Saturday, December 18, 2010

It's an Etsy Treasury Kind Of Christmas

I've been very fortunate to be featured in several Treasuries at Etsy this Christmas Season.  I could spend all day looking at Treasuries..lots of eye candy here!
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Click here to view all the Etsy Treasuries I am currently featured in.
Click here to view all Etsy Treasuries.
Have a fabulous weekend! 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Love

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around my home.  I am busy putting the finishing touches on my Christmas decorations ( too many, as usual), shopping, wrapping presents, shipping orders and doing a little Holiday cooking.  
I hope you're staying safe, warm and cozy :)

I recently pulled my website to change hosting but all of these items are available in my Etsy shop for a little bit longer...

Fabulous Finds
My Ravishing Rosette Pin/Hair Clip in Red Dupioni Silk...stunning in person!

Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you, your friends and family have a fabulous Thanksgiving this year.  Even though times are tough in our country I still feel that we have so many things to be thankful for.
I want to share my Autumn decorations with you, I hope you enjoy them. 
Wishing you many blessings this Holiday season!
    Thanksgiving banner made from a collection of my gift tags.

Another Thanksgiving banner made with my gift tags.
Fireplace in the Formal Living.  Those are real preserved leaves.

Fireplace in the Family Room.  The banner if from the Martha Steward Collection.
More preserved leaves.
The square plate on the left is from Ross...$1.99!  The "mushrooms" are Christmas ornaments that I bought after Christmas last year.
The large "acorn" (on the left) is a Christmas ornament, too.
Chenille Spiders and Ghosts that my daughter made when she was a little girl.  Sadly, she doesn't remember making them :(
I love the dried gourds and the Charlie Brown book and record!
This little blue chair has been in my family for a long time.  It's one of my favorite items.
My Foyer
The ivory plate on the left is from Marshalls.  More preserved leaves.  The Home Interior brand musical boy and girl was on our family piano when I was growing up.
I purchased most of the vintage style Halloween decorations at Michaels a few years ago.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Let's Cook!

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This quiche style pie is super easy to make and is really delicious.  The original recipe came from but I added the chicken and changed a couple of ingredients.  You could omit the chicken and add ham or sausage if you wish. 

Impossibly Easy Quesadilla Pie (Julie's version)
1 can (4.5 ounces) Old El Paso chopped green chiles, well drained
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro (I added 2-3 teaspoons because I love cilantro)
3/4 cup Original Bisquick mix
1 1/2 cups milk
3 eggs
shredded or cut up chicken (2 cups or so)
Salsa, sour cream and cilantro for garnish
1.  Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Grease 9-inch pie plate.  Sprinkle chilies, cheese, cilantro and chicken in pie plate. 
2.  Stir remaining ingredients until blended.  Pour into pie plate.
3.  Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes.  Serve with salsa, sour cream and cilantro if desired.  

My new recipe cards are available at my Etsy shop, just in time for the Holidays!
Dinner In Paris
Birds of a Feather
Vintage Recipe Cards
Lunch in the Hamptons

Happy cooking!
Have a fabulous day!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Inspiration Friday

Apothecary jars from Homegoods
I am participating in "Inspiration Friday" at the Southern in My Heart blog.
Click here to view the post and see the links to other blogs where hopefully you will be inspired :)

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Re-decorating...French and Shabby Chic Style

Simply divine plates from Marshalls

My Mom, my daughter and I have been bitten by the decorating bug :) My Mom is re-decorating her Master Bedroom and Bath, My daughter is re-decorating her bedroom and I'm giving my Master Bedroom and Bath a mini make-over. We have had a lot of fun shopping for new items and I snapped some photos (on a recent shopping trip) that I think are fabulous.

Pretty floral mugs from Ross

Teapots from Ross.  I think they were only $10 each
I'm thinking about buying a couple of these extra-large Eiffel Tower mugs from Marshalls.  Better get there fast...things don't stay on the shelves long at Marshalls!
I bought one of these plates from Marshalls.  I'm using it with my Autumn decorations (will post photos of that later).
Pretty Shabby Chic style casserole dishes at Marshalls.  I bought a set of matching measuring cups (I need to take a photo of those!)
The matching colander/stainer....
Ooh la la bath accessories at Homegoods.  I almost bought these but ended up with a similar set from Hobby Lobby (will post that photo at a later date)
Both my Mom and I are considering this elegant green pillow for our Master Bedrooms
(from Homegoods).  Only $19.99.
Love this pillow from Homegoods
Can you believe the price on these chairs?  Only $19.99 each!
Similar chairs at Ballard Designs cost big $$$$$
I adore these cake pedestals at Homegoods
Fancy and elegant candelabra from Homegoods
These crown serving pieces (from Homegoods)
make my heart go pitter patter ;) 
My Mom is re-decorating her Master Bedroom and Bath with this fab aqua color. 
(From Homegoods)
My Mom bought 2 of these mirrors for her Master Bath at Hobby Lobby.
They were half price that week, what a bargain at $40 each!!!
Chic lamps for my daughter's bedroom.  She was inspired by Audrey Hepburn for her latest bedroom make-over!
I hope you have been inspired!
Have a fabulous day!