We talked about using foliage from your yard back a few weeks ago. I cut berries from this foliage to use on my table for company the other night and this greenery was left over. I just stuck it in a simple clear vase.
Here’s a challenge! Go outside, find something green to cut and put it in a container placing it where you can enjoy it. We’d love to see a picture that we can share (peggy dot causby at yahoo dot com) or hear a description in the comments.
(photo by George Cavanaugh)
This is the day we are wanting to express our love especially to those very dear at heart. Mary (my brillant technical advisor ) and I want to extend love and help to those less fortunate. We have several missions in our town who are open to help the needy and serve a hot meal. We along with other men and ladies of our church are excited that “our” day fell on this special Monday. We do this once a month at “City of Refuge”. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and let us know if you had a special way of caring on this day.
This was a real eye catcher and a beautiful use of space between the ceiling and the top of a bookcase. The bookcase takes an entire wall in a very small room. We only chose to photograph the well placed unusual baskets. This is in my daughter-in-law’s house and they call it the “computer room” . With the two club chairs and a pretty pine chest (which we will show you another day), it is very tempting for lazy day reading with plenty of light coming from windows on both sides of the room.
(photo by George Cavanaugh)
let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us
(photo by George Cavanaugh taken in Peggy’s living room)
There is much to write about today. Clayton and I are having two couples over for dinner tonight. I love to set the table for a nice dinner and I start a day or two before the event. First, I played with a French country setting using our casual china.
but decided on this more formal setting.
Since Valentine’s Day is in the air, I loved the way these two papier mache love birds looked together.
I can’t remember where I found them; I picked them up a few years ago and they were very inexpensive. You can find instructions to make something similar at Oh So Crafty. The writer called her project a fail, but I thought her bird was charming. The berries were snipped from a Nandina plant in a friend’s yard.
We are having chicken breasts with leeks and mushrooms and basamati rice. I found this originally in Elizabeth Terry’s Savannah Seasons. This cookbook is full of recipes from the restaurant “Elizabeth’s on 37th” in Savannah. Everything we have tried from her book has been a hit and her recipes are easy to prepare. If you pick up this book, don’t miss both pie crust recipes!
Finally does anyone recognize the crystal pattern in the casual setting? Here’s a closer look at the detail. I can’t remember what it is!
(photos by George Cavanaugh)