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June 30, 2008

Need Some Spinach?

Special Weekend...
Phyllo Spinach Ramekins
and nothing to do (on purpose!)

My husband made Phyllo Spinach Ramekins this weekend~
If you like spinach, pine nuts, feta and parmesan cheese,
you're set!
We were lucky it was cool enough this weekend

(plus he got up at 5:30 a.m. and started baking ;)

Lucky me, woke up to the smell of toasted pine nuts
(one of my favorites...)

What's your favorite recipe?

Happy Day!

June 27, 2008

Happy Vacation Sweet Beach Girl

Bon Voyage, Beach Girl

Happy, Happy Vacation!

I just had to do a little tribute to my best friend, Jeannette~
She's going on vacation to Carmel next week
Hanging out at the beach and 17 Mile Drive
at Pebble Beach ~ where movie stars go (the brat!)
~maybe Gerard will be there for some reason?

She's been there for me A-l-w-a-y-s~ through thick and thin...

All you ladies out there know what I'm talking about~
So, how about wishing Jeannette a great time?
...and share with me something about a great friend of yours...
I love stories like that - girlfriends are the best!

...The only thing, can you believe it, she's going without me?

She may be able to get a flight into our little airport,
so we can spend a day together shopping (finger's crossed!)

Happy Weekend!

June 24, 2008

The Glow

Woke up to this sight this morning
The sun shining through my front window
...on to my work table~

Someone's trying to tell me something...

Get up, get going, get things done!

I'm a bit (a lot) behind on my visiting too...

I'm going to make a real effort to get around this week...
See what everyone is up to in between my projects
I promise!

Have a wonderful week, I hope you get everything
checked off your list (don't they keep growing?)

June 22, 2008

Heaven Day

Remembering and honoring my Dad

He made me this playhouse,
notice I had wind chimes back then?

It had begun already - the decorating bug!

And a little bottle of cologne I open every now and then...

It's such a happy thing to have someone you love
with you in your heart each day!

June 20, 2008

I Went to a Garden Party...

Cielo at House in the Roses is throwing a party!
Saturday, June 21st... I'm starting early...

Please... Enter the front garden gate~

View My Petite Maison
Covered with lovely shade

from a huge pine tree and lots of roses~

Front side yard (where kitties hang out)...

One of the side yards
Love the huge rose bush, we sit on our porch

and people watch, lots of old bicycles going by!

The path to "Mr. Green Jeans"

One of the Angel Trumpets smells so sweet~

The "place" for panini on Sunday afternoon
4pm glow...
just below, so shady and cool~

My favorite is Panino di Prosciutto e Mozzarella
right here with diet Coke and lemon~ yum!

A cottage favorite, the Hollyhock (I love the singles)

A perfect pink rose!

My favorite, Princess Diana (above)

The little backyard -
Petanque style
and bistro chairs with gravel
Julia Child rose~

Little Buttercup in our garden gravel

Victorian plant stand
and pails from days long gone by...

The apricot tree, they're almost ripe
(and shade the window beautifully ;)

Wonderful flowering sage (the bees love this!)

Sage, thyme, marjoram and oregano~
And the White Rabbit bids you good-bye,
Thank you for your visit to
My Petite Maison!

If you haven't been there yet, don't forget
our beautiful hostess ~ click below...

Au revoir for now~
I'm off to say hello to some fellow garden folk...

June 15, 2008

Always....Time for Romantic Country

Are you Havin' Any Fun?
What y'gettin' out o' livin'?
What good is what you've got

Well, I'm having lots o'fun...

~Special Delivery!!!

I'm reading and re-reading~
This glorious magazine
the irreplaceable Francoise O'Neill

Reading this magazine feels like I've finally
received the secret from the little bluebirds~
Now, I know how~

To fly over the Rainbow ;)

Full of inspiration, sweet cherubs, bouquets,
Les Mars Hotel,
A beautiful article by Kimberly McCole
and the sweet Mrs. Fufu's house (tres chic, Janet!)

I love it - The Sentimental Journey of it All~

Thank you, Fifi!
Portrait Photo: Dan Mayers

My kitchen Mermaid, Guinevere gives her smile
...realizes she'll
be moved to another location very soon~

...And subscription cards!!!!

Mine's in the mail as of yesterday
(and a few gift subscriptions too!)


Merci, Fifi!

June 13, 2008

Beauty~ Jean Cocteau

Pour la beauté, viennent de cette façon*

For beauty, come this way~

Just click above, Cherie~

For Painted White site, Alice W
she does beautiful things (see my new signature?)
and I'm sure a lot of you know her already~
but for those of you that don't... take a look ;)

Someone that has the feel of our love

...And for my love of Nice and
Flea Market each Tuesday...

Marché aux puces

This is for You...
Each person that loves the Market
And Beauty of France...

Beauty Lives Romance Lives~

La Belle et la Beté!

Above photo
Tony & MichelleingIt! ~ All Rights Reserved

Favorite movie of all time
Favorite place of all time
Nicest People of all time~

See you soon Jean on the beach
with Magnificent Aramis from Rochecorbon~

June 12, 2008

Friday the Lucky 13th

Do you know what today is?
Well, tomorrow (I'm posting early since I'm
taking tomorrow off ;)

Yes, Lucky Friday the 13th!
It's the only one this year, so make it count~
Now, don't be a scaredy cat...
get out of bed and face
The Day ;)

I've taken Friday the 13th off work every time
our daughter was born~
(She shares her Friday the 13th birthday
with her great grandma and great aunt)

Our day and in case you're wondering,
we loved
the show (not the movies) where the owner's of
Curious Goods
Went searching to retrieve all the cursed antiques!
I know, I'm a little whacky, but the fact that they were searching
for antiques was wonderful for me~
and so campy
Promise, I won't find any cursed objects in my travels though!

Happy Friday and Happy Weekend~
What are your thoughts for Friday the 13th?

June 9, 2008

My Best Friend

Okay, my husband's away...
and my daughter's on teenager sleepovers~

How could this face not make anyone feel so lovely?
Who's feeling lonely?

Yet, I do ~ but... a bit of fluff~
All is well again ;)

It's Zeke. it's Zeke!

xoxo, Tracie

June 5, 2008

Lovely Porch Tour

It's Porch Party Day at Rhondi's Blog
Rose Colored Glasses

Here's a glimpse of our Petite Porch for the festivities!

As you can tell, we love lots of hanging plants~

Love to spend Sunday's out on the sofa
listening to the troubadour sing and the cats play

...And of course, our Petite Porch Mascot, Zeke

Hope you enjoy the party, tell Rhondi I said hi!

(probably won't be back until next week,
so have a good weekend and I'll see you next week ;)

xoxo, Tracie

June 2, 2008

Sweet Melody of the Heart~

Love, Music and Skiing
in Afrika with a Cucumber...*

...And I have Ennui~

Embrace me,
My sweet embraceable you,
Embrace me, you irreplaceable you~
Just one look at you, my heart grew tipsy in me
You and you alone bring out the gypsy in me~

I love all the many charms about you,
Above all I want my arms around you,
Don't be a naughty baby,
Come to me, come to me ~Do
My Sweet Embraceable You

-Lyrics Ira Gershwin
-Music George Gershwin

Much Love, Tracie

*Language Decoder:
Business Trip in Order
(I'm feeling sentimental... as is Zeke!)

June 1, 2008

Lazy Days of Summer

First Week Out of School...
Yay, we made it through another year~

And a Big Yippee~
Oooh, Do it Again and Again~
Once More - All Join Hands and a Big Yippee...
Oooh, Do it Again and Again~
Everybody Dance!

So, this is how we spent our weekend... So Low Key ;)

Except six teenage girls watching scary movies since Friday...
We get TCM - So Can anyone say Psycho?
I am So Tired!

This is What the Grown-Ups Enjoyed~

Picnique - on the "Quiet Porch"

Gingered Chicken Salad Sandwiches
BBT Salad (Bacon - Turkey Bacon, in our case
with Basil and Tomatoes)
Queen Anne Cherries (My favorite - whoops, except
passion fruit... or figues!) whoops,
or coconut - my very favorite...

-see why I walk?

...And we're taking the next couple days off
to go to the beach and see The Birds....
Yes, All the Girls and Me.
Please Wish Me Loads of Energy,
or Caffeine...

Watermelon, Badminton, Surfing
and lots of Sand in the Zeke-Mobile
for Us ;)

What are your plans? I'd love to know!

See you soon!

If you want some grown up fun and are a fan
of Carrie Bradshaw and the ladies~
please go here to The Pickled Hutch!

xoxo, Tracie

P.S. Enjoy this Summer with your Children
Out of School... each & every moment...