Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Things to Come......A Wordful Wednesday

Quaint & charming spaces are sometimes created through untraditional means. Putting something in a small space can then make it a cozy, small space. The first bed & breakfast I ever stayed in had a clawfoot tub at the foot of my parent's bed. Weird, I thought, but that's why I fell in love with B&B's!!

Our kitchen isn't big enough for a built in island so I knew this mobile island was perfect. I had been wanting one for so long, unable to find the right one, until now. Am I crazy for looking forward to creating so many memories over this cute little piece of furniture? For being so excited to have my kitchen reflect more of who I am & what I enjoy?

Chef's Catalog - please hurry to fulfill my order just in time for Christmas entertaining. I'll love you forever!!!


Speaking of Christmas, this will be a perfect treat before dinner. This vertical pear salad with watercress, toasted pecans, crumbled blue cheese & vinaigrette is not only pretty but delicious when drizzled with some honey. I'm expecting 9-10 people for the holiday but instead of making one per person I may serve them on a few plates & scatter them around the table for a family style salad.


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These are just 2 things I am really looking forward to during the holidays but would mean nothing if I couldn't share them with those I love!



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49 comments:

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

Love the new moving island!

that pear salad will look spectacular on your table! What a statement!

Coco said...

You are going to love that moving island. My parents have one in their kitchen and LOVE it. And it makes their kitchen look bigger, which is weird.

Pears and blue cheese? YUM! I do that with arugula and spiced pecans and make a plain salad. Your is MUCH prettier.

Jen said...

The moving island is so cute and that salad is beautiful.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Love the island. What a grand idea! Your salad is sure to be a huge hit too!!

Tiffany said...

I'm visiting from SITS. What a cute island! You'll love using that.

les_mason_curt said...

Pear salad looks devine... Yummo! You seem like someones house that I would never want to leave... I will bet your home always smells like something fresh baked...

Rebecca said...

That island is awesome! It would be great in my kitchen too, LOL!!!

Mary said...

I always love functional storage...it doesn't get any better!

avtcoach said...

A beautiful salad and a great idea, can't wait to see the recipe. Mr. Linky is up, missed seeing you on the list but saw you were one of Angie's first guests!

Tam said...

YOU are so awesome.....you rock! LOVE LOVE your ideas!!

Bre said...

You''ll love your island cause....that's totally what decorating is all about ...loving something so much that you don't even think about how big or small a room is. It just feels right.

I am a total emotional decorator and it's all about how I feel in a room.

...the fact that you'll make a pear treat like that on the island just amazes me!

Hope you don't have to wait too long.

Cheers,
Bre

http://chantillygrace.blogspot.com/

angie said...

Those ingredients make up my favorite salad, so I KNOW they must be delicious......and they look great, too!

Pam said...

Oh! I love the new mobile island...It would be perfect for my kitchen too.

I am excited to see the recipe for the pear salad - so clever and pretty.

Sweet Serendipity said...

Nope, you are definitely not crazy. That island looks perfect. And the pear salad, OMG, yum! Thanks for sharing :D

Jennifer said...

very cute piece!!

K said...

oooooh! Love the island. Does it come with the muffins, oj, and clean white dishes and towels too?
The salad is gorgeous! I love the sharing idea as an appetizer, rather than one per guest.
All food credit will go to live.love.eat. :-)
Blessings!

sassy stephanie said...

Love the island! Cute! And your pear looks magazine worthy!

Joan said...

I love your new island!! I know exactly what you mean, I love how the feel of a room can make memories. My children are getting older and I love to hear the stuff that made them feel secure and comfortable in our home.

Maria said...

That island is nice! And the pear looks tasty too!

mommaof4wife2r said...

the island is totally fab!!! can't wait to see it...and pass the pear!!

Real Live Lesbian said...

That pear salad looks fantastic! I love the presentation. Mmm...I may have to put that on my menu!

scargosun said...

That pear salad looks amazing. What a presentation! I also love your new purchase. I have that small kitchen also and my new counter height stainless table has been WONDERFUL. Enjoy!

Lorina said...

Love the island.. I want one.. :) And that pear salad looks so yummy. You always make me hungry.

Sweet Pea Chef said...

What a smart idea on the moving island. You are too practical...and smart!

The pears are so amazing.

rachael said...

oh my gosh, that pear salad looks incredible! i love the island...it looks like it will be perfect!

Michelle said...

I would so buy that! :)

THE ORDINARY HOUSEWIFE said...

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Btw, that pear salad looks AWESOME!

Melissa Lester said...

That salad looks fab! And I have pears on my counter right now just begging to get the royal treatment!

Life with Kaishon said...

Katie! I love it! Love it! Love it! How perfect is that little island. There would be no place in my kitchen for it, but if there was, I would be all over it!

I also like the salad. SO pretty. I have to bring a salad to Thanksgiving so maybe I will bring that one.

Susie said...

I love that table and that salad looks fantastic!!!

Sheri said...

That pear salad looks delicious! I'm excited for your table - I hope it comes quickly for you!

Lump said...

YAY for new toys!! I know you are going to get a lot of use out of that cute island. :)

that pear is amazing. I don't think I could eat it.

Life On The Tail Of A Comet said...

If I didn't have a really big island and a smaller kitchen, I'd really want one of those as well. I love it because you can access it from all sides! I'm still kicking myself because i didn't have them put a set of doors on the opposite side of my island.
I understand the anticipation- I feel the same way about my surfboard!

Life On The Tail Of A Comet said...

I've seen similar pear recipes- to me that's better than a sweet dessert!

Stephanie said...

I have to share that salad with my family for Thanksgiving! They have pears galore and are tired of making pearbutter and pearsauce. Yummy!

Ace C said...

Good stuff.

Jason, as himself said...

That pear thing looks marvelous!

I'm coming over...again...

Elaine A. said...

That pear tower thingy looks absolutely delectable! I love all those things and together - YUM-MY!

The Blonde Duck said...

I like that table! That pear looks so cool!

Casey's trio said...

Okay...I am in the middle of Hunger Games right now and am loving it! Tiffany R from SITS says there are supposed to be 2 more books..cool huh?
Cute post today...love how excited you are about your kitchen island.

Jenny said...

What a fun little moving island! I am loving that adorable sliced stacked pear. I'd be in pure heaven devouring it! Have a great week!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

That is such a cool piece! I love that kind of stuff.

Tash said...

that pear looks lovely and so awesome
thanks for sharing

Nazarina A said...

I am in love with your choice of "kitchen island", it is adorable and that pear salad, if this is the prerequisite of what's to come , then all your guests best brace themselves!They are in for a culinary joyride!
I have some awards for you on my site!

Kiera said...

Honestly...44 comments!! You need to have your own cooking show on the Food Network!

That pear salad looks incredible, I can only imagine (and drool about) how yummy it probably is.

Hula Hank said...

It is almost dinner time down here on the opposite side of the world.

I can smell the stuffed mushrooms, enchilladas and cheesecake, but what gets me going is a bagel and cream cheese (can't stand lox or any other smoked fish).

I ahve been on a search to find a decent bagel down here and they are either way too chewy or like bread with a hole in it.

I have come to the conclusion that I need to start to make my own.

What I really wanted to say is that I think you are totally awesome!

Kimber said...

The pear salad looks awesome, I'm not sure I could eat it though (it's so pretty).

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Oooh I love it. I want one of them too.

Brenda said...

I really like the spice idea and think I will use it on Thursday. Thanks!