Downton Abbey/Biltmore Shabby

The Biltmore Estate and I go wayyyyy back. I am a house fiend, castle fiend, garden fiend and a history dork. So when we moved to NC back in the early 90’s, I was instantly smitten with the concept of the Biltmore. Mom took me there as a high school graduation trip from which IContinue reading “Downton Abbey/Biltmore Shabby”

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I like my diamonds flat and fiery, like my tables.

ALSO, if you missed the Dior Skull ring collection and are still smarting from that style defeat, Mr. Butler’s skull ring below, retails for a cool $1200.00 versus $11,500.00 WITH the added bonus of not worrying about anybody ELSE shopping in Harris Teeter sporting the same ring because YOURS is custom.)

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Kitchen Log, day 35.

One OF the neat things about having friends and family all over the world and the country, is that in this time of oddness, we can get a true play-by-play of what’s going on in different places. We have friends in London, Paris, Canada and Spain and family in big cities and rural towns, soContinue reading “Kitchen Log, day 35.”

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HouseHunters, Hampstead.

I have just begun dreaming again. One night, I dreamed nothing but hues of pink. The entire dream, as it were, was seen through rose-hued glasses and it has been two weeks now and I am still completely obsessed with pink. THAT is boring but I say this to explain that the last 6 monthsContinue reading “HouseHunters, Hampstead.”

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The MayFLOUR and other STUFFING.

I am quite sure this is too much happiness in one blog. I can deal with it, and in fact am, bedazzled with joy to share this line up with you!! November 10th is our annual “WELCOMING OF THE APPLES” day as well as a wine tasting by Silver Coast Winery AND a jewelry show byContinue reading “The MayFLOUR and other STUFFING.”

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Pigs and Cupcakes. As in Pigmas in July!

It is time once again for CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!!!! I live for this week as I can slather slabs of gingerbread with fresh butter and lightly grilled peaches and pretend that it isn’t 90000 degrees outside or alternately monsooning. Summer at the beach-heat or rainsheets.  Starting tomorrow you will see a brief reappearance of yourContinue reading “Pigs and Cupcakes. As in Pigmas in July!”

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By George it’s a Book Signing, Beer Tasting AND my Birthday!

Washington’s Birthday! is this Thursday and we are celebrating in style with Cherry Pies, whole and by the slice, Cherry Scones, Martha Washington’s Whisky Cake and we will all be decked out in powdered wigs, beauty marks and copious ruffles! (remember if you want more than one whole pie it is SO helpful if you drop us aContinue reading “By George it’s a Book Signing, Beer Tasting AND my Birthday!”

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New Year’s BELIEVE!

Happy New Year’s! Much to tell about excitement in the upcoming year, but for now, we will let you know about our New Year’s Eve specials and sales! It’s that time again where we borrow a kitchen and create both sweet and savory New Year’s Eve traditional foods! PLEASE. ORDER. AHEAD. I beseech thee. QuicheContinue reading “New Year’s BELIEVE!”

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