Friday, December 16, 2016

Trousseau - Vintage Linen & Gifts

Gracie & I had to visit Trousseau Palm Beach after breakfast at Testa's this morning... it is located in the Via Testa courtyard at 219 Royal Poinciana Way. I love this quaint little shop -- very French! Filled with vintage linens, soaps, and gifts.

Hope you all are having a wonderful December!


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Colmar Christmas Market

Shopping at Colmar Christmas Market --- my favorite time of year!


Photo  © Visit France

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Vintage French Sign for Bedroom Decor

One of my new creations this year... vintage sign with pink scrunched ribbon. I love the ribbon color, its a pink blush... so romantic. Tied on the corner. Love it!


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Welcome summer!

Beautiful scene at Port of Menton. Situated on the fabulous French Riviera!
Wishing all a wonderful summer... 


Photo  © Visit France

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Paris Ballerina Decor

One of my Ballet designs I made last year. Vintage ballerina decor for those who love Paris... a girl of any age!


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter

"I am with you always, even until the end of the age"

Have a blessed Easter!


Sunday, March 6, 2016

French Éclair Recipe

Recipe for eclairs from 1884: 

1 cup hot water
1/2 teaspoonful salt
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup pastry flour
5 eggs, yolks and whites beaten separately
Boil the water, salt, and butter. When boiling, add the dry flour, stir well for five minutes, and when cool add the eggs. This is such a stiff mixture, many find it easier to mix with the hand, and some prefer to add the eggs whole, one at a time. --when well mixed, bake the Cream Cake mixture in pieces four inches long and one and a half wide. When cool, split and fill with cream. Ice with chocolate or vanilla frosting.
Cream for Eclairs
1 pint milk, boiled
2 tablespoonfuls cornstarch
3 eggs, well beaten
3/4 cup sugar
1 saltspoonful salt, or
1 teaspoonful butter

Wet the cornstarch in cold milk, and cook in the boiling milk ten minutes. Beat the eggs; add the sugar and the thickened milk. Cook in the double boiler five minutes. Add the salt or butter, and when cool, flavor with lemon, vanilla, or almond."

Enjoy ;)


Photo © Meg Zimbeck