House and Life

House and Life

Friday, November 26, 2010

***** My Gigi would like to announce that the lucky winner of our Fabulous Beekman Boys Giveway is.......


Thanks to all who left a comment and I wish I could send you all the book. But I had so much fun with this first time giveaway I plan to do more in the near future.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

From My Thanksgiving table early this morning to yours, have a wonderful day with your family and friends. And don't forget there is still time for the giveaway posted below! Leave your comments. xx Ali

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Boys are Back and Giveaway!!!

The Fabulous Beekman Boys are back at Sharon Springs New York, at least for a holiday spread in December's Country Living! For those who haven't yet discovered the show on Planet Green, City Slickers Josh Kilmer Purcell and Brent Ridge went out and bought an bucolic Upstate New York farmhouse as a weekend house. Then lost their jobs. But their inspiring story of creating a chemical free goat soap and cheese making business on the heels of nearly losing their shirts makes for a terrific read if you haven't picked up "The Bucolic Plague" for your Christmas stockings. It was my favorite read this summer. So as a Thanksgiving gift to one of my readers, I am giving away one copy of the book! Please leave a comment and one will be picked at random Friday at 9pm November 26th. Please do not email directly. I will then mail out the next day after contacting the luck winner. Good luck Gobblers!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Well its right around the corner and I'm thinking of my Thanksgiving table.  I found finally found a great Parsons bench for a long side of my dining room table at the local Sal Val and I am going to lacquer it white while my sewer extraordinaire Tiffany is making me up a faux skin cushion and I promise to post it all when its done next week.I thought it would break up the formality of the table and give the kiddos a fun place to sit.   I really love Tastemaker Charlotte Moss's table posted today on HB's website. It's looking great so far Newell T!  I love how she gives each guest his or her own soup tureen.  Oh Charlotte, I love you!

***On a side note I really appreciate the emails I received wondering about my absence.  It was a rough year for us personally.  My brother in law John did indeed pass away from pancreatic cancer at the very young age of 51.  We also lost our 13 year old Labrador Tucker.  So posting on pretty things just did not seem so important. But I love this blog and all it has brought to my life so look for me on the radar again.  For that I am thankful.