Thursday, September 25, 2014

Simple Fall Mantle

It's time to get the mantle ready for fall!! Not too much, and not to fussy.
I just added some darker shades of fall. 

I found two old vintage cameras at an estate sale. I love the leather camera case. I think 
it fits in just right with the fall theme. 

 What is better then old books to add some height.

  I love this picture. I wish i could jump right in it and be walking under the umbrella.
  I love to go for a walk on a rainy day. Today it's raining, and i am going for my walk 
  as soon as i push publish! 

                                                 Stay tuned for a little tour of my living room
                                                 with some fall touches.

                                                                        Have a great day!!
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Classic Chicken Pot Pie

This is a comfort food classic. Chicken, mixed vegetables. a rich homemade 
white sauce!!! It's full of deliciousness. I love making this for supper on a 
cool fall night. The kitchen smells wonderful! Once this pie comes out of the
oven it won't last long!!! With the cooler weather, hearty fall comfort food
recipes are on the way at my house. Most of the time i blog about home, but
i love to cook, and i do spend a lot of time in the kitchen. 

 It's going fast.

    So creamy!! Sometimes i make this recipe in ramekins. 

    I don't do anything fancy with my crust. I just go around and press with a fork.
    Hope you try this recipe!!! 


Original recipe makes 1 9-inch pie 

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C.)
  2. In a saucepan, combine chicken, carrots, peas, and celery. Add water to cover and boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and set aside.
  3. In the saucepan over medium heat, cook onions in butter until soft and translucent. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, and celery seed. Slowly stir in chicken broth and milk. Simmer over medium-low heat until thick. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Place the chicken mixture in bottom pie crust. Pour hot liquid mixture over. Cover with top crust, seal edges, and cut away excess dough. Make several small slits in the top to allow steam to escape.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

                                                                   Have a great day!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fall Hutch

The weather is changing, and there is nothing i love more than the crisp,
cool mornings. It's time to add some fall touches around the house. Fall
is my favorite time of year. I love to cozy up my home this time of year.
I started with my hutch. The white dishes, and pitchers stayed. I just
added some warm neutrals to give it a pop of color. 

 I found the covered ironstone bowl at a barn sale. The handle was broken off.
It was one dollar. I glued the handle back on.

 I added my brown and white dishes. Whenever i see one at a garage sale i buy it. I found these
a couple years ago.

 I found these bowls from England a few years ago too. I go to so many sales i can't remember
where i bought these. I think it was an estate sale.

 I just found these three really old ironstone bowls at a barn sale. Three for a dollar!!! Little
things like this thrill me!!!!

                                                                          Yes  i am!!!!!!! 

                                                                    Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Drop Cloth Fall Table Runner

I wanted to make a smaller fall table runner for when i remove the leaf
from my table. I always like to have some drop cloth so when i decide
to make something i have it on hand. I had everything i needed for this

                                                You can see how i made one Here

I used the end of a stencil brush to dab on the polka dots. I wanted the runner to have
some whimsy!!! And, fall colors!

  One side i stenciled grateful, and the other side harvest. Lots of polka dots.

     The end of a stencil brush works perfect to make some polka dots. Lightly dab the end
     in the paint. Not too much. Then lightly dab on fabric. 

                                                                 Have a great day!!!

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