Being the Williams-Sonoma Queen that I am, I am really focusing my energies on making my kitchen the Heart and Soul of my new house. I found a really great price on this enclume (fancy name for a ceiling suspended pot rack) but am not 110% sure about them. It is a beautiful stainless finish and would be the perfect way to display all of my All Clad stainless pans. I am just not sure it is something I NEED to have. I'd love to hear from any of you that have an enclume and love it OR have experience with hanging them as part of my fear with this purchase is the process of getting it to hang. My dear Tim has so many talents, but unfortunately he is not much of a "do-it-yourself-er."
Okay, be honest friends...to hang or not to hang?
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Don't worry, I will save you all a plate...
And just so our friends didn't think we had gone too far over the top, I made a simple, easy dessert classic --- rice crispy treats---which were also a hit.
So, as you can see, we have been doing a lot of entertaining here at the Dove Canyon Cottage. We've been in our home for less than a week, and I have already hosted most of my family and Tim's - thrown a football party for friends today - and am having a dinner party early this week. I wish I could be a more laid back hostess - but to me, beauty is in the details - and the details take time and energy!
I am anxious to show you all the progress we are making on the house. I just finished decorating this little lighted alcove by the front foyer. The perfect spot to show off a few treasures: silver fleur-de-lis (I'm obsessed with all things French, can you tell?), a few of my favorite photos (that is my darling nephew Nick in the center), my new Pottery Barn lantern, topiaries and a fun over-sized key all found at Home Goods.