I was driving down the street recently and spotted a pair of these in a local shop window. I went there yesterday to see if they had them available in other colors….if they had I’d have bought them on the spot….they just looked so great!
These lamps are a commanding 37.5″ tall and I soooooo want a pair of them for on our dining room buffet. It is the silhouette I am loving and I have been staring at my fabric in the room trying to justify this amber color but I just cannot seem to get there. I then tore through my list of go to lighting vendors’ catalogs for the shape. Found something kinda, sorta similar over at Mottega but the size is off, not tall enough.
Anyone, any ideas on places to look….trade only or retail……doesn’t matter.
And speaking of lamps…..ordered a pair of these (from Lamps Plus) for Maddie’s room. Her room is so close to being done, finally!
What are you obsessing over these days?
I mentioned we were entertaining last weekend and the guests do not eat wheat. I tried out a new appetizer that was to die for….so I thought I’d share.
I made a lot of stuff Saturday night (two appetizers, homemade green goddess salad dressing, wild rice, creamed spinach and individual pavlovas for dessert….husband did a beautiful marinated beef tenderloin) and to say I was rushed until the moment the guests arrived would be an understatement. My car battery died as I was headed to the grocery and that put a dent in the morning with a call to roadside assistance and a trip to the dealership for a new battery. I think I finally hopped in the shower about 20 minutes before our guests arrived….thank goodness I didn’t need to wash my hair!
Anyhow, no photos of my own food but the above looks like mine although I put less of the “salad” in each endive leaf…..
Parmesan Walnut Salad in Endive Leaves
Adapted from Gourmet (it is in the big yellow book).
- 1 small garlic clove, minced and mashed to a paste with 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4-pound piece of Parmesan, sliced 1/8 inch thick and cut into 1/8-inch dice (about 1 cup)
- 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
- 4 Belgian endives
- 1 cup walnuts, toasted lightly and chopped fine
- 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leafed parsley leaves
In a bowl whisk together garlic paste, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and oil and stir in Parmesan and celery. Salad may be prepared up to this point 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. However, make sure it chills for at least 3 hours though so the flavors can blend.
Trim endives and separate leaves. Endive leaves may be prepared up to this point 1 day ahead and chilled, wrapped in dampened paper towels, in a plastic bag.
Stir walnuts and parsley into salad. Dip wide end of each endive leaf into salad, scooping about 1 tablespoon of salad onto it.
Trust me, so good!
Let me know if you try it!
Take a look at the photos below….
Can you tell what I am loving today?
Patrick Lewis. Photography, Steve Cooke
Mersina Stubbs. Photography, Stephen Karlish
Kay Douglas. Photography by Mali Azima
Kay Douglas. Photography by Mali Azima
Stern Turner Home
Photography, Erica George Dines
The silhouettes of Verellen upholstery….
It is Friday. Yay! This has been one heck of a week…..you too? My husband has been out of town all week and got home last night. It’s been hot here….and a cold front finally came through last night. I am treasurer of our neighborhood home tour and we spent ALL day yesterday doing a ticket mailing to our membership and it is boxed up and ready for the postman!
All reasons to celebrate the arrival of the weekend here in Dallas!
We have a relatively relaxing weekend planned. Plan to meet with friends for a morning of pumpkin painting and warm drinks outside. (The mom who is hosting has also had a husband out of town all week, had her floors re-done this week and they are just moving furniture back in this AM before the playdate and she is pregnant with her third. She was over last night borrowing a table and chairs…..talk about a long week!)
Better Homes & Gardens
We like to do playdates on Friday afternoons and I may or may not have plans to break into the champagne we didn’t drink at our ticket mailing yesterday.
Friday night is usually take out night around here unless we throw steaks on the grill. Tonight I am craving Indian food. Yummmm.
Tomorrow we are entertaining one of my husband’s clients and his family….who have become friends. They had him over for home cooked meals when I was traveling to visit my mom over the summer. I’ve got a simple menu planned but am stumped on the dessert. They don’t eat wheat. Any wheat-free dessert recommendations? At the moment, I am thinking of a pavlova, despite the fact that it is a more summery choice. My husband is Australian and I have a good recipe from his mum.
We might try to get back to the Arboretum to stroll through the Chihuly exhibit and their pumpkin village. Last time we went it was miserably hot and the kids were pretty much miserable. It will be much more fun on a cool fall weekend!
What is on tap for your weekend?
Well, I pinned it because it is pretty. Who doesn’t love the David Hicks paper and blue and white + grasscloth….how can you go wrong? Foyers are on my mind….our table is in, mirror is hung and I sent the perfect grey linen to my source for custom framed intaglios yesterday. I need to style the table now (it is bare as can be) and figure out if I want to do a rug or not in the entrance and I am pretty much done with the foyer. Anyhow….it doesn’t stop me from looking…..
Meredith Heron Design