Saturday, October 25, 2014

Villeroy & Boch Apple Bakers

 This table is inspired by my Villeroy and Boch apple bakers. Besides, apples are really good at this time of the year.
It all started when I spotted this apple baker while touring Trier City in Germany when I entered a Villeroy and  Boch store. I did not buy any because aside from being so pricey (and in euros), they are very breakable and bulky and our luggage were already overweight by that time, but I was so tempted.
Then, I saw them on Ebay with free shipping and I had to have at least 2 of them.
I love how they look on the table.



 
 The recipe even came with the bakers. Pecans, butter, brown sugar, lemon zest placed in the apple cavity after it is cored and maple syrup poured on it. Light the tea light candle under the baker and bake right there for one hour. It dispersed this wonderful aroma throughout the whole house too while baking. Yum!

I used Spode's Buttercup dishes for our setting.







 
Look at it bubbling. It made the whole house smell so good too.


 I love the baker. I will have to find more to complete a set of 8 at least. It would be a good dessert to serve.
The goblets have little yellow pineapples on them, or are they lemons? LOL! I forgot to take a close up picture and it is hard to decipher right now.

A ghost and pumpkin salt and pepper shakers.
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Old New Stand Desk for DH

DH has been wanting to buy a stand desk because he says his back is bothering him when he is sitting for prolonged time. Suddenly I remembered having a tall desk in the garage that I used as a craft table years ago. So, I dragged it from the garage with the 2 tall stools that came with it, and moved them by the window in our home office.
 It doesn't match the style of the existing furniture but I don't think it looks bad. Besides, it is functional and John likes it. Now, I can take over the whole brown desk when I am making jewelry.

 There it is! I have a small bookshelf that I placed at the end.


Now, let me just take you around the room. This is where I usually blog from.
 The right is my side of the desk and it is usually neater, although I straightened his side before I started taking pics, lol. I should use his desktop computer, it's bigger, but I am more used to mine.
 We have 2 of those black Asian cabinets, a lateral file cabinet for me
 and a tall one in the corner for hubby's files. The bottom 2 drawers are file cabinets.

I want to show you the mirror above the lateral file cabinet. It is framed in a linen fabric with an Asian painting on it.
 
 I like to watch news while blogging or facebooking, so the TV up there comes in handy to keep up with current events.
 


This was the "Before" of the window side before I moved the table and stools. I think it looks better now.
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

I am a Spook!

I am a Spook, literally! I had a group of friends from College and we called ourselves "The Spooks". We have always been very close and still communicate with each other and have reunions every year or at least every other year.
 I dedicate this tablescape to them, my very dearest friends, The Spooks!
 
 I am going back to Florida soon to help my daughter Rochelle with her girls. Although Rea is done with all her chemos with complete response, she still has to undergo radiation and monoclonal antibody introduction, mostly as preventative measures. Thank you so much for everybody who is praying for her. They are really helping. God is indeed listening.
 I started with an orange beaded tablecloth, then I added black leather plate chargers, followed by ghost dinner plates. I did not use any salad plates because I did not want to cover the design of the dinner plates. Instead, I used these small ghost plates for layering.
 Pumpkin napkins wrapped in black evergreen tree rings.
Orange flatware given to me by my son and DIL one Christmas.

Black goblets and amber champagne flutes.
 
I really like the orange beaded tablecloth. I bought it from St. Maarten in the Virgin Islands many years ago.












 Presenting the Spooks:  We try to meet every year or at least every other. This was in 2002 in Destin, FL. We rented a beach house there.
Caribbean cruise in 2007
 This was in 2012 when John and I hosted our reunion here at our house.
 The next pic was in Regina, Saskatchewan in Canada, 2013. We are more now cause we found the rest of the gang.
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