Friday, September 17, 2021

A few things ~ French style.

A whisper soft scarf to wear that adds a wee bit of french style.
I have paired it with an Eileen Fisher top
Lands' End cashmere cardigan
Royalty jeans.

Silk square scarf by Pertrusse with exquisite hand rolled edges 
"Cha Cha Cha"

Scarves are such an easy way to amp up a simple outfit.
I own maybe a dozen silk scarves...
Pertrusse, Hermes, Ralph Lauren

My first Hermes scarf was a souvenir from San Francisco.
The second and third were from the Hermes shop in Vancouver.
The others were purchased in Paris.

A friend Ali who lives on Salt Spring Island gave me a Le Fermiere pot
she brought some home from her trip to France.

I brought several more home from my last trip to Provence and the SW of France.
The French yogurt is so rich and creamy that we indulged with a pot each morning for breakfast with fruit before going out to explore the villages.

These sweet peas are the last for the season...
it was an amazing season for these scented gems.

A bountiful harvest of apples await to be picked in The Humble Bungalow Garden.

One of our favourite apple recipes is from Ina Garten
French Apple Tarte.

Serve it warm with ice cream.

A gift arrived in the post...
fresh grown and dried lavender sachets!

I love the detailed embroidery...
thank you Lorrie.

Do you follow Vivi et Margot on Instagram?
Charlotte Reiss has a shop Vivi et Margot that sells all things French...
baskets, linens, aprons, copper pots, candles, soaps etc.

I purchased this kitchen candle.
 It will be lit on the cool days of Fall and Winter when I am cooking in the kitchen.

Today it is raining and I am in the kitchen making a tomato and potato bisque.

Thank you for popping by The Humble Bungalow Blog.

Hope that you are staying safe.

 ~ Be Well and Be Kind ~

Friday, September 10, 2021

Roses and reading...


Golden Celebration 
a beautiful yellow David Austin Rose

This rose has black spot on the leaves 
besides dead heading the roses 
I hand pick the leaves that have black spots on them.

Jude the Obscure Rose
what a stunner!
 Now showing off with a second full flush of blooms 

The fragrance is unbelievable...
a hint of citrus and a deep scent.

Loved this book!
The story is perfect for those of us who love to look at gardens,
work in gardens, plan and dream about gardens.
Set in three different eras all revolving around the British country home and garden.

Those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile 
will know that I absolutely adore Louise Penny's mystery series set in Three Pines Quebec.

I read this one in 3 days...
could not put it down!

Louise is such a gifted and brilliant author.

I understand that there is a series being produced by a UK film studio that will feature her mysteries. It will be streaming on Amazon this coming fall and winter.
I look forward to watching the series with a friend who has Amazon.

Romneya Coulteri
a member of the Poppy Family.

Grows in gravel and looks like a fried egg...
I love the delicate crinkled petals.

Our weekend is going to be super busy...
lots going on here in The Humble Bungalow and Garden.

Hope that you are keeping safe.
The 4th wave of Covid is now infecting the unvaccinated.
We obtained our Vaccination Passports and will be required to show these at restaurants and all venues.

The only exceptions are essential services like grocery shops, medical clinics and such...
Take care and thank you for stopping by The Humble Bungalow Blog.

~ Be Well and Be Kind ~