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November 16, 2010

White Wednesday ~ Terrarium Goodness

A little terrarium goodness
This White Wednesday 
Terrarium w/Saint, Paper Whites, Sacred Heart, Metal Pieces
I'm getting so excited about setting up my home
and outdoors for the Christmas holidays

I found this little terrarium while shopping 
with my daughter over the summer

This piece was originally marked $110.00
(can you believe that?)  Actually, I saw
something similar in one of our major catalogs
for much more than that...

To get back to my point... oui!
This beautiful terrarium was marked down
to $8.00 and it was written in red... so...

it was half off... yes, $4.00 ;)

A different view ;)

 I love that I can have something very inexpensive filled with
many kinds of items...

Mementos from France, a favorite little pot from a dear friend
and always, something living 

Saint Theresa, Paper White, Pot from Jeannette, Sacred Heart, French Text
 See my new little olive trees in the back?
The count is going up...

Finally purchased the one I wanted as a little memorial tree
for my little Gigi cat...

Always something living, remembering lovely things,
lovely pets & some trees here at My Petite Maison
to remember lovely people no longer with me

Do you do that? 

I love to... until I see them again. 
Cute little door latch

With door closed... pretty reflection

Don't forget to visit Kathleen at Faded Charm
for White Wednesday

And now... a really quick recipe
Your ingredients: 
White Truffle Pasta

3 cremini mushrooms (thickly sliced)
8 ounces bowtie pasta
Grey Salt (that's what I use)
Freshly ground black pepper 
2 T olive oil
1 T butter
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 shallot, minced very finely
2-3 T White Truffle Oil
(I use Oliviers & Co.) 
3 T Mascarpone Cheese
1 T Dry White Wine
Parmesan Cheese Shavings
(I use Parmesano Reggiano)
Toasted pinenuts (optional) 

Cook pasta in slightly salted water to specifications
(Usually about 8-10 mins)

While pasta cooks,
Heat olive oil w/butter in pan
Add the garlic, shallot and mushrooms
slowly cook approx 8 mins

Stir in Mascarpone cheese & wine
add salt and pepper to taste
Add truffle oil at very end, after mixture
has been taken off heat 

Drain pasta and toss in 
white truffle/cheese mixture
If you happen to have a beautiful
White Truffle... this would be the time
to grate it thinly and add it on top ...
They are now in season.
Top w/freshly grated parmesan cheese
and, of course, toasted pinenuts...


This makes enough for 2 generous

Enjoy your

White Truffle Pasta 

this White Wednesday.

Okay... back to work for me

Happiness to you!


C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Tracie... your little terrarium is so very beautiful... I love your Saint Therese, paperwhites and sacre touching that you have the little tree for sweet little Gigi... and yes, I do the same thing, make special little spots or plant special flowers for my loved ones to keep them close to me until I see them again... I love that you do these things as well... I first saw a little white terrarium similar to that on Fifi's blog quite some time ago, and fell in love with it... I was able to find a similar one at a beautiful nursery here... I showed it several posts ago, filled with Autumn Nature finds... now I want to put my beautiful new Saint Therese I just ordered from you in mine, with one of my rosaries and my little Virgin Mary... I hope you don't mind if I do that too... you always inspire me so... and yours looks so lovely... the pasta recipe sound delish... just not sure if our local stores carry all of those ingredients??? I hope so!... left you another voicemail... I am sure you are so busy decorating and such... check your PO Box in a couple of days!... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Ozma of Odds said...

((tentively kicking pebbles under foot))
If this OH-SO-LOVELY white Jeanne d`arc style $4 dollar terrarium with flaming heart and paper whites, just happens to disappear in the middle of the night...
I did NOT do it...

LOL ~((running as fast as I possibly can with and iron/glass terrarium under my arm under the night sky!!!))

oxox, Rosemary

((my bad?? french saint forgive me??!!))

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~*so Beautiful Tracie~*~*And such a great price!!! Hugs, Rachel~*~* ;)

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i loved the beginning of this post...and THEN i got to the pasta...

oh my oh my....this is on my list...

it looks wonderful....
oh happy day the day i make this


happy to visit here today

kary and teddy

La Table De Nana said...

Well I love the terrarium and the spiritual feeling of pretty,and peaceful..

Like a meditation.

I have been searching for small olive tree since we went to Europe..I have only found.. an inside big tree sized one..too big for our home..and the $$ I was afraid of not letting it live..the small ones we saw at the markets in little clay pots stole my heart..As well as the large fields of them..the ancient ones..I LOVE olive trees.
Looking over at Assisi over the olive grove..I was in awe.
The recipe..looks great!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Love the terrarium! I have an old one that I have used in the past and was planning on doing something with it this Christmas season. You have provided me with the inspiration that I needed! That recipe sounds fabulous....yummmmm! :)

Anh said...

Your blog is such a delight to discover. And thanks for this beautiful pasta recipe. I shall make it, soon.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

You tittle is so appropriate for this gorgeous post!! Happy WW!

Olivia said...

Simply FABULOUS! Your gorgeous blog has captured my heart!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Tracie O what a lovely terrarium. It reminds me of a will be darling to play with and use for so many seasons and holidays. You could spray snow the windows for a winter wonderland...just thinking...wish I had one!

Donna said...

Ok, I am having serious terrarium envy! What a bargain at just $4! I had to do a double take when I read the price:) I love how you have accessorized it, it's just gorgeous!

Faded Charm said...

What a beautiful terrarium and at a great price too. Thanks for sharing your yummy sounding pasta recipe with us.

Take care,


Kate said...

I too have envy that is just too gorgeous you lucky girl. Gosh I love how you put together the most beautiful vignette. Happy WW to you


My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

there is that delicious pasta dish again..YUM. i HAVE to make this...would be nice for Thanksgiving Eve....

tracie, the limbertwig apples are an old heirloom variety..i am lucky because i live really close to an apple farm called Gopher Glen up in See Canyon...and they have over 60 different varieties of apples. i LOVE Limbertwig...and they usually come on around other favorite is Black is a black apple and VERY tart and is ready right at Halloween. they make the BEST caramel apple because they are so tart and the caramel is so sweet. The limbertwig is on the tart side it's great for a pie

i am excited for Thanksgiving. do you cook or go somewhere?

Sending Thanksgiving love,
kary and teddy

Sandy said...

I love it! Congrats on snagging it for a better price. Love the olive branches - yes, that's the best testament to our dearly departed.



Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

Secret Garden Cottage said...

What a beautiful terrarium, Tracie... and what a great price!! I love how you've displayed all of your pretty things within it... so peaceful and serene... :)
On top of all the wonderful eye candy, you're sharing a delicious recipe with us, too!! Love pasta... thanks my friend!
Jo :)

Shabbyfufu said...

What a steal Tracie and a beautiful one at that! Love all that you have filled with and looking forward to your holiday decor. As for the recipe....looks so delish, but with all that I ate in Paris I will put this one in my "hold for later" file to try. Thanks for your order last nite sweets...will send it out asap. xoxo, Janet

A Cottage Muse said...

What a bargain on such a beautiful item!

That pasta dish looks so yummy, thanks for sharing!

The Summer Porch said...

Hi Tracie, Thank you for the lovely comment. Your blog is filled with wonderful treasures what an eye for detail you have. Your White Wednesday post is so beautifuly creative.

Rebecca said...

Girly...your terrarium is unbelievable! No kidding! Simply lovely in the best sense of the word.

I always LOVE to visit you. Your passion behind what you do and love shines through time after time.

A blessing to tag along...

Love to you~


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tracie,

I adore your lovely white Terrarium and all you have in there.
How lucky you were to get it at the bargain price.
Also very lovely that you planted a little tree to remember your sweet Gigi.
Before my Dad got sick he had just planted a French apple tree, we bought that back and planted it at our house. Nice to have a place to go and sit and remember my dear Dad.

Hope that you are having a lovely week

Sandi said...

Tracie if that isn't the greatest steal {oops I mean DEAL} ever!!!!! lol So, so cute and I love everything you have embellished it with too. Happy WW my friend~

Brenda Kula said...

You've got to be kidding me on that incredible price, Tracie. Hard to believe. And the terrarium is so cute! I saw one on a stand I kept going back and looking at at a local antique mall. It was $85. I'm kicking myself now because someone finally paid their price and took it home.

Brenda Kula said...

Oh, forgot to say: yes, I do plant memorials for those I love and lose. A wonderful tradition.

Bella said...

Hi Tracie,
Your terrarium is darling and a steal!!!
Yes, I always bury my pets ashes under a tree or bush in their favorite spot in the garden.. It warms my heart when the blooms come and I think of them :-))

Edie Marie's Attic said...

I love to do things in memory of loved ones that have gone on to glory. It's so important to show that we remember them and do a tribute to them. Lovely post Tracie!

Hugs, Sherry

Rose said...

i love what you did with the terrarium. my family is catholic and at times my husband will say that because of the religious items, it's a church, our home. my mother's family lives in france. 3 years ago i visited fter mom died. was fantastic. we made a small grotto outside in our yard. this is so special as family members worked together to make this. will follow your blog. rose

chandelier magic said...

I love your terrarium! And yes, when I lose someone I love I plant something in my garden to honor them and feel close.

I also have stuff in my home that belonged to loved ones, and that's why my home is feeling more and more right the older I get.

Love is it, I suppose.
Enjoy the day -

Ana said...

Oh Tracie,
What a wonderful find and what an awesome deal! Love it. I was just over at Julie Marie's and read about you...I told her you had been one of the first bloggers I met when I first started blogging over a year ago and I feel really bad because I hadn't been over to visit in a long, long while. Sorry :-( I had forgotten how much beauty there is to be found in your sweet, sweet blog. Can't wait to see what I have missed. I do hope all is well with you. Oh and if you come across another spectacular deal like this one...could you pick one up for me? Hee, hee, hee. Just kidding ;-) Have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Kisses,

Vintage French Hen said...

SCORE!!!! Love it, what a fabulous find and you have decorated it beautifully! Marcia

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Tracie, This has to be the deal of a lifetime..$4.00!! I have always loved terrariums and yours looks beautiful. The sacred heart is fabulous!
Hugs, Sherry

Theresa said...

your terrarium is gorgeous Tracie! Love the St. Therese... but ofcourse! What a great buy, I love it when that clearance sticker gets slapped onto something I NEED to take home with me! Theresa xoxo

Roberta said...'ve outdone yourself...a lovely alter in the Jeanne d'Arc style that we so ADORE. Glad you mentioned the olive tree as I may have not noticed. Can't wait to see more of your holiday vignettes. As for this one, I could gaze upon it for a very, very long time. xo

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Love the terrarium also love the idea of the memorial tree for your dear Gigi. I think I must plant one for our little dog Genevieve, thanks for the idea hun!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

What a LUCKY find! :-) I'll bet you were doing the happy dance..... I love the way you've set it up....and, yes, I do that for people I love too.... It makes me feel closer to them.



A Romantic Porch said...

Oh Tracie, I love the terrarium! It is so so so wonderfully beautiful! I hope your Thanksgiving was absolutely lovely! xorachel

Deborah said...

I have a terrarium too and I am to finally use it!
Im going to white-wash some terra-cotta pots and put them in with some plants.
Mine is brown but I love your white one and what you've done with it..lovely!
Im your newest follower (purehunnybee).

Deborah :)

Phyllis said...

What a beautiful terrarium!I am new to your blog,love it!

MARIA said...

Woow, what a wonderful terrarium!
I love it. Love your blog.

Greetings to you from my heart!

Junkchiccottage said...

How Beautiful!!!! I love this terrarium and how you decorated it. So so pretty. Glad I stopped by it is beautiful. Love your blog too.