Tuesday, June 4, 2013

What's Red and White and Made of Garlic?

Give up?...

My new nook!

Behind a red and white gingham shade,

hangs a flaky and dry garlic braid,

where there once
 was a teapot and thyme,

and fruit bursting
with the colour of wine!

Lately, a landscaped cookie jar of a home,
(proving even too small for a gnome),

could be found in this space,



herb bouquets
and papery braids


along with yellow corn,
and checks that adorn

nearby windows -
gateways to a season
in bloom,

seen from the nook
of  my pale, yellow room.

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  1. The colors in your home just make me smile. I absolutely love everything I see.

  2. OOh, I love this - looks pretty - love your prose too ;) I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

  3. So pretty love your garlic braid. My Grandmother use to make those from her garden. Sweet poem too!
    Hope you have a great week.

    Michelle. thebashfulnest.blogspot.com

  4. So pretty, I'd love to make a garlic braid someday. Your home is so lovely, I love the bright cheery colors and that red and white shade is perfection! But that view is breathtaking..

  5. Did you make that garlic braid? Love the poetic post. :-)

    1. Thanks! No, my husband bought it from a local farmer. He was making his rounds, here in the surrounding villages and came in to the village cafe, where the men like to have their afternoon coffee while debating politics, and some of them wanted to show some support and bought a few braids. I remember, while growing up, we had those decorative ceramic garlic cloves/braids in our kitchen and now, living in the country, the real thing hangs from a hook!

  6. Hi Poppy! I love you happy posts! Your home is welcoming, warm, and filled with love:) Your home and colors are the perfect backdrop for the beautiful spot in which you live. Enjoy the start to a new week!!


  7. ΄Ολα αυτά κάνουν την κουζίνα σου ζεστή και
    φιλόξενη. Αναρωτιέμαι πού βρήκες αυτή την όμορφη λάμπα !

  8. Cheerful and pretty as always, Poppy :)

  9. So cheerful and I love the poem!

  10. Hi Poppy. I always smile as I read your posts!! Today was no exception!
    Happy day to you my friend way across the ocean!
    xo Kris

  11. Poppy, I love the garlic braid!! They sell that here for about a dollar fifty.. I loved the poem too..
    You are just so happy today... Yay...

  12. Hi Poppy,
    What a cute post and poem! You are so talented! What a wonderful view you have out your window! Love your lamp and little house cookie jar!

  13. Poppy,
    What fun and happiness here with you! Darling poem-precious cookie jar-
    Happy Hugs,

  14. Love that cheerful gingham shade and pretty display! I grew garlic last year but never braided it. Also love the garden view. You have such amazing light!

  15. Good Morning Poppy, Do you know what I love about your blog? It always makes me smile when I arrive and it is full of beautiful bright colours.
    The pomegranates hanging look delicious.... I remember as a child, living in Cyprus, when pomegranates were in season, my dad used to cut them in half and I used to sit and eat the seeds by poking a pin into the seeds and pulling them out (I know parents would not allow that now, but we all did it).
    I have never seen such a huge braid of garlic, they all look fat and juicy, just perfect for cooking.
    Poppy, thank you for brightening my day.
    Best Wishes

  16. this is just too cute!!! :) I love the landscaping! :)

  17. I made a garlic braid once at the Garlic Festival in Gilroy, CA. Unfortunately I used it! I never thought of hanging pomegranates! Beautiful scene of the gate outside. Thanks for posting your pictures!

  18. Your title drew me in. Love the colors in your nook, the herbs and the Garlic! What a lovely view from your window. You made me smile--have a great day.

  19. What a wonderful post. All you pictures offer a warm and inviting home. I love the garlic and I am a gingham lover. Thanks for sharing your home.

  20. What a happy spot you've created and I LOVE the poem. xo

  21. Such a cute post! Love the poetry tied into the pictures of your dried herbs and the garlic. That is a cute way to use that hook rack. The yellow lamp and it's cute red and white shade are so cute. Enjoyable post!

  22. Poppy, thanks for stopping my blog. I love the views from your house! Years ago we lived on Cyprus while my husband was in the US Navy. I never got to visit Crete, but everyone on Cyprus talked about what a wonderful place it was.

    I am now a follower via Google Friend Connect.


  23. I say G'Day and glad to join your amazing blog- new follower!
    best wishes from Chios

  24. Here from Claudia's...
    Always have loved garlic braids. Time for a new one! Thanks for the reminder. :)

  25. I love garlic braids. You certainly show yours off with style. Love the poem, too. I`m off to look at yours once more and then on to the next. Have a great day. Deb

  26. I love the new look, Poppy. But that is only second to your poem!!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week.


  27. Hello Poppy! I love your blog~ following now! We seem to love the same colors and yes, we did both post lamps this week at Natasha's G'day party! Yours looks like it smells much better though, surrounded by all those yummy herbs! ;)

  28. Such a vibrant post, really enjoyed the colorfulness!

    We're hosting our 1st SUPER SUNDAY Linky Party, feel free to link up:

    Not Your Average Super Moms!

  29. oh how pretty! Love it!

    Thanks for coming over to Super Sunday! See you next week!

  30. Hi Poppy, I would never get tired of your beautiful view! The chicken hook is adorable and I love the garlic braid. Thanks for joining the Open House party.

  31. Hi Poppy!

    Love the pictures - very, very nice.

    Thanks for linking up with us this week at BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Tuesday Link and Hop. http://bebetsy.com

    We'd love it if you link back to BeBetsy at the bottom of your post.

    See you next week!
    Sharon and Denise

  32. Love the garlic braid. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.

  33. I think this is perfect, Poppy! So delighted you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

  34. Love your prose, sweet as a rose,
    and your decor is a joy to the nose
    I'm sure! ;-)
    Thanks for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you again tomorrow at:

  35. A well written and very pretty post, Poppy! You are quite the poet!

    Thanks so much for sharing your post at the Say G’day Saturday linky party. This week’s linky party has just started so I hope you can stop by and say g’day!

    Best wishes for a great weekend,
    Natasha in Oz

  36. The nook is adorable - but then I LOVE gingham!

  37. I love the dried herbs and garlic! Your kitchen must smell incredible all the time! I can't cook without garlic! Enjoy your day my friend! Hugs, Diane

  38. I love this area, I spied it out on one of your other posts :) Our garlic hangs off the side of my white wired hanging tiered vegetable basket... which happens to be a favorite piece of mine...

    Thank you for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!


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