Sunday Supper... Tomato and Whipped Feta Brushcetta...and a great sale

Had a leisurely Saturday morning watching the cooking channel ...

Really enjoyed the Barefoot Contessa in Napa segment...

She and her husband Geoffrey have rented a home in Napa ...and it is fabulous. I could move right in...the gardens were absolutely divine...anyway, I'm all over her recipe for bruschetta with creamed feta...

Was very disappointed that I couldn't find it online...but I searched for a similar recipe...and added my own twist to make it more similar to the Barefoot Contessas'

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 INGREDIENTS

Chopped fresh tomatoes...yellow and red

1 medium garlic clove, minced

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

table salt

8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

2 teaspoons juice from 1 lemon

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

ground black pepper

1 baugette

DIRECTIONS

 Combine tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, sugar, pepper flakes, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl.

Process feta, lemon juice, olive oil, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in a food processor until smooth, about 10 seconds, scraping down bowl with spatula once during processing.

Divide feta mixture among toasts and spread to edges. Using fork, lift tomatoes from vinegar mixture and place on toast. Drizzle with olive oil and serve.

That's it for Sunday Supper around here.. just adding a nice glass of wine....

it's been another busy week ...

 We've been having a sale at Fabulous Finds...and have been too busy to blog about it...the sale for the rest of the store ends Sunday ...but we are extending the sale to our clients, facebook, and blog followers until the end of the month.

All accessories are 25% off and furniture 30% off...

This is not just a sale to get rid of dead inventory...this is a discount off of our entire inventory...

If you see anything here that you are interested in contact me at mona-thompson@att.net. 

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This table just sold...and P. Allen Smith bought every piece of the creamware last Saturday...but we found two stacks of the platters  in the warehouse today...the very last if anyone is interested...Regular price...$18.00 each....Now 25% off

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Don't miss out on this incredible sale...

and if you have not signed up to follow please do...

We will be launching a brand new site and online store soon...

 we have some fabulous new offerings in store...

What do you think?

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NEW SITE AND ONLINE SHOP LAUNCHING SOON

Round Top Re-Cap

We always describe ourselves as Sisters, best friends, and business partners who are passionate about what we do.  Our design aesthetic combines old and new... we search high and low for every single piece we bring into our client's home. 

 Our recent trip to Round Top was a blast...shopping for the store and our projects is our very favorite thing to do...but searching for the vintage, antique or unique is different from just popping in and out of local Retail stores ...it is very hard work.

It rained 3 out of the 9 days we were gone...we were shopping miles and miles of outdoor venues...yet we trudged on...

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When it wasn't raining it was extremely hot and humid...we loaded a truck one night till well after dark ... the mosquitoes almost carried us away...

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still we love it...

Take a look at some of our fabulous finds...

This beautiful 19th Century French farm table will be beautiful in a client's breakfast room...

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The well worn top is just beautiful...

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Lot's of wonderful shutters...we've sold many of them...they don't last long.

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This is going in a client's foyer...

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Another foyer piece for someone else...we've been looking for this  for quite some time...only have 36" in width...this will just fit...

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This terra cotta Station of the Cross will reside above the mantel in a study...

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We needed a painted mirror for a dining room...

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These doors will be hung on an iron track barn style for a clients home office...

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These will be dining room doors...

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We sold this sweet little bench Saturday while we were unloading and tagging at the store...

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We bought tons of antique leather books...

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Antique textiles...

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Great Lighting...

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These old corbels went to a client in Houston...

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Lot's of wonderful old pots...

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These iron panels would make beautiful gates...

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 Iron tables with reclaimed wood tops will be used on a covered porch...

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We bought this artisan made firescreen for a client in Idaho...

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Estate sale stools with velvet upholstery and nailhead trim..

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Nesting tables are always good...

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Antique fireback

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Wall plaques...

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Garden Statuary...

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Sooooo many more items...we filled a 26ft Penske truck...we bought lots of great smalls... take a look at some of our new displays in the store...

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Is your head spinning?...Do you see anything you can't live without?...or do you have a request for us to look for something special for you?..We have more in the warehouse...AND

We hope to head out again in January, so we've already started our new shopping list...

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Kitchen and Breakfast Room Lighting

We are finding it much easier to blog more regularly if we blog about the things that we are working on...

We get double duty out of our research...

Lighting is a constant search, so this will be the first of many posts focusing on different aspects of lighting...

We can't stress enough the importance of good lighting..

first for function... and equally as important for aesthetics...

Scale is everything...quality means a lot, and unique is what makes the difference in the end...

It saddens us to see how many nice homes are filled with builder chosen fixtures that were all ordered at once from a lighting supplier. The salesman has taken a lighting list ... checked off a budget and chosen the fixtures... Ugh!

Today we are focusing on kitchens...this can involve more than one fixture...normally an island...and more than likely open to a casual dining area...

Here's some inspiration we found ...let's see what you think?

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We're sure you've seen several of these images before...but isn't it interesting to focus merely on the lighting?...

In the few instances where there is the ideal spot ...sconces are incredible in a kitchen...a little more unexpected in this room of the house...

We're a big fan of  lanterns...and really love a beautiful chandelier...the two go so well together.

 One of our very favorite light fixtures ever...

is hanging over the breakfast table in the last image from At Home in Arkansas...this is one of our projects, and we now carry the chandelier in our online store.

It also comes in a large round and smaller sizes as well...but this 6 arm beauty is truly amazing. Combining different fixtures over the island and casual dining table in open floor plans can be a challenge...this piece mixes well with everything...lanterns, pendants or an iron chandelier with candles.

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