Today on weekend meanderings vintage brooches, the Barefoot Contessa, Oprahs’ favorite brownie and more.
Good morning and a very happy weekend friends.
I am a little tired this morning, we had friends for champagne margaritas and tacos last night. Bill made adobo beef and I make Korean beef, then everyone made their own homemade tortillas and we loaded them up with all the fixings. Lots of fun but a late night.
This morning we are headed to the Holly Art Fest, then to an antique fair. Finally, we will round out the weekend with my niece, nephew and sister in law at a picnic on the village green.
On to the good stuff, I am joining Kim and Juliet for our weekly series “weekend meanderings” where were share all of the things that piqued our interest, caught our eye or that we just feel like sharing.
Vintage Brooches and How to Wear Them This Year
I personally love vintage finds, home decor and jewelry. Lately while perusing Pinterest I’ve noticed vintage brooches popping up everywhere. The holidays are always a great time to elevate your wardrobe and add a brooch is a wonderful way to do that.
Not only that, it is a great way to bring new life to pieces in your closet without having to buy new.
You can cluster the brooches on a sweater, dress, jean jacket or whatever article of clothing you like.
A classic cashmere twinset paired bedazzled with 3 brooches and paired with an over the top skirt or just a pair of jeans makes quite a statement.
Switch it up by adding them to your waist instead of your lapel or shoulder while wearing a dress.
Once you find the perfect way to tie or untie your scarf a brooch can keep it closed or elevate the look.
Using a brooch in an unexpected way or on a piece of clothing like a t-shirt or the cuff of a white blouse certainly makes a statement.
Are you a fan of brooches? If you don’t have a collection of them passed down from your grandmother you can find them at estate sales, on Ebay or at thrift stores. You can also purchase new ones that suit your style and personality.
I’ve already been in my jewelry box looking to see which pieces I can add to my winter wardrobe, one of the first places I will be adding a pin will be to the my winter beanie.
If you can’t have good hair on a winter day at least you can look stylish while sporting a hat.
Ina Garten seems to be everywhere lately, on the cover of the Williams Sonoma Fall catalog sharing tips and recipes for the perfect Thanksgiving. On Instagram, her website, Food Network TV, on a virtual book tour.
And now on her own Podcast! You can listen to Ina chat with her friends on Be My Guest!
If you don’t have Ina’s cookbooks I highly recommend them all! Her roast chicken, outrageous brownies, and Mac and cheese our favorites at my house.
Speaking of Paris, Ina recently shared her favorite places to eat(love this cafe), buy cheese(my favorite place too), flowers and more bookmark this article.
Oprah’s Favorite Brownie
The famous Baked brownie, have you ever had one? This amazingly rich and delicious brownie is made at served at Baked NYC, but the good news is that you can make it at home. The recipe is in their cookbook along with many other tasty treats.
I have been making this brownie for years and year and in fact made it lat night for guests, so I thought I would share it with you, just in care you want to make some for the holidays. If you like cake brownies these are not for you, this brownie is a cross between fudge and a brownie, they are perfect alone or you could serve them with ice cream and a side of hot fudge to take them over the top.
It’s been said that this is one of Oprah’s favorite things, but it is also Americas Test Kitchens favorite brownie, and they would know a good thing.
In case you missed it
It was a busy week on the blog, on Monday Musings I shared a great book, a movie, and some fabulous finds for the holidays.
Tuesday it was all about 7 spooky Halloween sweet treats, each recipe is easy and delicious, and cute too.
Wednesday what I bought on Amazon Prime, did you shop the sales? What did you get?
Thursday I shared all of my favorite cozy finds for Christmas from Pottery Barn. If you have not perused their catalog yet you are in for a treat. The whimsical pillows, and of course everything plaid are my favorite pieces.
And last but not least, on Friday I shared all of my Friday Favorites from around the web. Comfort food, books, finds and lots and lots of links for you to explore.
In other news
I hope that you enjoyed meandering today and that when you leave here you pop over to see all of the things that Kim and Juliet have discovered this week.
If you missed any of the previous Weekend Meandering posts you can find them all here.
Have a wonderful and safe weekend.
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