Saturday, January 10, 2015

S a t u r d a y s h o e s . . .

at the moment... snugly sparkly slippers.

( i just realized...Holland clipped Grampa's flashlight
to the table. you may not have noticed...'s always the real deal here on 34.)

i was up with Mr D this morning...3:45am. 

i sipped some fresh coffee,  and sent a note to The French Basketeer.

thank goodness, she shared a post!  she is safe, in Paris.

  you may take yesterday's walk with her here.

oh how i love the "L" in Laduree!

Mr D headed off to work early.

our friends are hosting a Russian Christmas party at two.

the event was move up as the Seahawks play at five.


the Christmas tree stood where the little,

earthy, stripy chair vignette now plays.

it's dark outside.

i am moving and grooving.

dusting and vacuuming.

minutes ago i finished the arrangement of a wine and dessert bar.

i did not pack the frosted winter artichokes...

January is our favorite month for cooking artichokes.

we smother them with butter and pair them with a fresh baguette and a BIG RED.

( always...served on a Winter Saturday night stay in! )

...tear out pages of French onion soup and a chicken pot pie framed in pastry puffs

 are left out on the table to add charm and feed inspiration.

J a n u a r y  is my after party called... 

...another helping of comfort and joy!



  1. Bonjour Lynne! I wish you a wonderful day of Love. And a healing beginning for our French friends. Anita

  2. Glad you friend is safe in Paris. My heart was broken for those who lost loved ones. Sounds like you are going to enjoy your Saturday. Blessings Lynne. xoxo,Susie

  3. Hi Lynne, those are such pretty artichokes, I hope you have fun with your friends today. And I'm so happy to hear that Andrea is safe. What a tragedy for our French friends. I'm following it all on the news.

  4. What a beautiful post!!! I almost felt like I was right here with you! I also felt your contentment right through the laptop screen!!
    Thank you for the link to Andrea's blog. I am now her newest follower!
    Now just what is a Russian Christmas Party??? I am intrigued!!!

  5. Good morning Lynne! Love those artichokes and smothering them w/ butter ..and the baguette and wine too;) I will head over to Andreas's ~ thank you for think. Enjoy the remainder of the weekend and what do you think about our Seahawks?!!! #soproud

  6. Your post made me feel warm and cozy on a rainy day.

  7. Lovely. I was so happy to see Andreas post!! Such a sad and tragic time this is for France. Praying for everyone there and waiting for Andrea to get home safetly. xo