Erika at Boulevard de L’antique shared an amazing decoupage box covered with vintage images and train tickets – this is quite clever and truly beautiful.
Thank you everyone once again for joining in at Home and Garden Thursday – you make this blog party truly Delightsome! I look forward to seeing what you have to offer today!
Home and Garden Thursday
4thThursday – Cooking
I am reading a delightful little volume – very touching – it is a compilation of letters from a father to his daughter – an instruction booklet – a legacy to a motherless child.
Composed of twenty-three letters, in this booklet, one chapter discusses the necessity for the young lady to become accomplished in the exercise of and knowledge of ‘domestic economy’. Whether she, as the head of her household performs those duties or heads a staff – her knowledge and ability to perform these honorable duties will enable her to truly care for her family and gain a certain amount of respect.
One such domestic exercise is the art of cooking.
One such exemplary person in this field was Jula Child. This week I was able to compose her Coq Au Vin. This is a truly delicious and satisfying dish.
I have also been painting furniture! One piece I finished was this little bench – in a color I consider as one of my neutrals – red.
My garden is flourishing – transitioning from Spring to Summer – we are entering those months when pop-up thunderstorms could occur. Always a blessing when God waters my garden.
I also shared with you the beauty captured in Victorian women’s practice of cultivating friendshipin Starr Ockenga’s book, ‘On Women and Friendship’.
My heart and mind has been elevated this week, to appreciate the friendships acquired through blogging; the art of transforming with economy one’s home, to bring comfort to the family; to compose a Delightsome meal inspired by a culinary legend and to be enchanted and thrilled daily by the blessings of God’s creation – the wonders in a garden.
Last week there were several beautiful, inspiring and instructive posts shared by you. I am honored and thrilled you joined in and shared at A Delightsome Life.
Here are a few highlights:
In their blog, Be Book Bound, sisters Miriam and Erika, share their love for books, cooking and home decor. Girls after my own heart. Last week Miriam shared a gorgeous pie – lavender in the crust! Along with humorous quotes from ‘Anne of Green Gables’ and life experiences I am sure we can all relate too!
I was delighted to read the gorgeous post on Faith, Hope and Cherrytea last week – she shared some gorgeous ‘Joys of Pink’ pictures. I downloaded earlier this May a screensaver she created –
perfectly pink – I find myself just admiring it from time to time! I hope she composes some more for June!
There are a lot of beautiful flowers and plants beginning to bloom in Diedre’s garden at Simply Simplisticated – the colors are amazing!
The May-Days Cottage Giveaway ends in just one week! Have you entered? There are a few other bloggers who’ve joined in offering giveaways this month –
you should check them out!
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Home and Garden Thursday
Post schedule (for me) will be:
1st Thursday – Home Décor
2nd Thursday – Garden
3rd Thursday – Thrifting or Crafting
4th Thursday – Recipe or cooking tips
5th Thursday – Anything Goes