Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Memory Table of my Childhood

I am so happy to be able to participate this week in Tablescape Thursday , hosted by Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch .. Thank you Susan for hosting this every week and giving us a place to show off our pretties..

 I need to tell ya'll a little story about the table I did my dish display on.. I used to come to NC to spend my summers, with my Grandparents. They had a sleeping porch and thats what I used as a bedroom. It was small and cozy with just a bed, a side table and chair. I loved staying in that little room and looking out at the stars at night and alot of my days were spent at that table with coloring books, crayons and paper dolls .. Time went by and my grandparents passed away and through the years all their belongings were scattered hither and yon.  The other day I was looking on craigslist and the ad said ""antique side table, legs need repair, normal wear and tear of being 63 years old"". I thought , well,at least the owner was honest so I clicked on the ad and the photo popped up... it was MY TABLE, if not the one I sat at all those hours, it was its Twin. I called and the next morning I purchased it..I tighened up the legs, rubbed it hard with furniture polish , thought about the nicks and scratches and said NO, I'm not sanding and staining or painting it.. I'm leaving it just as it is.. She's been around alot of years and has been well used and well loved.
Her memories show on her surface, just as mine do. So we will go along together , with all our little blemishes showing , smiling all the way... Thanks for letting me share with you.
 I need to squeeze this notice in here:-) Theres a Giveaway over at - click on her blog name below..
Southern Inspiration          Be sure to go visit her to read all about it....
I just got a new set of dishes, so I used those in my display.. They are Chris Madden from JC Penneys..
 Very nice dishes but I like a bargain and these were a little pricey.
One of my DH's favorite desserts is peach cobbler, so he's a happy camper today.  Warm cobbler and hot tea and he asks for nothing more.
He did want to know why those bunnies were so close to his cobbler , so I just told him they were WatchBunnies, there to protect his bowl from anyone else stealing it ..:-)
heres the recipe I use..
Peach Cobbler
2 1/2 pounds ripe, juicy peaches (about 4 cups sliced)
3/4 cup of sugar
4 drops almond extract
pinch of cinnamon (optional)
2 tablespoons butter
biscuit top (below)
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Peel peaches by dipping into boiling water for about a minute then slip off skins. Slice into wedges, discarding pits. Place in a shallow 6 cup baking dish or casserole, sprinkle with sugar and almond extract. Dot with butter and cover with rolled out biscuit dough (see below) for top.
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup butter or shortening
1/2 cup milk minus 1 tablespoon
Whisk together flour, salt and baking powder. Cut in shortening using a pastry blender or two knives, or your fingertips. Stir in milk, all at once, stirring with a fork until dough clings together. Pat or roll out dough to 1/4" thickness and place over peaches. Trim edges, crimp or flute to seal. Cut a hole in the top center for steam to vent.
Bake in hot 425° oven for 15 minutes, then reduce to 325°F. Bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until peaches are cooked and top is golden.
She looks so pretty at night sitting in the corner of my family room.. This is where I spend alot of my time, since I work from home and I am so happy to have her here with me.
Thanks for visiting me and my table. We loved having you with us.. Come by anytime..