Wednesday, February 27, 2013

~~~A Casual Dinner Setting!!!~~~

Hi everyone. I wanted to set a pretty Palm Tree table since SOON, like this weekend, I will be pulling out the BUNNIES and Easter things:) So, these dishes will be put up, and some Easter ones will take their place for awhile. I am having 2 of our neighbors over for dinner and am going to make Rachael Ray's Monte Cristo Chicken that I saw on her show this morning!!! The whole recipe isn't online yet so I took some pics of the TV!!! Just to give you an idea of what it looks like. It sounds SCRUMPTIOUS!!!! So, here we go with the table. I started with my Palm tree tablecloth, then a nice organic rattan charger, and my everyday palm plates. I pulled the napkins through the handle on the charger for a napkin ring.
 Here is the detail of the table cloth, I love this cloth! Palm trees and bamboo, my 2 loves:)
 I also have this palm votive holder.
 I will be using these green goblets all spring and probably summer too!
 I thought I better show you the centerpiece since it will be very different next week! I have a demijohn with some branches in it, my rattan based hurricane, some green balls, my S and P and I added a nest just recently, cause I am LONGING for spring! All resting on a large ratten tray.

 I got this flatware in Florida last year and haven't used it yet! I had forgotten about it! I was organizing the dish room and came across it. I PROMISE I will show you the dish room soon!!!!

 The salad plates have 4 different plam trees...

 and different pots.

 I also have these S and P, that sit on the bar area in the kitchen.

 YEAH!!! The sun is coming out, finally.

 I also used this votive holder at Joe's placesetting.
 I thought I would light the candles....just for YOU!

 Some shadow shots that I love....

 Can you guess what is reflected in the spoon??? It is the ceiling fan:)
 Detail of the chairs and
 table legs

 Here is Rachael cooking
 she made a yummy maple, mustard gravy for the chicken, OH HONEY!!!!

 Don't they look good!!??? I will let you know when I make them.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I will be linking to:
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Feathered Nest Friday
Show and Tell Friday

2805 for Potpourri Friday~

At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday~

StoneGable for Tutorials Tips and Tidbits~

A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday~

Monday, February 25, 2013

~~~The Bonus Room, Reveal!!!!~~~

 Hi everyone! I thought I would continue to show you around our new home. This is the bonus room over the garage, and the room that sold my hubby on this house. Originally, when he saw it he thought he would set up his trains in here and tha was FINE with me. BUT, everyone who saw it said it is TOO NICE to use as a train room. SO....I got to decorate it as an extension of the guest room and bath. All of this is on the second floor so guests can have their own private space. My sister was here at Christmas and stayed up here. She liked being able to sit here in the bonus room and read or watch TV or whatever. The sofa is a sofa bed so other guests could be here too., So, let me show you around! The coffee table used to be in my office at the old house.
 This is on the game table . I made a little arrangement in this wicker pedestal basket of decorative balls and some antlers and seed balls.
 This elephant is a favorite piece of mine. The candlestick is pottery with twine around it and shells imbeded in it.

 I will go around the room for you starting on the left side as you walk in the room. The doors you see go into some attic space.
 Then the sofa flanked by 2 round tables.

 Straight ahead is a window (I haven't gotten a window covering yet). Under the window is my server from the old dining room and  A shelf on each side. I could NOT get a good angle that wouldn't be dark, sorry. I tried from several places....
 In the corner, I hung my bird cage and below it is my very large plate.
 Across from the sofa is the TV and the stereo components, flanked by 2 speakers.

 The guest bedroom and bath I will show you in another post, soon.
 Some details around the room:

 The picture is my sister and I as children. I love the frame of all different pots:)

 One of the pieces that I found and placed in this old basket.

I hoe you have enjoyed seeing the bonus room. Some of you may remember the "Africa Room" in the old house. Most of the things in here are from tha room. I collected most of them and am so glad I can use and display them here. Thans so much for yor visit. Linking to these parties:

Motivated Monday at Be Colorful

Making the World Cuter Monday at Making the World Cuter

More the Merrier Monday at DIY Home Sweet Home Project

Savvy Homemade Monday at Home Savvy A to Z

Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life

Tutorials and Tips Tuesday at Home Stories A to Z

Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style

It's A Party on Thursday at A Creative Princess

Show and Share on Thursday at Southern Lovely

Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here

Share Your Creations on Thursday at Kristen's Creations

Remodelaholic's Anonymous on Friday at Remodelaholic

Addicts (not so) Anonymous on Friday at Addicted 2 Decorating

Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Potpourri Friday at 2805

Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors

Sew Darn Crafty Sunday at
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming

Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
StoneGable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits!
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