always I am joining my pals Annie and Mary Ann for our Sunday Fab Five.
KRISTIE SHELTON STUDIOS ON INSTAGRAM
If you love blue and white, pretty antiques, and beautiful style, you will love Kristie Shelton Studios on Instagram. Her Dallas home is filled with pretties, and she has an Etsy shop with her oil paintings that you might also enjoy. Doesn’t her style remind you of one of our favorite favorites, Joni from Cote de Texas?
COTE DE TEXAS NANCY MEYERS POST
I had been meaning to do a post on Nancy Meyers remodel in Architectural Digest photographed by Amy Neunsinger. You know how much I love her style. Now that everyone and their brother has already done so, I am way too late to the party. Joni did an extensive post on Nancy Meyers that I am sure you will enjoy here.
PINE CONES AND ACORNS WEEKEND MEANDERINGS
Elizabeth (Pine Cones and Acorns) always has interesting tidbits in her weekend meanderings and other posts. If you aren’t following her you should. I don’t know how she does it. I was particularly interested in the article she shared from Gardenista, A Rosarian tells you when to spray or not to spray your roses. If you are a rose grower, you will enjoy this. I absolutely concur with her advice on spraying roses. I sprayed mine when I was a novice gardener. After several years of spraying, I turned to a more organic approach and quit spraying altogether. She is absolutely right. The roses adjust but it takes a few years. It is like weaning a toddler off a bottle. It works at least in California.
NORDSTROM SALE-HOME ITEMS I LOVE
I know many of you enjoy the Nordstrom sale. It has taken me a while to get on board. I know. I know. It is a great sale. Today I am sharing the home items that I would purchase for myself if I were in need. Has anyone tried their towels? They have terrible reviews unless they have improved them. I desperately need towels for this house. Any suggestions? I am a big fan of the Pom Pom at Home line. Many of the products I am sharing are theirs. I have had their bedding in my home for years. Pricey but worth it. It’s a great time to purchase at affordable prices.
FOOD WITH FEELING CUCUMBER LIME TEQUILA COCKTAIL
Here is a cocktail I can wrap my head around. Wouldn’t this be fabulous on a scorching hot day? You can find the recipe for Food With Feeling’s Cucumber Lime Tequila Cocktail here.
OLD COOKBOOK LOVE
When we moved, I threw out most of my cookbooks. I most often get my recipes online because they can all be found in one place. I have a spot for the few I saved in my new kitchen. What I failed to remember, were the notes I made on the recipe. I saved all of my Ina Garten cookbooks. I made her grilled eggplant dip (a favorite I haven’t made for a while). On the sidebar, there was my note “great recipe add lemon zest & juice, and fresh basil”. One of the cookbooks I tossed was another favorite Sarah Leah Chase’s Open House Cookbook (Ina is a fan by the way). Guess who is ordering Sarah Leah Chase’s Open House Cookbook on Amazon? .I think I tossed all of my Silver Palate Cookbooks too. Has anyone else made this mistake? What are some of your favorite older cookbooks?
This week you got six for the price of five. I decided not to do an outfit of the week today. As always, you can find all of my Sunday Fab Five here. I will be back on Tuesday with my favorites from the Nordstrom Sale. I will put together a couple of outfits out of the sale items for fun. On Thursday Mary Ann, Annie, and I will be joining a great group for Outdoor Entertaining ideas. I will be sharing some of my outdoor spaces, so I hope you will join us. Thanks for reading Do you love blue and white, old cookbooks, and cocktails? Have a great Sunday and pop over and visit Annie and Mary Ann for their favorites.