Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tablescape Thursday ~ Christmas Luncheon

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to view lots of pretty tablescapes!
Santa pitcher from Ross purchased a few years ago.
If you know me, you know that there has to be a bunny somewhere in the mix!
I love these little Santa figures I found several years ago at TJMaxx.
Holiday dishes from the Target Christopher Radko collection.
I know you are busy getting ready for the upcoming holidays, so I really appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog! Enjoy your Tablescape Thursday.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday ~ Nutcracker Table

Please be sure to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to visit lots of Metamorphosis Monday posts! My mom and I went shopping this weekend and found some cute nutcrackers. I have never owned a single nutcracker in my life. I especially love this first one...
A little tablescape in the dining room using the new nutcrackers from World Market.
Thanks so very much for stopping by. I just can't believe it is December 6th already and I am just now beginning to put out a few Christmas decorations. I feel that I am way behind. The last of my Thanksgiving guests just left today! ~Karen~

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday - Christmas Windows in Germany

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I suppose I should say this week is more like "Outdoors Looking In"!
While in Dusseldorf, Germany last week, I was fascinated by the Christmas windows at the department stores. The photos below are from one store in particular - Galeria Kaufhof . I was amazed at the detail. Precious displays depicting little stuffed animals wrapping presents, rolling cookie dough, and shoveling snow.
The following photos are from Heinemann's. Amazing chocolates and goodies including Champagne Truffels and Stollen with Marzipan!
Thanks for visiting me on this Outdoor Wednesday and a very happy Thanksgiving to you all!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tablescape Thursday ~ Thanksgiving

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday - Pine Cone Wreath

From a grove filled with pine cones,
wired to a wire frame...
smaller cones on top...
add some ribbon and pumpkins...
my pine cone wreath! Very similar to the ones I used to make with my grandmother.
Thanks for joining me on this Metamorphosis Monday. Please join Susan at to read other Metamorphosis Monday posts. ~Karen~

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Foodie Friday ~ Pancakes

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While in NYC this past summer, our son and his girlfriend told us about Clinton St. Baking Company. They have amazing Banana Walnut Pancakes, as well as Blueberry Pancakes (among many other fantastic things!). We started our breakfast with a plate of fresh fruit.My daughter and I split the banana walnut(wish I had taken a picture before cutting into them!) and they were gorgeous.
I can't even begin to describe how delicious they were!
We were not disappointed. Evidently Bobby Flay had done a blueberry pancake throwdown with the owner not too long ago. Here is their website and you can read more about this fantastic restaurant who was voted "best pancakes" by New York Magazine, 2008.