Sunday, September 12, 2010


Our recent Holiday Evening of Design was so much fun that I wanted to share it with everyone. If you have never attended one of our design events, I hope this will inspire you to want to attend our next design event. Everyone learned creative ways to set their holiday tables, display their cherished holiday collections, create beautiful arrangements, add touches of holiday to their decor, and so much more. I hope to see people making their own pumpkin topiaries like the ones we showed. And, I know everyone is going to have breathtaking tablescapes like the ones we showed. Always look for ways to use your accessories and serveware in ways other than their intended purpose. We used candle holders to display pumpkins, and two tiered cake stands to showcase collectibles. Wall mirrors were used as table runners, and serving trays were used a charger plates. As promised, I am sharing the recipes for the delicious munchies you enjoyed. Thanks to everyone who attended and help raise $800.00 for the Barnwell County Museum. We hope to see you at the next event!

Brie Tartlets
Cut up pieces of brie cheese and place in pre-made tartlet cups, top with Rothschild Farms hot pepper raspberry preserves. Bake at 350 for 5 minutes & serve.

Goat Cheese Spread
4 ounces cream cheese
4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. finely chopped onion
1/4 tsp. cracked black pepper
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
chopped dried apricots

Beat first 4 ingredients until well combined. Form into desired shape. Combined pecans & apricots and cover top & sides of cheese. Serve with crackers.

Skewered Greek Salad
Grape tomatoes
3 ounces feta cheese
Pitted kalamata olives
1/2 small red onion
Leaf lettuce torn into small pieces

Thread the skewers starting with olive, then add a piece of cheese, leaf lettuce, onion, and finish with a tomato. Marinate with creamy Caesar dressing.

You can find our delicious marinated shrimp recipe on previous evening of design posts. Enjoy!