Thursday, February 10, 2011

Romancing your Home

In the previous post, I mentioned that the pink and black was inspiring me to create a vignette.  Well, I didn't have to look too far to see I already had a vignette with those colors.

 All I had to do was turn the corner in my living room to find some pink and black.

 We can take a closer look.

While on a shopping adventure in a vintage store, I found this print.  Actually, after I posted my shopping adventure, Suzanne mentioned in a comment that "this was wrapping paper" and I thought "I think I have seen that print before" so I looked in my stash under my bed and guess what I found.  I had this print all along.  That confirmed I must really like this map of  Paris.  I have read "Paris is the most romantic city".  I don't know about that but maybe some day I can check it out.

When I showed this print to Mr. VH he wasn't impressed.  He said the frame was not good so he set out to put it under glass and square-up the frame.  He, also, painted it black for me. 

The metamorphosis was complete.

If you want to Romance your home....Inspiration is found everywhere you turn.

From the same shopping adventure, I came home with this black Underwood typewriter.  The unique part that made my heart beat faster was the fact that it had a "pink" key.

If you take a closer look, the key on the top right is "pink".  It is on a teeter-totter mechanism with a black key.  It seems these keys were used to change the colors on the ribbon because it shifts the ribbon up and down.  I guess I'm really aging myself because I remember typing on machines that did that.  

If you would like to check out the post of this fun shopping adventure click here on Rock-a-Billy Adventure.

More romantic detailing with this pair of pink birds.  
Notice the author's name on book....Byrd.

I don't know if you noticed, but the photos in this picture frame change.
There are so many fun ideas for decorating your home.
 I just love watching my three grandsons have fun.

Set the mood by
Romancing your Home

Be inspired by visiting  these following links I've joined:

Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home 
Junkin' Finds Friday at Al a Carte
Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Math Sistas

I couldn't resist posting these pictures.  My daughter, Monica, is a high school Math teacher and every year Frontier High School does a fundraiser.  The students and teachers get involved and this year the " Math Sistas" rocked out for Airband.  They did the song "So What" by Pink.

 You Rock "Math Sistas"

It takes alot of time and practice but I know they all had a good time.  It shows the students that teachers can have fun too.

I'm thinking maybe a pink and black themed vignette being inspired coming from these pictures.  Stay tuned.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Birthday Celebration

 Cindi      Sally      Ruth      Sandi     Gail

My friend Sally had her birthday in December but since that was such a busy time of the year, we decided to have a belated  birthday celebration in January, actually January 31st. 

Cindi hosted Sally's birthday celebration.
Since the next day was February and we love our times together, Cindi chose a 
Valentine themed setting.

The pink swirl glass dishes let you peek to the vintage rose plates and bowls.

The beautiful floral napkins were folded with detail.  Cindi said she has a book that shows different ways to fold napkins.

Here are some close-ups of the tablescape.

Our potluck Menu was Soups and Salads.
This salad was just the beginning.

Even though the family room is large we enjoyed our cozy space in front of the fireplace. 
I just had to show you the old cash register that sits close by.

Cindi purchased this beautiful table runner the day before on a shopping spree.

 More Valentine vignettes sprinkled around the room.

You can find many lovable treasures in this vignette.

 Valentine hankies and perfume bottles tucked away with a vintage Valentine postcard.

The "Cupids Book" was a purchase from my booth at the Ventura Flea Market the day before.
I have to tell you, that when my grandsons were younger I saw them one day looking at that book and snickering because the cupid was naked.

Did anyone say DESSERT!
This Valentine vignette was by the dessert bar.

We always love it when Cindi is in charge of desserts.  
She doesn't just make one dessert she makes many.

Sally's favorite is chocolate.

 Strawberry Truffle goes so well for Valentine's Day.
It not only is beautiful but yummy.

 Of course you have to sample it all and the gracious hostess that Cindi is, she sends us home with lots of goodies.

 Cindi and her husband, Chuck, sent us home with oranges, tangerines, and grapefruits
picked from their trees.

Chuck was trying to show us his creative decorating side with this display of grapefruits. 
  The "White Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge"  just kept popping in my mouth.  
They didn't last long after I took them home so I thought I would share Cindi's recipe with you and let you taste for yourself.  The great thing about this recipe is that it makes a large batch so it is great for when  you are entertaining.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

2 pounds Guittard Brand White Chocolate Chips
2 cups  Skippy Peanut Butter (Chunky or Creamy)
2 cups Special K or Rice Krispies Cereal
2 cups Peanuts (Dry Roasted or Regular)
2 cups Miniature Marshmallows

Melt white chips and peanut butter on stove or in microwave at 70% power for 5 minutes.  Add remaining ingredients and stir until thoroughly mixed.  Turn mixture into buttered jelly roll pan.  Use piece of waxed paper to press fudge smooth.  Refrigerate for approximately 30 minutes and cut into squares. (It is easier to cut before it gets too hard in refrigerator).  Store in Refrigerator


Thank you Cindi for hosting such a fun evening and
Happy Birthday Sally!

I'm linking to the following Blog Parties:

Thursday Tablescape at Between Naps on the Porch
Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum
Show and Tell at My Romantic Home
Junkin Finds Friday at Alacarte