Thursday, July 7, 2011

Just and old cottage bathroom and a BBQ recipe...

Good Evening everyone..
Another beautiful warm day here in St. Martins.. There is a lovely breeze off the bay..Inland though it has been a hot couple of days...
The cottage is old and surrounded by big trees so that it generally stays cool.. Last year though we had some very hot nights.. The first in the fifteen summers that we have been here.. I hope we don't have too many of those but whatever .... It will be cooler here than home anyway..
I am posting some pics of the dear old bathroom here at the cottage...
 I love this little room.. As you will see it is not decorated in my favorite prim style.. Last Friday when I posted about the old kitchen here I said that this house has a mind of it's own when it comes to decorating... smile.. It will not let me redo the bathroom in a prim style... not yet anyway... grin... I know I am being silly.. 
Anyway.. I hope you enjoy the pics..
As you will see it could well use a makeover but that is not likely to happen in the near future... Although, Terry does need to fix the floor covering by the door to our grandson's clubhouse...

This is what they used to call a walkthrough room..
The bedroom before this is also a walkthrough...
It leads into what used to be the maid's bedroom .. It has a set of stairs which go down to the kitchen.. That way she could get up early and make the fire and start breakfast.. 
But now  that little door over there leads to our grandson's clubhouse  which they have named THE COUSIN'S CLUBHOUSE..
They leave notes and things for each other.. If Shonda's boys are here they run right up to see if Trevor's boys left them any messages or perhaps a puzzle that they try to figure out and vice versa...
I went in today and saw a note left by Trevor's 3 boys who were here last and left it for their cousins..  
I can't tell you what it said but it made this old grandma smile ..  Those dear boys...

I can't seem to leave a posting without trying to give you something creative ..
So here is a fun summer recipe that is so easy and good..
I do not have a pic of it as Terry is away and I did not want to light up the BBQ just for me..
You will have to take my word for it that these are a simple ooey-gooey dessert..

6   8-9-inch flour tortillas
2 T. soft butter
2 t. cinnamon sugar
2 large bananas sliced
1 cup semi sweet chocolate pieces
2 cups tiny marshmellows
Pile tortillas in a stack and wrap in tin foil.. Grill directly over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until they are warm and pliable..Turn packet once..
Place these on a work surface and brush the butter on one side of each tortilla and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar..
Top HALF of the buttered side with some of the banana slices, chocolate pieces and marshmellows..Fold the other half over the filled half pressing lightly.
Use a spatula to place each taco over the grill rack and grill for 2  to 3 minutes until lightly browned and the filling starts to melt.. Flip over halfway through the cooking time with the spatula..
If desired.. fold each taco in half again and serve in parchment paper or a napkin..(or flip it on a paper plate and tell them to have fun... grin...) 
Makes 6 servings.. 
Now send the kids up for a bath or a dip in the sea.. smile..
These are messy but soooo good .. Your kids will love them and so will hubby... smile.. 
Thank you sweet ladies for stopping in for another visit..
I enjoy this.. You girls are so sweet..
I love hearing from you..
Have a blessed evening in your part of the world ...
And God is still  faithful..

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  1. Oh Faye I love your sweet bathroom. It is charming and cozy. Love the tub. I love prim too, but my man doesnt so much..So we have a mix and I try to surround myself with things I love. Especially old loved things.
    The recipe sounds oooey goooey good. Cant wait to try.
    Hugs Friend

  2. Thanks for sharing the pictures and the little tales that go along with them. I truly enjoyed them all. Enjoy your weekend Faye.

  3. Cute bathroom. I would love to have a home with a "maid's quarters" I did clean out an estate with a home like that, the "maid's quarters" were so cute.

  4. Wonderful bathroom, had a tub like that for years until we remodeled. Love the old houses, really like the boys clubhouse, such a sweet charming house you have. Looking forward to this recipe to try too, might work with the Scouts on a campfire rack too! Thanks for inspiring my days.

  5. I love your bathroom... so quaint and pretty. Such fun your grandchildren must have swapping messages and such. I'm going to try those choco tacos the next time my grandsons come to visit I think they will love them! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Faye, I wouldn't change a thing in that cute little bathroom. It's so charming just as it is! I love those deep old-fashioned tubs to just lay back and soak with lots of bubbles of course! Have a great weekend!

  7. I see lots of prim in this room. I love the quaint look of everything. I would never, ever change a thing!

  8. No,No,NO, Faye, Don't touch that precious bathroom. Prims,,,somewhere else and don't get me wrong I am a prim girl. But this wonderful cottage,,you have it decorated just perfect. This home has a character of its own. Love the story about the maid's room and stairs leading down to the kitchen. And what memories those little boys are making there at the cottage. The recipe sounds wonderful and simple enough that I might could handle that one. (giggle) Thanks for sharing.

  9. I love the bathroom. It has an airy, cottagey feel.

  10. Your bathroom is simply charming... It's like a BnB! Don't change a thing!!!

  11. That bathroom has character. It looks nice.

    Have a great day.


  12. What a delightful bathroom.I really enjoyed the pics of your cottage.Such a sweet story about your grandsons.The memories that they are making are priceless. Thanks for the recipe. Have a great weekend!Hugs,Jen

  13. Faye, I think that room is just perfect! I love the tub... *sigh*...
    That is so cute about the boys leaving each other messages....
    Your recipe sounds so yummy- I may have to try that the next time we grill!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, dear.

  14. What a charming bathroom...I don't think I would do a thing to it.

  15. What a lovely bathroom! I would love to relax there and take a nice lingering bath. Hope that you enjoy it!! And the dessert sounds simply wonderful, I know that my daughter will love it so I am going to share with her. Thank you for being so inspiring. ~Sara

  16. Sweet bathroom; cozy and charming!

  17. Oh, even a candle chandelier in the bathroom. I am in love with those :) I really like the bathtub. I have been wondering if I could talk Quentin into a claw foot tub and how that would look in a doublewide! Your bathroom is so cozy, I would get in to take a bath and soak for hours.

    The banana choco tacos sound so yummy!

    Have a great weekend.


  18. Your cottage is lovely. I love old things. The farmhouse we live in is about l00 years old. I think older homes have character. In answer to your question, no that is not our place in the picture. We travel a little way down to Blue Ridge Parkway and then turn on a little road to get to the wineberries. I will try to post some pictures of our place sometime so you can see where we live. Enjoy your day and God bless.

  19. Your bath is so charming I wouldn't change a thing! It has such character. We recently stayed at a Bed and Breakfast in Maine . . . the bath was pretty but nearly as pretty as yours.

  20. I think your bathroom is absolutely adorable with all the vintage pretties in it. Very charming! And that recipe looks like one I need to save! thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful day!

  21. Your bathroom is lovely, Faye! And another recipe that sounds delicious. I had showed my husband the recipe for ginger ale and we made it last night ~ he loved it! So fun to make things ourselves :) Thank you for all you share with us ~ it is a wonderful blessing!

    Have a lovely day,

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