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Showing posts with label WINTER. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WINTER. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

SNOW ON THE TABLE AGAIN!

Snow Tablescape

An amazing thing happened at my house last week.  My sweetheart constantly asks why I need so many dishes.  I usually reply that I don’t need them, and I will soon be getting rid of some of them.  (That’s been my reply for about 20 years!)  He had to go to a meeting out of town last week.  He came home with bags and bags of dishes!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

VALENTINE DECOR

Valentine's Decor

I’ve started adding a little Valentine décor at our house.  This vintage Coca-Cola crate frames a 1927 February edition of a Child Life magazine.  The vintage porcelain headed Valentine doll was a gift from a friend, and I purchased the heart pillow on Etsy several years ago.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

PICNIC IN THE SNOWY WOODS

Tablescape in Winter

You may have seen my “winter in the woods” mantel in my previous post.  This week, we dined in the winter woods.  (I can’t believe that, once again, I forgot to light a fire before I took these pictures!) 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

WINTER MANTEL

Winter Mantel Decor

If you think I’m having trouble giving up my Christmas decorations, you may be right.  For our current mantel décor, I did pull out some of the Christmas décor that I had just put away!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR TABLES

New Year Decor

I previously shared my mantel, decorated for our New Year’s celebration.  Another of our traditions (we are big on traditions) is to leave the lights on the Christmas trees after I remove the Christmas ornaments.  We then throw (I’m serious) New Year’s hats, streamers, beads, etc. onto the trees and turn them into New Year’s trees.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WINTER ON THE TABLE-AGAIN

Blame it on Cuisine Kathleen.  She hosted a Winter Tablescape challenge last week.  If you missed it, I posted my winter tablescape here.  I couldn’t make up my mind what wintery things should go on that table, so I had to post a second winter tablescape to use the left-over wintery things.  I’m linking this post to Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish Wednesday and Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
WINTER TABLESCAPE
A ruffled baby blanket covers the table (and hopefully resembles snow drifts).
plc stg w soup Many of our winter meals begin with soup, so I’ve used my Williams Sonoma covered soup bowls.
dinner plate
The dinner plate is Friendly Village by Johnson Brothers.  Under the dinner plate is a vintage green, glass plate used as a charger.
SNOW HOUSES
houses
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napkin
A snowflake ornament, tied to the napkin with decorative trim, serves as a napkin holder.
snow flks
mug
You may be wondering why these springtime jonquils are popping out of the snow.  I cut these from our garden yesterday! 
jonquils btr
We don’t have snow in Arkansas right now, but we do have jonquils, so I couldn’t do a tablescape without using a few of them to brighten this dreary day.
laurie soup
Have you ever served Laurie’s soup?  You probably have, but that is probably not the title of your recipe.  This soup is so easy and so good that I tend to fix it a lot in the winter.  That’s why my family refers to it as “Laurie’s Soup”.  I should be ashamed to tell you how easy it is, but since most of you have probably made it before, I’ll go ahead and share the recipe in case somebody out there hasn’t served it (Feel free to refer to it as “your name” soup).
1 pound ground chuck
3 cans Campbell’s Minestrone Soup (undiluted)
1 can Ro-Tel tomatoes and chilies
Brown ground chuck, drain grease.  Add soup and Ro-Tel.  Cook for approximately 10 minutes.  Serves 4-6.
(Note:  Some people add canned black beans)
I usually put mine in a crockpot after I brown the meat.  That way, it looks like I’ve been cooking it all day!  It also stays warm for anybody who comes in to dinner late.  I’ve served it in mugs, with a spoon, at a winter buffet.  I told you I serve it often!
CARD BUTTON
You can find Let’s Dish linkups at Cuisine Kathleen and Tablescape Thursday linkups at Between Naps on the Porch.  It was great to have you visit me today.  laurie
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

WINTER TABLESCAPE

Cuisine Kathleen is hosting a “Snow and Ice Tablescape” challenge this week, and, although we don’t get a lot of snow or ice in Arkansas, I’m joining the party.

OVRHD

PLC STG BTR

SOUP BOWL

Soup Bowl

SAL PLATE

Salad Plate

DINNER PLATE BTR

Dinner Plate:  Wedgwood Winter FestivalNAPKIN

I used black and white polka dot napkins, because it reminded me of snow in the night sky.  Flatware: Towle Old Master

GLASS

WINTER TABLESCAPE

S AND P

CNTRPC CLOSUP

CNTRPC

FULL TBL

I’m joining Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish Wednesday and Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

I hope my tablescape didn’t leave you feeling cold.  Thanks for coming by to visit me.  laurie

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

SNOW BIRDS MINUS THE R.V.

Snow birds have landed on my mantel, and  I’m soooo glad they aren’t the kind of snow birds who arrive in a recreational vehicle, because my mantel is kind of small! 

tray

No, I’m not still showing Christmas décor on my blog.

blu brd plate

cardn plate

2 plates lft

It’s just always a shock to my system to go from Christmas décor back to every day decor, so

2 plates rite

I make the transition slowly.

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That’s why you are seeing my Lenox Winter Greetings plates, faux snow, and snowy trees on the mantel.

lamp tag

tree w bird

I’m just trying to minimize the shock to my system.

We won’t talk about that it allows me to delay packing up a few of the Christmas decorations.

lantrn rite

I am linking to The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays, andmantel 2

since this is what my mantel looked like last week (here), and

with trees 2

this is what it looked like the week before that (here), I am linking to Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday.

full 3 Since I keep it real on this blog, I’m also sharing a picture of what this season is REALLY about at my house!mess

Yikes!  A lot of packing up Christmas is going on, and it may be going on for awhile.  I’m moving kind of really slow this year.  Can you believe I just showed you that picture?

tray sepia

Our grandson is still having good days and bad days, so please keep Cooper in your prayers.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  laurie