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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Sunday, September 25, 2011

{My French Linen Angels + INFO for Toile de Jouy Fabrics}

Love to share these darling Linen Angel pillows that hang from a twine on a door knob. They come from France and are hand embroidered. You can order them at L'Ârret Déco France. If you are searching for the authentic French Toile de Jouy fabric, look at L'Arrêt Déco. This is the exact fabric that is used for most of my French Country Style Sachets, Totes and Bags on Mariette's Back to Basics Boutique.
Their website works fine, however they are not set up for deducting the VAT (Value Added Tax) which is not supposed to be charged for countries outside of the European Union! So be aware of that, you always can write them a note for having this amount adjusted for you. Which of the two do you like best?
This is the linen color cross stitch embroidery on pure white linen.
There is a linen twine for hanging and also a heart shaped mother of pearl button.
This one is unbleached pure linen with white embroidery.
Hanging from our bifold closet doors they look really pretty!
Which one is your favorite?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

{Table Setting versus Table Scape}


  • One of my most popular books is that of Peri Wolfman and Charles Gold: The Perfect Setting
  • It is a beautiful hardcover with lots of great tips on how to create a perfect setting by using mis-matched pieces of china, silverware and crystal. It opens a world of ideas for anyone and the good thing is that it also gives great recipes as well! 
  • If you click the hyperlink above, you will get to a source where it still is available and I can only highly recommend it!

  • Forks Knives & Spoons is also by Peri Wolfman and Charles Gold
  • The authors were the owners of Wolfman, Gold & Good Company, a New York City tableware store, for nearly 20 years. 
  • Wolfman is now in-house director of product development for Williams-Sonoma. 
  • Gold is a recognized food and still-life photographer; his work has appeared in House & Garden, Vogue, Gourmet, and other national magazines. 
  • Peri Wolfman and Charles Gold live in New York City.
  • Southern Lady
  • GRACIOUS TABLES
  • {THE PERFECT SETTINGS FOR ALL OCCASIONS}
  • One of my favorite books!


  • Victoria
  • AT TABLE
  • with FAMILY & FRIENDS
  • another favorite

  • My all time favorite magazine SOUTHERN ACCENTS also wrote under Gracious Living aboutTable Settings.
  • But WHY is it than that so many people follow the sudden hype of using Tablescape instead of the correct term of Table Setting?
  • That has puzzled me for quite a while... maybe the following explains it:
  • Coins make sound when dropped, but paper bills won’t.
  • Lesson: “When your value increases, keep yourself silent and humble.”


  • Search on Microsoft's Bing yielded 37,100 results for tablescape


  • Search on Microsoft's Bing yielded 286,000,000 for Table Setting


Search on Yahoo yielded 35,300 on tablescape

  • Search on Yahoo yielded 619,000,000 on Table Setting

I have done all those searches on August 24th.
Okay, I guess I have done my homework and can rest my case...

Related link:

Friday, September 23, 2011

{9 'Harmless' Habits That Age You}

On July 27, I did watch this interesting video about Aging Well and the 9 'Harmless' Habits That Age You.
See also below this video, the 9 points being explained.



A SUGAR-PACKED DIET CAN MAKE SKIN DULL AND WRINKLED

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Smoking cigarettes and frying in the sun make you older

1. You keep your college bedtime


2. You have a soft spot for sweets
3. You''re stressed more often than not
4. You only exercise when trying to lose weight
5. You blast your iPod
6. You never see your friends
7. You eat fruits and veggies--but not every day
8. You've shunned all fat
 9. You can't remember when the last time you had sex...

Related links:
{Foods that Support the Skin} | previous post by me
{Natural Healing Chart for almost all Sickness} | previous post by me with a wealth of information!
{SUGAR is your #1 enemy!} | previous post by me
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