Monday, February 8, 2016

Breakfast Room Refresh with Texture!

I got tired of the snowmen so put them all away. It was time. I needed and am enjoying a lighter, cleaner look. As  many of you know, Joe made this hutch for me in the old house. I still love it and changing the look of it for the seasons.
 I did a new arrangement in the demijohn. Then added a bee skep and an old bottle for the vignette on top.
 Greens, baskets and pottery are features right now.
 My little bicycle planter came back here.

 This pot of faux succulents is a favorite.
 The little wire cloche on the wire stand seems to be a staple here: I just change what goes under the cloche! Love this set of bird finials I got last year.
 Another faux succulent in a pottery basket planter. This piece is one of the first pieces of pottery that I bought over 30 years ago!!! I added 2 small antler sheds.


 I also refreshed the 2 plant stands in here.
 A basket on it's side with faux greenery and a pottery pot with white flowers.


 A beautiful, bright, sunny day when I took these shots. 
 
Wishing you a beautiful day. Thanks for your visit. Today is my daughters birthday. Happy, happy birthday, Tracy. I love you!!!!!
XO, Pinky
 
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Our Home Away From Home - Tuesday at Our Home
The Dedicated House - Make it Pretty Monday
Savvy Southern Style - WOW Us Wednesday
DIY By Design - Fall Into Fall

Friday, February 5, 2016

Easy, Peasy and Delicious Baked Ziti

My neighbor had surgery last week so I told them I would bring dinner over one night. They requested Thurs. so I made 2 pans of Ziti, one for them and one for us. I used to make my own sauce all the time but we found THIS sauce that we just LOVE! So, I will show you how I put this together. I put one jar of the sauce in the pan. I had cooked one pound of ground beef for the 2 pans so then added 1/2 of the ground beef to the sauce and mixed it together. Then I added half of the container of ricotta cheese to the pan.

 I use the part skim ricotta.
 And this is the sauce; Classico Italian sausage.
 The 2 pans partly put together.
 I added the cooked ziti and stirred it all together which distributes the ricotta. I then added another jar of the sauce: half of it in each pan.
 Then I added a bag of shredded mozzarella to the top and baked it. I recommend baking it for 20 to 25 mins. covered with foil then 25 mins. uncovered. I forgot to get a picture before Joe dug into it:):) We will get another meal, probably lunch from this. If you try it please let me know!!!
 
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Dixie Delights - Share Your Style
Our Home Away From Home - Tuesday at Our Home
The Dedicated House - Make it Pretty Monday
Savvy Southern Style - WOW Us Wednesday
DIY By Design - Fall Into Fall

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Pears, Burlap and Greens at the Table

Yesterday I spent almost all day removing the gingerbread bar and all the snowmen from the kitchen and breakfast room, cleaning it all, then redecorating it all. I also had to set a new table to go with the new décor! I am featuring pottery, baskets and greens all over this space so wanted a pretty, but  simple table for us. I hope you like it too! I started with a beige tablecloth and layered a burlap runner over that.
 The stack started with a wicker placemat, a green square dinner plate, and embossed creamy plate and my green leaf bowls.
 A faux pear sits in the bowls.
 A burlap covered votive holder and a yellow pear.
 The centerpiece is contained in a low sided tray. I used a hurricane candle holder with a LED candle in it and a grapevine ball on top. The cloche sits on a bark slice and has a combo of the yellow and brown pears.
 It feels so clean and refreshed in here now, I am loving it.


 I love the simplicity of this centerpiece.



 I gathered 2 napkins; a leaf print one and a burlap TYPE napkin.
 Love the texture of the dishes and placemat.
 My wicker covered S and P are perfect.
 Clear bubble glasses are a staple.
 It's dinner time, let's light the candles! As you can see there is still snow on the ground but with temps going into the 60's today a lot will melt! I am ready for green grass and warmer temps!!!



 After I had the table set, I was downstairs looking for something and came across the pear dishes I have!
 I love these and am so glad I remembered them!

 Thanks so much for stopping by. I love it if you leave me a comment. Wishing you all a beautiful day!!!


 
 
 
 
 
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Monday, January 25, 2016

A Warm White Winter Welcome!

I did a new vignette on the credenza that you see entering the house. I am keeping to a snowy winter theme here too. I love this wreath with bird candle holder. I have an LED candle in it with a timer so it comes on every night.
 I used a snowy pinecone garland on a snowy white runner.
 Mercury glass votives cast a pretty glow too.
 Plain and snow covered pine trees line the back of the credenza. 2 pretty smelling candles also burn at night.


 These pretty white swans came from Longwood Gardens a few years ago.



 I love the detail on the candle holder.



 I hope if you come in you feel the welcome I want you to feel.
 
We survived the blizzard. LOL. They just plowed our driveway Sunday night so we will be able to get out. I got ALOT done this weekend: I am still doing my organizing and purging/donating that I want to get done this month.  I hope you are all OK after the storm! I am SO grateful that we did not lose our power! Have a beautiful day everyone!!!
XO, Pinky
 
I will be sharing here:
Dixie Delights - Share Your Style
Our Home Away From Home - Tuesday at Our Home
The Dedicated House - Make it Pretty Monday
Savvy Southern Style - WOW Us Wednesday
DIY By Design - Fall Into Fall
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