About Me

My photo

Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international consultants. About living in Italy, the Veneto area near Venice; in Indonesia, central Java. Why we love the southeast of the United States and moved back from Italy. Our love for gardening, the botanical way. Sharing with you our manifold treasures from exotic places and even offering several in my Mariette's Back to Basics LLC Boutique, for others to enjoy. As well as high end silver items from Giovanni Raspini, Italy |  google.com/+MariettesBacktoBasics 
I also do classes and consulting... too much to list here! Check out my google.com/+MarietteVandenMunckhofVedder ABOUT page, where you see my other LINKS and email address; you just scroll down.Thanks!
Love to bring back some romance and quality to the daily life of others... 

Translate to ANY Language | Click on▼ to select, than on ► to translate...

Sunday, June 30, 2013

{Our Staircase Area}

This time I want to take you downstairs and show you our staircase area. We do run up and down the stairs several times a day; keeps us healthy I guess! Do you have to climb up and down too?
Maybe you remember that I did point out the first door in our hallway, going to the staircase area. 
Okay, here we opened the door from the hallway to show you...
Railings all along. We did that for my Mom when she stayed for 6 weeks with us in 2005, together with my Dad. She had just had a knee replacement and we wanted to accommodate her as best as possible.
That's the same year we got our Infiniti FX35, so Mom could get in and out of the car effortless.
Turning around, you now look into the hallway and see the shiny tile baseboard.
In the USA, a staircase usually is a very 'lazy' one and by far not as narrow, nor steep as in Europe. 
We also have solid oak planks; Bruce Liberty Plains 5 inch natural white oak here on our treads and risers.
Downstairs are the same white tiles that came home with us in a container from Italy.
 To  the left, near the hallway door...
To the right at the top is a fully beaded South African Zulu Knobkerrie  (weapon...).
Samba balls from South Africa and some Indonesian art...
Straw art work form Indonesia from brother Martin and we had it framed at Irok gallery.
Our entire home is like a museum in a way!
When my dear Mother-in-law was already in her 80s she did make this petit-point work from their home that got destroyed during the war. Lots of airplanes in the air. Also a doggy; guess that meant it went to heaven.
It was a very old home from the 17th Century but it is lost due to the damage of WWII.
My Mother-in-law also did cross stitch these mushrooms.
It hung at the practical training College for Mushroom Growing, in the Netherlands where my husband was the founder and principal until he became VP Training & Development for Campbell Soup's Mushroom Division in the USA. But Pieter of course would not leave that behind!
Only a very tall person has to bend his head, going down the stairs...
The wall to the left with a special mushroom framing, it is from linen cloth.
At the top is a poster with a poem about a pear tree that did not bear fruit which we got from my brother Martin's wife Betsy.
Below to the left you see the door to the laundry room and the other one goes into the garage.
Here you can better see the solid oak risers and treads...
Those railings helped me a lot early 2010 when I became paralyzed and shortly after.
Pure Irish Linen it says...
Full with tips about mushrooms!
Our Whirlpool Water Cooler/Heater; either way! On top is the Primo interchangeable bottle.
A cat painting done by my sister Diny Van den Munckhof in 2005
A mushroom batik from Bali...
Automatic moving sensor for light on/off.
We had it framed with a pink matting that is used in the pillow's color as well.
Diny did carry this painting over when she and her significant other stayed with us for 4 weeks in October of 2007
We had these cabinets made for storing all kind of baking and kitchen items like my waffle irons, mixing bowls and French Demarle Flexipan silicone molds.
There is also a 30" Miele Convection Food Warming Drawer with dual heating system.
A bargain found on eBay as a display model for half the price; from Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center in Los Angeles, California.
Got this gem in December of 2008 and it helps me for serving dinner for larger groups.
Husband Pieter did build me the outlet for using this and he put tile atop so that way I can place hot bowls on top of it.
That's my foot mirroring in the shiny black glass...
Now looking from the garage door towards the door to the Rose Suite hallway...
To the right the door knob is from our laundry room.
My Dutch rack for holding all my cleaning tools off the floor.
You also can see that husband Pieter did add a tile baseboard here as well.
The framing around the glass panels of the laundry room has yellowed over the years. That door is from 1990 and the one to the garage husband Pieter did build in early 2005 when he placed that wall here, to divide the garage from the staircase area. 
Yes, my worker bee has done it all; a true handy man with golden hands! I am blessed.
Next to the human door to the garage you now also see the cat door...
Only in winter time they come into the house and now they are on the driveway, in the gazebo and in the garden or wood garden.
That was another round of tile baseboard!
I use cotton mats since they're easy to launder and function well.

Related link:
Miele Warmng Drawers | Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center with newer models
{Our Hallway} | previous post by me showing you also tile baseboard
Irok gallery | link to museum quality framing and art gallery

Friday, June 28, 2013

{Tile Baseboard in Our Kitchen}

A kitchen, like a bathroom, needs easy cleaning so we went ahead and did replace the wooden baseboard with a tile baseboard. Husband Pieter did do it himself, again using Bright Snow White tiles from Home Depot. At Complete Tile Collection NYC New York they do have a 5-½" high Normandy Baseboard by Vermeere Ceramic Tile Molding. That might have worked too. Their Skirting Baseboard is almost 1" too short for replacing our wooden baseboards. We were restricted to size. 
Our floor is white tile from Italy that we did bring back home with us when moving back to the USA.
The Snow White tiles from Home Depot do go well with them.
Our window sills in the kitchen and veranda are custom made from Corian.
Calla lilies we received from dear friends; in memory of our sweet Sacha-girl. See post: {R.I.P. SACHA GIRL}
The other side of our bay window area, where the table is.
Okay, okay I lie down for you on my belly to show you more in detail how it looks...
Very shiny and easy to clean; I am quite happy with them!
You can see the grout from the floor tiles being reflected into the baseboard tiles.
Husband Pieter has been working on his belly a lot... He even managed to screw a backer board with tiles onto the kick space that is under the Miele dishwasher. So it can be easily removed if needed.
The kick space under the cabinets is now also entirely with a tile baseboard.
Do you also have a tile baseboard in your kitchen?

Related links:
{Our Guest Bathroom} | previous post by me showing you also tile baseboard
{Our Hallway} | previous post by me showing you also tile baseboard
{Our New Shower with Dreamline Frameless Sliding Shower Door} | previous post by me showing tile baseboard

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

{My Jessica McClintock Hat Again}

On Pentecost Sunday, May 19, I did wear some red and with that came my Jessica McClintock Hat Again. You can find a link to the first post with my Jessica McClintock Hat below.
Jessica McClintock hat with rose too and also black roses on my silk blouse from Escada. Knitted cotton/wool skirt from Escada and purse and shoes; all from the outlet. Wolford pantyhose; also from the +Wolford outlet.
  •  There also is a Wolford Outlet at Orlando Premium Outlets at Vineland Ave. 
  • Also at Sawgrass Mills Outlets - 1700 Sawgrass Mills Circle -  33323 Sunrise, FL 
Husband Pieter in his charcoal gray Zegna suit from the Ermenegildo Zegna Outlet Store in Orlando, Florida and Zegna shirt.
Silk tie is from Last Call by Neiman Marcus.
Last Call by Neiman Marcus is for SUPER deals. Check the above mentioned hyperlink!
Watch for their July 4th specials.
Next to my hand you see the clips where the outdoor shutters normally are fastened.
They're off here before the painting. 
Have a lovely summer week; or winter week for the southern hemisphere.

Related links:
{Hats & Me} | previous post by me
{My Jessica McClintock Hat & Christian Dior Suit} | previous post by me
Life is better with a hat | previous post by blogger friend Bea from Modern Country Lady
My Life in Hats | previous post by blogger friend Marie-Thérèse from The French Touch
{Do YOU all know Our Nations Oldest City - St. Augustine, Florida?} | previous post by me wearing a hat
Mad Women and Their Hats | previous post by blogger friend Marie-Thérèse from the French Touch

Monday, June 24, 2013

{FRESH Made Pasta Sauce}

Already on February 2, 2013, I came across one of my favorite blogs: Frugal Ain't Cheap where Italian born Daniela always presents remarkable tips and often recipes. She wrote: Pasta Sauce in 5 Minutes on that particular day and I saved it as it was so easy and healthy with FRESH ingredients. You can click the above hyperlink for Daniela's recipe! The bell peppers and cherry tomatoes we got at Costco's Wholesale.
Several times I made Daniela's yummy and quick Pasta Sauce, but only on May 23, I finally made some photos...
Using Trader Joe's Organic Whole Wheat Fusilli Pasta for a healthy diet.
Since we are shopping at Trader Joe's we also take the Pecorino Romano & Parmesan blend grated cheese with only 2% cholesterol and fat. Sodium is low too with only 3%.
Following Daniela's recipe above, you have a very quick and healthy vegetarian meal and I also do add Trader Joe's Beef-less Ground Beef to this FRESH Made Pasta Sauce.
Topped with the above mentioned grated cheese, served in a French Pillivuyt Sancerre, heated pasta bowl...
To the right of my plate is this French Baccarat crystal glass with 'AMOUR' engraved into it.
I also do have the 'LOVE' version from Baccarat.
With my supper, I do drink the freshly squeezed juice of one lemon (also from Costco).

Sharing some Blogger LOVE and thanks again Daniela for your worthwhile recipe!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

{TUTORIAL on how to Move your Google Reader to Bloglovin'}

THANK YOU so much for all the support over the past difficult days when we lost our SACHA GIRL!
♥♥
I feel like I ought to do something in return for my dear and loyal readers:

Most of you for sure have read the news that by July 1st, Google Reader will retire. So you better take care of it now; even though you will have a three month sunset period for finding an alternative feed-reading solution.

  • Importing your favorite blogs from Google Reader is just a snap and I will walk you through, so you don't have to worry about it any more. Feel free to pass this on to others as well!
  • On March 13, 2013 the announcement was made on Google Reader Blog.
  • You also best retain your Reader data through Google Takeout:
  • Okay, you start here: Google Takeout - just click this link.


  • That will land you here...
  • Click on CREATE ARCHIVE

  • Next, Click on Download...

  • You will have to sign in to your Google account...
  • Your zip folder will be created...

  • If you click on it, your Reader will show...

  • Clicking on Reader will show you all the data you just did Takeout.
  • Keep it safe on your PC!

If you want to export your Google Reader to e.g. Feedly, for those using WordPress or Gravatar you can do so via Feedly. I have done this also for you never know.
  • Now, let's go to the BLOGLOVIN'...
  • You need first to set up your BLOGLOVIN' account of course.
  • This originated in Sweden and I've been using it since January 22, 2011 and I also have their widget on my side bar. The French Eiffel Tower...


  • Next click Join Bloglovin


  • For those of you that already have a Facebook account; easy to sign in.
  • Or else, you sign up with email...
  • Follow the steps and you created your Bloglovin account.
  • You will receive an email verification and once you clicked that link; you are done!
Store your password and the login link in a document with password so nobody can hack your info.
NOW you are ready to Move your Google Reader to BLOGLOVIN'



On my Google Plus About page I do list my Bloglovin' under my 'Other profiles, see yellow marked above.
Now you're all set and I hope this was clear enough for securing your Google Reader as data on your PC and for importing your favorite blogs from Google Reader to Bloglovin'.

You might want to go through your list again and place your 'blogger-following' in appropriate groups.
Just click on the drop down window at the top...
That's how you create groups and you can create a new group as you need to...
GOOD LUCK and enjoy BLOGLOVIN'
If you wish to keep me current in your BLOGLOVIN' Reader; just click on my Eiffel Tower.
Like that BLOGLOVIN' Eiffel Tower widget; click on hyperlink to install your own.
That's the ultimate Swedish French Touch!


MARIETTE'S BACK TO BASICS © 2013. All rights reserved

Follow my blog by Email

210 Countries visited since:

free counters

Total Pageviews

Pieter Countries visited

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Blog Archive

Google Analytics

Labels

1987 Computer (1) 1996 Summer Olympics (1) 25th Wedding Anniversary (2) 4th of July (6) 50th Wedding Anniversary (1) 65th Wedding Anniversary (1) 9/11 and World's Biggest Boatlift (1) A Gathering Place (13) Accordion (1) Acrylic Frame for Lace (2) Actonel (1) Adding FB Page Apps for Twitter (1) Advent (17) Agave (1) Agriturismo (1) Albrecht Dürer (1) ALL SAINTS DAY | ALL SOULS DAY (2) Alphabetical Pinterest Boards (1) Aluminum Roofing (10) Amaretti cookies (5) American Airlines (3) Anardana (1) Andrew Doria (1) Angels (127) Angels We Know By Name (5) Angina Pectoris (heart cramp) (2) Angioedema (1) Anti Bloating (1) Anti Inflammatory Ingredient (1) Anti-Aging (1) Antioxidant SuperFoods (5) Antioxidant SuperFruit (11) Antique French Gilt Metal (1) Apple (1) AtAmerica (1) Atelvia (2) Atlanta Holland Club (1) Atlas (1) Atsy.net (1) Auberge de Grote Waaij (1) Austrian Gewürzsträusschen (3) Auto Immune Disease (11) Ava Grace's closet (9) Avocado (4) Baccarat Crystal (62) Backyard Wildlife HABITAT Certificate (6) Baguette Bags (1) Bahamas (1) Bali (1) Barlow Tyrie Capri Lounger (3) Basics and Lifestyle Classes (1) Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Jacksonville Florida (2) Batavus Cambridge Sturmey Archer 3 Speed (1) Bathing Suits (5) Batik (2) BB and L (2) Beatrice Euphemie (1) Beauty Balance (1) Bee Hive Boxes (1) Ben Lovett (2) Benjamin Moore (11) Bergzauber stricken (2) Bernardaud (3) Berries for Birds (3) Bi-Focal Sunglasses (1) Bike Rack (3) Bird Bath (1) Birthdays (23) Bitter Balls recipe (1) Black Mission Figs (1) Black Pete (1) Blarney Castle (1) Bling blings (3) Blissful Relationship (12) Blog Anniversary (4) Blog Award (20) Blog Pageviews (8) Blogger I Admire (25) Blogger Tips (19) Bloggers with FB Page (1) BLOGLOVIN (2) bloglovin widget (1) Bobèches (4) Bok Tower (2) Book an Event (37) Books (5) Brain Food (1) Braun Silk épil epilators (1) Briar Burl (2) Bridal Gowns (3) Brienen aan de Maas (2) Britex Fabrics (12) Britex Notions (9) Brocade (4) Brown Jordan Chaise (1) Bruce Liberty Plains 5 Inch natural white oak (2) Bruyere Pipe (1) Bubble Convex Glass (2) Bullbrier (1) Bullying (2) Burberry (2) Burberry plaid (2) Burberry Tuxedo (1) Burgundian (3) Butterflies (3) Bypass Surgery (1) Camille Tharaud (9) Camino Real Guadalajara (1) Campbell Soup (3) Canada (1) Candles (29) Carbon Footprint (4) Career (1) Carefree Arizona (1) Casa Dulce Hogar (2) Celestina Marie Design (3) Celestina Marie Designs (2) Ceramic Chandelier (5) CERDOMUS ceramiche (6) Certified Master Pedicurist (2) Certified Podologist (2) Chanel (12) Chaperon (4) Charles Ahrenfeldt (2) Charms (1) Château Hotels (6) Château Neercanne (1) Cheroot Holder (1) Cherries (4) Cherubs (27) Chick-fil-A (3) Childhood (8) Chile (5) China (14) China and Porcelain (92) Chinese Eunuchs (1) Chocolate (32) Cholesterol (1) Christian Dior (1) Christie Repasy Designs (1) Christie's (24) Christmas (53) Christmas with Victoria 1997 (1) Christofle (29) Christofle (Memoire) David Rosenberg (11) Chronic Kidney Disease (4) Citizen Journalism (1) Coffee Cup (1) Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass (3) Color Psychology (1) Comments + Reply Settings (1) Complete Language of Flowers (1) Confederate Condor (1) Confederate Series (5) Congress (2) Consulting (76) Consulting Service (1) Consumer Slaves (1) Cooking Class (1) Corning (1) Coronation King Willem-Alexander (1) Costco (5) Côté Bastide Fleur d'Oranger (1) Cotton (7) Cotton Fields (2) Cotton Toile de Jouy (2) Countries visited (34) Cranberries (4) Cranberry Conserve (2) Crane Stationery (2) Crochet Pattern (3) Cross Country Skiing (1) Crows Feet (1) Culture (1) Cupid (3) Curaçao (13) Dad (30) Damascene (1) Damixa (6) Danish (5) Danish Damixa Water Saving Product Design (2) Daughter (27) De Gaerde (3) Declaration of Independence (1) Decor Silver Ball Ornament (1) Delft Polychrome (2) Delft Velsen (3) Delftware houses (4) Delta Airlines (3) Demarle at Home (1) Dessert (11) Diabetes (13) Diabetes type 2 (16) Diabetes type 2 Recipe (9) Dialogue (1) Dialysis (8) Dieng Plateau (1) Dining with Royalty (1) Diuretic (1) DMC (23) Doensen Sfeerhaarden (2) Donald Trump (1) Doris Plaster (1) Double Cascade Petunias (1) Down Duvets (5) Dreamline Frameless Sliding Shower Door (2) Dresden Snowflake Rosettes (1) Dublin Farm (2) Dublin Laurens County Chamber of Commerce (4) Dupuytren's Contracture (3) Dusty Oak Ornaments (1) Dutch American Heritage Day (5) Dutch King's Day (5) Dutch Movie (1) Dutch Queen's Day (1) Dweilen (2) Easter (21) Easter Eggs (2) Eat Mor Chikin (2) eBay (1) Eco friendly (17) Eco Storage (4) Edema (1) EdgyMix (1) Edible flowers (10) Education (15) Edward Bok (3) El Tovar Hotel (1) Elna-Sudden (1) Elske Wilton (1) EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES (1) Embroidered (1) Embroidered Roses (1) Embroidery (5) Emerson College (1) End Polio Now (2) Energy Star (7) Energy Star Ceiling Fans (4) Environmental footprint (3) Epiphany (1) Epiphyllum (8) Escada (77) Etiquette Training (4) EU Elites and Establishment in Brussels (2) Everglades (1) Exotic Plants (3) Export your Blog (1) Fabulous Felines Fundraising (2) Facebook Social Plugin (1) Faden Stille (4) Family (188) Fashion (62) Fashion Design (1) Father's Day (2) FB Fan Page (3) FB Fan Page URL (1) Feline Heartworm Disease (1) Fiat 500 (1) Fig Cake Recipe (1) Filet Lace (10) Filet Lace Embroidered (4) Fine Garment Care (1) Fish (1) Fix Your Facebook News Feed (1) Flat Belly (9) Fleur de Lys (7) Flexipan (2) Floating Candles (3) Flood Watch (2) Flower Framers of Cincinnati (23) Flower Going Green (1) Follower Gadget Missing (1) Followers (3) Food Dehydrator (1) Forever New (1) Fountain Pen (2) Fox News (1) Franklin Mill's Outlet (1) French (96) French Country Style (62) French Lavender (4) French Style (1) Friendship (86) From Pilgrim to President (2) Frost (1) Frosted Glass Rose Bowl (1) Fum and Gebra (1) G. Lalo (1) Garden Tour (37) GardenWeb (15) Gebreidesjaals (2) Gecko (1) Genocide (1) Georgia (5) Georgia Peanuts (1) Georgia State Flag (4) Georgia Weather Rainfall Calculator (1) Georgian Nocino Liqueur (1) German Marzipan Stollen (1) Germany (5) Gero Zilmeta 528 Menuet (12) Ghost of Old Highways (1) Gift from Blogger Friend (20) Gilded Wood (2) Giovanni Raspini Charms and Co (48) Giovanni Raspini Christmas Balls (6) Giovanni Raspini Silver Desk Items (11) Giovanni Raspini Silver Frames (11) Giovanni Raspini Silver Gifts (22) GIVEAWAY (33) Gladiolus (5) Global Shipping Program (1) Global Warming (1) GOD BLESS AMERICA (2) Gods Little People (5) Going Green (31) Gone With the Wind (3) Good Taste and Simplicity (1) Google Webmaster Tools (1) Google+ (2) Google+ About Page (1) Google+ Custom URL (1) GOROGORO & NIKONIKO (1) Gorsuch (1) GPDLI (1) Graduating Ombré Silk Velvet (3) Grand Canyon National Park (4) Grand Canyon National Park Lodges (2) Grand Canyon Railway (2) Grand Canyon Railway Hotel (1) Grand Canyon South Rim (4) Greece (1) Greenbrier (2) Gubbels Pipes (1) Gucci (1) Guilloché (1) Gula Java (1) Guy Kawasaki (2) H.R.H. Prince Claus (2) Häagen Dazs (1) Hair (1) Hairstyle (2) Halloween (3) Hand Crocheted (76) Hand Embroidered (14) Hand Knitted (14) Hand made (2) Hand made Lace (21) Hand painted (3) Hanuman (1) Happiness (1) Happy Hair (2) Happy New Year (7) Hard Rock Cafe Tokyo (1) Harrods (1) Haute Design by Sarah Klassen (1) Healthy Heart (16) Healthy heart recipe (23) Healthy Living (38) Healthy Skin (1) Heart (17) Heart Attack (5) Hearts (2) Heeroom (5) Heirloom (2) Helicopter (1) Help me Find (2) High End (30) High Heeled Life (20) High Tea (3) Hiking (1) Hippeastrum Fragrantissimum (7) Holy Kaw! (1) Home Decor (2) Home Improvements (1) Hong Kong (4) Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge (1) Horchow.com (1) Hot Air Balloon (1) How to Open Link in New Window (1) How to Share Posts on GOOGLE+ (1) HOW to Shorten Your FB Fan Page URL (1) Hugger Candle Snuggers (3) Humphreys Peak (1) Hurricane (2) Hurricane Earl (1) Hurricane Francis (1) Hyatt (58) I Have A Dream - ABBA (1) I Will Follow Him (1) Icicles (1) IKEA (3) IKEA GODMORGON (4) Il Divo (1) Immaculate Conception (1) Incognito (1) Independence Hall (1) India (22) Indonesia (10) Infiniti FX35 (1) Ink Bottles (1) Inkwells (3) Instagram (1) Interlock Roofing (12) IRIS GOLD (2) Irok gallery (13) Italy (75) Jacaranda (1) Jan Taminiau (1) Janny van der Vliet (3) Japan (7) Japanese (10) Japanese Chinquapin (2) Jealousy (1) Jeanne d'Arc Living (2) Jessica McClintock (2) Jewelry (1) Jinshanling Great Wall of China (1) Johanna Gehrlein (19) John H.G. Soe (2) Join my Joy (1) Kanapaha Botanical Gardens (1) Kashmir (2) Kasteel Well (2) Keukenhof (1) Kichler Xenon Under Counter Lights (1) Kirsch Rods (1) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (22) Krizia Jeans (1) Kruisherenhotel (2) Kyusu Teapot (4) L. Bottini (1) La Brea Bakery Whole Grain Loaf (1) La Perla (1) Label (11) Lace (13) Lace Toer (3) Lacquered Brass Window Decorations (6) Lago Llanquihue (1) Lago Todos los Santos (1) Lakeland Florida (1) Lambs and Ivy Designs (5) Lampe Berger (11) Lampes Berger A Century of History by Gérald Vilcocq (10) Language (7) Last Call by Neiman Marcus (19) Lauren Rubinstein (1) Lavender Heart (3) Lavender Sachet (4) Le Chameau (2) Le Jacquard Français (30) Le Journal des FEMMES (10) Learn from Mariette (56) Leather Shorts (1) Leather Vest (1) Lecien (6) Léonard Bernardaud (4) Leprosy Infection (5) Leprosy Project (4) Les Olivades (1) Letter Holder (2) Levenger (1) Liberty of London (2) Lifestyle (68) Lignotuber (1) Lilacs (2) Limburg (8) Limoges (20) Limoges Lamp (1) Limoges Table Lamp (7) Linen (17) Linens (8) Linternaute (1) Lisa Boalt Richardson (5) Lithophane Night Light (1) Logee's Greenhouses (11) Long Hair (2) Lord of the Dance (1) LPG Gas Tank (3) Luc Lanel (1) Lucullus Antiques (2) Luggage (8) LUXURY LIFE (6) Maastricht (2) Maharaja Amarinder Singh of Patiala (1) Mailbox (1) Mainstream Media (2) Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 (1) Mandarin Oriental Jakarta (1) Manhattan (1) Marc Cain (1) Margraten (5) Mariette's Back to Basics (291) Mariette's Back to Basics Explained (2) Mariette's Back to Basics Garden Tour (1) Mary (1) Mason Pearson Brushes (1) Mason's Patent Ironstone Mandalay (3) Mauser (1) Maximum Baggage Weight (7) Mayflower Pilgrims (3) Meerschaum Cheroot (1) Meeting Blogger Friend (5) Memorial Day (6) Men's Style (1) Michelle Obama (1) MICHIKO (2) Miele (11) Millinery (9) Mirella Sotgiu (3) Missing Blogger (1) Mistletoe (1) Modern Country Lady (10) Molen 'Eendracht Maakt Macht' in Meterik (1) Mom (61) Montblanc pens (2) Moral Compass (11) Mosses (1) Mother-in-law (2) Mother's Day (4) Moths (1) MUFAs (1) Muffineer (2) Mukurthi National Park (2) Murano Platinum (2) Museum de Kantfabriek (6) Mushroom Quality Criteria (2) Mushrooms in our Garden (10) My Boots (7) My CoffeeShop (1) My French Connection (2) My Hats (8) My Publications (4) My Sewing Creation (33) MyRomanticTreasures (1) Mysore (2) Nativity Scene (5) Natural Healing (1) Nature (1) Neiman Marcus (5) Netiquette (1) New Amsterdam (1) New Netherland (2) New York City (27) Newsboy cap (1) Nice'n Clean Eye Make-Up Remover Towelettes (1) Nikon D3300 (2) Nissan (1) Nordstrom (1) Northern Tool + Equipment (1) Nostalgia (1) Nunu's Garn-und Stofflabor (3) Oktoberfest (1) Oldest City in USA (2) Oma Rose (7) Ooty (2) Orchid Cactus (7) Original content (2) Orlando Premium Outlets (2) Ormolu (6) Osaki City (4) Oticon (1) Our Acer Trees (7) Our Agave (1) Our Azaleas (28) Our Balcony (13) Our Bathroom (6) Our Bird Feeders (7) Our Bird Houses (12) Our Bougainvillea (2) Our Bridges and Wood Trail (29) Our Camellias (19) Our Canine (9) Our Citrus trees (6) Our Clematis (12) Our Datura (3) Our Daylilies (5) Our Dogwoods (3) Our Dutch Clock (3) Our Felines (107) Our Fiberglass Window Boxes (25) Our Flower Bulbs (55) Our Flowering Shrubs (39) Our Flowering Trees (23) Our Flowering Vines (8) Our Flowers (25) Our Fragrant Flowers (125) Our Garage (1) Our Garden (20) Our Garden Critters (34) Our Gardenias (35) Our Gazebo (46) Our Greenhouse (11) Our Hibiscus (25) Our Home (113) Our Honeymoon (1) Our Hydrangeas (6) Our Immigration to the USA (1) Our Jasmines (18) Our Life in Indonesia (32) Our Life in Italy (20) Our Life in the USA (1) Our Lilies (4) Our Magnolias (33) Our Orchids (7) Our Oxalis (4) Our Palm Tree (15) Our Pelargonium (14) Our Peonies (3) Our Pet Squirrel (1) Our Pond (17) Our Pot Plants (28) Our Rose Arbor (4) Our Rose Suite (15) Our Roses (55) Our Russian Icon (1) Our Shrubs (5) Our Trees (33) Our Waterlilies (1) Our Wisterias (6) Oversize Load Transport (1) P.J.C. Vedder's Publications (11) Page House Bed and Breakfast (4) Page Rank (1) Pancakes (2) Paper Roses Old Style (4) Parasitic Plants (1) Paris (3) Pashmina (1) Patio (23) Patrick Dunne (2) Patrick James (1) Patsy Gullett (1) Peacock (2) Pentecost (2) People to People Citizen Ambassador Program (23) Peri Wolfman (1) Persia (4) Persimmon (2) Pillivuyt (8) Pineider (1) Pink Moscato (1) Pinterest and YouTube (1) Plagiarism (2) Planet Suits for Women (1) Poffer (1) Poinsettia (5) Poinsettia Day (1) Point A La Ligne (14) Pond's India (5) Popular Posts (1) Porcelain Roses (2) Post Lantern (2) Potomac Mills Outlets (1) Potted Herbs (1) Pre-Diabetes (9) Precursor of Lampe Berger (1) Prednisone (8) Premium Outlets (6) President George W. Bush (6) President Ronald Reagan (1) Princess Diana (4) Print Unlimited (1) Profile (1) Putti (7) PVV (1) Queen of Fashion Máxima (2) Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold (24) Quinoa (4) Quotes (24) Rainfall Calculator (2) Rainier Cherries (1) Rattlesnake weed (1) Rawhide Western Town (1) Re-Purposing (2) RealFeel 45°C (1) Recycled (2) Red Rocks Arizona (3) Red Valentino (2) Rehab for Life (1) Religious Paper Lace (1) Replacements Ltd. (21) REPOUSSE Silver (7) Resilientista (5) Restoration Hardware (1) Restoration Supply Company (1) Ripplefold (1) Ristorante da Maria (27) River Meuse (2) Roll Out Drawers (1) Romania (1) Romantic Boxes with Pansies (3) Romantic Rose Boxes (7) Romantic Rose Wall Hangings (2) Roscato (1) Rose Bud Ice Bag (1) Rose Cones (1) Rose Jewelry (5) Rose silverware (58) Rose Stepping Stones (5) Rose Water (1) Rosen-Bestecke (17) Roses (5) Roses Pour Toujours (3) Rosle (5) Rotary International (3) Royal Delft pottery (1) Royal Selangor (4) Royal Tichelaar Makkum (2) Royal Wedding (1) Sachets (4) Saint Basil (1) Saint Nicholas (12) Saint Patrick's Day (2) Saks Fifth Avenue (1) Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th (9) Salzburger Dirndl (2) Santa Barbara Plantation (3) Santa Claus (2) Saving Energy (5) Scanning Slides (1) Schlaflos in NRW (1) Schwinn Bike (5) Scissors (1) Scottsdale Arizona (2) Scraped Content (2) Secret for my size and weight (15) Sedona (3) SeelenSachen (1) Selfie (1) Sentiments (1) September 11 Memorial (1) Sheath Dress (2) Shelf and Rod Shelving (1) Shelf Dividers (1) Shoe Care (2) SHOPSTYLE (1) Short Hair (2) Short Suit for Men (1) Shrimp (1) Silber-und-Rosen-Shop (4) Silber+Rosen (8) Silform (1) Silk (3) Silk Roses (2) Silk Rug (1) Silkworms (1) Silpain (1) Silver (19) Silver flatware (6) Silver Handled Walking Sticks (3) Silver Knife Rests (18) Silver Needle Case (1) Silver Pillboxes with Roses (4) Silver Toast Rack (1) Simon Malls Outlet (1) Singapore Airlines (1) Singing (1) Sinterklaas (10) Sister-City (4) Snow (2) Soap Bars (3) Social Networks (1) Soles Tree Service (3) Solutions (3) Sotheby's (1) Soup (2) South Africa (4) South Tyrol Wood Carvings (3) Spain (2) Spider Silk (1) St. Maria Goretti (1) Statue of Liberty (1) Sterling Silver Sock Darner (1) STIGMA of Leprosy (1) Stitcher's Showcase Hayu Maselli (1) Storage and Organizing (5) Sugar and Allergies (1) Sugar and Waistline (2) Sugar is the New Crack (1) Suncast Trash Containers (1) Super Power Readers (4) Superfood (6) Table Setting (28) Tacco Footcare (1) TAG (1) Tagua nut | Vegetable Ivory (1) Taiwan (3) Tanner Krolle (1) Taxes (1) Tea (23) Tea Cup (10) Tea Tree Oil (1) Telegram (1) Terrorists (1) Thank You (1) Thanksgiving (7) The Boulders (1) The French Touch (5) The Herald-Dispatch (1) The Netherlands (15) The Run*A*Round Ranch Report (1) The White House (3) Theodore Haviland France (2) Thomas Jefferson (1) Three Magi (1) Thrifty Solutions (2) Tiffany and Co (3) Tile Baseboard (5) Tofu (1) Toile de Jouy (7) Toine Vermunt (2) Tokyo Tower (1) Tom Hanks (1) Tompouce recipe (1) Ton Smolders Photography (3) Tonelli Design (1) Tornado (2) Totes (2) Toyota RAV4 (12) Transparent Acrylic Bolts and Nuts (3) TravBuddy (1) Travel (193) Tray (1) Tree Ring (2) Tropical Thunderstorms (3) Trupial (1) Tuesday Morning (3) Turmeric (2) Tuscany (2) Tutorial how to import from Google Reader to Bloglovin (1) TV Interview (2) Type of Feet (1) Typhoon (1) U.S. EMBASSY JAKARTA (1) UNESCO World Heritage Site (2) United States (4) United States Citizenship (5) United States Flag (9) US Route 93 Arizona (1) Vakantiewoning Pardoes (2) Valentine's Day (23) Vases (74) Venice (1) Vintage (5) Vintage Lace (11) Vintage Lampe Berger (13) Vintage Paper Roses (1) Vintage Pipes (2) Vintage Toile (1) Vintage Woodworks (26) Vinyl Picket Fence (9) Violets (4) Vitamin D (1) Vogue (1) Vossen towels (2) Waffles (1) Wardrobe Solutions (1) Water Birds (3) Water Control (16) WAYFAIR (6) We Heart It (1) Wedding (7) Wedding Anniversary (6) WGXA.TV (3) White & Roses (2) Whole Foods Market (4) Whole Wheat Bread (1) Wild West Show (2) Windmill Eendracht Maakt Macht (1) WINNER (7) Wolford (17) Women (1) Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (7) Wool Fedora Hat (1) World Animal Day (3) World Bank (1) World Cat Day (1) World Leprosy Day (2) World Polio Day (2) World Wide Candle Lighting (1) Wreath (4) Writing (24) Xenon Under Counter Lights (1) Yves Delorme (7) Yves Delorme Outlet (5) Yves Saint Laurent (2) Zegna (6)