Monday, March 24, 2008

I just had to show everyone our Easter dessert, my sweethearts cheesecake of the moment...Chocolate Mocha. Yummm! It has a bottom layer of chocolate cheesecake, topped with a layer of mocha cheesecake, topped with ganache piped with whipped cream and ganache mixture. Oh. my. goodness. Fortunately it is gone because today I begin my "Oh my gosh, it's almost warm weather and all my winter fat is going to show!" diet. Yeah, kiss that Mocha Cheesecake goodbye. No more of that! (and please, ignore the grout, I have grout issues that must be dealt with!)
And this will be on my refrigerator to remind me.......So, here I am, it is a beautiful (cold) sunny morning, the house is still clean from the super cleanup for Easter (yay), I have the day off (super yay!) and I thought I would do just a little more spiffing up. I found my old lace curtains in the cedar chest with my tablecloths yesterday and decided it was time to take down the toile and put up the lace. The windows in the dining room face east and north and the morning sunshine is so wonderful. I dont see much of it in the winter so the heavier curtains don't matter, but spring sunshine just brings the room to life.

Ahhhhh. Sweet husband made the wooden valances for me a few years ago and we covered them in toile. I like my chairs mismatched. The nieces used to like getting the pretty ones when they came for dinner:>) The chandelier is still wearing some green beaded wreathes from christmas, tied up with black gingham ribbons. I think they look just as pretty in spring as they did in winter so I left them, and they do catch the light and add a bit of sparkle in the morning. The dining room table belonged to my dear grandmother and I spent many hours coloring and drawing and eating dinner around that table in the kitchen with her when I was a child. I was so happy to have it passed on to me when she died. Most of my fondest memories revolve around grandma in her farmhouse kitchen. So there it is, my dining room. I think I am going to find some pretty fabric to back the shelves in the corner as it can be a bit dark in there, but all in all, I love my cosy little dining room and it has been the scene of many happy holiday gatherings with the family:>)





30 comments:

  1. The cheesecake looks awesome! I just started that same diet :-) As soon as it gets warmer it will not be so hard......right now, I still want warm, wonderful, comfort food :-(

    Love your dining room. Looking forward to your shelf update pictures.

    :-) Rosie

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  2. So glad you have today off. The cheesecake looks sinfully delicious! I'm sure it was. I love the lace curtains - so light and Spring-y. Your dining room looks so inviting. Wish I lived close enough to knock on your door and sit and share a cup of something as we chat. ~Adrienne~

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  3. Your dessert looks so good. And if it sticks on the hips for a while, it was worth it! I also enjoyed delicious desserts this Easter. Have a good week. Eleanor at Thatchwick

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  4. Oh that dessert looks sooo good! I love your dining room. It looks so warm and inviting.

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  5. Yummy on that delectable cheesecake!!
    I love lace curtains and these look extra nice....a loving and warm dining room. Oh, and it DOES need one of your faboulous hearts hanging SOMEWHERE in there! :)
    I am hoping that I am making good memories for MY grandkids, too!
    Enjoy your day!

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  6. After enlarging your picture, I can see all the details of the chairs and the lovely cornices.
    Tell me how you did the black/white check on the chairs....I have some that I'd LOVE to add that detail to but don't know just what to do....Yours looks fabulous!!

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  7. Oh my goodness! That dessert is gorgeous. I can only imagine how yummy it must have been. This was a great post. Your dining room is so pretty and very inviting.

    Hugs,
    Cookie

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  8. Oh That cheesecake looks so GOOD!!!! I would be glad it was gone too, or i would eat it myself, lol!

    Your dining room is so pretty Kathy! So warm and inviting. My best memories revolve around my grandma and her country house in Beaverton. I miss those days so much.

    Love you and so glad you had such a nice Easter!

    Amy

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  9. Very pretty dining room and I love all the light that you get, Kathy.

    I had to laugh at your refrigerator magnet -- I have an unflattering picture of my backside up on my refrigerator as a reminder to not eat ...lol!
    Your cheesecake does look delicious!

    Hugs, Pat

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  10. I'm sure I would've eaten the whole cheesecake and the scales would have asked one of us to get off!!!Wanna go walkin' with me Kathy?

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  11. Mmmm yummy cheesecake.
    How wonderful to have your grandmother's table - so many special memories
    Alison

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  12. Thanks for coming by. I sent each child home with four to go plates. Took and few to an elderly lady and have to freeze some.
    you can come on down,but I need a piece of that cheese cake. =)
    I feel like I have really over ate the weekend.
    I love the dining room. Looks so cozy,but the curtains look sunny.
    Since Easter is over so early what are we gonna decorate now?

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  13. My goodness, that cheesecake looks sinful! I love your grandmother's dining table -- it's beautiful! Glad you had a nice Easter, and hope you enjoyed your day off. I'm in the middle of a fitful dose of spring cleaning, so I've gotta go...
    xoxo,
    mary

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  14. That's funny, I think I'm on the same diet! Your dinning room is lovely. Blessings... Polly

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  15. Hi Kathy,

    We had 6" of snow! Love your new banner. Hope you had a splendid Easter with your family.

    Lynne Laura

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  16. The curtains look lovely. The cheesecake looked scrumptious.
    Alexandra

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  17. REGARDING THE PICTURES ON MY BLOG TODAY.....
    Oh, GREAT SCOTT...I hope I don't get in trouble posting some of them that belong to bloggers. I see a pretty room I like, I save it in my FAVORITES FILE. Then, when I go back later, I don't have a single clue who it belongs to. Well, maybe they will know I used theirs because I loved it!!?!!

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  18. Oh my, your cheese cake looks delicious! I think I need to put that picture on my frig also! Beautiful dining room.

    Sandra

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  19. May I please come ofr a slice of cheesecake?? Deelisheooso!

    Your dining room is so pretty, so welcoming! I LOVE the chairs like that! Very chic actually!

    The room is warm and full of love and life.

    I hope your Easter was sweet!

    Sweet as cheesecake!

    Hugs,
    Sue

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  20. I love you cheesecake - looks so yummy!
    You know, it is funny... I newer try cheescake before I moved to the US few years ago. And when somebody asked me if I want to try, first couple of years I refuse even to take a small bite of it. "Cheescake" sounds to me, like a cake made from CHEESE - of cours I imagined something absolutely terrible, salty, greesy, smelling like a pizza or even anchoves... Brrr...
    Until one day I was brave enought to try cheescake first time... Oh, my! What can be better????

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  21. Dessert looks delicious. Bet it was really good.

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  22. What a cozy room to be together in...the desserts look lucious!

    :0)
    Tara

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  23. Oh boy does that cheesecake look sooooo goood!!! And your dining room looks like the most wonderful place to have family dinners. I love the spring lace curtains with the toile valences. And the mix and match chairs are a fav of mine.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  24. Oh boy does that cheesecake look sooooo goood!!! And your dining room looks like the most wonderful place to have family dinners. I love the spring lace curtains with the toile valences. And the mix and match chairs are a fav of mine.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  25. Cheesecake rules my life. :SIGH:

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  26. I want some. Did you say it was all gone?.....

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  27. Oh man, that cheesecake looks good enough to die for! (you know what I mean!) Was it home made? Do you share the recipe? I would love to make this for our family! My hubby is the cook in our family and he has a wonderful mocha torte that I have blogged about - but a cheesecake would be a wonderful trade off! Let me know if you are willing to share, would you please?

    Love your blog by the way!

    Diane - from Michigan

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  28. The cheesecake looks just scrumptious! I really love your dining room - those valances are so pretty and I love the mismatched chairs. I think some fabric or paper on the backs of the bookcases would be very pretty!

    Manuela

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  29. I love your cozy room, too. It is a great place to devour that delicious cheeeeeeesecake in! LOL with the cartoon - yup, that'd be me!

    xo
    Becky

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