In The Kitchen, at Maison de Jardin

“Oh, I adore to cook.  It makes me feel so mindless in a worthwhile way.” ~ Truman Capote

Happy day, everyone!  I hope all of you have been enjoying these summer days, they do seem to pass so quickly this time of year.

I realized the other day, it has been quite a while since I have sent you any recipes.  Therefore, I will correct that this morning.  I am sharing a few scrumptious, as well as easy, recipes which I have recently prepared and thought you may enjoy.

My first two recipes are from August 2018, issue of Cook’s Illustrated.  It is a wonderful magazine if you enjoy cooking.  


Braised Cod Provençal

Note:  Thick, meaty fillets of halibut, snapper, bluefish, monkfish, and sea bass are all good substitutes for the cod fillets.  However, you must have nice crusty bread to soak up all the extra sauce, which is almost as good as the fish.

2 Tbls. extra-virgin olive oil, plus a little extra for drizzling

1 onion, halved and sliced thin

1 fennel bulb, stalks discarded, bulb halved, cored, and sliced thin


4 garlic cloves, minced

1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes, drained

1/2 cup dry white wine

1 tsp. minced fresh thyme

4 (6 -8-oz.) skinless cod fillets

2 Tbls. minced fresh parsley

Heat oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering.  Add onion, fennel, and 1/2 tsp. salt and cook until vegetables have softened about 5 minutes.  Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.  Stir in tomatoes, wine, and thyme and bring to simmer.

Season cod with salt and pepper.  Nestle cod into skillet and spoon some of the sauce over the top of each fillet.  Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook until cod flakes apart when gently prodded with a paring knife – about 10 minutes.  I cooked for almost 20.

Transfer cod to plates.  Stir parsley into sauce and taste for needed salt or pepper.  Spoon sauce over cod and drizzle with extra olive oil before serving.  I served with a garden salad.

Crab Louis Salad

Note:  According to the culinary research experts of Cooks Illustrated the first Crab Louis type salad was on the menu of a restaurant in San Francisco, named the ‘Old Poodle Dog,’ founded in 1849.


1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup sour cream

1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper ( I used a red pepper, I feel they are sweeter)

2 Tbls. chopped pitted green olives

2 Tbls. chili sauce (do not substitute ketchup)

5 tsp. lemon juice

2 tsp. chopped fresh tarragon

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper


1 pound good quality fresh backfin crabmeat

2 heads Bibb lettuce, torn into 1 1/2 inch pieces

7 1/2 ounces  of grape tomatoes, halved

3 Hard-cooked eggs, quartered

1 ripe avocado, halved, pitted, quartered, and sliced thin

For the dressing:  Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl.

For the salad:  Gently toss crabmeat with 1/2 cup of the dressing in a bowl.  Mound lettuce onto a serving plate.  Arrange tomatoes, eggs, and avocado around lettuce.  Top lettuce with the dressed crab and serve with remaining, 3/4 cup dressing alongside.  Serve with a nice crusty bread.

Crème Brûlée ~ Without a Torch

This recipe is easy and I have had it for so many years, I don’t remember where exactly it came from.

Note:  This  will make 4 (8-oz.) ramekin servings

For the Custard

5 large egg yolks

1/2 cup sugar

2 cups heaving whipping cream

1 tsp. good vanilla extract

dash of salt

For the Topping

1/4 cup sugar

Position a rack in the middle position of your oven.  Preheat the oven to 325.  Have your ramekins and a large casserole pan off to the side and ready for use.  (I use a 9x3x12 baking dish to hold the ramekins.)  

In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar. Whisk vigorously until the mixture becomes creamy, cohesive and lemony in color. Add the cream, vanilla, and salt. Whisk until smooth and combined. 

Carefully divide the mixture between your four ramekins. It should fill them about 2/3 to 3/4 full. If your ramekins have bubbles on the sides, try to pop them with the side of a spoon.

Pour about 1/3 inch of water in your baking pan. Place the ramekins in the water, so that the sides are submerged. The water should come about halfway up the ramekins. If the water level is too low, gently pour more water in the side of the pan, avoiding sloshing water into the ramekins. 

Place the baking pan with the ramekins in the preheated oven. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour (in my oven 1 hr. 10 min.), checking every 5 minutes after the 40-minute mark. The cook time can vary depending on the thickness of your ramekins and oven. You’re looking for the custard to be mostly “set” with a little jiggle in the middle. Remove the pan from the oven, and gently remove the ramekins from the hot water by lifting with a spatula. Set on a wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes, then transfer to the refrigerator to cool for about an hour. You want the custard to be completely set before moving forward.

Near the end of your cooling time, set the oven to the broil setting. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet.  Make sure that the tops of your custards are free of condensation (their naturally moist texture is fine, but you don’t want any beads of moisture). If needed, gently blot the tops with a clean paper towel. Sprinkle the remaining sugar over the tops of the custards.

Place the baking pan in under the broiler for 3-5 minutes, monitoring closely, or until the sugar has melted into a satisfyingly crispy, browned crust. Enjoy your perfect crème brûlée!

I hope you will enjoy these recipes, my husband gave them outstanding reviews.  Give them a try~ you will make Julia proud!


Bon Appétit!


Au Revoir,




Note:  Images ~ (Via Tumblr) Unless otherwise stated, I do not claim ownership of these photos. These photos are the work of tremendously talented people.  I simply compiled them for your enjoyment.



A Few Pretty Things

“The beauty is pleasing to the eyes, the sweetness charms the soul.” ~ Voltaire

Isn’t she pretty?  I wonder if she has a name.

Good morning, dear friends.  I am so happy you are here this morning, and I do hope you will enjoy your visit. By now, you must know I love gardens full of flowers and, well,  pretty much any and all lovely things.  So today, I thought I would share a few things I found while in pursuit of specific photos and information.  Or, I should say, “I am sharing my distractions.”  It does seem, beauty finds me.  Therefore, what I am about to share are photos I consider to be beautiful and which touched my heart.  

While my photography skills are slowly improving, I do not always have gorgeousness at my fingertips to photograph.  At least, not the visions which continually float in my mind.  Oh, but they are in internet land. Whatever did we do before the internet?  I have divided my finds to make it easier for you to navigate and, hopefully, to prevent you from feeling as though I have taken complete leave of my senses. 

Be sure to find your coffee or tea, get comfy, and  enjoy ~  ‘A Few Pretty Things.’ 


“The voice of beauty speaks softly; it creeps only into the most fully awakened souls.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day ~ like writing a poem or saying a prayer.” ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

For me, something unexpected always enhances a floral arrangement, such as the honeysuckle vine in this lovely arrangement.

“I cannot imagine a world without the sight and fragrance of a flower.” ~ Rachel Ashwell

Or a world without visits from special friends.  You know, the ones who make you feel like it is a privilege to be with them.  Seeing a praying mantis in our garden makes me almost giddy with excitement.  I think they are quite special and amazing. 

“Architecture is frozen music.” ~ Goethe

I do love and admire gorgeous architecture.  And, to me, the ‘old’ holds unmatched beauty.

This magnificent angel spans three stories of an apartment building at 57 Rue de Turbigo in Paris. With massive wings unfurled, her feathers brush against the fourth-floor windows of the building.  She was designed by architect Eugène Demangeat in 1860, who at the time was an art student at the school of fine arts and architecture; école des Beaux-Arts et Architectue.  She remains today and has come to be known as the ‘Paris Angel.’

A beauty in Bourgogne, France.

You can almost hear the stories coming from this lovely lady.  I am sure she has lived, and hopefully is continuing to live, a fascinating life.

Something wonderful must be about to happen in this beautiful room.  Wouldn’t you love to attend?  Oh, I certainly would. I could spend hours in complete awe.  The artistic ability and craftsmanship in the architectural details are magnificent.

 “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” ~ Maya Angelou

I wonder if this beautiful home has a name.  What would you name her?  

“Still round the corner there may wait, a new road or a secret gate.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

Pretty iron gates are something I have always admired, perhaps it is because I always feel beauty lies beyond.  These two were in my view last week.

“Ever since I could remember anything, flowers have been like dear friends to me, comforters, inspirers, powers to uplift and to cheer.” ~ Celia Thaxter

These stunning window boxes would certainly “uplift and cheer” anyone who happened to pass by.

Did you know the French believe the color blue on the exterior of a home keeps away evil spirits?  My sweet husband painted our front door a lovely shade of blue.  

Perhaps, this is what Vita Sackville-West had in her view when she said, “Flowers really do intoxicate me.”



“Surrounding yourself with beauty is a sublime experience.” ~ Unknown

Classic and timeless elegance ~ tablecloths to the floor make my heart sing.

Soft and beautiful.

Perfect, for resting and refilling your inner well.

“One day the first greens appeared on our table; then the first carrots, still tiny and so delicate, so bright.  Oh, there were very few of them, so few that one would have thought they were for a doll’s dinner, but if you could have seen our hands clasped in wonder!  If you could know what an unforgettable miracle it will always be for me, the memory of that birth, in the middle of war, of living, growing food.” ~Fernand Lequenne, My Friend the Garden  ~ A Month in the Country

The quote above has been in my ‘little book of special things’ for many years.  When I first read it, I truly realized how blessed my life has been and what I have taken for granted over the years.  Having beautiful fresh food from the garden is a luxury, not one to ever be taken for granted. 

Love, skill, and fresh ingredients equal excellent taste as well as beauty.  Cooking for those you love is a privilege.

“Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.” ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

Precious ‘little ones’ always make us smile ~ don’t they?


“It was a glorious evening, the sun seeming to hesitate in the process of setting, as if it couldn’t bear to end the day. It was teetering on the horizon, throwing ribbons of pink and mauve across the sky like life ropes, and the air was sweet with jasmine.” ~ Kate Morton


The End

Dear friends, I do hope you have found in this post “beauty which pleased your eyes” and “sweetness that charmed your soul.”   And, perhaps inspiration and good thoughts to carry with you through the week.  Thanks so much for your visit! 

Wishing you and yours a most beautiful week ~ enjoy these summer days !


Au Revoir,




Note:  Images ~ (Via Tumblr and M.S. Lambiotte) Unless otherwise stated, I do not claim ownership of these photos. These photos are the work of tremendously talented people.  I simply compiled them for your enjoyment.

A Sunday Thought

“If we opened our minds to enjoyment, we might find tranquil pleasures spread about us on every side. We might live with the angels that visit us on every sunbeam, and sit with the fairies who wait on every flower.” ~ Samuel Smiles

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.” ~ John Ruskin


Wishing you and yours a beautiful day of “tranquil pleasures!”


Au Revoir,





Note:  Image~viatumblr









A Sunday Thought

“As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has–or ever will have–something inside that is unique to all time. It’s our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression.” ~ Fred Rogers

“I believe in hope, dreams and decency, love tenderness and kindness. I believe in mankind.” ~Leonard Nimoy


Wishing you and yours a most beautiful and peaceful day!


Au Revoir,



Image~viatumblr~I do not claim ownership of this photo.



Visions of Pink

“Pink is a beautiful color because it is one of the colors that the sun makes at twilight and in the dawns.” ~ C. JoyBell C.

  Pink Oleander

“In difficult times carry something beautiful in your heart.”~ Blaise Pascal

Good Morning Sweet Friends.  My post this morning is for my friend, Laura.  Laura and I are friends, through my dear friend, Anne.   Today could quite possibly find Laura in need of a little inspiration and comfort as she has recently endured some rough days.  

I don’t know if you followed the dreadful storms which hit the south and along the east coast last week, but I have several friends who were in the mix of it.  The area I am speaking of is where my husband and I made our home for 32 years, Virginia Beach, Virginia.  We lived in the Pungo section of Virginia Beach, one mile from Back Bay.  Absolutely God’s country until there are torrential rains, a hurricane, and winds blowing from the south.  When this occurs, the vast gorgeous farmland, which seems to blend into the horizon, can become horribly flooded.   The southern winds push the water from the Bay out into the fields and into whatever else may be in its path, including homes.  And, that is what happened last week, it became a flooded disaster, for the farmers and for many residents of this area.  Laura was one of those residents.

Laura’s home is on the shore of Back Bay and her home is undergoing major renovations. Water flooded part of the home, including her new kitchen, leaving her with difficult cleanup days ahead.  So Laura, as I am unable to come to you with mop and bucket, this post is for you.  My source tells me you enjoy pink, and I believe I may have found a few lovely things for you to “carry in your heart” during these difficult days.  I hope you and all my other treasured friends will find your coffee, come along and be inspired by ‘Visions of Pink.’  Pink is a sign of hope (a note in my mom’s garden book).    

“It’s pearl who has captured my heart, but it is pink who has captured my soul.”  ~ Anthony T. Hincks

Isn’t this old and historic home lovely, wearing a soft pink?  When I saw it’s pink exterior it reminded me of many homes along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.  To me, they always appear so happy, wearing their soft pastel colors ~ many are pink.

Oh, how I love this pink sun-kissed beauty in France.  I deem this absolutely Gorgeous!

What do you think about this entrance?  Lovely, isn’t it?  Wearing crisp white, black accents and an inviting pink front door.

“You can never go wrong with a little pink…a lot works too.” ~ Dana Dalgetty

I feel we need to share with the world that pink is not just a ‘girly’ color.  My husband is definitely a man’s man.  But he wears pastel-colored shirts and stands in awe at the beauty of our pink tree peony when she is in bloom.  If pink is a color one enjoys, it should not be a color to shy away from… in and on our homes.  To me, pink is warm and inviting ~ it is a happy color.




“Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink.” ~ Lilly Pulitzer

I always enjoy seeing pink in a bathroom.  If you do not want to invest in a more permanent choice of the color, such as cabinetry,  the color can easily be added with linens, paint and window treatments.  And, there are so many lovely shades of pink to select from.


“I always look to nature for inspiration.” ~ Alexandra Stoddard

If you are pondering a room change and are not quite sure about a specific shade or color.  Do as Ms. Stoddard tells us ~ “look to nature for inspiration.”  That is truly where you will see the most beautiful colors, and you will never find greater inspiration.

“A profusion of pink roses being ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring.” ~ William Carlos Williams

“In the end, color combinations come down to our personal preferences, which we must discover through observation and experiment.” ~ Montagu Don

Should you love and enjoy the color pink, here is a little information about the psychology of the color. The color pink represents caring, compassion and love. The color pink stands for unconditional love and understanding and is associated with giving and receiving care. It is a positive color which inspires warm and comforting feelings.  

Are you considering home renovations in the near future?  What are your feelings about the color pink?  Perhaps, you have found a little inspiration here this morning.  But, should you have any doubts about the color ~ look what Laura has given us to ‘carry in our hearts.’ This is sunset over Laura’s beloved Back Bay.  Just look at the magnificent shades of pink!

“Sometimes I just look up, smile and say,

“I know that was you, God! Thanks! ” ~ Unknown



Thanks so much for your visit and know I so love your comments.

  Wishing you a beautiful day and week ahead!


Au Revoir,


Special Note:  Just as I finished writing this post yesterday (July 30, 2018), I received word that Virginia Beach is getting hit again, with hurricane amounts of water and winds coming from the south.  Also, the same for many areas of the South and along the East Coast.  Please keep everyone in these areas in your prayers.


Images:  Sunset photo, by Laura

House Beautiful, Pinterest, Traditional Home and Tumblr


A Sunday Thought

“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.”~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

                Lavender field ~ Provence, France


Wishing you and yours a day filled with beauty and peace!


Au Revoir,







A White Garden

“White…is not a mere absence of color; God paints in many colours, but He never paints so gorgeously as when He paints in white.”~G.K. Chesterton

Good morning dear friends!  It is so good to see you this morning.  Grab your coffee or tea, and join me for a stroll through, ‘A White Garden!’ 

White Wisteria

The inspiration for today’s post came from two different women ~ both loved white in the garden.  The first woman of inspiration is my dear mom.  She did so enjoy seeing white in the garden.  And I loved her white Bridal-Wreath Spiraea.  To stand in the spring and gaze upon the massive, roughly 40-foot section, of gorgeousness in her garden backed with luscious Canadian Hemlocks, was nothing short of magical.

Bridal-Wreath Spiraea

It is interesting, as I look back on my first gardening days and think about what I enjoyed.  Then, it was all about color and more color. Now don’t get me wrong, I still love and have many colors in our garden. However, I have come to enjoy the softness white adds.  Just as a point of information, according to color experts, a preference for white often forms in ones middle age years.  

                                                   White azaleas blooming in a well-established garden.

I do love lilacs and a white lilac in full bloom can make a huge visual impact.  Oh, the fragrance, certainly you smell them.

Tell me, what do you think of this planting of Astilbe?  I have always been partial to pink Astilbe, but this mass planting of white is fabulous, in my opinion.  Astilbe loves the shade and really loves to be watered. It contributes a distinct texture to a garden with its tall, feathery plumes.  White flowers seem to have a cooling effect, especially on hot summer days. And they almost glow in the evening, making them a perfect plant for along walkways or a patio. 

“The more one gardens, the more one learns; And the more one learns, the more one realizes how little one knows.” ~ Vita Sackville-West

                                               White wisteria cascading over the garden wall of Sissinghurst.

The second woman of inspiration is the famous gardener, Vita Sackville-West.  My mom introduced me to Ms. Sackville-West through books.  Mom had studied her garden designs, especially her White Garden at Sissinghurst. Should you not be familiar with Sissinghurst,  Sissinghurst Castle Garden in the Weald of Kent in England at Sissinghurst village is owned and maintained by the National Trust. It is among the most famous gardens in England.  The garden was created in the 1930’s by Ms. Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson.  She was a poet and a gardening writer, her husband was an author and a diplomat.  The garden is designed as a series of rooms, each with a different main color/theme.  One of the rooms or gardens is a white garden.  Only the colors of white, green, grey and silver are grown in this pale garden.  Therefore, creating the lovely White Garden, one of the most famous garden areas of Sissinghurst.

The following are words from the National Trust ~ “Creating one colour borders and gardens was something that appealed to Vita. She had already created the Cottage Garden with its narrow range of ‘hot’ colours and relished the idea of another opportunity to experiment with colour. She understood that when colour was restricted, the focus of the gardener had to be on creating interest and drama with different shapes, textures, and form. The all-important structure with yew and box hedging was created, allowing the white flowers and silver foliage to shine out against the dark background. In her plans, Vita imagined a low sea of grey clumps of foliage, pierced here and there with tall white flowers.”

A good start in life is as important to plants as it is to children: they must develop strong roots in a congenial soil, otherwise they will never make the growth that will serve them richly according to their needs in their adult life.” ~ Vita Sackville-West

I would like to share, a few of the beauties planted in the White Garden at Sissinghurst.

                       Tulip, White Dream

       Delphinium, Snowgoose and White Foxgloves

   Anemone, Honorine Jobert

   Clematis, Duchess of Edinburgh

I also thought you may enjoy the poetic writing of Ms. Stackville-West regarding her beloved White Garden.  With her lovely words, she transports me to this garden ~ I sincerely hope she does you, too.

“The white-and-grey garden begins to look well in June, when the little avenue of Almond trees down the centre is draped with the lacy white festoons of Rosa filipes and the genuine old ‘Garland’ Rose, and when generous plantings of Lilium regale come up through the grey Artemisia and silvery Cineraria maritima; but it is perhaps at its best a little later on, when the great metallic-looking Onopordons have grown up, and clouds of Gypsophila ‘Bristol Fairy’ throw a veil round the pencils of a white Veronica, and a few belated white Delphiniums and white Eremuri persist, rising among this grey foliage, with the grey willow-leaved Pyrus salicifolia sheltering the grey leaden statue of a Vestal Virgin.”

Clearly, I have not begun to touch the surface of the fabulous variety of plants in the White Garden or of the extraordinary talents of the designer.  But, I hope you have, perhaps, formed an impression of the multitude of magnificent things growing there ~ creating glorious beauty.  

“The Earth is crammed with heaven.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  Casa Blanca Lilies in bloom at ‘Maison De Jardin’

I do not want to take all your time this morning so I will close by saying, “I hope you have enjoyed your visit.  Perhaps you may have found a bit of inspiration for your own garden ~ possibly viewing white through new eyes.”


Wishing you a most beautiful day!


Au Revoir,





Note:  Images~ Pinterest, Tumblr, and S. Lambiotte

Unless otherwise stated, I do not claim ownership of these photos. These photos are the work of tremendously talented people and I simply compiled them for your enjoyment.


















A Sunday Thought

“When one gets quiet, then something wakes up inside one, something happy and quiet like the stars.” ~  William Butler Yeats



Wishing you and yours a glorious day.  One of peace, beauty, and joy.


Au Revoir,




Note:  Image~viatumblr~I do not claim ownership of this photo.


Random Discoveries!

“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful. “ ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good Morning Dear Friends!  I do hope this finds you enjoying these summer days.  My post today was created while gathering information for another post. And, I thought you may enjoy seeing some of the things I came across.  Many of the thoughts and photos, I hope, may inspire, bring back fond memories or simply make you smile. 

“He who loves an old house never loves in vain.  How can an old house used to sun and rain, to lilac and to larkspur and an elm above, ever fail to answer the heart that gives it love?”  ~ Isabel Fiske Conant (see note at the end of this post)

This photo of the man working on a painting of the pretty homes reminded me of something quite special.  We had lived in our current home around three years and on one spring day, while I was outside, I noticed a lovely young woman sitting on the front steps of the home directly across the street.  She was sketching our home. When she saw me, she immediately came over and introduced herself.  She told me she was sketching a few of the old homes in town for a collection and promised to let me see ours when it was finished.  Several months later, she rang our doorbell only to gift us a gorgeous, detailed black and white etching of our home.  Needless to say, it is a treasure.  Truly, unexpected joy!

And, this beautiful spot ~ such a lovely way to begin the day or perhaps take a moment’s rest. 

“Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine.”  It does, doesn’t it?

“Flowers can change your day, try some.” ~ Matthew Mead


“I love flowers, I’d love to have the whole place swimming in roses.” ~ James Joyce,

Oh, I can’t fail to mention a huge discovery at our home this week, ripe tomatoes!  Which translates to ~ Mike’s Tomato Salad.

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” ~ Lewis Grizzard

Mike’s Tomato Salad

5 large tomatoes, cored and roughly chopped

half of 1 red onion, roughly chopped

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 cup red wine vinegar

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1 large clove garlic, minced

Feta cheese to taste


Whisk oil, vinegar, parsley and garlic in small bowl.  Season with salt/pepper to taste.  Pour over chopped tomatoes and onion, mix well.  Let stand at room temperature or cover and refrigerate up to 3 hours, allowing for flavors to blend.  Sprinkle with the desired amount of Feta. 

I hope you have enjoyed my ‘discoveries’ this week.  I want to thank you, my dear friends, for following along.  Know how very much I always appreciate your comments and the time you take to post them.  They are sweet music to me.  And, as summer seems to be moving right along, I will leave you with the thoughts of Debasish Mridha ~ “Go slow, my life, go slow.  Let me enjoy the beauty of silence, serenity, and solitude.”

 Au Revoir,



Note:  The poem by Isabel Fiske Conant, was stitched for me by my lifelong friend, Janet.  Much love went into the stitches and I am ever so blessed to have such a dear friend.  The piece proudly hangs in our foyer.


Images~ Pinterest, Tumblr, Traditional Home

Unless otherwise stated, I do not claim ownership of these photos. These photos are the work of tremendously talented people and I simply compiled them for your enjoyment.