March 10, 2010

Antiquing & Brunch

Greetings My Friends~ ~ ~
A birdseye view of our Sunday Brunch table. Ahhh, I feel Spring coming on but I am getting ahead of myself. Before brunch we did a little antiquing.

Sometimes I have something specific in mind when I hit the antique markets but today I was lovin' all of it. I want to share with you some of the sights. Two sets of deco lights, be still my heart I adore the set on the left and they would look amazing in my house but at $950.00 for the set, not today thank you!

This set was sweet too.

I have the perfect spot for these but I really only need 2 and they were priced at $3500.00 for the set of 3! I would love to have one on either side of my Victorian picture over the bed. Sigh!
I want to go shopping with Bill, He gets the greatest deals, doesn't he? In his neck of the woods I could probably get them for $50.00 for the lot.

I adore this Deco light.
The shades looked like Carnival glass.

This is amazing too.
Good thing I don't have to choose.

Pretty, pretty set of dishes. Love the flowered center.

A few pieces of white ironstone~ ~always makes me swoon.

After a fun morning of antiquing we came back to our home for Brunch.

These sweet little napkin rings were a
yard sale find 10 for $6.00.
That's more like it. I love a bargain, don't you?

Here is my recipe for
"Breakfast Casserole"
4T. Butter
1 med. onion, chopped
2 chopped cloves garlic
Saute till transparent add 1 lb. cleaned shrimp saute till done.
season with 1/2 tsp. Thyme
set aside
Butter a 9 x 13 pan
cube 8 slices of bread
(I use crusty french or my homemade bread)
put half into the pan
layer half shrimp mix over bread
top with half shredded cheeses
Do all 3 layers again.
1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss Cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
~ ~ ~ ~
Mix in a bowl
7 beaten eggs
2 T. flour
3 cups half and half
1/2 tsp. salt & 1/4 tsp. black pepper
pinch of red pepper
Pour egg mixture over layered bread mixture.
Cover and refrigerate overnight
In The Morning
Bake UNCOVERED about 50-60 minutes till knife inserted near center comes out clean.
You can substitute bacon or sausage for the shrimp if you like.
This dish reheats nicely or cut into squares and nuke for a quick breakfast.
Keeps for a few days in the fridge after baking.

Thanks for tagging along on our trip.
Hope you had fun

I am linking to Susan at Between Naps On The Porch
for Tablescape Thursday

Also linking to Michael Lee at Designs By Gollum
for Foodie Friday

Make It A Great Weekend!
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~


Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Your table looks great and your recipe sounds yummy :)!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Beautiful table -- love those napkin rings! They're darling! Yep!....I want to go shopping with Bill too --- that man can nail some deals...can't he?

Blondie's Journal said...

It sounds like you had a great morning. Gosh, I love those wall sconces, but are they made of gold?! lol!! Your table is so pretty too. I love your napkin rings. So pretty! The recipe sounds delicious and doable for me! Thanks.

Happy Wednesday, Ahrisha!


Allie and Pattie said...

Ahrisha, I make a breakfast casserole at least once a week. I LOVE antiquing and you saw some gorgeous pieces- that ironstone would surely have come home with me!
xoxo Pattie

Jeanette said...

You did good resisting, lovely pieces. Not only is your table pretty, but your recipe sounds delicious.

Mimi said...

Lovely brunch table. The napkin rings are adorable. I can't believe you didn't buy anything...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Arisha, you did a great job with this tablesetting. It is lovely. I think you got a steal on those napkin rings. SUPER price! They are adorable.

Your casserole sounds SO good, and I appreciate the recipe.

Happy Tablescape Thursday to you...


Sheila :-)

suzyq said...

What a gorgeous table Ahrisha! I just love those napkin holders!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Great job Arisha!
Boy what a deal on those charming napkin rings and the centerpiece is gorgeous!

Helen said...

Hi there!
My favorite part of your tablescape? The quilt square in the center of the table ~ It just looks perfect! And the brunch sounds perfect!

Carrie said...

What fun...I enjoyed the antiquing trip and saw things I would buy if a bit richer. The brunch table is all the nice details.

Bill said...

It sounds delicious, Ahrisha! And your table is charming and inviting. I agree that the napkin rings were a wonderful find at a great price!

What fun it would be to go shopping together! I'm afraid those gorgeous sconces might cost a bit more than $50 in my neck of the woods though (at least $55!). ;)

Hope your weekend goes well.

Warmest regards,

Mrs. P. said...

Ahrisha...such a beautiful table. I love entertaining for brunch!


Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Good Arisha,
Your antiquing is so appealling. HOw I wish I could come with you. Love the wall lamps.

You're table is to die for. I love the quilted runner. So romantic.

Have a wonderful & great w/end ahead.

bj said...

Now this is my kind of day...antiquing and then eating. Love those wall lamps..

Cathy said...

Thanks for taking us along. It was fun to look over your shoulder at those gorgeous light fixtures. It's fun to dream anyway.

Your table is lovely, and brunch is the perfect way to end a most enjoyable day.

Pat@BPM said...

The photos of your antiquing are fabulous!

Breakfast casserole sounds good and your table is beautiful.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Ahrisha, Your table is soft and femanine and so full of springtime. I LOVE those pansie napkin rings!!!!! I am putting together a table using pansies for next week and they would be perfect!
Such a pretty table.

Do you know any other bloggers from our area? Wouldn't it be fun to get together and share ideas and what we have learned over lunch. I think it would also be a great idea to be able to call on someone when we were in a glithch? Let me know your thoughts on this.

Mumsy said...

Gorgeous antique finds, and beautiful tablescape!

Erin A said...

Wow, good eye!! The table looks gorgeous!!

Thanks for your comments on my Welcome sign too, I was pleasantly surprised by how well it turned out. It really is that easy to get the pencil rubbed onto the wood too, it's such a great trick!

Have a great weekend!

lostpastremembered said...

I love things like this that you can reheat easily... your table looks so inviting... and you didn't get those expensive deco sconces! You need to go to Brimfield in the summer... you will love it!

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

What a lovely 'tablescape'! I love that little French country-esque 'looking' quilt in the center of the vignette!.., What fun!..,So utterly charming; and those fabulous antiques.., Oh my!

Please do feel most welcome to also visit me my dear; do come visit my blog for a 'ladies tea by the fireplace'..,

Cheers from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Mary said...

What lovely light fixtures! Your breakfast casserole sounds delicious and with Easter rapidly approaching I'm sure a lot of folks will be using it.

Mary said...

I loved the light fixtures, but I was really drawn to your breakfast casserole. With Easter coming soon, I'm sure it will be put to good use.

Maria Berg said...

little napkin rings _LOVE them!!! MB

tales from an oc cottage said...

What loveliness!

m ^..^

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...I loved loved the third photo of sconces. I'm a sucker for anything art deco. Those would be great in my house.

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

I love your blog!!! Your table arrangement was really pretty. So cool that you added a recipe!
I am following your blog. Do you want to follow mine too. I want to be friends.
Gros bisous

MrsJenB said...

Terrific finds, even if they were a bit steeply priced. This is why I don't go antiquing! haha That chandelier with the shades that resembled carnival glass reminds me of a store I used to live a few doors down from. Their entire space, floor to ceiling, was lamps and chandeliers. It was actually quite claustrophobic, but beautiful nonetheless. I'm glad I found you through Foodie Friday!

Martha said...

What a beautiful table -- love those pansy napkin rings -- pansies are NOW at Linderhof! And your treasures -- they would be a bit too much for my pocketbook, too! (too many zeros!)

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Greetings Ahrisha from Frog Hollow Farm! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for becoming a follower. I get so excited when someone decides they'd like to check back and see what's going on at FHF. Love that brunch recipe, and what could be more perfect than a morning of antique shopping and then a brunch at such a lovely table. Those napkin rings are cute - I have to pay more attention when I'm at garage sales! Ciao, Bella!!1

The Stylish House said...
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The Stylish House said...

Brunch at your home looks wonderful! You set such a pretty table and that recipe looks like a good one. I especially like you can assemble the casserole the night before so you don’t have to rush around in the morning.
These vintage light fixtures are truly lovely, but the price tags are very dear. I’m sure someone with deep pockets will find a good home for them. They have such fine detail and you can tell they are quality. I'm no expert in light fixtures, but the first set of wall sconces looks Art Deco, but I’m not sure about the second set, but I’m guessing they are from the Art Nouveau period. Interesting post!

PS. Sorry for the delete above, typo!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Your table is gorgeous.

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I need to ask you, to please go over and RE-SIGN up to follow me over there. Google won't let you take your Followers with you so you are no longer getting my info in your reader, unless you have gone over and signed up. Sorry if you have already done so, I am trying to go back and forth between both blogs as well as my new e-mail and my old e-mail.
I have lots of fun things going on over at the new blog, so I hope you will hop on over and check it all out.

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Jessica {The Novice Chef} said...

Beautiful! I am so glad I discovered your blog!!