I wanted to share bits of romance from My Petite Maison
today and throughout the upcoming holiday weekend
This little French white bistro bench says
|Romance all over it!|
It's a flea market find and it holds memories
just like all my items...
My daughter and I found it Easter Sunday
we carried it to the car together... heavy but so,
so, so much fun!
I love the way the sun-dried sun flowers
look in the basket on this bench
How many sun flowers has this bench seen?
I bet millions! ;)
|Homemade Vinaigre a l'estragon|
I even put my homemade tarragon vinegar on it
to brew away in the sunshine...
See my hand-written labels? So much more fun
to do it all by hand... like to incorporate the herb's
look into the label!
Doesn't it look pretty with the sun hitting
all those herbs we grew here at the Maison?
Another thoughtful thing I want to share,
Debbie at Lake House
|Hollyhock seeds from Debbie at Lakehouse|
sent me this beautiful parcel...
My heart jumped when I was handed
the package at the... well... what do we call it?
Our little town post office burned down
(A whole other story ;)
In any case... it's an extreme happiness,
thank you, Debbie!
|Card from Debbie|
Even the card has hollyhocks on it...
be still my hollyhock loving heart!
|All different colours/colors sorted out|
So very nice... They'll be so many
hollyhocks growing in my garden next year...
Placing them in my dear garden shed until
the time is right.
Now to another bit of romance...
You all know, or most of you do,
My addiction to Illy Caffé/Espresso
I even think my dear friend, Janet of Shabbyfufu
and I have a contest going on... who loves Illy the very best.
I was in my outdoor studio today and started thinking~
About romance, café drinks & one of my favorites~
Roses... White roses
They go hand in hand, non?
Made me think of one of our daughter's favorite
childhood drinks made with rose water and almonds
I made the rose water concoction
(my word for the long weekend)
from our old recipe and voila!
A new romantic drink is born...
delicious, délicieux, delizioso
Romantique Rose Iced Illy Caffé
by My Petite Maison
Here's the recipe if you'd like to give it a try
1 tsp rose water
1/2 quart low fat milk
1/2 tsp (or more to taste) almond extract
Mix rose water, almond extract & milk together
Brew three to four individual servings
Illy Espresso or Caffé
(we use a Moka to brew our coffee here)
Add rose water, milk mix to blender
Add coffee mixture
Add lots of ice
(we like it chunky... goodness)
Blend and serve in your favorite vintage glasses!
So whatever you do this long weekend...
Do it with lots of romance!
|Watch the world go by... romantically!|
Romance your home,
Happiness to you~