Saturday, October 06, 2007

Inside and Outside

It`s Thanksgiving long weekend. Hurray....three days off :) Sunday I`m doing up a meal. A sort of Beef Provencale but not stew with tiny potatoes maybe broiled in olive oil and garlic. For desert, a rich chocolate torte with warm fudge sauce, raspberry puree and a scoop of Haagan Daaz coffee flavoured ice cream on the side. If you`ve never had Haagan Daaz ice cream, you`ve never tasted real ice cream. Made with all cream. The coffee and the Caramel Cone Explosion are totally out of this world! Expensive but worth it for a treat. I didn`t feel like doing the traditional turkey dinner and I can`t wait for that desert! I made the raspberry puree a few minutes ago and stuck in in the fridge.
I ended up putting my old kitchen sheers back up because the other were too dark a beige for the fabric and making curtains that went with the two blue side chairs. What do you think? I like it :) Would prefer less dense sheers but I`m using what I already have.

The chicken picture went above the sink.

Put an old lace runner on the table....

Had to make cushions to accomodate Teddy and all his fur he leaves behind. Easier to keep clean rather than spoiling the chair.

And you remember this guy.....

Recovered this in scrap fabric and it`s where the pull out bed couch used to be. Those two tiny pillows were $1 at Value Village, a huge used goods store ..

Look at all these leaves. I really need to sweep them up. That book is called " The Sisters Mortland" by Sally Beauman. Really well written and I`m almost finished it. She`s a good writer and I`ve read a couple of others. Got carried away at the library and I`m glad I`m able to re-new books online from there...

The roses don`t have anything on them at the moment but they are getting tall. Next year I`ll train that one to go above and across the door. Then I`ll have "Roses Round My Door" :) That was a good book too. Sweet and thought provoking. By a Welsh lady who`s name I would have to go and dig up. And I`m not at the moment because I`m taking forever to post this due to leaving it and coming back....multi-tasking you could say LOL

Some of these pictures click bigger and this one does below. The Delphiniums died out and now seem to have resurrected themselves in this balmy October weather...

The herbs are still looking fairly good. The purple basil is slowed to a halt though. I sooooo want to have these pots in the kitchen. Whwn I can`t leave them out any longer, I`m going to haul them in. I know they won`t live in here, but I`m going to try anyway....

Hope everyone has a great weekend and Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it.
** On a side note if anyone had any fancy recipes that they`d like to share, my hubby`s http://www.ratebistros.com has a spot in the forum part. And I`d like to say thanks Sara at http://www.farmingfriends.com/!!! She added a Roast Guinea Fowl recipe. You can also add and link your blog or web page url :)

13 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Hello, Tea,

Happy Thanksgiving. Come over to my blog and see my post about Canadian Thanksgiving.

I love the way you have decorated your home. You have a good eye. Your Thanksgiving dinner sounds lovely. Can I come over? I didn't know if Canadians followed the turkey tradition or not.

Julie

CJ said...

Hi Tea,
Oooh, it looks lovely. Those chairs are a gorgeous colour. Great photos...everything looks so pretty (and cottagey). Have a great Thanksgiving weekend:)

farmingfriends said...

Hi Tea, Have a great Thanks giving weekend. I enjoyed reading this post. i love your chicken picture. Your pets are lovely as always.
I am glad that it was ok to add the recipe. I've got loads more I can add if that's ok.
Sara from farmingfriends

Rowan said...

Happy Thanksging! Your dinner sounds delicious especially that dessert. I love Haagen Daaz ice cream - The praline one is my favourite. Have a fun weekend.
PS Love to Elvis:)

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Sara..... the more recipes added there, the better! :)

Palm Springs Savant said...

Tea, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Enjoy!

Sandy said...

Happy Thanks giving to you.

By the way, I LOVE the curtains you have up now...The blue with the sheers looks so nice.

Your menu sounds soooo good....

Always enjoy my visit here.

sandy

p.s.thanks for dropping by ...

jessica said...

Happy Thanksgiving.
Your curtains are lovely, very pretty.
Hagen Daazs...oh so yummy.
Everything looks so nice in your home. Warm, inviting, comfortable.

Zoey said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Tea.

I think those curtains are beautiful!

I am so impressed that you recovered the sofa! It all looks great.

That dessert sounds very good. I love coffee ice cream.

Christine of Epiphany said...

Boy, you're busy!
I love the blue fabric, both as curtains and as upholstery~

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

Great idea Tea, putting a cushion down just for the cat. Marvelous idea! The hair never ends...like tumbleweeds!
Your garden is gorgeous, yes this balmy weather has the plants just singing!!!
As for yesterdays supper, yum. Sounds delish! I hope it was great for you. Happy Thanksgiving to you and hubby, enjoy!
xo
Blue

tash said...

Your house is looking fantastic - you put so much hard work into it, it must be great looking back and seeing the finished article.

I read Destiny and Rebecca's Tale by Sally Beauman - I loved both, though I found Destiny inordinately sad - but a cracking tale nonetheless.

Kari said...

I love the blue curtains, and the blue glassware, and the Blue Suede Shoes I know Elvis is humming about inside his head! lol