Monday, April 30, 2012

One red leg

 . . . a little chippy white,

 . . . some nice brass hardware,

 . . . Charlies Garage,

 . . . a bunch of other numbers,

 . . . and a nice wooden table top thingy.

Isn't it great?

What will I do with it?

Look at it.

It might go in the red dining room in the background there.

Any suggestions?

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Pioneer Woman Cooks

I love it when a package arrives.  Especially when it brings a beautiful item.
An item with so many things in one package.

Food.  Color.  Photography.  Cats.  Dogs.  Horses.  Cows.  Kids.  Rural.  Life.

We watch several cooking shows and I have seen The Pioneer Woman television show a few times.
I like the show, but the airings usually coincide with other activities so I don't get to see it all the time.

I was interested in her cookbooks, but my friend's blog The Woman at the Well showcases many of her recipes.  So, I just visited Kerry's blog and The Pioneer Woman's blog and tried to be happy with that.

Kerry brought her book for me to see before I bought it and the decision was made.
I had to have one.

The book is beautiful so I had to share it.

It draws me for many reasons other than the simple, scrumptious, step-by-step recipes
(see book cover above title :)).

There are many, many photos in the book.
Beautiful photos of not just the food and food preparation, but photos from her life.

The first place I went was to the index.


I was going to include photos here of photos in the book, but the fine print said bla, bla, bla about reproducing bla, bla, bla, so I'm going to leave you curious with just my text that would go along with the photos.

Isn't that a wonderful looking burger and a beautiful photo of a burger?

Handsome men and horses.
If you like horses, there are many wonderful horses.

Cats.  What can I say about a cookbook with lots of cat photos.
Simply wonderful.

Kids.  Sweet photos of kids doing kid things.

If you just love beautiful books, I can recommend this one.

And then, there is The End.
And what a delightful end it is.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Good grief

My mail for today.

I have never bought anything from Restoration Hardware.
Mailing list I guess.

They do have wonderful things.  654 pages of wonderful things.

And the store is fun to walk through.

"Shop at Restoration Hardware" is going on my mental list for when I win the Lottery.

They keep saying our economy is bad.  I guess it is not bad for the RH customers.

Business must be good . . .

if they are mailing 654 page catalogs to people who have never given them a dime.

I get one about twice a year.

And, 654 pages were not enough.  There is a Special Issue also.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Brightly Colored

Many Easter colors are pastel and just not bright enough for me.
But, I can find brightly colored things to display.

These little chicks are pleased that someone put them on a postcard long ago.