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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Holiday Host

What's It Wednesday #190


The holidays are officially here. The last 100 days of the year are when friends and family decide to drop in.


Sometimes you don't have much time to prepare but you want your guest to feel welcomed.



Entertaining doesn't have to be complicated. A variety of nuts, stuffed olives, favorite cheese, fresh fruit, chocolate covered pretzels, and some sliced prosciutto and you are good to go. 


I keep my favorite wine on hand. I chose a red simply because of the rich color. 



Family and friends always appreciate good conversation, good food, good wine and a good holiday host. 

What's your go to item when family and friends come to visit?

xoxoxo
Paula


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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Fabulous Fall!

What's It Wednesday #189
I'm busy as a bee, with no time to post, but have a little news! I'm going back to school for my specialist degree! I've given it a lot of thought and now is the time to go for it... wish me luck!
Hugs,
Patti

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fall Lunch Bunch

What's It Wednesday #188

Two of my besties joined me for a Fall Lunch Bunch. We all wanted Asian food, so we  ordered in from the local Japanese & Thai restaurant and chilled a couple of bottles of wine.

We tend to eat at the kitchen bar when we gather together to catch-up on old times. This year I combined Asian flair with Autumn decor.

The rectangular plates were ideal for the sushi rolls we ordered.



We love to add a fruit salad to every meal. The small bowl was perfect for the fresh strawberries I picked up from the farmers market for the girls. Orange, browns, and mustard accented with silver seems to be the fall colors I chose this year. 

The fresh ginger slices will make it's way into this antique mustard pot.


A white pumpkin here and a glass pumpkin there enhanced the feel of Fall.


 I couldn't decide which two of our favorite Thai noodle dishes to order, so I ordered both the Thai Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce and Pad Thai. Why complicate things? 



At the end of our meal we were able to refresh our palate with a mint or two.

I had a blast getting ready for my Fall Lunch Bunch with my two besties. I found the items I used for the lunch at the following places:
White pumpkins - Michaels
Candle Sticks - Gift from a friend (Kirklands)
Rectangular sushi dish -CB2(Crate & Barrel 2)
Place mats - Macy's
Asian bowls - Pottery Barn
Glass pumpkin - Pier 1 Imports
Small fruit bowls - Home Goods
Chopsticks - China Town (San Francisco)
Fall Napkins - Home Goods
Bamboo forks - Pier 1 Imports
Pumpkin candy dish - Home Goods
Wine Glasses - Macy's
Silver Autumn Leaf - Can you guess what that actually is? Well I am not going to even tell ya! But I will tell you this. I was inspired by Nikki of At Home With Nikki Home Decor Shopping Haul. If you want to know what it is and where I got it, please watch her video!
Do you have a simple decorating solution that was inspired by a fellow blogger or YouTuber?
                                 xoxoxoxo
                                     Paula


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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

"Sweet" Find

What's It Wednesday #187
Today I'm sharing a new find with you. I must confess I didn't know what it was at first, (Horrors!!!) but I went right to work doing my research.

It is petite in size, made of sterling silver, with a beautiful artwork border all around.

Just look at the pretty beaded trim and cute little claw feet.

It is what is known as a "sweetmeat" dish. They've been produced since the 18th century and were designed to hold small dessert treats such as sugared nuts and fruits. They can be found in various materials from porcelain to silver. Did you guess the "sweet" find?
Hugs,
Patti

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