Backsplash put up on either side of hood going all the way up
Went very classic and simple, wanted to keep it understated feeling
Pardon the stove, and the "thing" to your left wil be the pot filler in case you are wondering!
Put the subways all the way up and glad I did!
Hallway/vestibule is done leading from family room to bar, the 'window" on right is open to the butlers pantry
Moldings in tower getting primed
Opening between two hutches is painted and done....
Loving my wire. I promise I am getting you the company info for all who asked!
Painting over the silver crest, it was a beauitful color but since there is so little wall space, having a color there looks odd, so we are going with an rich creamy off white and doing the trim 2 shades lighter....this is first coat
And may I pesent to you the first and only "cleaned" room in the house, the butlers pantry! We still haven't uncovered the floors and will do so right when we move!
CRABMEAT STUFFED MUSHROOMS (Incredibly good)
Viisit for the recipe: http://sadieandstella.blogspot.com/2011/12/ss-chow-crab-stuffed-mushrooms.html
MY CHRISTMAS DECOR AND WRAPPING. Being in a rental is not condusvie to being in blogland, with so much inspiration!! So though I already did a post on my Christmas decor here are a few newly updated pictures. I am done and though we aren't in our new house, as I would have wished, i made the most of where we are (in the rental) and it really does feel quite festive and i think the magic and spirit of the holiday comes from within not from the beautiful decorations, dont' you think? I also share some pictures of right before our party began and then surprise surprise my battery ran out! (There was no time to charge, oh well next year)!
One day I will figure out how to use this camera properly...the lighting was so pretty but now I see its totally blurry!
Setting up a small round table of appetizers
I always put out a big tray of fruit, to offset any guilt by indulging in all the "good stuff"!
My baked brie en croute in the process
Notice the close proximity of the wine....yea, no accident!
Thanks Vicky from French Essence!!!! Love these.......
A FEW THINGS I WON! I really never win anything, (almost never) but lately have been on a bit of a winning streak! I got this adorable evergreen wreath (which I am still dressing up a bit) courtesy of Emily from Splendid Market and this fabulous book, Savoring the Hamptons, which I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys cooking and the Hamptons from Doreen over at Style Maniac who worked with Books and Books in Westhampton. I won it after submitting a short story as to why I chose a certain book for a certain someone. Isn't winning something just awesome! I am just like a kid! And last I was sent those gorgeous votives up there done in mercury class with a beautiful motif, courtesy of Vicky from French Essence and you bet I put them to good use right away!! Thank you everyone!
MONOGRAMS! You know I love my monograms and I saw this over at Kates blog, Party Resources and thought this was the cutest thing! I can think of several ways to use these amazing monograms, and you can be sure when I have recovered from Christmas i am ordering myself one (and maybe a few gifts) How cute and creative are these!! They come in several sizes and come in unpainted wood so you can do with them what you wish! Love the idea......click here to visit Southern Proper monograms!
So everyone this is it! My last post before Christmas, well I will post an official "Merry Christmas" post but it won't be of any real length, just a greeting, but I will be back next week hopefully declaring (with reserved optimism) that we are on the brink of moving! THAT is all I want for Christmas, hope you are listening Santa!! Wishing everyone a wonderful Friday and peace and sanity during these last few days leading up to Christmas!! Jingle jingle......