Saturday, November 29, 2008

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Hello Everyone!
I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.
We had a relaxing day filled with many new recipes.
One of our favorites are these pumpkin iced cookies.
My husband made them for us to enjoy. Yum! Have a wonderful week!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Ivory & Gold Table

Hello Everyone!
It's time for another Tablescape Tuesday.
Our formal dining room is done in a traditional style.
It has cherry floors and two paint colors with a chair rail.
For the dishs I used my black and gold set.
I have Waterford crystal champagne glasses.
I placed onaments as a gift for guests at each setting.
I used velvet bows for napkin rings.
The centerpiece angel is made by Lenox.

I hung gold finial ornaments from the chandelier.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Trim the Tree

Hello Everyone!
It's time for Trim the Tree Thursday!
I use traditional warm reds for holiday decorating.
This is our slim style red bow tree with many feathers.
Plaid bow topper with a red satin poinsettia tree skirt
from the Martha Stewart collection.
Red crystal M is from Swarovski at Target.

The slim style trees fit very well in corners. Stairway garland with red poinsettias and gold balls. Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Martha Stewart, Twilight, & Dewey

Hello Everyone!
I thought I would share my favorite books with you!
I love to read and these are just a few of mine.
What are yours?
"Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook."
Does anyone have this book?
It's a great one full of every tip you can ever imagine. "Twilight" is the popular teen vampire series.
They are all fun books to read!"Dewey"
"The small town library cat who touched the world."
What a heart warming true story.
It will bring you to tears.Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Topper Decor'

Hello Everyone!
I just adore topper decor' in a room.
They give a finished look to a doorway or picture.
I have used them throughout our home in many ways.
Master bath between the light fixtures on vanity area.
Master bedroom doorway into the bath. The front door in the foyer. The living room above a mirror.
The open wall from the family room looking into the kitchen.
The doorway leading into the living room. The kitchen pantry door. A topper in the formal dining room.

The laundry room above colorful baskets holding soaps.My favorite is a grape cluster topper above the stove.

Have a wonderful week!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Autumn Friends Award

Hello Everyone!
I have received the Autumn friends award
and decided to pass it along to all of you.
Have a wonderful week!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Tablescape Tuesday

Hello Everyone!
It's time for my first tablescape tour.
It's a Thanksgiving setting for an informal gathering.

I received the rooster S/P shakers as a gift. I used tassles as hanging accents on the stemware.
Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

My First Post

Hello Everyone!
I decided to take the plunge and start up a blog.
Many of you have them and it seems like fun.
I will share my home decorating ideas and recipes.
I hope you will all feel welcome and follow along.
Have a wonderful week!