Sunday, August 12, 2012


We just got back from our camp, 
and have a surplus of beautiful Cherry Tomatoes. 

I put together an easy Basil Bouquet to give away. I put some basil in a small water vessel in the center of the jar. Then added tomatoes until the jar was full.

Our beautiful next door neighbor has been gifting us with baked goods for 15 years, and she will be receiving this basil bouquet. We just celebrated Isabelle's upcoming 90th birthday, and are very blessed to have such a wonderful, loving neighbor. 

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Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. Lovely arrangement, I just love this. How wonderful to celebrate with your neighbor for her 90th birthday! Best wishes to her from me……


  2. Debbie, How nice that Isabelle can continue to live in her home at 90. She looks terrific, and it sounds like she keeps busy. Beautiful idea for a bouquet. I have a bouquet of fresh zinnias and basil on my entry hall table. Love the fresh fragrance of basil!

  3. What a gorgeous, colorful bouquet, Debbie!! I'm going to remember that one. Is that Isabelle in the picture with you? She's 90?? Wow, I would only hope to look that good. You two are both beauties. xo

    1. Hi Kitty! Yes, that is Isabelle in the photo with me. She is an amazing 90 year old.

  4. That's such a simple but fabulous bouquet effective. I love it! ;D
    I think it must be so special to have a great obviously treasure Isabelle, which is wonderful.
    The photo of you both is she looks good for 90!
    Have a great week :D

  5. Such a beautiful and fragrant bouquet. Very thoughtful of you to share with Isabelle. And what a lovely neighbor she is!

  6. I was playing with tomatoes and basil this last weekend too! What a wonderful gift for your sweet neighbor. I hope I can enjoy the same quality of life as Isabella if I reach 90!

  7. Who wouldn't love that lovely gift...your neighbor looks like a very young 90...

  8. Beautiful bouquet! I think that you and Isabelle are lucky to have each other. Happy Birthday Isabelle!


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