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Saturday, December 10, 2011

thoughts of home, szechuan breakfast


Hello friends, sorry that its been ages since I've posted! All caught up in work and home-work, I've missed sharing and visiting blogs! Today, doing some final photos for our home sale ad...

We started the day with a wonderful breakfast, one that combined a Szechuan eggplant dish from China Star (also including wood ear mushrooms, ginger) with fresh dill, scallions and eggs...awesome!






It was a big deal for us to get rid of our kitchen table last weekend so that the kitchen would stage/show more spaciously. It was the heart of our home--endless hours spent there! Some views of the rearranged kitchen:





A favorite antique map of Provence...






Everyone warned me that once we'd gotten the house ready for sale, that I'd fall in love with it again and not want to leave...some truth in that as I look around and recall so many great memories, happy times, things I'll miss...


Hopefully we'll find a new home to nest in that will make us at least as happy...




23 comments:

Megg said...

A beautiful home indeed.. But I'm sure you'll find something even better in your new location! Good luck on your search, Jenn! Thanks for sharing.

tofugirl said...

Your home looks beautiful, but I bet your next one will be just as lovely :)

Jennifer Gildred MA ATR said...

Great to see images of the house. I can see how it will be missed. Love to you sister.

Bentobird said...

Thanks Megg, so kind of you! Really enjoying your fb posts :)

Bentobird said...

Thanks Jenn! Much love to you...

Bentobird said...

Hi Carol! Thaaaaanks! How's your weekend going?

Robin said...

What I love most, is seeing glimpses of where you've been shooting your bentos. I recognize the wonderful light coming into the living room and the colorful rug. Those touches of your home will be carried with you to your new place, new light, new adventures.

The Szechuan breakfast is truly a creative combination. Awesome indeed!

Bentobird said...

Hi Robin dear! So nice to read your cheery comment, and yes, that living room rug has been the background to most of the Middle Eastern bentos I've done, that's some sharp observation!

Flying over to What About the Food to catch up on your gourmet adventures. Happy weekend to you!

origa-me said...

Houses are like overcoats, you can take them off and try a new one on, it's what's inside that counts. (Is that profound or what!)Good luck with the sale.

OhayoBento said...

You have a beautiful home and your new home will be just as wonderful. What makes a home is the people who live and love in it.

Bentobird said...

good thoughts origa-me! I LOVE your latest etegami, they always make me smile at their charm and confident, bold lines...you are so talented.

Bentobird said...

Hiya Heather, I really appreciate these kind and wise words! Hope your weekend was relaxing and fun, dear...

AikoVenus said...

Your home is so beautiful - but I know that you will find another great one to nestle into. ^^ Good luck in your search!

Bobo said...

you are beautiful home.. yea.. i agree..you will find and make your new home as warm as your previous one.

Anonymous said...

"Home is where the heart is" ... something tells me you already know that :)

Cheer to new adventures and making new memories!!!

~ Robin W.

Bentobird said...

hi Aiko! Your sweet comments made my evening, thanks so much!

Bentobird said...

Hi Bobo, how are you?? Thanks for coming by, I have so much bento blogging to catch up with! Best to you and family, dear...

Bentobird said...

Robin, you ROCK! Thanks for sharing!!

sheri fujihara chen said...

Your home does look exquisitely beautiful, with the lovely furnishings, evidence of lived-in memories and love. I also love the way the sunlight comes in throught the spacious windows! Gorgeous!

Lexi (Escape from the Sofa) said...

Always a real wrench to leave somewhere you have put a lot of yourself into, but I am sure with your great eye for detail you will find something to make even more lovely, Jenn! :)

Bentobird said...

Aw, thanks sweet Sheri!! Looking forward to building a nest in beautiful California :D

Bentobird said...

Hi Lexi--how are things, hon? Always so nice to get a visit from you...thanks!

Lexi (Escape from the Sofa) said...

Jenn, I'm good but a bit caught in the pre-Christmas madness -also doing a refresh at home at the moment so trying to declutter our little home :)