LUNCH TIME and BANKSY has NO IDEA THE ITALIAN is eating his COUSIN!
ABSOLUTELY NO BITES OF THAT!
THE BREAD YES!
IT’s a NEW YEAR are WE ALL EXCITED 2020 is BEHIND US?
I hope NONE of YOU lost a member of YOUR FAMILY!!
I LOST A NEIGHBOR!
A Dear Friend wrote me in response to a few photos I sent her on the 24th.
She is 73 years old.
(13 years older than me)
I too can recall my GRANNY talking about moving to GOLDEN GATE PARK in SAN FRANCISCO after the 1906 earthquake to camp out!
SHE was 16 years old at the time and I still have the TRUNK that carried her clothing and items!
Here is My Friends response.
“GRANNY told me every single thing about the one in 1918.
I can’t remember a lot of things, but I remember every detail of what she told me about 1918.
Everyone she knew lost a family member and a young one.
Everyone wore masks…..no one refused to…..and if they did……….SHOT!!!
I do not recall who’s INSTAGRAM showed a FAMILY photo at this time but even the CAT WORE A MASK!
It was taken seriously why can’t WE?
A SHOT of the table on DECEMBER 24,2020……….
THE Italian complained about the wrinkles on the tablecloth on the 23rd……I was hoping they would FALL OUT!
I HAVE BEEN CALLED LAZY ON A FEW OCCASIONS!
SO, I ironed the cloth on THE TAVOLA!It worked well enough for THREE of US.
I cooked for TWO DAYS.WHAT TAKES SO LONG?
LET’s GO OVER THE MENU!
I made WATERCRESS SOUP and another soup for Christmas night a BUTTERNUT SQUASH with a SPICED CREME FRAICHE.
I made JULIA REEDS CHRISTMAS POTATOES………SUPER EASY and SUPER DELICIOUS!
Cranberry with PORT and a Granny Smith GREEN APPLE which somehow I forgot to ADD!
Green Beans with bacon, brown sugar and then…………..
I forgot to put the BACON IN!
Beef Wellington without the BEAUTIFUL PASTRY LEAVES…………..my girlfriend who I HAVE NEVER met made the same thing with the LEAVES!
I will show you HER photo!!!
THANK YOU MICHELLE!!!
Mine had the same SUNTAN!
IS THIS NOT A GORGEOUS SPECIMEN?!!
COMPLIMENTS MICHELLE of THE CHICAGO AREA!
YOU SCORED A TEN!
LETS GO BACK TO THE TABLE before I forget my train of THOUGHT!
I almost did not show you this photo due to the fact my husband covers HIS PRECIOUS OIL he makes with a PAPER TOWEL and MY PILLS for dinner time were LAID OUT!
SO YOU CAN SAY THIS IS REAL LIVING!
NOTHING FAKE HERE!
WINE HOLDERS purchased on PORTOBELLO ROAD in LONDON only TWO YEARS AGO with MY DEAR FRIEND NICK from PERIOD PORTRAITS!HE befriended me on Instagram years ago………….come to find out he has had a STALL on PORTOBELLO ROAD.Was employed for VOQUE and HARPERS BAZAAR UK and worked for LAURA ASHLEY!Never mind he is restoring an old BARN in the ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE where he grew up and raised RARE CHICKENS!!
I COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER TOUR GUIDE IN LONDON!
HE EVEN WEARS KAFTANS………..in his SUNDAY videos,which YOU REALLY should TAP ON RIGHT here to VIEW VIDEOS.
TURN THE VOLUME UP on his photo FOR THE STORY!
THIS GRAND FELLOW ABOVE WILL MAKE HIS WAY ACROSS THE OPEN SEAS SOON!
He is a dashing young gentleman attributed to CHARLES D’AGAR.EARLY18CENTURY.
NO NEED TO MAKE SPACE AS HE IS NOT COMING TO ME!
BUT I WLL BE ABLE TO VISIT with A MASK on of course!
THE CHINA WAS MY MOTHERS as well as the SILVERWARE which I use for everyday!
YES, I put it in the DISHWASHER!
SO, far so GOOD!
GOLD napkin rings were used ONLY at HOLIDAY time in our dinning room again they were my MAMA’s……..
Stemware consignment shop and small GREEN glassware I bought at THE GROCERY STORE!
I use silver dishes meant for NUTS for my PILLS…………otherwise they would sit and COLLECT DUST!
THE VINTAGE LINEN MONOGRAMED NAPKINS CAME FROM One of my AGELESS STYLE LADIES who runs a FRENCH FABRIC SHOP! Her name is CLAUDIA and if you click on FRENCH FABRIC SHOP it will take you to her FEED!
MY NEW DRINK IF I WERE TO DRINK!
THANKS TO THAT GAL WHO DRINKS SPRITZERS!
JULIET from MAKE MINE A SPRITZER. >>>>FAME!
IT IS SWEET AND GOES DOWN LIKE PUNCH!
THE ITALIAN gave this to me…………I only had to HINT ONCE!
Let me just say the INTRODUCTION is worth the PRICE of THE BOOK!
DID YOU KNOW JAMES IVORY WAS AN AMERICAN?Of IVORY and MERCHANT FAME?
Went to college in OREGON!
I also have learned that DIPLOMATS began in VENICE!
THE LARGE CARGO SHIPS HAD THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LANTERNS ON THEM!
SOME STILL EXSIST IN PEOPLES HOMES TODAY…………in VENICE of course!
A FEW TRIVIA FACTS to start the year….
I KNOW YOU NEEDED THAT INFORMATION!
YOU ARE WELCOME!
Christmas Day OF 2020 with THE BIRTHDAY BOY
BANKSY IS FIVE YEARS OLD!
WE BOTH FIND WONDERFUL JOY FROM THIS ANIMAL.Which brings me to MY NEW INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT
I had a heck of a time finding a NAME that was not TAKEN!
I donot like the way it LOOKS as PIG does not show and those dashes INSTAGRAM puts in NOT ME!
Evidently one cannot have a plain space………
BUT THE WINNING FEATURE is MY name shows up as LA CONTESSA.
Which connects to THE BLOG.
MY old name was ANTIQUEGODDESS.
I had an antique shop for 12 years and was being HUMOROUS with THE GODDESS BIT!
I hope those of you who followed me GOT THAT!
Those of you who may not have been in the know I was HACKED on SEPTEMBER 18th,2020 and my account went POOF!
After SEVEN YEARS of DAILY POSTS!
I have taken a MUCH NEEDED BREAK for my NECK…………..which is better!
I cannot promise DAILY POSTS but I can PROMISE to KEEP UP WITH ALL OF YOU MY INSTAGRAM FAMILY!
WHO keep me connected to THE OUTSIDE WORLD AND OFFER INCREDIBLE FRIENDSHIPS!
FOR THAT I AM SO GRATEFUL.
MY ITALIAN opening STOCKINGS and sipping CAPPUCCINO.
He was gifted a NEW CHEF HAT by DEAR friends in ARIZONA!
He could pass for a RENAISSANCE MAN HERE…………..which he is THROUGH AND THROUGH.
THE ITALIAN turns 61 on the SECOND of JANUARY!
He is still climbing trees, getting on the roof to BLOW LEAVES and DIRT BIKE RIDING WITH BUDDIES!
Give ME the CREATIVE ENERGY TO MAKE IT A SPECIAL DAY!
I LIVE A SPECIAL DAY EVERY DAY THANKS to HIM!
WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR!
WE GOT THIS……….XXX
YOUR DEVOTED CONTESSA…..