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  1. I love the way your striped curtains look with your herbs in front of them. Very fresh and cheerful!

  2. I wrote down the names of all the herbs you listed, Brenda, so I can little by little start growing them. I do have chives already and had for years. You’re right, there is nothing like the taste of fresh chives. I love them in scrambled eggs.

    Your bottles of herb cuttings look so pretty on your window sill in front of your red and white striped curtain. It is so pleasant to look out a kitchen window at flowers while doing dishes, isn’t it? I’ve always said that any house or apartment I ever might move to would absolutely have to have a window over the kitchen sink. I couldn’t stand to look at a wall while doing dishes!

    We do have to adjust our habits for those we live with, don’t we? LIke you not putting vases of flowers on the table because of Ivy’s habits and I don’t display many of the things I would like to in my living and dining rooms because I have two active 8-yr.-old boys living with me. Sometimes it bugs me but mostly I just remember how short a time they will be rambunctious little boys. Then I’ll be able to display all I want but I will miss those little boys and their doings. In the same way, Ivy will probably become somewhat less mischievous as she gets older.

    Well, I must get to bed. Enjoyed the post about herbs.

  3. Beautiful! Now I want to get more herbs started and then copy your marvelous idea.

  4. Hello Brenda, thank you for the wonderful information and history behind the herbs and the Queen of England. I too love the fragrance of herbs and just today bought a nice variety at Lowes. My Mom gave me a money gift and wanted me to select the herbs as a living gift…a reminder of her love. I have Rosemary growing in a pot but now I am exited to have additional herbs and I will enjoy learning more about their care! I am retired now for five years and will enjoy this new hobby. Thank you for your lovely and friendly blog my friend and I look forward to sitting down and reading what “is up” in your world for the day! I am thrilled things are going well for you and some of your financial concerns have been resolved. Happy gardening. Hope Charlie Ross and Ivy Lou are having a great day too! Sylvia

  5. Brenda,I love those herbs…they look so pretty and I bet the are adding such lovely fragrance to your home! Interesting information about the different herbs…I will have to remember that! Love and hugs!

  6. Your Kitchen window sill is a “Happy Place”. That’s how I see it,l anyway. I wash dishes by hand, the old fashion way too. Always have, and never have minded doing dishes,In fact moving several different times, into new homes, I made a point of NOT having a dishwasher, but opted for cabinet space instead. Your curtains and those antique bottles of herbs, makes it fun!!!!

  7. Also, I love your display in your beautiful bottles !!!

  8. I love this idea and I love herbs as much as you do !!! I have several growing in pots, but my favorites are my pineapple sage and lemon verbena. The lemon verbena is in a pot on my front porch and whenever I go in or out, I have to rub the leaves and sniff. Heavenly.

  9. I am growing herbs this year, simply because you introduced them to me. I have lemon balm, rosemary, basil and something called cat mint, although I am not sure it is an herb. Do your herbs come back each year, Brenda?

  10. I’ve been thinking about planting herbs and this post has given me the push I needed. Maybe I’ll start with just one (I’m not good with plants) and take it from there. And I do love your curtains — adorable!

  11. I adore those curtains, and the bottles of herbs in front if it makes for a charming vignette!! I can just imagine the lovely aroma while you’re up to your elbows in bubbles!

  12. Thanks for the reminder about the herb bouquets. I believe I will go snip a few bouquets while lunch is warming. And when I visit the nursery, I will be adding a few more herbs to my garden — I do not like the taste of licorice but enjoy the scent and I keep forgetting to pick up a container of lemon balm or lemon verbena.

    Love those kitchen curtains and the galvanized container is so nice.

    Happy Wednesday!

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