I have a collection of some very beautiful bowls. I just love pretty china. This bowl was painted by a dear friend of mine who has gone on to be with her Creator. She had a talent for china painting that just amazed me. I have many pieces of china that she has painted for me and they are all treasured.
Do you have certain bowls that you use for certain jobs? I do. I like to use this bowl to put fresh peaches in during the summer. It looks so pretty filled with peaches.
I love to keep fresh fruit on my counter and this is my bowl for beautiful sweet luscious peaches. I must confess that after shooting these pictures, I ate one of those peaches. It was so juicy and sweet and I enjoyed it immensely.
I have another confession to make. It is one that I have already confessed before on Behind My Garden Gate. I love magazines. I mean it I really do. I buy lots of magazines. My poor dear hubby can testify to this. I buy tons of garden magazines, decorating magazines, and beauty and fashion magazines as well as just general women's magazines. My friends have joked that those magazine companies should hire me to tell them if their magazine is any good or not because I always know. Now I do not just randomly go through the newsstand and pick up all the magazines. They have to pass a test before I will buy it. I quickly flip through it and I have to see at least 3 things in the magazine that interests me. This saves me from getting it home and discovering that I have really wasted my money. I thought I would share with you some of those that almost never get left at the newsstand by me.
Many of you ladies may not know about this one because it is probably regional but I must share it with you. Southern Lady is one of my favorites. If you can not find this one at your newsstand then go to their website or call them up and get a subscription. The subscription price is worth every penny. This magazine is absolutely beautiful. Even the ads are beautiful. It has floral pieces that are gorgeous, wonderful recipes, beautiful tablescapes, and articles about many interesting Southern women and their businesses. It also has articles about beautiful destinations to visit. I never leave this one behind and I keep almost all my issues of this one. It is one that I love to refer back to when I am decorating for a party because it has so many beautiful ideas.
Romantic Country is another favorite. It is full of beautiful pages of beautiful romantic rooms and gardens. This one never disappoints. I always find so many creative ideas to use in my own home and most of the pages have rooms and gardens decorated with garage sale and thrift store finds. That is how I decorate my house and so this one really pleases me. I keep all my issues of this one. I wish it came out more often. I am always so excited when a new issue of this one comes out.
Romantic Homes is another favorite. At one time I owned almost every issue even from before it Became Romantic Homes. I loved those issues so much I almost never loaned it out for fear they wouldn't come back. Some didn't. This one actually costs more for old issues than a new issue on ebay. The old issues are wonderful and I recommend them all. This magazine has beautiful shops, homes, and gardens featured in it. It also showcases some really beautiful romantic products.
Until Next Time
Until Next Time