Thursday, September 22, 2011


Thanks to everyone who attended our Holiday Evening of Design. We had so much fun! This season's program showed wonderful ways to entertain this Fall & Christmas.

We showed how easy it is to take the china you already have & add an accent plate and festive linens to make a beautiful table setting. Add pumpkins, gourds, fall leaves, and rustic ceramics to complete your look.

We also show ways to turn a common Christmas pattern into a more current table setting. By simply adding linens in lime green & red, a holly pattern looks fresh & modern.

Our centerpieces were made of "gifts" of peppermint candies.

And "gifts" made of peppermint carnations.

The centerpieces were completed with a modern take on bottle brush trees.

The night was enjoyed by everyone.

The evening ended with a presentation of $800.00 to the Barnwell County Museum.

Monday, September 19, 2011


We had so much fun at our recent Holiday Evening of Design benefiting the Barnwell County Museum. Many people asked us to post some of the recipes they loved.
MARINATED SHRIMP 2lb. peeled, large raw shrimp 1 1/2 C white vinegar 1 C vegetable oil 1/2 C sugar 1/4 C capers, undrained 1 1/2 tsp celery salt 1/2 to 1 tsp salt 1 md.size red onion, sliced & separated into rings 1. Bring 6 cups slated water to a boil; add shrimp, & cook 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Drain & rinse with cold water. Peel shrimp, leaving tails on. Devein, if desired. 2. Combine vinegar & next 5 ingredients in a shallow dis; add shrimp alternately with onion. Cover & chill 6 to 24 hours, turning often. Drain shrimp mixture, discarding liquid, before serving.
APPLE & MAPLE TARTLETS 2- 8oz. Cream Cheese softened 1/2 bottle Rothschild Farms Harvest Apple & Maple Sauce 1/4 C. sugar 50 to 60 phyllo pastry shells 1 can Apple Pie Filling 1. Mix softened cream cheese & apple & maple sauce together. Add 1/4 cup sugar. 2. Fill pastry shell with cream cheese mixture. 3. Place apple pie filling in food processor & puree. 4. Top each pastry with pie filling.
Hope you enjoy! Check back soon for all our pictures from our wonderful Holiday Evening of Design.