Today I'm using a beautiful set of china from my husband's grandmother. It's Shelley Ning Poo, an art deco design from the 1930s.
A perfect time to sit and peruse the two Cottage Living magazines that I won in Patti's (Magnolia Cottage) giveaway. If you haven't met Patti, please stop by. She has a lovely blog, and is an old movie aficionado. I just got a great recommendation for an old Cary Grant movie from her.
Let's enjoy a delicious Honey Crisp apple or some southern peaches.
This is the pretty bookmark Patti sent with the magazines.
We went to the apple orchard last week and got two bags of Honey Crisp apples. And cider and cinnamon donuts, a must when you're at the orchard. Mr. Beautiful got stung by a bee. They are out in full force when cider is being poured. Thankfully, he doesn't experience any swelling or other issues.
A couple weeks ago, one of my husband's clients invited us to see violinist Itzhak Perlman play at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor. It was fabulous. So much talent.
Here's a picture of what they called a "gingersnap pumpkin shooter" that I enjoyed at the pre-concert nibbles and drinks thing-y.
It's crumbled gingersnaps topped with pumpkin mouse and whipped cream, served in tiny little cups. So cute, and seems like it would be easy to re-create.
Speaking of cooking, I made a chicken curry that was so delicious and homemade naan bread last week. Naan bread is expensive in the store, and this was so easy. I'll share some photos and a recipe later.
And I finally got my linen tablecloths organized to my satisfaction. Will share that, too.
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