Monday, January 5, 2009

Tablescape Tuesday ummm sort of?

As you can see most of the holiday decorations are put away...although a few still linger;)
Those that have followed my blog know I am not much of a fact other than the occasional glass of wine with dinner it's rare to see me with anything other than a coffee in my hand. But if I do indulge I can't deny Martini's would be my drink of choice.
Let's settle in after all the holiday hubbub, and let's have cocktail hour for a job well done everyone!!
Cocktails for two;) With none other than my favorite flavor for mixing sour apple Martini's..of course you have to have something sweet (for her) the chocolate and something salty the peanuts (for him);)

So put your feet up, the craziness of the holidays are over with and it's a brand New Year to look forward to. The past is behind us and we look forward...... anticipating what lies ahead.

Looks like they are trying to sneak a kiss in!

Hope everyone has a wonderful New Year filled with beautiful memories of family and friends! Take pleasure in the small things, sometimes we often overlook them. And if all else fails remember one thing.....
"Insanity is described as repeating the same thing over and over and expecting different results". Step outside of the situation and ask yourself what can I do differently to change the course of action...maybe a small shift is all you need;)
Enjoy the recipes just remember no drinking and this may lead to drinking and dialing which is NEVER recommended (lol)!!

Sour Apple Martini
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz Vodka
2 oz Sour Apple Mix
Shake with ice and strain into a Martini glass

White Cosmopolitan
1 oz Cointreau
2 oz Vodka
Ocean Spray white cranberry juice
Fresh Lime juice
Shake with ice and strain into a Martini glass

Lemon Drop Martini
1 oz Cointreau
2 oz Vodka
1 oz Lemon juice
Shake with ice and strain into a Martini glass

Enjoy life to the fullest and NEVER look back unless your going that way;)
Hugs French;)


prof en retraite said...

Ohhhh! I'm just going to sit down and put my feet up and have one of those apple martinis....Thanks! Have a great week!...Debbie

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW~ :)
This all looks classy beautiful and delicious!

I will have a Sour Apple Martini bartender!

Shelia said...

Well, Dear One, you set a mean tray! Everything is gorgeous!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

This was a very cool post. I love your martini glasses. Can you believe I've never had a martini.
I am not much of a drinker. I do drink a glass of wine once in awhile. Or a ice cold beer on a really hot day.
Hugs, Terrie

SchmeckyGirl said...

Oooh how pretty! What a nice cocktail setting!

I had an appletini for the first time the other day and it was disgusting. It tasted like Comtrex cold medicine. Is that how it's supposed to taste? Blech.

Gollum said...

What a great post, French. The birds are gorgeous--and I love the tray. Just beautiful! The recipes are a neat touch, too.

Tootsie said...

I did my booze hound thing when I was in is a wonder I have any brain cells left at all! Now a days...I am like you...I love the glasses and things for the booze, but don't drink much...Your display is wonderful Ma'Dame!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

French, this is just gorgeous girl. You know I love the "bling" of the birds and the tray.. the recipe is a nice touch as well..Your tray is just gorgeous.. hope you snuck that kiss in..:-)
hugs ~lynne~

Raxx - A day in the life said...

What elegant trays! A wonderful idea for TT, I'm not much of a drinker either, but those sound interesting!

Jill said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Shake one of those drinks up and pass it on over!

~♥~ Monica S said...

:-) love your martini glasses :-)

( I think I have tasted a martini ones..but can't be sure)

I like drinks.. and most of all the one called "sex on the beach!" TRY it some time!!


Helen said...

Very, very nice ... cheers!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Very clever post! And I'm a big fan of martinis, *blushes* so it's appreciated. ;o)

White Iris Designs said...

I like it very much!! This Christmas at my brother's house we drank Pomegranate Martinis...Oh My...they were delish!

ann said...

How different and so lovely.I adore the addtion of the little birdies...Ann

Bridget said...

French, your tablescape is gorgeous! I'm going to try your lemon drop recipe.
Hugs, Bridget

Happy To Be said...

GM French Fry...looks wonderful I not a drinker at all...but so love what you did here and my youngest daughter love apple martini's...very well done..have a safe and blessed day dear friend..hugs and smiles Gloria

Really Rainey said...

A white Cosmo please...
How delightful!

Envoy-ette said...

I could use a drink! But then I may mess up your tray and get the birds soggy...:p I think this qualifies as a tablescape! Peanuts and chocolate are food after all!

cindy said...

French, your blog looks great! I think I am really liking the British colonial look too, (just bought a couple of new pictures to hang, I will have to post a few photos). Not sure how it all works in our log type home though...?? I have never had a martini, but willing to try one! Hope all is well, Cindy

Twice as Nice said...

I always thought martinis were strong and yucky. I'm not much of a drinker but tried one this past summer and it was so YUMMY!! I tried the chocolate. I was told there is a lot of booze in a martini so I only had one. It only takes two drinks and I'm slurrrring my words!

Love the display. Makes me want to grab a blanket, lay on the couch with the fireplace going and have a cocktail. Yummy.

Susan said...

Beautiful tray... nice little touches that make it wonderful!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's beautiful. A great Tablescape Tuesday post!
I've only ever had 2 martinis. One a Dirty did not like it...the other a Chocolate Martini, that one I did like.

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Oh I am a Cosmo gal. I know its supposed to be cocktails for two, but can I just squeeze in here and grab a drink and a few peanuts? LOL

This is so cute!!!

Twice as Nice said...

Hello, hope you are feeling better. I had a martini for the first time this past summer. It was chocolate and oh, SO YUMMY!! A couple of those and I could be in SO much trouble!! Hey, have ya heard from Buffie. I tried emailing her but it got sent back. Not sure if the email I have is right or not. Twin and I are kinda worried so if ya know something could you email us and let us know she's okay? Thanks.

salmagundi said...

Just give me the sweet and the salty and I will be happy. Beautifully set tray - enjoy the New Year!! Sally

ellen b said...

What fun! I'll take a white cosmo or shoot! just pour me up the vodka straight, after all that holiday eating I've put myself on restriction for extra calories!!

Deb said...

Hi Lisa! Couldn't miss your tablescape. It's a lovely set-up! I love Apple Martini's that is also my choice of drink if I have one. I never tried the Contreau, I'll have to try some at my next party! Deb

Lady Katherine said...

I love to have a drink, You are so ready, can we had a few more glasses.LOL

imjacobsmom said...

Hey French, A very original post! I am not much of a drinker either. I am kind of a light weight in that regard (an only in that regard - LOL). I had a chocolate martini last summer and it was delish! Your little birds were a cute touch! ~ Robyn

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Pretty party for two. I love those little silver birds. All of the silver looks so elegant. laurie

nikkicrumpet said...

I don't drink but I'm loving those glasses!!! I wonder if my pepsi would look SNAZZY in those!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Lisa, What a warm and inviting tablescape! :)

Love your background! It fits you perfectly! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Oh, and great list below!

Justine said...

Well, these drinks are not my thing.... I'm with you on the coffee! The setup sure does look pretty. Is that a crystal ball I see? Ask it what my future holds the next time you've got it out.
Btw.. I love those silver birds! Are those S&P?

Justine :o )

Michael said...

Now you're talkin' my language: MARTINI!!!!!

I have a martini recipe for's the best!

Frozen Bacardi Margarita concentrate...prepare as a mixer (no liquor)

1.25 oz Bacardi Razz
0.75 oz Blue Island Pucker
0.50 oz Margarita mix
Splash of Sprite or soda water
Grenadine float

Tastes just like PF Chang's Bomb Pop martini!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Awwww, you got me with the birds trying to sneak in a kiss! :-) We have a little thing here at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta called "Martinis and Imax." Imagine watching an Imax movie while sipping your first, or second, martini. :-) It's quite the fun!

Bo said...

Hiya this is thinking outside of the box...clever! I'm thinking an apple-tini might be alrighty...

Dixie's Whimsey said...

French... love you intimate and sexy setting for two... that's all ya need... martini's and chocolate!

hugs... Dixie

Jen r. said...

Love your table scape! Just the kind of party I want to go to!!!

Mama said...

Hi French, I hope you are feeling much better now and your flu bug has gone, your tablescape this week is beautiful, your silver tray and Martini glasses and the little birds are so pretty and I too love the crystal ball. Happy New Year, hugs, Kathy.
Your new blog dress is so pretty too, perfect for you and your beautiful home.

Chrissy said...

Oh yes...sit and relax, as much as I love Christmas I am glad its over, I am knackered!! Hope all is well with you!

Donna Marie said...


I miss you!!!!! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Donna Marie

Buffie said...

Love those tini glasses Lisa! I'll have a Lemon drop please? Thanks for the recipe, I love those!

Buffie :)

Natalie said...

I sooo wanna do tablescapes...but the only table in my house is constantly covered with school books, coloring books, crayons...etc...does that count?

It's gorgeous!

Hope your New Year is off to a great start,


Rue said...

I'll drink to that! ;)

See, now you know the real reason I'm moving... there's nothing but the same old crap to show in this house LOLOLOL Just kidding :)

love you,

Happy To Be said...

Hey French Fry...thanks girl for coming by and seeing my manly stuff..hugs and smiles Gloria

Jill said...

appletini's mmmmmm!!!!!!! Woohoo! Send me one over!

Lana G! said...

Love it! Cracking up at your wish list as well!

Naz said...

I'll have a pink Cosmo in this beautiful setting. If this was RMS I'd rate it a 5.

Love your new paradise header.

Michael said...

Um, wherever your header pic was taken...yeah, I'll take one of those!

Great song, btw!

Bo said...

Hi Lisa...Don't hate me, but I have tagged you for a QUICK & EASY (I promise) fun tag...come by my blog & check it out...if you have time to do it that's great...if not, just let it slide... ♥ Bo

Twice as Nice said...

Do you know why the counters are not working and how is Buffy?

Kathleen said...

I Love your happy hour tablescape. I'll be right over for one of those wonderful cocktails.

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