Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Giveaway Ends Tomorrow

Just a reminder: if you haven't signed up for my birthday giveaway, please do so today by leaving a comment below. I will be choosing 2 winners tomorrow. Don't forget to let me know which house you prefer. Good luck!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Treasures from Oiseau deNim

Look what I have received from Oiseau deNim's Etsy shop! A Treasury of goodies. A Salami Set (to go in my Tuscan kitchen), Raspberry and Caramel St. Honore (her French pastries are to die for), and, speaking of death, her spooky bottles would be a must-have drink at every skeleton's cocktail party.

It gives me much pleasure to own such beautiful work. I wish that my photography could accurately depict just how detailed these items are. Thank you, Peiwen!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Birthday GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate my birthday with my blog friends, I'm giving away some of my new glitter house kits. Two winners will be drawn randomly. Winners may choose one of the five styles of glitter house kits.

If you are interested in taking part in the giveaway, please leave a comment and let me know which house you would like to win. A link on your blog would be appreciated. The giveaway is open to followers of my blog only. I will draw two random names on Wednesday, December 1. I ship internationally.

Thank you for participating in my birthday giveaway!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Tuscan Treats from After Dark

I returned from vacation to find a package from Eve at After Dark. I mentioned to her that I have a Tuscan kitchen in the planning stage, and she has supplied me with a fantastic assortment of Italian goodies. They are lovely. The tiny little nuts amaze me. I especially love the apples! Perhaps they will find a home on the window sill of the kitchen. Thank you Eve!

Below the photos is a quick video that I shot while on vacation. I thought that you might enjoy seeing some of the unusual foods available at the night market in Beijing; including snake's skin, squid, octopus, scorpion, silk worm larvae, etc. I wasn't brave enough to try any of them. However Hubby said that the scorpion and silk worm larvae were delicious!