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Friday, February 17, 2012

Mon Bouquet du Jour

For You

Thank you, my dear Friends.

You helped me more than you will ever know.

Have a great weekend my dear Blogging Friends.



  1. Dear Tina, Not exactly but pretty close to it. You also suggested Calcutta marble. I see that Calcutta comes in a grey to taupe color tone. If I can find a slab that is not too busy I think that it would be a good choice.
    But it's possible that if I run into a sensational seafoam greenish-blue. Then I just might have to go with that.

  2. I look forward to a kitchen unveiling!

  3. Gina, I am few blog posts late in replying, but did want to tell you how absolutely beautiful your home is! I will never think of alfalfa in quite the same way again.

    I still remember being on an Italian train, slowly arriving at a destination station, looking out the window and seeing CARRARA. I truly could not believe it.

    Let me also add a less global note. I have bought and am still keeping alive, a beautiful little orchid, thanks to your enthusiasm. Provenance: Trader Joe's.

    It's so much fun to visit this site of yours!

  4. Dear Gina,
    I am looking forward to seeing the finished kitchen tops.. Without a doubt, it will look fantastic.
    The lilac calla lilies are lovely , as are the ceramics.. the blue ginger jar..is very similar to the hand painted pottery of "Conimbriga" in the north of portugal.. I am sure that you have seen it.. I have some nice pieces amongst my hand painted plates..
    wishing you a great weekend.

  5. I can't take part in your thanks, because I didn't help at all, but scrolling down through your beautiful, richly saturated photos of lemon trees and orchids, and Oh! That bath tub, and your whole house...! Well, it is I who should be thanking you!!!
    [ And we're getting a Trader Joe's soon in our nearest shopping city!!!]

  6. Good Morning Mark, It will be a while. The one drawback of living in the country is that we will have to make a few 2-hour drives to the city to look for suitable marble. It will get done...I was the general contractor when we built our house not so long ago.

  7. Dear Frances, I love riding the train in Italy...so carefree and so much to see. And then there is travel by car where you can end up in the most remote areas.
    So happy that you have given growing orchids a try. Be careful. It's addictive.

  8. Hi Val, You are correct, the little ginger jars are from Coimbra. I had a whole big shipment sent to me when shipping was still affordable.
    What I loved most about Coimbra is the most beautiful setting of the University, I believe the oldest University in Europe.

  9. Dear Dawne, You would think, judging from my photographs, that I live in a more moderate climate. I can tolerate our winters only because we can take a short jaunt to California and where I can load up on a few exotics to bring home.