Saturday, July 19, 2008
Yes... This is a close-up of the fabulous wind chime that we purchased downtown. It was made by a local artist. I will try and get you more pictures of these wind chimes because I was totally impressed with these clever works of art. They are made out of all things silver. The shop owners husband creates them and he make them out of butter dishes, silverware, teapots, plates and so much more. You have the option of bird feeders or wind chimes. We went with the wind chime made with silverware, it's perfect over the porch dining table.
I love these little clay pots, you can put anything in them.
(Okay, I have no idea what happened with the next pictures and text. My layout is messed up so sorry if this next part gets a little confusing.)This plate hangs over the french doors going into the house. If you noticed this from somewhere... http://lavenderhillstudio.blogspot.com/ you can find more of these pieces for 50%. She did a post on the small bird plates and mugs yesterday. We had purchased this platter at TJMaxx last week and loved it. We can't wait to get all of the matching pieces at Lavender Hill. You must check it out! Too Cute. We found this old farmhouse cottage table and chairs at a local store downtown. Angie got a steal for this table and 3 chairs, she only paid $200 for the set. The table is a drop leaf and it is all painted in a crisp creamy white. The same shop had the great painted white
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
1 package (10 ounce) frozen mixed veggies for soup
1/3 c. butter
1/3 c. flour
1/3 c. chopped onion
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 3/4 c. chicken broth
2/3 c. milk
3 c. cut-up cooked chicken or turkey
Pastry for 9-Inch Two-Crust Pie
- Rinse frozen veggies in cold water to separate.
- Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in flour, onion, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in broth and milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in chicken and veggies; remove from heat.
- Heat oven to 425 degrees
- Prepare pastry. Put first pastry on bottom of 9in pie pan. Put chicken mixture into the pan. Put the top crust on top and pinch ends all the way around. May cut pattern in crust if you want to be more decorative.
- Bake about 35 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
*This recipe was found in Betty Crocker's New Cookbook 1996
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
I just picked up this green wire basket at a garage sale I went to a few weeks ago. I got it home and didn't know what to do with it. I found out it is the perfect height to go under my cabinets for stuff! How exciting... I guess it was worth the $5 I paid for it. My wonderful hubby just bought me a few more pieces of my McKenzie Childs enamel collection for our anniversary. I love my new butter dish, salt and pepper and the covered cake carrier (not shown) Thanks Babe!
I love my courtly check things and would love to start collecting the plates and casseroles.
Well I better get back to my cleaning. Blake and Grandpa went to the Strawberry Farm this morning to pick some strawberries to make our jam. I better get something accomplished while the baby is asleep and the 3yr old is away!
Many Summer Blessings to you all, thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
(Okay, you got me... I can't remember the last time I even turned that machine on. But I have big plans on becoming a really great and skinny runner some day!
Does anyone know how to turn these babies on?
Look out world... here I come!
This is also in that same closet. I now have my own wrap station in my Laundry/Bathroom. I love to wrap gifts and this closet was a perfect solution for storing giftbags, cards, markers and wrapping supplies. This wrapping station I purchased a long time ago from Pottery Barn Outlet for $85.00. (What a steal!)
You may wonder what the jars on top shelf are...
My hubby bought those for me awhile ago to put all of our paint in. They are quite handy, you put all of your leftover paint in them from your house. They have a small brush attached to the lid and when you have to touch up your paint around the house you just get out your small jar and away you go with no brush or pan to clean up. They come with their own labels to put the paint information on. A great invention!
I am trying to figure out how to camoflauge the ugly electrical boxes.
If you have any good ideas please feel free to share.
I always wanted custom cabinets above my washer and dryer... I waited and waited for my hubby to breakdown and finally get them for me. But now I am glad that we decided not to get them. Now I have all of my cute stuff out and it saved me so much money doing it with the things I already had.
(I am trying to be "Green")
Not much to say about a toilet... Can you call this pretty? Pay close attention to the little details (Hint: the toilet brush in the lower left corner...Nice.)
Holders and Shower Curtain from the Shabby Chic collection at Target. These are the only things I purchased to do this Laundry Room makeover. Everything was from my drawers, storage closets and other odd places through out my house.
I think it is amazing what you can create with your own things. I have stuff, beyond stuff in boxes and storage. My husband is always saying we need to have a garage sale, but I love rotating my things. When I move things around and rotate my stuff it always gives my rooms a fresh new feel.
and take long naps in the afternoon
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
The floral chairs and sofa were all pieces saved from my mother's home in Harbor Springs. After she sold her home, I kept a lot of her beautiful furniture that she didn't have room for and thank God because this huge basement would look bare w/o it. I love all of my pieces that my mom has given me and the stories and the history behind her antiques help make my house a home.
I Thank God for all beautiful things!
More to come on the Moore Basement and Laundry...