Friday, November 25, 2011

BLACK FRIDAY what a fun day

Blogger adventuresindinner said...

The Happiest of Days to you too :-)
November 24, 2011 2:07 PM

Dear friends:

Hope you enjoyed your turkey, trimmings, family, stories, laughs, cries, jokes, and all the good things that family brings to us.
I have great memories when we went to "Grandma's house" for the holidays, some years we drove all night and half of the day, the urgency to see family and to eat together, I remember all the holidays at "Grandma's" the stories, the food, the news,
the pets, and more.

In this very confusing and trouble world, it is comfort that we all seek, and the only place to find it after God is our families.
It doesn't matter how big or small, kids need family.

Black Friday is big around here, people camping out, eating, in the cold waiting for the stores to open, running to buy the
bargains.  I personally, don't like that kind of shopping, even if it is for a big bargain. I prefer, the quiet shopping. But, after
watching the news I guess they were real BARGAINS in spite of the deep recession that we face as a country.

Today, we can start decorating and having fun, Christmas is my favorite holiday, here is a little inspiration to get us going,shall we?

Now, we can start decorating for the most fun holiday of the year.

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Curtain Rod Wreath
A different way to hang your wreath, Source: Southern Living
burlapribbon (Large)
the ribbon is from Michaels,  BlackFriday sale, LOL 
Sania Pell
A sweet craft.

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Holiday Breakfast Buffet
Set a Christmas breakfast in your kitchen Island, courtesy of Southern Living.Christmas wrapping

White Christmas table decorating

Decorating our table

Love This Wreath Idea!

Seasonal Decor with herz-allerliebst

Seasonal Decor with herz-allerliebst

Hope you enjoyed the inspiration,


Thursday, November 24, 2011


Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends,
I had a great year and give thanks for
my family, my friends in blogland, and
for this beautiful country.

courtesy of HGTV
I wish you a great day, and lots of fun and great food with your family,


Sunday, November 20, 2011


Good Morning friends of Kate Creative Salvage"

I was visiting some friends on "blogland".  A lot of bloggers are trying to find their niche in the world of "blogland".  Some want to advertise their shops and make lots of money, some others, like to make things and create as much as possible, Some just want to DO IT ALL, write, get lots of followers, sell their creations, sell advertisement through google ads,or through other bloggers who want to advertise their shops or blog, many out there write the "e magazines" or the "e books", or the very ambitious, write wonderful decorating books.
It is just wonderful how everyone in "blogland"
works so hard to achieve dreams and goals.

Back to reality, I'm part of the "blogland" it is a slow journey, my passion is to take an item that nobody wants, and make it into something beautiful for the home.
I don't have the time to do this very often, it
takes me a long time to paint, or distress items, I don't have the powerful sprayers, so all I paint is by hand, this takes time.  I
don't know how to build tables or molding etc.
so, all I do is paint frames, antiques, vintage items, ceiling tiles, baskets and that is all for now.  The mister does absolutely nothing DYI.
This sounds like I'm complaining but I'm not.

INSPIRATION:  This is my kind of passion, actually the last photo is  very similar to my bookcase,I have two bookcases in my study one I'm decoupaging (it takes forever), the other one I cannot paint, because it is a real antique with brass on top, and beautiful oak. It is huge, so I change things all the time, it has everything, books, trunks, old pictures, mercury glass, white pottery, you name it, it goes in this wonderful old bookcase.  I'm taking pictures for you soon. I love to read and thus I love books, being a teacher I have tons of books for school and my personal collection.  I have very very old books, from garage sales, and thrift stores. I have them in buckets in my basement. To display all my books I need tons of bookcases, so I keep them in buckets. I think the "e books" are great but kids need to learn to love the real books first.  It is very hard to teach from an "e book" not that I don't like the "kindle" or whatever, but reading an "e magazine" today, I really prefer the "real magazine" there is nothing better than my "Country Living" or "House Beautiful", my mug with hot coffee, and enjoying and reading the articles.  I really think that the new "e magazine" are too small, I like the long articles.

What do you like, I will post your comment, please write to me.
A Nautical room  everything in this room is just about from Home Goods, Marshalls and TJ Max,
my favorite budget stores.  You can create this for about $200.00 or less. The trunk is old, but the rest
is not.

This living room is a mixture, but what I like is that they kind of hide the big
tv above the mantle   oh what happened to the traditional mantle????

Love the storage in those suitcases, (I have six of them full to capacity)
love the books, small travel trunks, french chairs, and hanging lamp,
check the curtain,

Now this is just inspiration, lets go and rearrange our rooms, great ideas here???


Saturday, November 19, 2011


Blogger adventuresindinner said...

God gravy! These look fantastic

I agree, the brownie dessert is so yum.

Now, we need to decorate our tables, here is some inspiration for you....

Yellow daisies pumpkins

Yellow candle surrounded by corn in a square class holder
easy and so much impact, I think three of these in the center of your table would be great.
Rectangular gourd centerpiece
simple branches from the yard, pumpkins, gourds, berries and pine cones, easy easy!!!!!

simple candle and the backyard leaves, from Country Living

White Pumpkin Centerpiece
This is from Better Homes and gardens, love the mixture of white and orangeBranch centerpiece

My favorite

Just stamp or write on a card, so impressive and easy.

The best of the best, do you like it??? Let me know,

I hope you are inspired to create a unique table setting this holiday,

Happy Saturday with happy thoughts,


Thursday, November 17, 2011

YUM YUM Thursday

cold nights, cozy blankets, a good movie, and a yum dessert,

You need a few things:

Cookies and Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies Recipe

Cookies and Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies Recipe

Cookies and Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies Recipe

Cookies ‘N Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies
1 box Brownie Mix
eggs & oil (as called for by the brownie mix)
1 heaping half cup (6 oz) Cookies & Cream ice cream
1/4 Cup hot fudge topping (chilled or room temp)
Preheat oven & spray an 8×8 baking dish generously with cooking spray. Combine brownie mix, eggs, and oil as directed on the back of the box, but do not add the water. Add ice cream and hot fudge to the brownie batter and stir to combine. Pour half of the brownie batter into the baking dish, layer with Oreos, then top with remaining batter. Bake for 40-50 minutes or as directed on the back of the box.

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Cookies and Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies Recipe
WOW, just delicious  courtesy of Amanda,

just try this its easy and your brownies will be gone fast, I promise,

cozy and yummy thursday


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Middle of the week Inspiration

W04e all need inspiration on Tuesday, Wednesday.
I love photography, I'm learning a lot about shadows, and more complex cameras.  I just have at the moment an average
camera, but I would like to get better.  For now, I just drool at the "real photographers".

Like this.... from Clive Tompsett


A lovely office, love the lamp.

Happy Tuesday,


Monday, November 14, 2011

Comments and the beginning of a great week.

The wreath is gorgeous. We're having a bit of a reprieve from the cold here too. Stephanie does the nicest showcases.
That bed looks so inviting. Imagine a whole day of tea and reading there :-)
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Lovely everything and thank you for sharing. I am your newest follower. Lots of hugs and have a great weekend.
Love all the rooms. My fiance and I will be moving soon and you have some spectacular inspiration. I'm happy I found your site!
I agree. Lovely rooms. Thank you for stopping by and saying hello.
Great inspiration!
By Jacqueline on Happy Friday!!! on 11/4/11

These are gorgeous! The colors are lovely! Enjoy the beautiful day, Kellie xx

I love comments, I read them constantly, and I thought today I will post them here.

Good Morning in this gorgeous Monday here in the NE.  (You know that the sun is not our friend around here,
however, we had the SUN just about everyday this past week, LOVE THE SUN!!!!! and warm temperatures.

The sale on the shop is until November 18th, just before Thanksgiving, so take advantage if you would like something.

Some wonderful easy appetizers for Thanksgiving:

Lets start with the Guru of appetizers,
Winter Squash Dip
Healthy and fun

Martha Stewart

Winter Squash Dip

For a festive presentation, serve this appetizer in a large, round, hollowed-out squash, such as a turban.
Martha Stewart Living, October 2007
  • YieldMakes about 6 cups
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  • 1 winter squash (about 2 pounds), such as butternut or turban, unpeeled, seeded, and cut into 3-inch pieces
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 heads garlic, tops cut off to expose cloves
  • 1 1/4 sticks (10 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 8 scallions, white and pale-green parts only, sliced 1 inch thick
  • 2 chipotle chiles (canned in adobo sauce)
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups grated Parmesan cheese (about 4 ounces)
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • Paprika, for sprinkling
  • Roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds), for garnish
  • Breadsticks, for dipping


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place squash on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper, and toss. Spread squash in a single layer. Place garlic on a piece of parchment-lined foil. Drizzle with oil, and wrap loosely. Place on baking sheet with squash. Bake until squash is soft and golden brown, about 50 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, melt 4 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add scallions, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes.
  3. Scoop flesh from squash, and transfer to a food processor. Squeeze garlic from skins, and add to squash. Add scallions and chipotles, and pulse until smooth. Add remaining 6 tablespoons butter, the sour cream, cream cheese, Parmesan, and lemon juice, and pulse until just combined but not smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour into a hollowed-out squash or a serving bowl. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Sprinkle with paprika, and garnish with pepitas. Serve with breadsticks.

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, prepackaged
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (8-ounce) wheel Brie
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Crackers, for serving


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Defrost puff pastry for approximately 15 to 20 minutes and unfold.
In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Saute the walnuts in the butter until golden brown, approximately 5 minutes. Add the cinnamon and stir until walnuts are coated well. Place the walnut mixture on top of the Brie and sprinkle the brown sugar over the mixture. Lay the puff pastry out on a flat surface. Place the brie in the center of the pastry. Gather up the edges of the pastry, pressing around the brie and gather at the top. Gently squeeze together the excess dough and tie together with a piece of kitchen twine. Brush the beaten egg over top and side of Brie. Place Brie on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes until pastry is golden brown.
Serve with crackers.
festive brie served as appetizer for thanksgiving
Paula Dean's yum yum!

Decorations, place cards, center pieces, wreaths, tablecloths, lists, wines,
candles, flowers, the list is long. I like to start early, I made place cards myself,the
center pieces are just vases filled with acorns and PB organic candles, tons of
flowers, and more.
Tomorrow I will show you some awesome centerpieces and table ar