Just a salad and some amazing mac and cheese leftovers.
Certainly not a hard ship eating leftovers, the macs came out to good to be true!
So while things are heating up in the oven, I thought I'd show you my new domes I made.
What do you think? I only used two but there are four of them.
Here is a link to the making of them and a little story that goes behind the scenes.
I like how the plates came out.
Look we have some dinner guests that have already shown up.
Think he see's me!
My favorite all time flatware.
It was the last two sets of the green handled flatware Horchow had.
I was impressed that I really got them. The first time them mailed to me it was the wrong set and I was told they were all gone. I called the next day and was told they found two last sets, did I want them? Oh Yea.
I put out the bigger (soup) spoons so we could twirl our noodles on them.
the glassware is from Homegoods. More than one store to get a set of them.
Here is my Laundry Room.. I wish I had the real before picutres. When we moved into this house years ago. We didn't even want the kids in that room. Well, I loved how it turned out! It was the most loved laundry room of all time.
I loved everything in this room, the wallpaper was so much fun to hang. New washer and dryer! New cabinets. Space to store whatever.
I went a little crazy with the boarder papers.. But, hey I had fun !
It took some wear over the years. But the worst part was the day the structural engineer walked through the house while we were doing this...
(don't be scared, it has a happy ending)
Back to the laundry room...
When we had the roof of the house inspected for all the work to be done we found major load problems and EVERY room in the house was going to have to have walls opened and steel beams put in the walls..
Pulled myself together and went for it.
I'll do some before and after shots for another post some point.
Looking through wallpaper books can keep me busy for hours. I love papers with bright colors, flowers or patterns.
This is a Thibaut pattern that I fell in love with. I bought this paper and hung in up in my house in Boston. It came out beautiful. I painted my cabinets white. We put in a white tile floor. Finished the kitchen and boy was I happy after waiting so long to do it.
There were a lot of things we left behind Family and Friends. The paths I pushed my baby stroller on one child after another. Everything that had become so familiar was going to change.
It wasn't that I even had this paper up very long in the Boston house.
But I loved it.
One day while packing I decided I just had to order this again and hang it in my new kitchen.
Some how it was like bringing a piece of my home with me.
When I called to order it, I found out it had been discontinued.
I called Thibaut to see if they could help. I got a lady on the phone who listened to my whole story and she went in to action and found me a whole case of it. There are still times I think of her.
Congressman Oscar E. Bland and O.R. Lubring of Indiana, founders of the Club, set out to provide an informal common ground where politicians and businessmen could meet as peers, unconstrained by red tape. They took their idea to Herbert Hoover, then Secretary of Commerce, who agreed to serve as Founders' Club President and, from 1922-1923, Honorary Founding President of a soon-to-be-built Congressional Country Club. Primarily because of the determination of these original two visionaries, the Club was incorporated in December 1921. Construction of the Club took two and one-half years from concept to completion. Its international recognition, intended for the world of politics, has been achieved instead in the world of golf.
Welcome to the USOpen.
The Congressional is a beautiful club.
♦ Think of all the nationaldecisions that have been made between the 1st and 18th holes.
This is seriousstuff. Look at the tee markers used on the green.
Not everyone can bring the office with then.
This year we will be hosting Japan for a good part of the event.
Our business relationship with the Japanese was called into play this year due to all of the earthquakes. Friendships became enhanced to the point that when you heard another round of quakes hit in Japan, you had to call to make sure everyone and their families were okay.
Don't we live in a small world now?
All of the restaurants are booked. They were book up a whole year ago.
Husband Said "How are we going to feed all these people"?
This is my version of the NationalGuard. Peggy McGuire, Event Designer, bless her, is there to deal with the menu, the event colors, the staff and to give you a smile before the first person walks in the door.
Doesn't this looks so good !
And they work in some craziest places.
This is like Midnight at the Museum.
In the DC area we have access to most of the government buildings for events!
Wonder how many people have tried to talk the the elephant after a few drinks.
Look at this event they did.
But when it comes down to it the food has to taste great. After eating my way through their entire menu I can say it does in fact taste amazing.
So now that you've seen some of the food, you will not be surprised at all if I tell you ...
♦ I'm using all my own tableware ! Do I have enough plates, sure !
Do pigs fly... ummmm no they don't.
I'll be blogging for the week of the open. You may want to stop in and take a peek to see how I'm holding up!
Thanks for stopping in. Feel free to leave a comment. Jules ♥