Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Let Me Entertain You!

Entertaining....a true art in the South! I guess I go back to my roots on this one. My grandmother always said that it didn't matter how poor you were, no one had to know that but you! She always said that the most humble home would look like a mansion with a freshly ironed tablecloth, the perfect place setting, and fresh flowers. Words of wisdom from a true Southern lady full of charm and grace.

Here are a few photos from my humble abode!


Two of my favorite Kirkland's finds...a votive wine bottle topper and an outdoor lantern! Together they turn an ordinary dinner on the back porch into a special occasion.


Spreaders and cheese knives from Pottery Barn.  How do I love their Heirloom silver....let me count the ways!!! I just love how they look in this antique chippy creamer.

A recent creation last weekend, a beach bag welcome tray for a sweet teenage guest created with Kirkland's products and dollar store finds!


Just like they said in Steel Magnolias, in the South we either shoot it, stuff it, or marry it!  We love hunting around our house, and my oldest son is an avid hunter.  From my oldest son's 20th birthday this past fall....of course, a hunting theme fitting for any fine Southern young man!

This cake was incredibly amazing! I designed it for him because he loves hunting and most especially Browning guns. This buckmark is their logo for those that don't know. The cake ended up tasting like a giant Little Debbie Swiss Cake Roll. Lordee Mercy!!!!

With five kids in the house, we are always par-tay-ing around here! Our next little soiree is in May. My twins will be SEVEN!!! Plans for a camping themed party are already in the works!  A S'mores buffet and a daytime campout are both sure to be a hit with the little ones.  I think I'm more excited about their birthday than they are!





19 comments:

  1. Great photos of some great finds :) Welcome to blogland, I found you from Tiffany at 'Life of a Southern Girl'. I'm in the NW now, but grew up on the MS Gulf Coast, so it's always nice to follow a southern girl and be reminded of all that southern hospitality!

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  2. Hi,Petie! So very nice to meet you. I don't live too far from the MS Gulf Coast, so we are Southern sisters for sure! I notice you live in Oregon now. If I had to pick somewhere else to live, it would be in the NW. I ADORE Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon....They are truly some of my favorite places to visit. Thanks for leaving such a sweet comment. I'm going to link up to your site!

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  3. Farica, I love your table setting! Those knives are so pretty! Love the fleur de lis! It's my fav!! :) I put your button on my page. :)

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  4. Allyson, I'm in love with fleur de lis, too!! I adore the knives. I want the entire set of Heirloom silverware from PB, but I can't afford it! LOL!! So, I have to settle with the cheese knives and spreaders. I thought about buying a set a week, and then I'd have the whole set before I knew it. They don't have layaway at PB, do they? HAHAHA!! I could see their faces if I asked that question. I'd get kicked out!!

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  5. Hi Farica, Love your posts, I am not a blogger but enjoy reading following them. I am a third generation native of Charleston SC. So I understand about hospitality and the importance of other values you wrote about so well. Thank you for your gracious blog and i am a follower now and will be a reader, thank you.

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  6. Hi Farica, Welcome to blogland, I am also new to this place.haha Love the beautiful pictures of your home, can't wait to see more!
    have a blessed day,
    Regina
    p.s. I am also a southern gal!

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  7. Farica, I love your blog!! The cake looks delish - will you be posting recipes soon? ;)

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  8. Hi Farica,
    WOW!! Where have you been? You should have started a blog long ago, your style and decorating is AMAZING!! =) I love fleur de lis, so this post really caught my eye, just lovely!

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting, you are so sweet! I am your newest follower. XOXO ~Liz

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  9. Hello Farica,
    I'm happy that Ally posted about your new blog so I could find yours as well. I remember meeting you last year at the Kirklands website. Your new blog and home are gorgeous! I'll be back often I can tell already. Come by and say Hi anytime sweet friend. You're always welcome!

    Warmly, ~Melissa :)

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  10. Hi Farica....welcome to blogging. You will be hooked! Your home looks lovely. I used to change rooms without my hubby knowing too. I once wallpapered our master bath while he slept!
    Can't wait to see more of your lovely home and get to know you better!

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  11. Farica, what a wonderful hostess and mom you are! About that cake...my thighs are expanding just by looking at it! Mmmmmm...

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  12. In from Tiffany's blog. so nice to meet you and looking forward to following

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  13. Hi Farica! You have a beautiful blog! My husband would have just gone crazy over that cake. He is also a hunter! I look forward to enjoying your new blog maybe one day I will get brave too!

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  14. Farica, I love the fluer de lis items on your table. Very pretty.
    I also wanted to let you know that I read the Kirklands board, (never have posted there, though!! I saw where you mentioned to Ally about the fluer de lis warmer and your Walmart not having it. Check out your Hobby Lobby if you have one near you. They sell the same exact ones that WM does! Be sure to look and see if HL has a coupon for 40% off before you go!
    I couldn't reach you by email so I thought I would post this here. You can remove it if you wish to.

    have a wonderful evening~ L

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  15. Ladies, I want to thank all of you for such a sweet welcome!! I am humbled by your comments. WOW!! I'm shocked at the fact you all haven't laughed me out of here. :) Thank you again. I am sooo excited about getting started. I promise I will get better as I go along. Thanks to all for the words of encouragement. And, yes, I will be posting some recipes very soon!! I love cooking!! Thanks also, LC, for the info on the fluer de lis warmer. I am dying to have one!! Liz and Allyson started this mess with me just dying to get one!!

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  16. Farica, you're welcome.
    I have one of the fleur de lis warmers myself. I copied Liz and Ally, too!! Great ideas come from blog friends. ha-ha
    ~L

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  17. Your blog is amazing. I heart your style.

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  18. Love the party decor and your house is beautiful! The arrangement and party food looks perfect. I am a southern girl also and we love our pretty stuff, don't we? I recently bought the same lamps you have in your bedroom at Kirkland's also. I used them on my sofa table.

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  19. I loved looking at all of your beautiful things! Please post the Swiss Cake Roll cake soon. I need to make a birthday cake and would love to copy yours.

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