Monday, October 20, 2014

LipSense Colors For Fall

Do you know we have carried LipSense for many many years? Venita loves it...it last forever and does not come off! Just in is an assortment of gorgeous Fall colors...Currant Red, Mojave, Coral Reef, Caramel Latte, Fly Girl Red, and the wonderful Glossy Gloss and Bougainvillea Shimmering Gloss. Today I have on 2 coats of Mojave and 1 coat of the Caramel Latte on top beautiful!
Once you try it you will never go back to regular lipstick!

LipSense is the premier product of SeneGence and is unlike any conventional lipstick, stain or color. As the original long-lasting lip color, it is waterproof, does not kiss-off, smear-off, rub-off or budge-off! Create your own color palette by combining shades. Your customized look will last even longer and your lips will stay moist and plump with LipSense Moisturizing Gloss.

Birch Logs Are In For The Season

We have been waiting and waiting for these great birch logs...love them filling our old wheelbarrow. You can cut them and fill a great large basket by your fireplace or your porch...I love the idea of wiring a few together and have them running down your table for the Fall and Christmas season with pinecones, pine garland, and red berries intertwining throughout them. And certainly think they would be gorgeous worked in on a porch entry in large urns with freshly cut pine, cedar, and large sugar forest pinecones. Use your imagination! When they are gone they are gone!




New Artwork In...

 Recently in is new art with beautiful subtle colors and tones....heavily made copper patina frames and very nice prints at great prices. These pieces are large and narrow perfect for mantles or large open walls. Love the realistic art above with the large red oak tree. Beautiful art for a home or office.


Wonderful Old Finds...Farmhouse Dough Bowls, Olive Jars, Bottle Racks

 One of my favorite companies has just shipped in some wonderful old finds for your home. Collected from all over Turkey these terracotta jars were used for storage of olives, oils, and grains, and were traditionally buried to preserve their contents in colder temperatures. Glazing colors traditionally range from green to amber. Each jar is vintage and bears individual marks of use and history. I can see our great birch logs in them and fall garlands and leaves draping out of them...put one of these great jars on a large table, hearth, or corner. Each one is unique and interesting!
In the first half of the 20th century, Magyar bakers at farmhouses in Hungary and other Eastern European countries used these hand-carved, antique wooden bowls to make bread. Each bowl is vintage and bears individual marks of use and history. These dough bowls are large and wonderful...what do you do with them? Put them on a large farmhouse table filled with pumpkins and straw...fill them with fresh cedar & pine greenery and paperwhites at Christmas...I can see one tucked underneath a large wooden coffee table filled with books and magazines. Better yet wouldn't it be great leaning up high on a kitchen hutch or screwed into a large open wall and surrounded with antique platters? Love these...
Have always wanted one of these european bottle racks in my kitchen...Love these Vietri mugs hanging on it but also perfect for juice glasses and even one or two beautiful tea towels. These are always useful in a kitchen I can certainly see it on an island as well.







Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Dressy Formal Home Ready For The Holidays

 A dressy formal house that holds a genuine and warm couple. The personality of their home radiates their interest in the appreciation of art, antiques, and special family heirlooms. She loves seasonal touches, majolica, and their family history. Now she is looking forward to a family Thanksgiving gathering and her home is ready for the occasion.
 Love these soft red walls so pretty with these dark antique pieces and beautiful items they have collected...

 Each piece of art they have collected has it's own story..the barn in this painting was a piece of land owned by her family that housed one of the first quarter horses introduced to Texas...every collection has a special story which is so neat to pass on to other generations.
 This great large lantern in the kitchen on her island is a great focal point for a seasonal touch. Bright yellow and orange mums are tucked in an aged urn and surrounded by her brown transferware dishes and a sweet teapot recently gave to her by her mother that was a wedding gift in the 1930's.
 Their formal entry room is so pretty and very dressy. Love this glittery gourd garland draped across this large mantle...what a beautiful room! The portrait painting above the mantle is a family ancestor...it's as though you could sit and have a conversation with him in this room.
 Collection of lusterware jugs on coffee table for a Fall touch...

 This tall arrangement of red maple leaves, green acorn leaves, and pine picks tucked in an antique painted urn looks so pretty on this antique buffet. Art books left open leave the room filling warm and inviting...

 Entry table that is inviting as well love these droopy rose buds and fall leaves greeting you as you enter...
Fall collection behind sofa...
 Mantle in the living room a little bit of Fall tucked here and there...

Her majolica collection on this antique piece is so pretty and appealing...Especially love the cloche covering a sweet majolica pitcher filled with bittersweet and orange sunflowers.

Monday, October 13, 2014

More Fall Sweaters In plus Black Leggings

If you haven't tried on our tunic & legging sets you need to! So comfortable just arriving this week is more of their super cute sweaters, solid black tummy tuck leggings, and other knit tops that go with the layered look. A company that is famous for their seamless basics in the softest stretchiest knits as well as their casual clothing. They actually make you look and feel skinny!
Love this look with the great basics underneath which is the black slimming leggings, long soft black knit tunic top underneath and poncho sweater jacket for Fall. Come try a set on you will love it!

Our Kitchen Is Stocked

 We are stocking our kitchen for the season ahead...if you have never tried our jams, pancake mixes, chutney, and sauces you are missing out! They are fantastic for recipes and easy simple gifts...
 Wrapped up in one of these cute pumpkin tea towels these products make a sweet gift for a friend...we always try to tie one of the recipes in the bow. Recently arrived is the Maple Bacon Aioli and Champagne Mustard great for sandwiches, Pumpkin Butter, Black Raspberry Jam, Apple Cider Jam, Maple Bacon Onion Jam (great for Pork Chops and meat dishes), the great Farmhouse Chutney (makes the best cheese ball ever! recipe below) and the new Mexican Chocolate Sauce (ask about the recipe for Chocolate Sundae with Sopaipillas and Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate!). We also have in the large Farmhouse Pancake & Waffle mixes perfect for Saturday mornings...
Bacon, Spinach, Tomato and Avocado Sandwich
Makes 4
Ingredients:
8 slices artisanal crusty bread
Maple Bacon Aioli
12 slices applewood smoked bacon
1 cup fresh baby spinach
Fresh basil leaves
2 heirloom tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick
2 avocados, sliced and slightly mashed
Salt and pepper to taste
Directions:
Toast the bread.
Cook the bacon until crispy and brown. Set aside on paper towels.
Spread aioli on one side of each piece of toast.
Divide bacon, spinach, fresh basil leaves and tomatoes on 4 pieces of toast over the aioli.
Smash sliced avocado on other 4 pieces of toast. Put the smashed avocado toast on top to finish each sandwich and serve.
Old Farmhouse Chutney Cheese Ball
This unique blend of flavors will delight all your guests and become a favorite appetizer.
Ingredients:
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Old Farmhouse Chutney
1/4 cup scallion, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
Dash of salt
Dash of pepper
1/2 cup Colby cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1/2 cup pecans
Directions:
Mix together the cream cheese, Old Farmhouse Chutney, scallion, garlic, salt and pepper.
Fold in the Colby and Monterey Jack cheeses.
Form the mixture into a ball and roll it into the chopped pecans.