Thursday, November 12, 2009

~ Wine and Cheese In The Library ~

Hi, and welcome to a little wine and cheese party set up in the library for Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps On The Porch.
The acrylic and stone ice bucket, plate, and permanently tarnished little spreader are by Temptations By Maggie. We used to carry her line in the store. They are fun pieces that come in several color combinations. The pink and green, and blue and white were our most popular colors.

The pea pod Deruta plates are Italian. Out of a set of four there are only three left, but they come in handy any way for a small setting.

You all know how much I love ruffles and scalloped edging, so when I spotted these little scalloped edge, linen cocktail napkins in a shop in Harbor Spring they had to come home with me.

We are loving these wine glasses by Schott Zwiesel. They were recommended in an article in Wine Spectator magazine for their durability. They can go into the dishwasher and come out clean as a whistle and so far I have not broken one, which is a minor miracle.
Susan has links to other Tablescapes on here blog Between Naps On The Porch.
Thanks you Susan for all the work that you put in every week to put together this party for all of us and for your beautiful inspiration to set a pretty table.
Thanks for coming by today.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fall Festivities

Good morning lovelies, hope you had a good weekend and your week is going well.
We had a good time with the family celebrating birthdays.
Saturday was Kyle's birthday. Here is the birthday boy out in the yard with his dog Beans.
Grampa with the Cannoli (Nolan's nick name).

He looked so cute in his pink v-neck sweater and big boy shirt.

Brothers and sister.

The in-laws.

Cakes for the birthday people.

Sisters in-law.

The kid's table.

Birthday people and Bridged.

The Cannoli and his Dad.

Kyle & Carrie.

Mom & Dad

Aaron & Ang.

Bernie & Cathy
A good time was had by all.
We ate way to much at the Baked Potato Bar but had fun sharing a beautiful fall weekend together in Central Michigan.
Thanks for coming by.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Baked Potato Bar Birthday Party

Photo via Rookie Cookie
We are up north today getting ready to celebrate fall birthdays. Kyle requested steak and a baked potato bar for the meal. Everybody likes steak and baked potatoes, well almost everybody. I suppose it sounds repulsive to a vegetarian but we don't have any of those in our family. Not sure that is good or bad but it is what it is.
A Baked Potato Bar sounded like a fun simple idea for the party. The few days that I was home last week was spent hunting and gathering party preps. Gifts were finalized, presents wrapped, cards were signed, food was purchased, cake was ordered and picked up, bar was restocked, extra plates, utensils and linens were located, 8' folding table and 8 chairs were schlepped up from the basement, food was put on ice for the trip, and then all was placed oh so carefully into the SUV.
Although not as simple as it first sounded, with the major effort behind us it is time to unload it all and let the celebration begin.
Happy birthday Kyle. Today is his actual birthday.
Happy belated or pre birthday also to:

Thursday, November 05, 2009

A Bookish Breakfast For One

Good morning Tablescaper's and Visitor's. Welcome to Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps On The Porch.
A plaid placemat and napkin by Ralph Lauren that came from Marshall's last year for my Christmas tablescape inspired this bookish arrangement.

An old bamboo grapefruit spoon is poised to dig into a fresh grapefruit.

My favorite cobalt blue glasses for skim milk and juice fit in alright.

The cream pitcher and sugar bowl are setting on a book box that I won, along with the black candle stick shade on the barley twist candle stick, from Rhoda at Southern Hospitality in a give-away last year.
The little herringbone blue and white spreader goes with the Spode, Blue Italian dishes that I used here for you today and are a nod to the RL placemat and napkin.
Happy Tablescape Thursday everyone. Thanks for visiting today. I really enjoy our Thursday visits.

Monday, November 02, 2009


Greetings from the Guest house. Blake and Nolan have moved in with me here for a couple of days. Blake is over helping Great Grampa F take down the Frankenstein that was in their front yard.
Nolan and I are unpacking their bags.

Friday night we stayed in and had take-out Fish & Chips from Demetrie's, our favorite neighborhood Greek restaurant.
Saturday was spent Halloweening with Bernie and the family.


The rolling suitcases above are from The Pottery Barn outlet.