Tuesday, November 30, 2010

thanksgiving tablescape: S+S style

We know Christmas decorating is in full swing but we wanted to share with you the look we created for Lindsay's Thanksgiving table setting!

The peacock blue and gold from Eddie Ross' tablescape was the inspiration. The fabric was found in the remnants section at Joann's and napkins at World Market. The chargers, peacock feathers and votives were all Hobby Lobby finds.

deck the halls: mantels

In the spirit of Christmas, S+S feels that it is imperative to have an impressive display on our mantels in order to hold all of those goodies our loved ones will be placing in our stockings.

Mercury glass and to die for ornament jars...

Natural and vintage elements mixed with whites...


Perfect Stockings...

And for those of us that do not have the luxury of a mantel...

For those of us that do not have a piano...
If you don't have a piano or stairs, sorry. You are SOL. Be creative!

Here are a few items that we have found to achieve these looks

Mix and match different sizes and colors for your bauble jars

Monday, November 29, 2010

monday musings: deck the halls

This year we are both longing for a vintage Christmas tree adorned with gold and silver ornaments. Here are some of our inspirations...

Here are a few fun things we've found to get the look...

More Christmas decor inspiration, pictures of Lindsay's Thanksgiving tablescape and a silhouette ornament diy all coming soon!

Friday, November 26, 2010

S+S chow: turkey tex-mex soup

Here is a recipe to turn those turkey leftovers into something new and delicious! enjoy!
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup minced onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
4 cups water
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
1 (28 ounce) can Rotel (Hot or Mild)
1 cup salsa
4 cups shredded cooked turkey
1 tablespoon dried parsley
3 chicken bouillon cubes
1 (14 ounce) can black beans, rinsed, drained
2 cups corn
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

6 cups tortilla chips
3/4 cup chopped green onion
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup sour cream

1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add minced onions and cook until onions begin to soften, about 4 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin and oregano and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
2.Stir in water, tomato soup, diced tomatoes, salsa, shredded turkey, parsley and bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until bouillon cubes dissolve.

3. Add black beans, corn, sour cream and cilantro. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.

4. Serve soup with crushed tortilla chips, chopped green onion, shredded cheese and additional cilantro and sour cream.
 {via food.com}

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

the girls

We certainly love our girls, Sadie and Stella, and they sure do love each other!
In honor of our perfect mascots, we decided to look for dog accessories that we love and of course need for the pups!    

 { etsy and etsy }

We know the girls would enjoy these little luxuries and they more than deserve them!

Monday, November 22, 2010

monday musings: thanksgiving tablescape


{via Lonny Mag}
With Thanksgiving around the corner we were in search of a whimsical tablescape. Eddie Ross did a phenomenal job for Lonny Magazine's Oct/Nov issue! The cobalt blue is un-traditional and is a refreshing addition to the Thanksgiving spread. We love the gold accents and the do it yourself ideas. It's right up our alley! 

Here are a few things we've found to achieve a similar look for the budget conscious:


Hopefully you've found some inspiration! Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving from Sadie + Stella!