Then many of you loved my new coat that I ordered and wanted to know who made it and where they could find it..thanks I am flattered (just hope I don't look like a snowman in it) It is from Soia and Kyo, think its Canadian and you can now buy it on Bluefly and lucky you its on sale for less than I paid!!
And this comment from an "anonymous" poster and I quote
"Love the Tori Burch bags and the cookie cups!! Just wondering why you never post any pics of you home now or yourself.....only pics of things you like from other places. Your "dream home" is beautiful....but is it yours really?? I just starting to get a weird feeling about this blog. Have a great Saturday!!"
Yes, it really is my house and if you follow my blog you will see I post updates every single Thursday!! Thanks for the compliment. I think. (this had to make me laugh)
Who makes this flatware? First one believe it or not is from Pottery Barn and the second one is from Horchow
Where is this caned bench from? Love it too, its from Chelsea Textiles
That about wraps up the questions, if I left something out just let me know!
First coat of stain in back stair hall
Ahh, this is a little better!
Laundry room just getting put in
Back stairs going down to basement
Was trying to get a ceiling shot of finished ceiling
Need your honest advice here...they sent me the wrong sized knobs for the butlers, they are the larger sized knobs, not sure if I think they are too big or not, included several not so great pictures...please tell me what you really thing, should I take them off (not a huge deal ) and get the smaller knobs? They are bout 1/4 inch smaller......
Hardware done in butlers
The rest are the family room pretty much done!! Except for mantle due in about 3 weeks.....
Test colors for family room
And I had to show you this, hot off the presses and en route to us in a few days, the completed carved limestone that will grace our front door entrance surround
And found out they have a shop/cafe in Atlanta...has anyone been? I would love to visit!!
Ingredients for Pistachio cream cheese cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons finely shredded orange or lemon peel (optional)
1/2 cup finely chopped lightly salted pistachio nuts
In a large bowl, combine butter and cream cheese. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add powdered sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. If desired, stir in orange peel.
Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a 7-1/2-inch-long roll (about 1-1/2 inches in diameter). Roll in pistachio nuts. Wrap each roll in plastic wrap or waxed paper. Chill about 1 hour or until dough is firm enough to slice. Or freeze dough for up to 2 months.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven for 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack; cool. Makes about 44 cookies.
A FUN STYLE QUIZ. While visiting my buddy, Elizabeth's great blog yesterday, Pine Cone and Acorns (Love the name and its a fantastic blog) I came across this style quiz! It was so much fun, takes just a minute....aren't you curious as to what your style is? Mine came up two different ways the two times I took it and I have to say it for the most part, pegged me and my style quite accurately. It's a lot of fun! Click on link below to launch quiz.
Well folks that about wraps things up over here. Off to a busy day and wishing everyone a fantastic day!! Tomorrow is the next "which would you choose" hope you will swing by to cast your vote!
PS Red Door Home was so kind to feature my blog as her "Blog of the month". I am so incredibly honored!! She did a such a lovely write up....thank you Stacy! Please visit by clicking here.