Random Kitchen Updates and Give-Away

Lucky me!  I won the sign above the stove from Signs By Andrea.

How cute is this sign?  You can win it!
Just become a follower (and leave a comment--but I must have your email address) 
and/or "like" classic • casual • home on Facebook

Visit Andrea's site to purchase a personalized one like ours.

 Another fun thing I won from Sharon at Elizabeth & Co.
is this book along with sprinkles and cute cupcake paper liners.
Check out her entertaining blog.
 It inspired me to make Raspberry Filled Chocolate Mini Cupcakes (recipe here)
for a little dinner party on the patio last night.
Grilled shrimp and scallops, lemon risotto and 
this Caprese salad from Stone Gable was also on the menu.
I skewered them with rosemary from our garden.

Susie and I both bid on this little oil painting at a school fundraiser.  She won.
Last night, she surprised me by wrapping it up and giving it to me as a hostess gift.  
So sweet!!!

When our friend Mark was visiting from Florida, he asked that a fourth chair
in the kitchen sitting area be added for him.
So, I recovered the seat and added the one on the left (you reading this, Mark?).

Remember to leave a comment and/or 
 "like" Classic • casual • home on Facebook.
...I don't mind bribing you.
Drawing for US and Canadian residents to be held this Friday at 9 pm Pacific Standard Time.

Best wishes,

Note:  If you received this by email, 
click here to check 
out my new blog design thanks to 
Elizabeth from The Mustard Ceiling.

Participating in
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Tablescape Thursday
Show and Tell
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  1. LOVE your sign, love your kitchen, love your style and love that outdoor setting from last nights dinner party, just exquisite all the way around!

  2. PS Am a devoted follower and would LOVE to win a sign!

  3. Love all your wins - the la maison pickett sign is just perfect. Your menu looks fabulous and table beautiful!! I'm sure the evening was a success. I saw the caprese salad over at Stone Gables as well - yours looks equally delicious!

  4. Neat sign. I may crib the idea for my kitchen if I do not win this one

    I like the looks of the summer salad. My tomatoes are just coming on. I will put it on the menu.

    I am new to your blog as I just added it to my Google reader this week.

  5. The sign looks perfect in your lovely kitchen, Mary Ann! And I LOVE the table you set for your company...very elegant! I just read the recipe for the Caprese salad at Stone Gable, what a statement it makes! I have to try it!


  6. Your dinner looks perfect! I love using rosemary as a skewer.
    The painting is so pretty. Such a nice hostess gift.
    Have a nice evening, Mary Ann.

  7. What a jam packed post Mary Ann! First of all, your sign looks fabulous in your gorgeous kitchen! And the cupcakes turned out so cute. I bet they were yummy! Your chairs look so good ~ what a cozy spot! And you have a sweet friend to bring you such a special gift. Looks like you had a lovely party!

  8. Oh Mary Ann, I love your post! I love your sign, your kitchen is beautiful and cozy, very inviting. Love what you did for last night, wow! Just lovely. I was always your follower. Have a great week. Hugs, FABBY

  9. Love your new sign, and you know I already love your beautiful kitchen. That lemon risotto sounds delicious with the grilled shrimp and scallops. Thanks for the opportunity to win the red sign.

  10. Love your sign. Love your kitchen. Can I come eat with you?! Yum!! I'm so hungry now. :)

  11. Your dinner that you served sounded just wonderful. And I do love the sign above your range hood. It looks perfect!
    Thanks Mary Ann!

  12. Oh I want that sign...

    it would look so good in my kitchen ♥

    You're a lucky lady

    winning such lovely giveaways!

  13. Mary Anne You make entertaining so fun. I love this sign!! lately I have been so into pretty linens and you always have a beautiful table!


    Art by Karena

  14. The sign looks perfect in your cottage by la mer as do your cupcakes. :)

  15. Love the signs! And even more so, I seriously adore your plates! Where did you get them??

    xoxx Linda

  16. Mary Ann, as you know, your kitchen is in my dream kitchen inspiration files! I like the addition of the ottoman in your seating area (or was it always there and I didn't notice it?) Also the little pop of color the chairs bring in! So pretty and your new sign is just perfect above your stove!

  17. Your new sign looks terrific over your hood! The cupcakes and caprese salad look amazing! I'm coming to dinner at your house. ;-)

    Thanks for sharing and for hosting this terrific giveaway! That sign would fit perfectly in my kitchen.

  18. I always enjoy any updates you do to your already gorgeous kitchen! Hope you're well!

  19. Mary Ann,

    What a sweet giveaway! I really hope to win it! It's lovely.

    Now, I need to try those cupcakes. My husband loves chocolate and raspberries, so I'll make some for him.

    Another thing, your blog is looking gorgeous! Love the colors!!! Great job!

    I'm a old follower... ha! :-)

    Have a Blessed week!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  20. Everything you are showing here is wonderful.
    I love your pretty blog and your kitchen is to die for.
    I would LOVE to win that adorable sign.
    xo bj

  21. The caprese salad looks delicious! Makes me want to order one for lunch! Your kitchen looks great.

  22. Count me in on the giveaway! The table looks very inviting and I just read on Stone Gables' blog the recipe for the Caprese salad last night...I hope it tasted as good as it looks! Beautiful kitchen as well to prepare it in!

  23. Mary Ann,

    Your kitchen looks so inviting and I bet you whip up some great stuff besides what you've shown us here. Everything looks exquisite! Love the sign too.

    Of course I follow you. Sign me up!


  24. Mary Ann,

    Love your sign, LOVE your kitchen and your cupcakes look just like those published. How lucky to receive that oil painting...it's beautiful and it looks just perfect in that spot with some of your cookbooks. How clever to use fresh rosemary as skewers on your caprese salad.

    xo annie

  25. Wow, your kitchen is amazing! The sign goes so well!

    I like you on fb.


  26. Love your wins! The sign is perfect in your gorgeous kitchen...and the red one would be perfect in mine! :-) I love, love Caprese salad and this one looks divine. I'm sure your guests loved the dinner.

    Be glad you're not in Texas now...still have triple digits daily.


  27. Mary Ann I just love your kitchen!!!!
    Love that salad too!!!

    You won some great things and that painting is beautiful. What a thoughtful friend!

  28. I would love that cute sign! I'll also take everything on your outdoor table. Hey... Mark asked for a chair and got it... it's worth a try :)

  29. I can never get enough of your kitchen. Gorgeous!!!

  30. Love the changes you have made and adore your sign. I must say, the Caprese salad looks divine!

  31. That sign adds just a little more flavor to your already gorgeous kitchen, Mary Ann. Wish we had weather that was conducive to alfresco dining more often. Too many bugs! LOL You made my mouth water when I saw your Caprese salad. I have all the ingredients but the fresh mozzarella- guess today I'll make a run to the grocer. yummers.... I do like to eat, drink, and be merry, so maybe I'll win that sign!
    :-) Sue

  32. Such a lovely table setting, lucky and cherished guests. Last evening we had Pollo Caprese, in which I had nothing better to do than ask for some extra fresh mozzarella. Heaven....
    The signs are lovely. And cupcakes always cheer me up; though, I do not make them too often. But, they are so, so sweet. Have a wonderful day ~ Alexandra

  33. Hello,

    Another beautiful table setting. Also love the cute sign above the stove. I am excited that you are on Facebook. I will check it out.
    Have a nice week.

  34. I love your new sign in your kitchen! It looks great there. And I absolutely love your new blog design. Elizabeth did a great job! I would love to be considered for this giveaway. I am definitely a followet. :) And your dinner party looked scrumptious!

  35. Love your home, just stunning! [& cute sign too, lol] =)

  36. Great sign, yummy goodies, and are those Betwixt covered pillows I spy in your kitchen sitting area???

  37. Love your kitchen and your new sign! Adore the painting, too. Congrats on your wins!


  38. Your kitchen looks beautiful as always!

  39. Your kitchen is fabulous! So jealous. Love the signs. would love to win.

    I follow on Google Friend Connect.


  40. Gotta love those signs, & I have the perfect spot for the "Eat, Drink & Be Merry" one! Your kitchen is beautiful. I'm now a new follower!
    :) CAS

  41. Love this blog. I love the pillow post. I too, am a pillow at addict.
    What a lovely giveaway. I am a new follower and I look forward to our visits. I am going just now and liking you on facebook. Hugs, Ginger

  42. I am following you now!
    Love your blog:)

  43. Everything in your house is incredible. You are one lucky girl!

  44. Very cute sign! And congrats on your wins! ♥

  45. It's my first visit and I'm a new follower. I love your piecrust dinner plates and your giveaway!

  46. Visiting from Sherry's Open House Party. Love your kitche & those cupcakes - yummy! I am your newest follower.

  47. I love how you set your table...we are really soulmates...I have those same knives! And I am showing the Betwixt fabric in coral to a client....of course I have the charcoal gray in my house :)

  48. Love the sign & would love to WIN! Karen

  49. What a pretty table! I just love your white plates. Those cupcakes look divine!

  50. Wow your place looks great. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. I am a new follower and like Classic Casual Home on facebook. Take care Anu


    What a stunning display! Truly love every piece, and I can totally see why you'd be happy to share it with all of us! BRAVO! Can't wait to see more!

    I hope you'll stop by my blog to check out my new feature. I've gone back to doing posts on my home, and I've got my newly styled "bar" in the dining room up. Would love to know what you think!

    Thanks again for sharing! Stunning.

  52. Love your sign...your kitchen is gorgeous....dinner sounds great!

  53. Great sign.

    Love everything.

    Karin Şen Cankan

  54. Simply marvelous sign! Would love to win it! Thank you for hosting the giveaway - your tomatoes look amazing - perfect with the rosemary! Love your newly recovered chairs! Perfect! Thank you for sharing this generous, inspiring post with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,

  55. Oh, goodness gracious...your kitchen is beautiful!!! Star quality! I love the beautiful blue & white table with touches of pink. So pretty! The dishes (or were they chargers?) are fabulous!!! I also really like the napkin rings. They are so lush with shells!!! Beautiful!


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