Tea Towels-The Louisiana Collection

Tea Towels in my shop Paper Gumbo on Etsy

Tea Towel

$18.00 each, measuring about 15″ x 25″, these are printed on a beautiful white linen cotton canvas material. They are printed from my watercolor illustrations, the ink is bright and vibrant, and I stitch them myself! Most of these are made to order. Please allow 10-14 days for delivery.

Makes a great gift! More designs are being created. Visit my shop Paper Gumbo.

2015 Holiday Windows in New York City

2015 Holiday Windows in New York City

What’s your favorite this year? I’m loving Bvlgari!

Barneys

Barney's Holiday 2015

Bergdorf Goodman

Bergdorfs 2015

A fortune teller display appears in a holiday window at Bergdorf Goodman, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 in New York. Many New York stores participate in the seasonal ritual of window display pageantry. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A window display depicting Poseidon riding a sea monster decorated in partnership with Swarovski, appears at Bergdorf Goodman, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A window display depicting Poseidon riding a sea monster decorated in partnership with Swarovski, appears at Bergdorf Goodman, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A queen sits on her throne between a pairs of lions and knights in shining armor in a holiday window at Bergdorf Goodman, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 in New York. The department store is celebrating 125 years on Fifth Avenue. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A queen sits on her throne between a pairs of lions and knights in shining armor in a holiday window at Bergdorf Goodman, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 in New York. The department store is celebrating 125 years on Fifth Avenue. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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Bloomingdales

Bloomingdales 2015 Bloomingdales2

Bvlgari

Bulgari 2015 Bulgari1

Hermes

Hermes 2015

Lord & Taylor

Lord & Taylor 2015 Lord&Taylor2 Lord&Taylor3

Macys

Macys 2015 Macys2

Saks 5th Avenue

Saks 5th Avenue 2015 Saks2 Saks3

Growing Black Tomatoes

Black Tomatoes are a Great Addition to your Summer Garden!

Black Tomatoes

I was lucky enough to taste a large black tomato in a salad last summer — it was absolutely delicious. So this year I planted some. Here’s what they look like on the vine. They tend to grow in small groups, kind of like a cherry tomato. I wasn’t sure how large they would get or when they were ripe. This particular strain only gets to about 4 inches in diameter at it’s largest. They start to get red or orange colored from the bottom up. I have found that when the red color is about 1/3 to 1/2 way up the tomato, it’s ready for picking. Although these are on the smaller size, they pack a whole lot of flavor.

I had no problem with any bugs or rotting on the vine. These tomatoes were very easy to grow and they look great. I would highly recommend them for your garden.