Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Art of Food 2011

600 tissue paper tassels

8 burlap banners

6 hours to decorate

What a crowd! Biggest attendance ever!
Absolutely worth the 2 months of work.

The brown cow brought in a $200 donation!
It will be going to a great home to hang in a little boy's room.

The giant knife, fork and spoon were requested by another patron for their kitchen.

Flowers provided by Mueller Family Farm. Absolutely gorgeous flowers and I was so happy to meet the Mueller family. I think we might be taking our little one out to see their 10 acres.

Thanks to everyone for their help and support! I can't wait for next year!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Art of Food

Every year Slow Food St. Louis has a fund raiser called the Art of Food. It is a great evening combining outstanding local ingredients, the best local chefs and a silent auction of unique culinary items. I've been a member of Slow Food for a few years now but I've never put my membership into action. This year I was asked to participate by helping decorate the event. I have a clean slate and free reign! I am so excited about this opportunity. I have been brainstorming night and day, bouncing a lot of ideas off of friends and scouring all my trusted sources for inspiration. Take a look at what I'm working with at Koken Art Factory....

Here is my concept board:
All my supplies are ordered and on the way! I can't wait to start pulling everything together!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New Desk Chairs

Way back in April of 2010 my friend Amy and I both happened to be moving to the suburbs at the exact same time...and almost to the exact same place (ok, not exact but within 10 min. of each other). As Amy was trying to pack up and empty her old house she sent me the image above and asked me if I wanted these chairs, for free. I have a thing for chairs (ask my husband). I tend to feel the need to rescue every cute, old chair that I find, especially if it is a small, vintage child's chair. So I said sure thing, I'll be right over.

Well, the chairs sat around our new house in various places for 14 months but now they finally have a new look.

I dug through my stash of fabric and found JUST enough of this pattern that I have had laying around for YEARS! It was some remnant piece from Hancock Fabrics that I originally made in to a tote bag. I LOVE this fabric and I was so excited that I had enough to use on these chairs. I spray painted the chair frames a sage green to match the fabric. Their new home will be down in our lower level at our computer and sewing desk.

Thanks Amy!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July Weekend

Took a road trip to Artichoke Annie's Antique Mall in Columbia Missouri. Huge place with some really great stuff, I really should have taken more pictures. Also finally got to see Annie and Simon's farm. It is still very much a work in progress but it has some amazing potential. I can't wait to watch them turn it into a beautiful home over the next few years.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thank you, One Kings Lane

This arrived in my mailbox yesterday, two bars of Claus Porto soap. The note said "Thank You". Apparently One Kings Lane has been making some upgrades and wanted to thank their members for their patience. Pretty darn impressive indeed! I've only made one purchase from One Kings Lane so far but there has been a LOT of drooling and dreaming. If you love deals on high end, quality, interior design goods... sign up, you won't be sorry.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Second Birthday

  • salad - green beans, sliced onion, spring cherry tomatoes with a simple balsamic vinaigrette spiked with honey
  • slaw - red and yellow cabbage, shallots, carrots and minced quick pickles with a vinegar base infused with salad burnett
  • Caw Caw Creek Farms keilbasa
  • Caw Caw Creek Farms pulled pork shoulder, smoked by my husband for 14 hours in hickory and cherry woods.
  • Two barbecue sauces both with a hint of honey
Gift bags: