Friday, April 06, 2007

Inspiration Friday & A Potluck

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Shabby in the City has invited everyone to a potluck. We were supposed to bring something to eat from our region. I didn't have time to make some great California cuisine so I just made some ginger scones. The recipe can be found here. I used a heart-shaped cutter instead of a round one.

Inspiration Friday:

When I was in high school and dating my now ex-husband, I remember telling him that I would never marry a man that didn't want to live by the beach. Here I am, 46 years old and I still haven't lived near the beach. When I say "near" I mean walking distance. I live about a 35 minute drive from Santa Cruz so I guess that's not too bad. Sometimes when the fog rolls in from the coast to my area the seagulls come along with it and I pretend I'm living right near the water....I'm such a dreamer! I love sound of seagulls! I've always wanted a beach house and if I had one I would love it to look like this. These pictures were taken from Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Magazine -Summer 2005.

For more Inspiration Friday photos go check out Vintage Pretties blog. She found something great that I didnt' know aboug.


Shabby in the City said...

Here I am all content living in the by golly I'm dying to live by the ocean!
I had a dream once that out the front of my house was a view of the ocean and out the back an amazing view of the mountains...wouldn't that be great?
Thanks for coming to the potluck :)

ACottageIndustry said...

Of course you made your scones in heart shapes! I think the most inpiring picture you shared today was that one,the one of your darling heart shaped scone, set on the backdrop of that most charming tablescape- THAT really inspired me!It's the little details that just make a home a haven, and you have got the gift. Thanks for sharing again...I will be joining in on Inspiration fridays starting next week!

Mrs. Staggs said...

I love the rug with the color of the walls in the first photo.
Thanks for sharing this recipe. The scones look pretty in the shape of hearts. I've posted a dessert recipe using Washington State apples on my blog. This has been such a nice potluck!

clarice said...

What a perfect ginger scone. Better to have a small something perfect, then a whole lot of nothing. Clarice

Feathers said...

Your scones sound very tasty, can't wait to try them! Thank you for inviting me to your potluck, I had a great time! :)

rozetta said...

I live about 65 miles (as the crow flies) from the ocean and after the rain we often get seagulls, here, in the DESERT (Palmdale). I love it!

Anonymous said...

What wonderful and inspirational pictures! I'm at peace now :)

This recipe sounds scrumptious. I'm going to give them a try because I'm a sucker for anything that's yummy and baked! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

The Feathered Nest said...

Mmmm...I love scones and I've never had a ginger one before. I'll have to try it.

Sigh - I so love those pictures! That's my shade of blue, and the light in those rooms, those windows! Very inspiring pictures -
thank you for sharing them and the recipe.


Cherub*Kisses said...

Your dream sounds alot like mine used to be LoL! While in my 20's I lived as close as I ever was going to get to the beach I suppose... I lived in Manhattan Beach but it was a nice long bike ride to the sandy shore... last time I lived near the beach was my apt in Redondo, but by that time I was way grown & divorced with 3 kids... and somehow that dream of beach style living wasn't the same :o)
Now, I couldn't be farther from anyone's beach... snowy, cold Michigan has beckoned my name for sometime now :))
Have a wonderfully blessed Easter!

Betty Jo said...

OMGosh I've always wanted a seaside cottage. I remember seeing these pictures and drooling over them. I may actually have them tucked away in my files. Gorgeous, gorgeous!! Perhaps by next Friday I can hop onto the Friday Inspiration posts. xoxo

javagirl1111 said...

Wow, I love scones:-) I think I'll come by next time I smell them cookin!

My name is Kina Fink, I am Shabby in the City’s friend, and am putting together a cutesy kind of cookbook from the recipes from the blogger potluck on April 7. I’d love to use your recipe and or artwork (photos) in the book, just need your OK:-) My email address is, or you can just post on my blog….