It's All In the Details...And a Giveaway!

We say it all the time..."it's all in the details".  Belgian Pearls is one of our favorite blogs.  I've become friends with Greet and am in love with her style.  Last week she posted pics from her personal gardens.  It's all so lovely.  Click here to see.

One image blew us away with all the beautiful details.  In this one little corner shot of her home there are so many things to swoon over...


Notice the two different brick colors used on the house.  They blend together perfectly.  It looks like some sort of stone column accent partially up the corners  from the ground.    The cobblestone drive is amazing and again the choice of colors is just right.  The beautiful round window surrounded with brick is fabulous.  The climbing hydrangea pulls it all together and adds softness to all the hard scape.  Last but certainly not least look at those amazing garage doors with the incredible hardware.

Can you believe the number of equisite details there are on this one little corner of Greet's house?

Beautiful little corners  like this don't just happen.  An enormous amount of thought, time and talent went into the decisions that were made.  So well done!  It just makes me smile.

Speaking of details that make me smile. 

A talented blog friend, FrenchBlue has just announced the opening of her daughter's new online store...FancifulShop...  A paper art gallery with a modern vintage twist that features the creative designs of her talented daughter, Noel.

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Please click here to view her wonderful work and enter to win a $75 gift certificate to this fabulous online shop.

That's why we love blogging.  We're constantly inspired by the amazing talent of good friends like Greet, and daily introduced to new talent like Noel.

What do you think?  

It's your turn.  Let's talk!

Beautiful Bedrooms...

You'll find that we tend to post about the things that we're working on.  Bedrooms are definitely on the radar right now. These are all beautiful.  Each has an element that is inspiring us in some particular way...


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These bedrooms are all cozy or romantic.  Lot's of fabric and upholstered or unique headboards.  Details abound...making them all very personal spaces.

How about you?  Do you have a preference?  If you were going to re-do your bedroom what would be some of the top details on your list?

It's your turn.  Let's talk!

Sunday Supper...Memorial Day Weekend and Barbecue Ribs At the Lake..

We hope that you are enjoying this Memorial Day weekend with family and friends...

Sister and I are spending time with our family at the lake...


 Barbecue Ribs are a family favorite...

Here's our recipe..

We use a Cookshack electric smoker.  Don sells them through his restaurant equipment business.

  • 6 slabs, 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 lb. pork baby back ribs (The amount depends on your crowd)
  • Whams spicy rib rub seasoning ...This stuff is the best!

Trim, clean and dry slabs.  Sprinkle with olive oil. Rub with seasoning. Cover and let ribs set overnight in refrigerator.

Load slabs into smoker.   Position slabs so that they do not touch each other or the sides of the oven. Close and latch the smoker's door.

Smoke-cook at 225F for 3-4 hours, or until done. When the ribs are done, remove from smoker and cool at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Wrap and refrigerate. Serve with barbecue sauce of your choice.

Recommended wood: 4oz. of apple, cherry or hickory

I have a "Secret Sauce " recipe that everyone just loves..

You'll have to figure out the proportions because it's just a dump and taste recipe...

Ketchup,brown mustard,brown sugar,hot sauce and a dash of Worcestershire sauce...Sweet spicy and delicious!

The table is all set...

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We're ready to eat.  Wha's up with you this weekend? 

It's your turn.  Let's talk!

Images via My own,  and House Beautiful

Sunday Supper...Roasted Corn with Avocado and Cilantro

I told you some weeks ago that I plan to spend a lot of time at the grill this summer.  I'm hoping to perfect my skills and expand my repertoire of recipes.  We're a bit tired of the same old same!

Here's any easy one from Martha Stewart Living...Grilled Corn with Avocado and Cilantro

This Southwestern salad can be served on its own or as a relish to accompany a main dish.

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The recipe:

Heat grill to medium-high.  Grill 4 shucked ears of corn,rotating often,until slightly charred, about 15 minutes.  Let cool slightly.  Carefully cut kernels from cob.  Gently toss with 1 sliced avocado,1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro,t tablespoon fresh lime juice, t tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, and 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt. 

Serves 4

Really good with roasted pork loin or grilled lean pork shops. 

I think we'll try that.

Everythings ready...

What's on your grill tonight?

It's your turn.  Let's talk!

New Merchandise At Fabulous Finds

We've been shopping again...

Spent the last couple of days rearranging at the store...But there is lot's more to come.

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Several pair of fabulous old sconces are being electrified right now...

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We have fabulous lamps on the way...

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More chandeliers...

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More architectural pieces to unpack...

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More framed prints on the way...

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Great mirrors...

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And aren't these pillows fun?  Available in different sizes and shapes?

We're busy loading items into the new online shop, but for now just contact me if you see anything here you are interested in. 

Every room in your house needs something old, unusual, interesting!!!  That's what makes the space uniquely yours.

What do you think?  See anything you can't live without?

It's your turn.  Let's talk!