“Ah! There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.”
– Jane Austin
Hello, sweet friend…
I hope you are doing well…
I’ve always enjoyed nostalgic cozy decor…
and these last couple of years have brought an even deeper desire for nostalgia…
I love that it encapsulates the feelings of comfort from our mother’s, grandmother’s and great-grandmother’s homes, hence the nickname “Granny Chic”…
It makes my heart soooo happy that this style is making a comeback
among Grandmillennial’s (those ranging from their 20’s-mid 30’s) who are also desiring a bit of nostalgia and putting their own personality into this cozy style by adding a bit of modern…
in many ways the style leans toward a little old-fashioned… yet it is a vibe I have felt most comfortable with ever since I can remember…
since it allows for my personality to really shine through.
A Grandmillennial Style might include these beautiful design elements:
- floral wallpaper
- blue and white
- skirted tables
- block print
- needlepoint pillows
- embroidered linens
- mixed patterns
- ornate chandeliers
- collections (silver, china and crystal)
- pleated lampshades
- rattan, bamboo & wicker
- toile, chintz & plaid
- ruffles, pleats & fringe
- embroidered linens
- brown wood furniture, like walnut, cherry & mahogany
- vintage brass
- boxwood topiaries
This past week was a little hectic so I cooked up an easy delicious pasta salad…there’s nothing better than Cherry tomatoes… Cucumbers…Tuna…and of course yummy pasta! Enjoy!
Pasta Salad With Tuna
8 cups shell pasta
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
one large cucumber, half, seeded and sliced
one and a half cups canned tuna, drained and roughly flaked
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar Lemon juice
freshly ground black pepper
In a large sauce pan assaulted, boiling water, cooked pasta until Al Dente, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Drain through a colander and rinse under running cold running water for two minutes, tossing some time to time. Let pasta drain for five minutes. Pat dry with paper towels.
And a large serving bowl, toss pasta with tomatoes, cucumber and tuna.
In a small bowl, briefly whisk together olive oil with white balsamic vinegar and some salt and pepper to taste.
Pour over the pasta salad and toss well to coat before serving.