This cake stand is actually a Christmas cake stand and has Christmas trees in the center but who's to know when you cover it with a white doiley and my cute red and white striped bowlies each with a chocolate heart in it. (I would fill it with some creme brulee if I stopped playing around with dishes and cooked ha ha). I pulled the little birdies from off the shelf in the kitchen, the little green ivy from the bathroom and the little silver vase with white flowers from my daughters bedroom.
I love to set a pretty table with things from around the house.
then we removed all the electrical plugs that were there for DVD players and such.
Where the large hole was in the back of the Armoire (For large T.V's.) I had some toile black and white fabric left over from some other project and used a staple gun to attach it all around to cover the hole and make a pretty background.
I think it turned out great!
I then had my cute hubby put in one shelf.
But then I decided that two shelves would be better... so he installed a second shelf.
It holds all my extra glasses, holiday dishes, odds and ends perfectly.
All the drawers and cupboards below hold my napkins, placemats, chargers and tablecloths.
With just a little bit of work I now have great storage for all my goodies.
I am participating in Tablescapers Where do you keep it
I REALLY LIKE HOW THE BROWN BAMBOO PLACE MATS ADDED SOME TEXTURE AGAINST THE CREAMY WHITE AND RED PLATES.
I LOOKED IN MY CUPBOARDS AND FOUND THESE ADORABLE CREME BRULE RED AND WHITE STRIPED BOWLS AND HAD TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO USE THEM. YOU COULDN'T SEE THE STRIPES UNTIL I TURNED THEM UPSIDE DOWN. I PLACED A CHOCOLATE HEART ON TOP TO COVER THE UGLY BOTTOM.
I AM GIVING AWAY 2 SETS (8 RINGS) OF THESE BERRY WREATH NAPKIN RINGS TO ONE LUCKY PERSON!
GO CHECK OUT ALL THE OTHER TABLESCAPE IDEAS!
Well I am off to have a date with my sweet hubby I will have to post some fun pictures tomorrow.
Enjoy the Weekend Everyone!
Country Living 2009 Oct. Issue
1 ¼ cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ C finely chopped crystallized ginger (I didn’t have this so I grated 1 orange peel into the mixture)
2 large eggs
¾ C buttermilk (I didn’t have this either so I added mixed with some lemon juice)
½ C sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
3 Tbsp melted butter
Combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt, ginger and cinnamon in a bowl. (If using the crtystalized ginger remove 2 Tbsp of flour mixture and toss it together and then set aside.
Whisk eggs, buttermilk, pumpkin, sugar and vanilla in another bowl.
Combine flour with pumpkin mixture. Stir in butter and fold in crystallized ginger mixture (if using). Do not overmix. Heat waffle iron and drop about ½ cup batter per each one.
Makes 5 -five inch round waffles.