Deck your mornings with a Spring Table Setting. This warm weather is making me want to break out into my jadeite collection. Do you have a spring/summer set of dishes? I have blue willow for fall and winter, holiday dishes and jadeite for summer. Forced Branches, Spring Bulbs and Jadeite Dishes. February, I started a new trend to get us eating at a table and … Read More Spring Tablescapes
I can’t take total credit for this recipe… I got the idea from a recipe on AllRecipes.com and then worked it a little to fit my needs. I use it with all sorts of variations. I like to roast the jalapeños for a richer flavor. I grow them in my garden and keep them in my freezer which makes handling a bit safer. It’s … Read More Chili Weather
I was in charge of Labor Day dessert. I had planned on utilizing all of the hickory nuts we have for a hickory cake but the nuts decided not to fall fast enough. The back up plan – I decided to go with the masses and make them happy with chocolate and peanut butter. During my no carb diet a few years back I … Read More Peanut Butter Snickers Cheesecake
From January through April, it’s tax season so as winter fades I see Bruce less and less due to work demand. Saturday mornings find us getting up before the sun and getting ready. Today, I headed out to the studio and got to snap some photos that I wouldn’t have gotten a year ago in the city. Still need to adjust my red hutch … Read More Early Morning Start
Today, you can get lamp oil and use the lamps. Some say you can even use olive oil which I have not tried. The chimney does get smokey but make sure you use your glass top so you don’t burn your house down! Some of the hurricane lamps take a simple candle. Keep it away for high traffic areas. It’s no surprise growing up … Read More Hurricane a Glow
Finally, my desk project, which I started in July, is now finished. It seems something always came up where I didn’t want to spend the money on the glass top for the desk that Bruce made for me from a wild idea I had this summer. Luckily, he just ordered it for my birthday. And even more lucky, I got it early. We found … Read More Glass Door Project
This week’s expedition was Corry PA. We heard of a new antique mall at the Ruff Acres Antique Roadshow and decided to go for a road trip. Bruce failed to tell me about the length of the drive. Note to readers: I revert to a seven year old on road trips that are longer than 20 minutes. I have a rule if it’s over … Read More Antiques in Corry
It was five years ago when the tinge of panic attacks started to sweep over me… Start my own business? Really, this is the path for me. Since then I’ve meant extraordinary people and business owners that I can call my clients and some friends. In those beginning months everything was new and fresh… Ohhh look at that my first check, my first po, … Read More THANK YOU!