Some unexpected farm business kept me busy last week. My husband and I continue to be giddy with excitement thinking about next year when we’ll get to enjoy our first winter at the farm. In the meantime, I’ll be dreaming about the renovations and projects we’ll soon be embarking on. If you need a little break this week, check out my favorite links from around the web…
I'm going to an office party tonight. Please please please let this happen.
"Always be a beginner." And don't miss the caption! (Thanks Lisa!)
This wallpaper, in a single panel, framed!
A Christmas-movie-a-day list, from someone who writes really well and really knows film.
Another list -- this one of great letters to the editor. Joey's is the best!
Got smelly pets? Man-boy-pigs? How about this divine incense burner from Astier de Villatte.
Sinatra is incomparable, but I have such new appreciation for Quincy Jones's arrangement and conducting.
An original take on this entertaining necessity.
Tired of my farm musings yet? Because I love this kitchen.
On cookies and to dunk or not to dunk: scientific proof. Also, have I already shared this recipe for salted brown butter rice krispie treats?
This is a provocative read: The Female Price of Male Pleasure.
And, some great reader comments on my post about the death of tureens:
1010 Park Place said: “I only have one tureen, and I bought it 20 years ago at an antique store in the Texas Hill Country. It's old... blue and white... I've never used it, but at the time, I couldn't live without it. Come to think of it... It's probably the safest place to hide ANYTHING. So safe, in fact, that I'd probably forget I stashed anything in there! Oh, dear!”
Ellen Hildebrand said: “Mithra, my sister from another era. I love tureens! I haven’t counted lately but I think I have over twenty. And yes, they are no longer used for soups and stews but kitchen boxes. They are beautiful, and I continue to use them in staging now, they ooze old world charm.”
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