Friday, August 21, 2009

Setting 3 Tea Tables At Once

I had such fun this morning setting three tables for a tea I'll be catering tomorrow at my neighbors home. She set one and I set the other two. They are so pretty I can't wait to see them with the foods. I'll post those on Monday.
A Green & White Delight with silver & crystal"Pretty in Pink" make the boys wink!

"Majestic Blue"

I think I like the blue best or maybe the pink, but then I really LOVE green so...... Oh I just can't choose, how about you? What is your favorite?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hurry! Get there before it's too late!

Our local, fairly new, Antique mall is closing it's doors. next week. Everything is at least 50% off. So of course I HAD to stop in. And I think I did pretty good. I only wish I had had more time to look a little longer.................but I'm going back for sure. My best and favorite find of all! This is the prettiest cup. And it's "Occupied Japan" $5.00

This was by far the best deal of all. It was so gross when I bought it I wasn't sure if it would clean up, well as you can see it sure did! $17.50!!!!! And it's extra big- I'll need a larger glass insert all of mine are too small.
This is my second favorite find. Only $12.50. It has a small hairline crack at the top, but it doesn't leak. I made a pot of green tea in it yesterday and it held up beautifully.

This dish was $10.00, but it's a really nice size and is just so pretty.
This sweet little piece was $6.38, and it detaches from the base!

There are some lovely things that I'd love to go back for. Lovely handkerchiefs, embroidered tablecloths, pictures, china, well you get the picture. Just plain old good deals!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

WEEDS who knew?

A few weeks back I bought a new hanger for my garden. I wanted to have a hummingbird feeder outside my breakfast room. I poked it in the ground right next to this cute little heart shaped leaf and left it there. In a few days I noticed this vine growing from the little leaf. After a few weeks it was growing wild all over the hanger and this morning it was in bloom! Beautiful morning Glories. Who knew? Lucky me and the hummers have been drawn to it as well! So next time you find a sweet little leaf growing in your garden, give it a chance and maybe you'll be nicely surprised like me. (After all if it turns out to be a real weed you can always pluck it)

A BIG Thank you to Everyone

Our family sends thanks to everyone who shared our sorrow and prayers in the death of my brother in law. Those who posted here and privately to my email. You are some of the sweetest people and you are all so loved.

Friday, August 14, 2009

A Precious Goodbye

My brother-in-law, my precious sister Elizabeth's beloved husband Paul Hayes, passed away this afternoon at 1:51 p.m. August 14, 2009.
Paul will forever be loved and forever be missed.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


My sister's husband Paul has fought a good fight, but today they will be removing him from life support. Please keep my sister and her two sons in your prayers as well as Paul's 80 year old mother.
Thank you to everyone in advance.

Monday, August 10, 2009


My brother in law Paul, is in VERY critical condition. According to the paramedic reports he did in fact die and had no pulse for about 20-30 minutes. They were able to resuscitate him on the way to the Spalding hospital. He was then life flighted to Atlanta Medical Center where he is on life support. His heart is beating on it's own, but his lungs are collapsed and he is on a respirator. All of his chest bones are crushed, his back is broken in two places, he has severe head trauma and they are drilling a hole in his head to relieve the pressure.
My nephew Bobby Lee is going to be fine. He is bruised very badly and has a cast on his elbow. He bit his tongue in two and had to have it sewn back together. He was sent home this evening. Please remember them both and especially my sister Elizabeth in your prayers. Thank you all.
Go to (Man Miraculously Revived) for full story.


Elizabeth Hayes- Husband
UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST THIS SECOND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Today's word are all cheeses. I love cheese and get confused sometime with what type to serve for different occasions.
GOAT CHEESE: Not to be confused with Feta, goat cheese is also referred to as Chevre. It is made from goats milk and has a very strong distinctive and tart taste with a creamy smooth texture. It is pure white with a powdery coating.
Goat cheese is best served with sweet fruits such as pineapple, cantaloupe and honeydews. It can also be served with dark toast as a spread and is best served with a very light fruity white wine.
Goat Cheese with Roasted Figs
12 large figs
1/2 cup fresh goat cheese at room temperature
warmed honey to drizzle
Preheat oven t0 425 degrees. Lightly oil a baking sheet.
Quarter the figs to about 3/4 of the way down without cutting thru. Stuff with the goat cheese and bake for 10-15 minutes or until soft. Drizzle with warm honey.
MUENSTER: This is a semi soft cheese that is ideal as an after dinner dessert cheese as well as one that can be used for casseroles and grilled cheese
sandwiches. It has a mild slightly nutty flavor and goes well with apples, grapes, and pears as well as stronger flavored foods like sausages, mustard, pickles and whole grain breads. This is one very versatile cheese, and one of my favorites! It is packaged in a yellow-orangeish covering called annato and is best sliced chilled with a oiled knife.

Muenster Sandwich
Per serving:
2 slices of Rye bread for each sandwich
2 Slices of Muenster
4 Thin slices of Genoa Salami
Sliced avocado
Sliced tomato
Thinly sliced onion
Dress the sandwich with whole grain mustard
This is a very good cheese for cooking as well as serving with fresh or dried fruits. I goes well over pasta, soups and vegetables or served as a dessert cheese with walnuts, pears, dried apricots or figs. It is also delicious with balsamic vinegar drizzled over top.
Asiago is a pale yellow to dark white cheese similar in color to Parmesan. It has a softer texture as a young cheese, but can be hard and crumbly with age. Bring this cheese to room temperature before serving.
Grate Aged Asiago over flat bread or focaccia bread doughs before baking to add an extra touch to your sandwiches.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Fresh Fruit Display
Fresh Vegetables, Redskin Potato Salad

This was a lovely afternoon wedding reception luncheon. We were suprised at the size of the croissants when we picked them up. They were huge. But sooo good! Full butter and so soft. Sweet smoked turkey and honey smoked ham.The beautiful bride Mary Anna Hendley ColesThe Bride's mother in pink (Cindy Hendley)Cindy did a beautiful job with the tables.

Hope you enjoyed!