Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New Orleans Beignets

If you've never been to New Orleans, you can still get a taste of its cuisine with our recipe for New Orleans Beignets from scratch, the official state doughnut of Louisiana.

Ralph Lauren Dining Room

Here is one particular photograph we were looking at. See the mix of western with english-no frame matches exactly the same. The crystal chandelier hanging above with blue & white transferware...such contrast just love it. Never get tired of this look...

Lovin' Ralph

We were recently talking about how to get a certain feel and look in your home-Venita said she wanted her look to be Ralph-but how do you get his look? I love how he mixes Native American prints with English horses-red plaids with kilim and persian rugs...his style is so interesting and distinct....

Isn't this distressed zebra ottoman fantastic? The old scuffed wooden floors and the bookcases stuffed full of great books. Maybe the best way to get "a look" is to study what you love?

Bright Turquoise Boxes

Love these beautiful bright blue turquoise boxes in with silver studs-what great accessory pieces they would make! They could be stacked in a bookcase or displayed on a large coffee table with wonderful books stacked around them...

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Chicken-Andouille Gumbo with Roasted Potatoes

You can't go wrong with this classic Southern dish to fill you up on chilly nights featured at Southern Living. This gumbo is even heartier by adding roasted potatoes to the traditional mix of andouille sausage, Cajun seasonings, and veggies.
Recipe: Chicken-Andouille Gumbo with Roasted Red Potatoes

Script Parson's Chairs

Pair of two custom Parson's Chairs with script linen fabric. Perfect for end chairs at a dining table, a chair for a dressing table, or a pair for each end of a buffet. Many possibilities they have castors on the bottom for rolling and can be ordered with any fabric. $485.00 each

Script Club Chair

Script Club Chair upholstered in script linen fabric and grey suede cording-matching suede ottoman. Perfect size and so comfortable-custom made and one of a kind chair $985.00 chair $425.00 ottoman
We are able to order chairs custom to your choice in styles and fabrics options are endless!

How this table sparkles with this aqua and pistachio green taffeta tablecloth. These etched glass decanters on this glass tray mixed with mercury glass are so pretty!

Antique French Desk

Fabulous antique French secretary with bookcase has beautiful patina and in excellent condition. It's not too often we come across these with the attached bookcase with glass doors. Remember we have lay-away... $1360.00

Black Distressed Hutch

This hand-painted black pine hutch just looks beautiful filled with the Crema Italian Vietri chargers and hand-blown tortuoise glassware.

It's distressed and wax finish is quite striking-three drawers in base and top shelf does remove off top. Great space underneath for large baskets this would be fabulous in any kitchen or dining room. $1,275.00

Birthday Girl!

Happy Birthday Tootsie

Well one of our shop girls had her first birthday party-Thanks Aunt DD for throwing a fabulous breakfast party for our "tootsie". Your home is always inspiring and a delight to visit!

The theme is "red tulips" and early Spring-this deer mount is adorned in a cedar garland above her great brick fireplace. Red tulips are tucked all around his majestic head-love the burlap ribbon intertwined around the cedar and tulips as well!

Fresh red tulips in a wicker glass lantern-so charming! Fresh flowers can be a quick pick me up on an island in a kitchen or anywhere this time of year. After I saw these I had to go pick up some pink ones they made me smile...

Bright yellow and red parrot tulips on kitchen island mixed with wooden cutting boards and glass jars full of the antique red transferware platter displayed in the center.

White hydrangeas and red tulip arrangement in the center of her farmhouse table-love the blue & white transferware mixed in with these beautiful ruby red glasses and picture!

Plaid napkins mixed with linen striped red napkins and a plaid tin box full of scottish shortbreads oh the details!

Such sweet details-chocolate brown paper with pink ribbon. Fresh cedar is tucked into the bow...

These were Madeline's cupcake favors-so much fun to put together. Natural brown paper boxes wrapped with pink ribbon and natural twine. Such fun until next time!

New & Unusual

Picked out some wonderful items at market in January! Expecting arrival of new items each week-on it's way and in now are beautiful & bright Spring florals to freshen up your dreary winter home. Great lamps and art-wonderful linen script pillows, bright pottery, fresh and bright table linens and so much more!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Antique Chinese Chest

Love this fresh new display with this wonderful old and scrubbed Chinese chest with hues of burnt orange, greens and blacks. The red tulips pop with the red Vietri in the shelves in the background! I can see this chest next to a chair with one of our great lamps on it or used as a great nightstand-the options are endless! It's a great size and has such personality-great price too!

Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning at the shop has gave everything a fresh and inspiring new look. New items arriving in daily-we are awaiting Spring florals, new and creative lamps for your home and office, and beautiful new artwork. Oversized aged maps, beautiful landscapes, large blossom prints and much more will be arriving soon. Need help refreshing your home for Spring? Stop by and let us help you!