Saturday, November 22, 2008
I baked a flourless chocolate cake this afternoon. Very rich but delicious. More like a torte. We each had a slice with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I have found the perfect description of the style we try and look to achieve at our home. I am not so much shabby chic and most definitely not arts and craft country not even French country (although we have some elements of this style in our home). I love, love, love stuff from the past, the older the better. Nothing perfect. In the text below I've indicated in bold the words that describe me 100% and the most important is in bold and caps.
(Text and picture taken from here).
Present in Country Farmhouse design are elements of rustic style interior design . While these interior design styles may vary a great deal, the one common theme is the idea of incorporating the natural elements and environments of the area to create a cozy, relaxed decorating style. As such, there are no hard and fast rules as to what you can and cannot do in country farmhouse style design, and in fact, the items you use in your country farmhouse themed home may differ from the pieces used by someone in any other part of the country, because the design should be influenced by the natural elements in your area. Some basic things you can expect to find in country farmhouse design are:
- Wooden floors covered with colorful throw rugs
- Furniture covered in cotton or other natural fabrics
- Antiqued metals
- Floral patterns
- Large pieces of furniture made of wood
While these are some common things associated with country farmhouse décor, they’re not the rule – anything that is non-fussy and cozy goes. If there is one rule to country farmhouse design though, it is accessorize, accessorize, accessorize! Knick knacks, pillows, wall art – these are the finishing touches that bring a country farmhouse home together. Look for things at the local flea market, show off your old family heirlooms. Don’t worry about anything matching – in fact, the less matching there is, the more your home will have that charming, lived-in feel you’re trying to create. Your home décor should evolve over time as you pick up more and more pieces to add to your rooms. In this instance, clutter is a virtue and will only add to the appeal of your country farmhouse style décor.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Life has been so occupied for me lately that I haven't had time to really get into the Christmas spirit yet but I think that now I might be more apt to start thinking about Christmasy things.
In between meetings on Friday I slipped into this store to buy part of my birthday present (Dave gave me money for my birthday especially for this special spoon ring (below). It's custom made by this fabulous artisan from Halifax.
With some of the money left from my gift, I bought this CD at this store. I don't go to Halifax often but when I do I need to find time to go at this little store.
Happy week to everyone !
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
After the past couple of weeks enjoying mild weather today was not mild at all. In fact it was so cold that I needed my winter hat that I knitted in July.
We managed to find just the right amount of acorns but I think the squirrels got to them before we did...
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Notice the ''Shopping Bags'' sign in the car... why is it so darn hard to remember to bring in the shopping bags ? I am proud to say that we remembered to bring them in, in every single store we went into this afternoon. Yay for us !
Have a good pleasant week !
Also found the first season box set of The Apprentice. My daughter and I are/were (hasn't been on for a long time) huge fans of The Apprentice (not necessarily Trump but the show itself) and when the first series came out on DVD I bought it for $45 (mine is on the left) and yesterday I bought the one on the right for $1 which I am giving to my daughter. All 5 CDs are in there and in excellent condition.
I took a break from knitting and have started a crochet project. It's a surprise for someone very special.
I will leave you with a very blurry (sorry) picture of Puss. He's enjoying his stay with us but his maman misses him very much.
I am eagerly and excitedly awaiting a visit in a couple of weeks from a very special person in my life... can't wait to see her.
(edited - if it was April there would'nt be 5 cords of firewood laying around).
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
My darling husband providing the entertainement for the evening along with the rest of his band The Grinders. They were dressed as the Blues Brothers.
And yes, here are the Spice Girls - cayenne, savory, cinnamon, saffron, paprika and curry. You guys were thinking the other Spices, right !
(These three pictures were taken by Savory Spice).