Five for Friday

Well that week went quick…

   

  
 Here’s the latest addition to my little kitchen. Baby pink, limited edition, 3.5 quart. Perfect for everyday !

  

A dress made of woven ribbon….

 Spring is currently living on my kitchen windowsill..courtesy of Trader Joes.   

  

Rose gold is everywhere!

   

Chocolate is the giveaway for how good this class was….

They’re Pink!

  
You all know how I feel about pink…

We picked these  up on our day in Reims, and finally cracked the seal on the tin of Biscuits Roses de Reims

  
Here’s what Wkipedia tells us:

Originating in Reims, Biscuit rose de Reims is a product of the Biscuits Fossier company. It is customary to dip the biscuit in champagne or red wine. The biscuit was created around 1690 in Reims. A baker wanted to make the most of the heat in the bread oven between the two batches, so he had the idea of creating a special dough; cooking it twice, which is where the name “biscuit” or “bis-cuit” meaning “cooked twice” in French. The biscuit initially was white. In order to add flavor to it, a pod of vanilla was introduced into the recipe. This vanilla left brown traces on the biscuit. In order to hide them, the baker decided to add a natural color based on cochineal, a scarlet dye, to disguise his mistake. From this sequence of events, the Biscuit Rose de Reims was born. The biscuit is oblong in shape, and is lightly sprinkled with caster sugar. Enthusiasts for the biscuit included King Charles X, Leopold II of Belgium, the Russian czar,[disambiguation needed] and the Marquise de Polignac. It is commonly dipped in the following liquids to bring out its flavor:

Champagne

ratafia

port

coffee

milk[1]

It quickly became a great success in terms of confectionery throughout France. The original recipe of the famous “Biscuit Rose” is still kept secretly by Fossier’s confectioners. Despite the basic ingredients that include eggs, sugar, flour, and vanilla, the traditional French recipe demands special mastery and daintiness.[2]

  
Very light and crispy, hence the “daintiness” perogative for the job description, and since Reims was a champagne powerhouse, it was a match!

Tis  the season…

Drinking pink this summer…

  

A true Cotes de Provence rosé. The staple wine of France for summer months, this one is a light pink and tastes a little like apples. Not as crisp as a Rhone, but refreshing nonetheless…available, where else? Trader Joes!

Well, it makes a statement….

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Remember this? My mother’s loveseat?

IMG_2192And now it looks like this? And it’s in my “get ready room” as my nephew PJ says, but it’s also known as a dressing room.

Nice, sedate, classic right?

Well, this weekend, it’s Auntie Mame came to stay…..on the wall…

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She’s pink, she’s showy, she doesn’t care what people think of her, she’s having a great time…..

So here’s the story. I always loved the pictures in design magazines and on Pinterest and stuff of these really cool single flower photos that are giant sized. The problem is that they cost a boatload of money. But 2 weeks off at Christmas allow for enormous amounts of research and I found a place that had reasonably priced wallpaper that you could buy. And what made it even better is that you could use your own photo! So I did! It’s a photo of a rose that I took last summer in the front of the house one morning on my way to work. It’s the perfect pink, with the perfect little amount of apricot on inside!

Here’s a little perspective…

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To make your own “fathead” rose or anything else really check out Pixers ! I almost fell off the loveseat when I saw this rose came from Poland! I suppose I can say I have imported European wallpaper in my home!