All Images from House Beautiful
Friday, August 28, 2009
All Images from House Beautiful
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Image from A Home For All Seasons
Image from A Home For All Seasons
Image from House Beautiful
Monday “Kicking the Week off Right & Getting Organized”
Tuesday – How about “Down with Some Serious Decorating”
Wednesday -Hump day...time for something fun such as,“Girl Stuff”
Thursday of course was going to be getting ready for the weekend. You know "Happenings Around the South". A few places that I’ve been (still have yet to talk about the Hermitage home with all its original wallpaper). Where does the time go?
With leaving Friday as you guessed it, the weekend and time for “Recipes & Entertaining Day” So here you go.
Image from Carolyne Roehm Summer Notebook
Tomato season is in full swing and I wanted to share with you this great tomato pie recipe that the hubby has been making this past summer. It's from Ms. Paula Deen! Who probably happens to be the next biggest butter lover then Ms. Childs herself!
4 tomatoes, peeled and sliced
10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1 (9-inch) prebaked deep dish pie shell
1 cup grated mozzarella
1 cup grated cheddar
1 cup mayonnaise
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the tomatoes in a colander in the sink in 1 layer. Sprinkle with salt and allow to drain for 10 minutes.
Layer the tomato slices, basil, and onion in pie shell. Season with salt and pepper. Combine the grated cheeses and mayonnaise together. Spread mixture on top of the tomatoes and bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
To serve, cut into slices and serve warm
Thanks Ms. Deen!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Three months ago when the Hubby and I made (hopefully) our final move for awhile--Mother-in-law's advice was to go out and buy the best king size mattress that we could possibly afford! Our old mattress was tossed into the dumpster after moving out of Nashville. I saw no point in putting it into a storage bin, and taking up valuable space--after all, it was a mattress that I've had been carrying around since I was a single girl (before hubby), it went into our first condo on Peachtree Street, our first house in Roswell, and then we hauled it with us to Charleston. After that, back to Atlanta for a brief pit stop, and then on to Nashville for a move or two, and then finally back to Atlanta again! It was time to pitch the thing. One day, we'll get a king size mattress, but for now we've just pushed our two twin beds together, and that works just fine! Mother-in-law did gave us a twin-bed converter (basically a piece of foam) and it makes a queen! So for now, we need a bed skirt! I'll deal with the mattress issue when I have out of town company.
Malaika - On my wish list!!!
I'm giving the hubby a Birthday party here in a couple of weeks and I would prefer to have my bed made regardless of what it is - twin, queen, king--because my guests won't notice the mattress issue, but they will notice that it's missing it's skirt. All I want is a basic white, well-tailored, affordable bed skirt. Please help!!!!!!!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Hubby's mortar & pestle lurking in the background!
Julie & Julia - I loved it and so did the hubby!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
While still on Fieldcrest, last year, I bought the hemstitched linen napkins in green and would love to get all the colors one day (perhaps if I could win your 5k it could certainly speed things up). Maybe the brown next for my fall Tuscan birthday party that I'm planning for the Hubby. Also, have spotted these napkins somewhere else but of course for more $$$!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Last week, Janice (from work), who knows that I've just moved, and that I've been inundated with mauve paint, came to my rescue and forwarded me 101 Simple Salads for Summer from the New York Times. Yesterday, I finally had time to look at some of the recipes. Now it's time for some NEW cabbage and to stock our pantry!
Monday, August 10, 2009
Southern Accents May-June 2000 - The year I quit my day job - yeah!!!!!
Jan - Feb 2001 - One of my all time favorite covers!
Sep - Oct 2005 - Loved this room by Amelia Handegan!
May - June 2005 - Could not resist this one! I'm a big dog person!
March - April 2005 -Can't forget this one by Suzanne Kasler - loved the slipcover!
May - June 2006 - In Nashville when this one arrived! Had the red check fabric myself!
March - April 2007 -Ahhh French!!
May - June 2007 - Absolutely loved this dinning room by Charlotte Moss.
July - August 2008 - Loved getting this out of my mailbox last year in Nashville.
Friday, August 7, 2009
When moving out of our our storage bin Yung Li meet with me and I gave her several piece that had been on my radar list for only the last six to seven years or so. I was determined not to move one piece into my new house because I knew that they would sit there for another six to seven years. One thing that Yung Leigh could not get at the time when we were loading things up was a huge old french chair that was being stored way down in my In-laws far, far, left corner basement. In fact, the huge chair was so bad that my Mother-in-Law gladly delivered the thing to the hubby and I two whole days after we moved into our house. I really wanted to pitch the chair but the hubby insited we keep it, so I quickly gave it to Yung Li to work her magic so I did not have to look at it.
This coming Monday, I'm meeting with Yung Li to talk about my bedroom and man cave problems but mostly my bedroom. In a nutshell four or five years ago (time really goes by fast when your talking about fabrics and reupholster work). Anyway, I bought Silk Trading Companies's Dutches Blue Silk panels for my bedroom. The problem is that I have three panels and I need four and no money to put in dutches blue silk panels. Also, for my new bedroom I bought Restoration Hardware's Clear The Decks (code for you can't return it) Italian Tipped Faille shams, duvet etc. in celery green. Now to tie the two together I'm thinking about this fabric from Calico Corners "Limonia".
"Limonia" from Calico Corners
They other problems in my bedroom is I need bed skirt, a slipcover for a old sofa that had been sitting out in my tool shed in Nashville for three plus years, and a slipcover for a bench at the foot of the bed and I have yet to find the bench! Yung Li has already diagnosed some of these issue and suggested that she would be happy to make me a bed skirt out of one of the panels and putting something else on the Windows but no way am I'm doing that. Later!!!!!!!!
All Images from Calico Corners
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Now to speed things up a bit, I did get the man cave that I had longed for, and guess what, it has carpet--err! That will change down the road, though! It's the only room on the bottom floor with carpet! So guess who hangs out in there? Yep, two dogs, Rolle the basset hound and Ellie his sister. The best part is that the man cave is on the west wing of the house! This is good in some respects and bad in others, for instance, I no longer her explosions but my dogs hang out there with their dad all the time! After all, I want the room to be cozy, comfortable and a little masculine, but pretty too, so I'll visit...and ahhhhh very English!
I am still working on my man cave -Monday I meet with meet with Yung Li to discuss pillows!
My Man Cave under construction!!!!!!!!!
Ellie our dog behind the chair - I know it's a dark picture but.....
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
If you need some help with colors check out House Beautiful's Colors For Your Home