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Autumn Antique Decorating

Antique French EngravingAs we celebrate the arrival of fall by adding natural autumnal accents around our homes, we will be posting new and fresh fall decorating ideas on Antique in Style. We promise posts bursting with fall inspiration to make your home even more welcoming for the upcoming holiday season.

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Bring a new look to your antique buffet with a quick redesign for fall with antique accessories, antique transferware, pumpkins, and florals in crisp hues. If you prefer the softer side of fall, this look is the perfect mix of elegance and nature!

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The Bounty of Summer ~ Heirloom Tomato-Mozzarella Salad

Antique French EngravingAs summer nears its end, we are enjoying the last fruits of the season. So, while the days are still warm and farmers markets are bursting with gorgeous heirloom tomatoes, this salad is fantastically refreshing for cool evening entertaining. I adore arugula and have created many salads using this amazing leafy green. I was first introduced to arugula in Italy, when I lived there as a teen. Now it is widely available at most supermarkets, so I use it quite often in salads, sandwiches, and with pasta. Of course, the heirloom tomato is the star of this salad. They can be a little more expensive than regular tomatoes, but they are so worth the splurge!

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Heirloom Tomato-Mozzarella Salad


2-cup (about) arugula

½ pound Heirloom Tomatoes

(I used mini, if using regular, cut them in bite size)

4 large leaves of fresh basil

½ large fresh mozzarella ball or dozen mini balls

Balsamic vinegar

Olive oil

Freshly ground pepper


Place the arugula in bowls on plates, as a base for the salad. Cut the mozzarella into small pieces and slice tomatoes in halves (if using minis); slice normally if using regular size tomatoes. Place them on top of the greens. Gently tear the fresh basil leaves, don’t cut the leaves, as they get bruised and turn black where metal touched them. Drizzle each salad with just a dash of balsamic vinegar and drizzle with virgin olive oil. Crack fresh ground black pepper on top.

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Pour a good glass of Chianti, and toast to the end of the summer! Enjoy!

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Salad and culinary antiques

Antique of the Week ~ Antique Cast Iron Stove

Antique French EngravingA charming cast iron stove, hand-hammered antique copper pots and kettles with a warm, glowing patina create a magnificent nostalgic backdrop for any distinctive epicurean with the wistfulness of a well-equipped gourmand kitchen. All of you know how much I love culinary antiques and anything to do with kitchen and cooking! But, what is remarkable about this example and our feature for Antique of the Week is the diminutive size that exudes so much character in this bijou (as the French call it) package!

Antique Cast Iron Stove- Culinary Antiques

We could not resist – the cast iron cabriole feet, brushed steel with polished and meticulously crafted solid brass fittings. This gorgeous example of the culinary antique was carefully restored and is truly a labor of love that some patient soul performed many years ago for our amusement and enjoyment.

Antique Cast Iron Stove- Culinary Antiques

On summer days we do not think of past cold winter mornings in Europe, when often the whole family sat in the kitchen. I remember sometimes my grandmother and I would sit around the warm stove enjoying a cup of strong Russian tea while planning our meals or just sharing conversation. The old stove was such a comfort, especially on bitter winter days full of warm memories!

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Antique Cast Iron Stove- Culinary Antiques


 Inessa Stewart

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