Thursday, November 8, 2012

My Friend, Angela's Place!

Welcome to my friend, Angela's place! Angela did her mantel in traditional fall colors and it is beautiful! A variety of awesomeness. I love how it's asymmetrical in design. Let's take a closer look....

If you look closely you can see how Angela stacked things on books, flipped a glass over and placed a votive candle holder on it. So cute! All the foilage she used is artificial but it sure looks like the real thing. Using two different kinds of leaves adds interest and depth to the design.She really has a good eye for decorating. Her home is always cozy and inviting and she always makes things extra special for the holidays!

Here Angela used Pinterest as a resource in decorating. She made the adorable acorn top frame. It was a craft, after seeing it on Pinterest, that she knew she could do. She started by gluing each acorn top on an old frame she had. Then she took a real leaf and twig, glued it to a piece of paper and placed it in her new acorn frame. Didn't cost her a dime! The floating candles with twigs in a vase was also a Pinterest idea. She pulled it off great!

Clustering items for an impactful centerpiece! Silk, fall arrangement with artificial pumpkins, real pumpkins, metal pumpkin, gourds, candle placed in a pool of real acorns, and that wonderful metal owl makes for a simple but elegant masterpiece! I love it!

Great planter idea! Take your summer planter , that you havn't used for fall planting, and put a pumpkin in it instead! Add some berries and leaves to finish it off. Lovely!
Angela used pumpkins on her candlestick sconces instead of candles. She even turned a wine glass upside down with berries tucked in at the bottom and a floral pumpkin, she made on top. What a great idea!
I had to share Angela's sweet potato casserole recipe. It is delicious! 3c ~sweet potato (1 lge. can, 1sm. can), 1c ~sugar, half  cup ~milk, forth c ~soft butter, 2 ~eggs, 1 tsp ~vanilla half tsp ~ salt. Mix put in  13x9 dish. Now for the topping: half stick of melted butter, 1 c ~ self rising flour, 1c ~ brown sugar, 1c ~ chopped nuts(optional). Sprinkle this topping mixture over the sweet potatoes and bake at 350 for 30-45 min. that, that is done let's chow down!
For a little extra topping, Angela drizzled some melted brown sugar with butter and Karo syrup, over the top. YUMMY! You'll have to try this one for the holidays, and maybe a glass of wine with it! Thanks for dropping in. hope you enjoyed visiting Angela's home! I know I always do! :)

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