Wednesday, February 23, 2011

white platters

I have a collection of white platters in all shapes and sizes and textures like a wardrobe that I pull from for all occasions...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

thomas jefferson's tea room

on presidents weekend, i had to add thomas jefferson to the list and my favorite room at monticello!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

glass bottle still life

I love collecting clear glass bottles, carafes, vases, and cylinders and mixing them up to use for water, wine, flowers...even empty, the shapes look great together...
photograph by marili forastieri

Thursday, February 10, 2011

washing up

I love the ritual of washing up after as much as setting the table....

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

international pizza day

february 9 is international pizza day...I plan to celebrate it in style but with a homemade pizza served on a wood cutting board and a glass of chianti ...

Saturday, February 5, 2011

sunday lunch

friends are coming for a late lunch of soup, salad,and grilled bread with ricotta and lemon zest on this winter setting the table in front of the fire with creamware china and hyacinth bulbs... a sign that spring is coming...

Friday, February 4, 2011

tea tray

photograph by quentin bacon
I always have a tea tray with a pot of strong english breakfast tea to start the day

Thursday, February 3, 2011

spring smoothie

I discovered a simple smoothie recipe on Ina Garten's show last week and have been making them every morning...lots of vitamin c in a pretty goblet ...a handful of strawberries, juice of an orange and half a grapefruit and half a instant breakfast.