Birthday Treats for Two
Happy 38th Birthday Tim - love you!
A Bubby Bar
This weekend I hosted a small little gathering for my work peeps. The perfect holiday drink in my book — all things bubbles! I created this cute little bubbly bar with four different champagne cocktails. I designed recipes cards and had all the fixins’ for everyone to make their own drinks - it felt very festive and a little glam.
All my guests arrived in their holiday best - sparkle and sparklers all around. Even the tree was decked out in glitz - thanks to my sequin tree skirt from Target.
And everyone left with a delicious bite thanks to my baker aka my super talented sister. Sugar cookies in the shape or ornaments decorated in red and pink icing to match all the rest of my décor of course. Thanks Kristy!!
A successful soiree!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Colored lights with all white ornaments on our tree.
Dining is and always was a great artistic opportunity.
--Frank Lloyd Wright
And we are back to our renovation… with the floors slated to be finished Wednesday. Not to worry we are only hosting Thanksgiving the very next day 😁 this should make for a very interesting few days.
One of my favorite places — York Beach, Maine. I’ve been visiting all my life thanks to a small summer cottage my grandparents had and now, my parents. Tim and I love to slow down and head up there on as many weekends as we can. With our kitchen reno, crazy summer travels for weddings and such, sad to say we only made one trip up north.
Besides too many ice cream cones, one of our favorite activities is hitting all the little vintage and antique shops. I have started quite the collection of milk glass, depression glass, vintage lighters, and other hard to find but cheap trinkets.
I had plenty of luck this trip. I have a few other pieces of the green Moon and Star depression glass pieces currently in my office. And earlier this summer my Mom had found a 3 part dish for me in the gold at so this little 2 part matches perfect and for just $3 how can you go wrong!
After finding two perfect condition butter dishes, at two different shops! I am now thinking green may be the accent color in our new kitchen. You know you have a great husband when he doesn’t question you buying the same exact piece you bought the day before.
I once talked a friend out of buying a $30 milk glass butter dish at the Brimfield Fair a few years ago. After a little research, we learned the piece was actually worth much more and finding two piece butter dishes can be hard to find items. Needless to say I never forgot that lesson…
My final find was this $2 milk glass shell bowl for our master bath. I am planning on adding some floating shelves above the toilet and thought this little guy would be perfect to collect jewelry.
I love mixing vintage pieces with new, I think it brings so much more personality to a room and usually at a lower cost. I know some shops can be a bit over whelming but once you can see past some of the dirt and dust you will start to discover all kinds of little treasures.