20 October 2010

wallpaper wednesday & recipe

So yesterday I had such a blast going to ADAC with Sherry and Ally.  We were like kids in a candy store looking at fabric from Lulu DK (my favorite), Celerie Kemble, Oscar de la Renta and Designers Guild.
(my favorite wallpaper find of the day was "Rugosa" above by Designers Guild.)

Before we met Ally, Sherry was kind enough to show me some of her favorite, tucked-away resources.  We were so in love with what we found there we couldn't even talk  (the only time this happened the entire day.)

A set of six vintage vinyl chairs

A brass coffee table from Paris.

2 stout, cream lamps with glass bases.

what unique chairs!

this huge, heavy (and pricey) Parisian mirror

and more wallpaper....

"Serena" by Manuel Canovas

"Opera" by Cole & Son

and "Rugosa Garden" by Designers Guild

I would LOVE to use Rugosa in our hallway.  Our entire home is so white, which I love, but having a dark and romantic hallway would be so fun.

And here is the recipe for meatloaf from Southern Living (I am a day behind in my recipes.  How did that lady who used the crockpot everyday for a year do it?!

2 lb ground round
1 (1 oz) envelope dry onion soup mix
1 cup (4 oz) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3/4 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs
1 large egg
1 Tbsp Worch. sauce
1 cup ketchup, divided
1 Tbsp light brown sugar
1 tsp yellow mustard

1.  Combine first 6 ingredients, 1/2 cup ketchup, and 1/4 cup water; shape mixture into an 8 x 4 inch loaf.  Line bottom and sides of a 4-quart oval shaped slow cooker with aluminum foil, allowing 2 inches to extend over sides.  Lightly grease foil.  Place loaf in slow cooker.

2.  Stir together brown sugar, mustard, and remaining 1/2 cup ketchup; spread over top of loaf.  Cover and cook on LOW 5-6 hours or until a meat thermometer registers 160 degrees.  Lift loaf from slow cooker, using foil sides as handles.  Let stand 10 minutes before serving.  NOTE:  You may also prepare in a 5-qt slow cooker.  Cover and cook on LOW 3 1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer registers 160 degrees.

Have a good one!  Julie


  1. I am green with envy that you and Sherry got to spend all that time together! So fun!

    That wallpaper would be amazing in the hallway.

  2. ah! all those goodies....Sherry knows where to go...

    Now, remember, I am just 2.5 or 3 hours away from you guys! call me sometime! You ATL girls are my faves!

  3. All good stuff. The DG Wallpaper...love. Of course, I love just about everything they offer. LOVE!

  4. OH I love that brass coffee table... so elegant. Really beautiful colors in Rugosa Garden....

  5. That is a gorgeous wallpaper! Looks like you guys forund some great stuff. I could spend all day in ADAC...just the fabric alone could keep me busy!

  6. Love wallpaper and a good meatloaf recipe. Meatloaf is just a good comfort food. I did a post on Halloween and food. There is a cute idea for meatloaf , you can check it out here


  7. So many good finds! And thanks for the recipe...definitely gonna try it!

  8. mmm that brass coffee table!!!

  9. Too funny - I just finished my post for tomorrow that involves you, Sherry and wallpaper! :D And um, can we go and get that brass coffee table?

  10. ahh all the wallpaper is gorgeous!

    i just found your blog btw.. its lovely! you have a new follower <33

  11. LOVE the white chairs and that brass coffee table! I'm so jealous. I truly need to make a road trip to Atlanta so I can shop with you fabulous girls!

  12. I would so love a shopping day like you had! The DG paper is so delightfully floral- I've seen it in person and I agree that it would be totally stunning in your hallway. I just posted pictures of my new fabric arrival and it reminds me so much of the Rugosa- huge florals with a dark background- love love love!

  13. sounds like a fab trip. wish I would have gone :)