Sunday, November 14, 2010

Holiday Open House

This weekend proved to be very busy with the Holiday Open House
at the store, a Holiday Bazaar at a local church and the
Marine Corps Ball last night.
Thought I'd share some over view pictures
of the store dressed for Christmas
with details of each table to come in future posts.

This has got to be my favorite table top
display this year featuring gold and silver.

Against that huge mirror it really sparkles!

The theme above is kittens and mittens, which
seems to be a favorite for children.

Refreshments and a door prize were offered.

Mad about plaid was when you first walked in the door.
Featuring plaid votive and accent plates.

And red door ornaments.

The back table is feathers and fauna with cardinals,
amaryllis and poinsettias.

Love the red and green!

My Mary Lake Thompson towels are beeutiful :)

I hope you enjoyed your weekend!
Thanks for stopping by to visit today.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Chocolate Chip French Toast

Do you find that you eat more breakfast for dinner when the weather gets cooler? I know we do. My husband used to hate it when I'd cook breakfast for dinner, but he's come around to it. I think it's yummy - and who has time to cook breakfast when you leave at 7 AM?
The other day I made french toast. I mix eggs with a splash of orange juice and a shake of cinnamon. If I have vanilla extract I put a bit of that in as well. Dip my whole wheat bread in the egg mixture and cook
up in a non-stick skillet.

This time I added chocolate chips and powdered sugar to dress it up.
Add Maple Syrup from Whole Foods and you're ready to enjoy!

I'm joining Foodie Friday with Designs by Gollum.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fall Entry Table

I've had a not so great weekend :( First I got a cold, which prohibited me from going to see our daughter up at law school and enjoy a wonderful meal at Jeff Ruby's steakhouse (which I had saved coupons $ for a month); Second my camera broke and all us bloggers know how terrible a fate this is - a blogger with out a camera is, well not going to be a very good blogger! Finally, while attempting to take pictures of my entry hall with my phone and then figure out how to send them to my email address and download them to my computer - I burned my dinner - chili - which was going to be perfect on a cool autumn evening.
Not to be curtailed, I downloaded a few inspirational photos from the web and a few of pictures that actually came through to my email for us to view.
Isn't this picture from country living magazine adorable! See the chickens under the hall table - I think it adds so much to the quaintness factor (is that a word?) of the room.

Blue and white from Southern Accents - adore!

A table cloth with a lamp and great chair from House Beautiful.

And a mirrored effect from Traditional Home.

Here's my chickens -again sorry for the pictures.

With my pumpkin wreath and leaf votive candle.

Wishing you a wonderful week - I'm off to
view more posts at Between Naps on the Porch

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Halloween Spooktacular

Things are spooktacular here at the shop.
All Halloween is 50% off!

I thought I would share a few pictures
of what we have to offer for your
Halloween decor this year.

Love these vintage looking boxes!

A plate of sparkle skull heads :)

The spider chip and dip is a favorite -
his tummy is the dip bowl.

I did a little Halloween tree with sucker covers,
Halloween words and spider ornaments.

Several Mary Lake Thompson towels have
already been grabbed up - but there are a few left.

These mixing bowls on spider stands are adorable ~
just right for candy or other treats.
Are you ready for Tricks and Treats?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Man Cave

It seems so long since we've last talked! I've been busy with the store, starting back to work full time and the general chaos of life.

I'm glad to see you visit today :)
We're under construction in the garage.
I hate construction but love the results.

We have a two car garage on one side and then on the other is a 2nd kitchen the previous owners built for the wife's canning and gardening.
I know dreamy right? I pictured myself hosting parties and using
this as the catering kitchen, gardening and making fabulous
flower arrangements, etc.

But, it was not to be, those parties never happened and my gardening
has been pretty limited since we moved here seven years ago.

You can see what has sprouted in here though - a few dirt bikes -

Lots of tools - a guy fridge full of drinks -

Ladders, tents, camping equipment, etc.

Do you smell testosterone?

And so it was goodbye June Cleaver kitchen

oven - we will never meet again!

Even though your "dashboard" looks like a retro dream.

And your coca-cola sink was super keen.

Sink not so much.

This is what is laying in my driveway now, a pile
of Martha Stewart dreams gave way to a man cave nightmare.

Oh here's another resident of the new man cave.

Do you see a blue theme running here?
hope you will too!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Williams Sonoma Home

While up visiting Miss B recently,

we went to the Williams Sonoma Home store.

They had so many nice vignettes setup in the store.

Tons of blue and white!

Love the blue and white. It makes me want to

re-do my living room book cases back to blue and white again.

Most of the store still seemed styled for summer time.

Here's Miss B posing in front of the lamp selection.

Sunflowers with blue & white - yummy!

I took this photo b/c I liked the lighting inside the bookcases.

A nice color combo of coral, white and brown.

A wall vignette of mirrors, clocks and prints.

Just a touch of fall on the front table.

I'll be quiet while you visit more blue and white around the store.

We had a great time browsing the store and I hope you did too!