Sunday, September 20, 2009

Kitchen vignette

Yesterday, while washing my hands at the kitchen sink, I noticed this little vignette and I’m sharing it with you because I just like the colors.

It probably would have looked nicer if I had arranged things, but lah-de-dah.

I love my hand soap from Kiehl’s because it smells like pears. The yellow mums had broken off from one of the plants as I tried to transplant it, so I popped it into one of my favorite little vases. I bought this one in Ocracoke a few years ago. The wine bottle is empty, but it was very tasty and is one of my husband’s favorites. The vegetables are from the garden which is still producing cherry tomatoes and red peppers. And the bowl of tomatoes is something I fixed real quick as a side for our dinner last night.

DSC_0531 copy 2

Tomatoes on the Side

Sliced Roma tomatoes

Toasted Pine Nuts, about 1/8 cup

Fresh Basil, about 1 Tbsp.

Olive Oil, about 1 Tbsp.

Salt & Pepper & some Mrs. Dash’s

Just mix it all together. It’s really light and refreshing.

Have a beautiful day, all . . .

30 comments:

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

The photograph is different.
Paper print ?
Excellent.

Mental P Mama said...

Gorgeous as always. If you need more empty wine bottles for your scenes, I have them;)

Daryl said...

Love the Pear Tree Corner Kiehl's bath/shower gel .. oh la la .. and there's a scrub, I love scrubs .. I hadnt thought about buying the hand soap .. .ummm... gotta go to BB&B today to replace all the wash cloths and dish towels .. did you know carpet moths love nice terry cloth as well as they love cashmere? Yup.

Char said...

looks like warmth and love. yum

Amy said...

I'm so into tomatoes for the moment so thanks for the new recipie!! The photo is great- I love it when things aren't always "placed" when it looks natural...nice that way!!

Deb said...

Nice littel vingnette, Kate!

We've had so much rain that it is seriouly interfering with internet connection. I'm amazed that I've been able to sign on now at all!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I want to dive headfirst into that scene. Or at least that bowl of tomatoes on the side.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Yummie looks delicious if only I wasn't alergic to Olive Oil... I make this recepy with regular sunflower oil and it tast just fine too.

Thanks for sharing your daily work.

Gail said...

Perfect!

C Hummel Kornell a/k/a C Hummel Wilson said...

Wonderful photograph. I love the 'ordinary' things in life. Isn't it great that we cherish those things simple in our life. Your pepper and tomatoes look delicious. I make your tomato salad but add feta cheese, fresh seeded cucumber and a smidgeon of balsamic vinegar.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I loved this little peep into your domestic arrangements - tomato salad sounds good too.

Betty said...

Your vignette is lovely very natural not posed. I love your tomato salsd too.

Gabensysmom said...

You're so sweet, thanks for the blog love! Love this entry and your picture is AWESOME...great texture!

elk said...

goodness Kate I do not think you could have made this look any more incredible...such simple things too..you are such an artist my friend,

Debbie said...

Tomato recipe sounds tasty. I like your photo....sometimes spontaneous is better than staged.

Country Girl said...

The textures I used for this photo were a free one I got from Michelle Black's flickr group and something called Worn Linen (warm) from the Florabella collection that I purchased.

MP Mama, I hope to be helping you to empty those bottles some time next month, my friend!

~ C.G.

Mary said...

What beautiful light! Love the texture, too. :)

rxBambi said...

That's the same bottle of wine from last weekend! I recognize the label :)
What a great recipe. I always just do tomatoes with mozzarella and Imo's itialian dressing, but I'm gonna give this a shot. Sounds yummy!

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

Lovely little vignette! The color and texture are perfect! Tomatoes and olive oil and wine .... living the healthy Mediterranian lifestyle I see! Good girl! Healthy Heart! ~C

ellen b. said...

A very nice vignette for sure (I just learned that word while blogging...)
I think I'll have to steal this idea for tomatoes with pine nuts and basil etc.
Yum...

Woman in a Window said...

You both eat and vignette better than anyone I know.
xo
erin

Jill of All Trades said...

Just beautiful.

willow said...

Love the rosy glow! my daughter is hooked on Kiehl's products

These Nine Acres said...

I love how everything in your house is beautiful but with a purpose. Something for me to aspire to. Well done.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

That picture looks quite romantic and I love the little vase.

CJ xx

Caroline said...

Love love love it! A modern day still life!

becky up the hill said...

Lovely. Thanks for sharing this little moment. Also for making me get that much closer to buying pine nuts..;o)!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Okay, so tell us why you removed the dressing room vignette? I bet you saw some unmentionables you hadn't noticed at first - right?

Anyway, kitchen "still life" is very warm, inviting and French cuisinesque!

Sue said...

Ralph was so cute...as cute as George....and I didn't know that Kiehl's made anything with pears...it must smell wonderful and I love Kiehl's products...their face cream has kept the wrinkles away for years now....

Oliag said...

Lovely texture! Lovely light! Lovely way to serve end of season tomatos and basil. I'm going to make some of those tomatos tonight if I'm lucky!