What to be for Halloween?!? I have never procrastinated this long! If all else fails I guess I will be a paparazzi (thanks, Brandi!) . It kind of works out well for this weekend. My celebrity radar is already turned on!
I have some simple, fallish tablesetting ideas for your next dinner party. I like going for the, "simply
thrown together look" that I unfortunately worked all week putting together. If only we had an herb
and flower garden in the backyard that I could use for entertaining! This top photo would be so much
prettier with Provvista plates in my opinion, but I love the old piece of wood being used as a runner.
Burlap and linen runners are relatively inexpensive and look beautiful indoors and outdoors.
Here are two great recipes (Barefoot Contessa, of course) for entertaining. You can never go wrong with the herbed goat cheese and basil chicken next time you have company. Who doesn't like chicken? And if you are a little burnt out on chicken (like moi), this one will be a pleasant surprise! FYI, we can never seem to find the "bone out, skin on" chicken, but it still works just fine with the bone in. You have to have the skin on it though, because the goat cheese and basil gets stuffed between the meat and the skin. We typically pair it with green beans and a sweet potato.
The second (which I plan to make for our next Supper Club) is Ina's Lentil and Sausage Soup. Delish! It is hearty enough for the men and loaded with vegetables. Crusty bread, hoppy beer, and Bon Apetite!
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All images taken from The Steward, a blog full of masculine images worth scrolling through!
I have had so many projects going on and I wanted to start sharing before it was a part of the distant past! First of all, my mom gave me a copy of James Farmer's new book, A Time to Plant. I am already a regular reader of his blog, which is chock full of beautiful landscaping, entertaining, and recipe ideas. He is a true Georgia boy and will get you inspired to give your yard the attention it needs and sit back and enjoy it with a tall glass of sweet tea!
He also got me madly in love with Provvista Designs tableware, which is also a product of good 'ole Georgia!
A more major project that has been occupying my mind is our house renovations! For all of you that are unaware we live in a 150 year old cottage that needed a little TLC this summer. Well, that summer project has dragged into fall, but fortunately it has given me more time to figure out bedding. Right now I am loving Matouk's Le Scallop shams and coverlets. Twin coverlets are $135 and Le Scallop (cotton/poly blend) is the most durable for dogs and kids.
Le Scallop is available in pretty much any color imaginable and is so easy to color match with fabric already in the room. Here it is with an aqua trim on shams, a coverlet, and bed skirt:
And I am thinking it would be perfect for our downstairs shower with a big fat monogram in the center!
Realizing that there are so many pretty little treasures and luxuries all around us, I have dedicated myself to bringing them to you. I hope that you enjoy my site and continue to visit!
You can also visit my shop at 114 West Jackson Street in Thomasville, GA