Thursday, November 24, 2011


Well hubby out did himself again this year!.We usually do a whole turkey, but since it was just him and I this year we opted for a breast.It doesn't present as pretty as his whole turkey,s do but it was just as Delicious as the past years.  Hope you all had a great turkey day and are as blessed and thankful as i am?

Sunday, November 20, 2011


I love this new "chalk" paint.Theres no prep just slap it on like a 3rd drys faster then you can imagine, slap a second coat on......wax.....sand off/distress the area,s you want to show wear and tear.....wax with a darker color......and WELLA!....your done.......I have to admit i was a little worried about the cost of the paint(35.00 a quart)..but it didnt take that much to cover this chair..plenty left for the hutch and corner cabinet..........  IM SOLD! off to go buy another color to try..........


I love forcing paper whites for the holidays!.Its so simple and yet it adds elegance .I started last year adding them to vintage mason jars and have found that the jar adds some stability to the long stalks.I usually end up adding twig branches to the ones in the white ironstone containers to help the stems stand up.The dried moss around the bulbs also adds charm, as does anything natural.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

it,s that time of year again for home made pumpkin butter.

i love fall with all its colors and seasonal foods.One of my favorites is pumpkin butter or apple butter.This is a great recipe from a neighbor who made it one year for her guest at a longaberger party.Its simple to make and also makes a great gift.I made this for the open house at my antique space.I will probably make mini peacan pie muffins and snickerdoodle mini muffins...........just a nice bite size............

recipe for pumpkin butter
2 cups pumpkin
2/3 cps. brown sugar
                                                                                    1 T lemon zest
                                                                                    1/4 t ground allspice
                                                                                    1/4 t cinn
                                                                                    1/4 t ground ginger
                                                                                     1/8 t ground cloves
Combine all in sauce pan and simmer on med/low for 20 to 30 min.Stir often till thick and dark brown. store in clean glass jars in refrigerator  for several weeks......very yummy!!!!!! i like cream cheese on a club cracker and then spread the pumpkin butter on.......