Happily Ever After

November 28, 2015

The perfect accessory to her choice of gown and a simple exchange of ” I do’s ” witnessed by family in an intimate setting, lakeside, in the Georgia countryside. Southern Magnolia, Pepperberry, Tallowberry, Silverbell Eucalyptus buds, Bittersweet vine and Privet…grouped, gathered and hand tied…stems bound in burlap and charcoal satin. Perfect. Then carefully boxed and flown from North to South with a big hug for the big day…today. Ready everyone? Here comes the bride.



Photo: gp




Simply put…

November 26, 2015

If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.* And, if there was a better day than another to take that for a spin, today would be that day. Happy Thanksgiving.



*Meister Eckhart




On The Side

November 22, 2015

A happy accident. While cooking up a few slices of bacon to season something else entirely, I found myself left with a foil lined baking tray coated with a bit of bacon fat and all of that beautiful bacon fond. It took but a minute to wash and prep a stalk of Brussels sprouts to roast off using that same tray and all of that residual bacon goodness. A quick toss with a bit of salt and pepper…30-40 minutes in a 400 degree oven…and you’re ready to serve them up with a big bowl of mashed and a bit of cranberry along side a big ‘ol smoked turkey. As Thanksgiving menus go, it doesn’t get any simpler.






Top three photos: gp

Carved smoked turkey photo:  http://thedomesticman.com/2013/10/01/perfect-smoked-turkey/



Switching it up

November 19, 2015

While I will usually go for a simple Thanksgiving table decorated with Bosc pears, nuts in their shells and oak leaves , I’m thinking I might just switch things up a bit. Heath Ceramics dinnerware in basalt and linen, blown Polo roses and a tangle of Tallowberry will keep it simplequietmodern with a chalky neutral palette. Now that that’s taken care of let’s see if I can simplify dinner without any sacrifices.







Paper or…

November 15, 2015

You know I can work a classic Kraft paper shopping bag six ways till Sunday. But, this waxed canvas market bag takes simplequietmodern to a new level. Easy care cotton canvas hand coated with organic beeswax. Perfect for carrying all the quince, apples and persimmons you’ll be cooking up during the holidays and leaving the brown bags you’ve been recycling available for the wrapping of gifts come December.





Top photo:https://food52.com/shop/products/718-waxed-canvas-market-bag

others: gp

Serving It Up

November 8, 2015

Turkey, Vegducken or pie….they have to go somewhere. Picture presenting your Thanksgiving feast here, on this Paul McCobb walnut and brass credenza. Designed as part of his Irwin Collection for the Calvin Group in the mid 50’s, this stunner was born to be put into holiday service now through the first of the year providing a simplequietmodern stage for everything from a full buffet, coffee and dessert or stirring up a few Manhattans. Plastolx_sidebrd_paulMccobbCrpt  


photo: Plastolux

Fallen Back?

November 1, 2015

Now what? Dark as night before you’ve even started your journey home at the end of the day and you still have to take your best bud out for a walk when you get there. You can make short work of slicing through the night with the award winning M Lamp and its warm, dimmable LED light. Back inside you’ll find endless uses for it as well.



Photo: http://shop.juniper-design.com/m-lamp



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