Monday, January 31, 2011

~~~~ A Romantic Night:)~~~~

A very short (but sweet) post. On Saturday night, Mr. S. and I went to dinner, then came home, made a fire and had a cocktail and just talked. It was so nice and relaxing, I thought I would share! Tomorrow I will share the wonderful soup we had for dinner tonight! Roasted tomato and basil! YUMMO!!!! I will include the recipe too and hopefully link to Michael Lee's Foodie Friday! If you want to find TONS of great recipes go there at:   It is wonderful and up every Friday!

 Lit the candle on the coffee table.

Thanks for stopping by. I have been really busy but will be doing my Valentine's table for this weekend so please stop back! XO, Pinky

Friday, January 28, 2011

~~~ Lordy! More Snow~~~~

This is what we woke up to yesterday, Thursday. It was a winter wonderland BUT we had alot of damage too. Trees snapped in half, bushes snapped in half or bent over to the ground. For those of you in warm climates, lucky you!!!!!!!!!! I am OVER the snow but they are saying we could get another BIG storm on Wed.!!!! Oh Lordy! Hope you enjoy the pictures. The back deck table is a good measuring device:)
 The driveway is under there.... See the rhododendrons bent over?

 The poor birds couldn't get to the food for awhile! Mr. S. fixed that for them.
 A tree beny WAY over.

See the large branches hanging down?
It is so pretty though!!!!!! The sun was shining brightly!
 Another bird feeder.
We got about a foot or a little more.

 One of the broken rhodos.
 This was a pine tree about 30 feet high, and about 20 years old that snapped in half. This Spring is going to be alot of work around here!

The birds seemed to be having fun on the snow!!!!
 The dinner bell that came from Mr. S's grandparents farm!
 My wonderful snow remover:):)
 There was ICE under the snow:(:(
 These are about 20 foot rhodos all bent over on the side of the house.
 This one looks like it might be broken too.
Mother nature is beautiful but messy sometimes. Actually some of these rhodos NEEDED to be replaced so maybe Mother Nature decoded to take matters into her own hands:):) Thanks for stopping by!!!! XO, Pinky

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

~~~ My Winter Kitchen~~~~

Before we get to the kitchen, this is what we woke up to this morning! MORE SNOW!!! The weatherman got it all wrong. Said we would get sleet and freezing rain overnight, THEN snow. WRONG! It sure is pretty though!

 It was a very wet, heavy snow.
 I took this to show it coming down.
This was at 10:00 this morning.

So, come on in to the kitchen. This is the counter between the kitchen and breakfast room. The sliding glass doors go out to a small deck where we grill. In the summer:):) I have the ivy next to the lamp cause I hate seeing the darn cord!

 This is a -palm tree lamp I got several years ago at....are you ready....WALMART! For $15.00!!!! With the shade:):):)
 This plate hides Joe's vitamins:) And the plastic glass he uses to fill the Keurig.
I love bamboo and I love black accents.
 Candle holders in black.
 Do you remember at Christmas when this hutch held all the snowmen???? Looks alot differnt now!
 Here is a better picture of the ceramic plates I got at HG the other day!

 My kitchen table. With my new candle and arrangement.
 Palm tree placemats. Can ytou tell I wish I were in a palm tree paradise???:):)
 The kitchen server.
 The runner on the server. It came from Home Goods too! I think I keep our local HG in business:):)
 The valance that is on the kitchen window. I found this at......Home DEPOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 I thought I wouod spin the arrangement around for you to see everything that is in it. Like I said yesterday, I could not have made this for $14.99!!!!!!

 I lit the candles to show you! I LOOOVE candle light!

 Remember I had snowman pictures here at Christmas.

I LOVE the rustic quality of these pots. They have 2 little metal handles too.

 I have collected pottery for many years. I have stored alot of it away and decidee to get some out for a change of pace in here for winter. I really love the markings and coloring of this piece. I love covered jars.

 I bet you know how I use this.....

 There are 2 of these hanging wicker vases. They fit this space perfectly and hang on the window molding.
So, there you have it, my kitchen in the winter. I am enjoying the sparser, cleaner look. Soon it will all change again for SPRING!!!!! But I will enjoy this for awhile now. Thanks for stopping by. I love your comments!!!!! XO, Pinky Don't forget, you can click on pictures to enlarge.
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