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Gather ‘Round the Table this Thanksgiving

We often hear people say that Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday. Something about the simple pleasure of gathering with friends and family over copious amount of food is so comforting. We had the pleasure of hosting our friends from Porter Teleo in the shop for a little photo shoot of their newly released table linens (just in time for Thanksgiving!), which are gorgeous and hand painted little pieces of art in themselves. We played around with styling some of our table top pieces with their linens and the result was quite lovely. We hope it provides you some inspiration for entertaining this holiday season.

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Thanksgiving Ideas, entertaining, kansas city, kcmo, missouri, decor, interior design

Porter Teleo hand painted linen napkins and placemats available here.

Thanksgiving Ideas, entertaining, kansas city, kcmo, missouri, decor, interior design

Feather plates available here and here.

Thanksgiving Ideas, entertaining, kansas city, kcmo, missouri, decor, interior design

Functional and beautiful serving pieces: brass servers, fruit bowl, napkins & runner. Add the ambiance with candle light–shop our amazing collection of new and vintage candlesticks here

Thanksgiving Ideas, entertaining, kansas city, kcmo, missouri, decor, interior design

Thanksgiving Ideas, entertaining, kansas city, kcmo, missouri, decor, interior design

Last but not least! We’ve received some new linen tea towels and napkins in the shop! They are so soft and we love the colors and patterns created by Jenny Pennywood, made in San Fransisco. 

To shop all of our table & kitchen, click here, and as always–let us help you design your life. 

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Styled at Home

Every once in a while I like to take home some Coveted Home inventory and style it in my house. Its fun for me and I hope it helps provide you inspiration for your own home. Over the Memorial Day holiday weekend I cleaned, styled and shot pictures and had a little company over! I’m including an easy recipe that we cooked on the grill.

Jaclyn Joslin living room

If you happened to see the last style post I did at my home you may notice a change in my DwellStudio Silverado sofa. While I love a leather sofa, Simone and I never quite found it cozy for snuggling. I was always laying down blankets to sit on top of (Simone always preferred sitting on top of a blanket as well) so I finally decided to just have the seat cushion recovered in a washable cotton. I also had my upholsterer add feathers, making it more like a down pillow top mattress and it is unbelievably comfortable.

Navarro pillow

I’ve loved the texture and pattern of the smaller accent pillow and had a sneaking suspicion it would fit in perfectly in my living room. I can’t believe there’s still one of the larger animal print pillows left in the shop–this is a gorgeous $260 pillow on sale for $100! Snatch that up, someone please!

Susan Connor Prism throw

I made some big changes to my coffee table! Previously I had a round marble tray in the middle with a grouping of items. I’d been craving to get out some of my design books that were tucked away so decided to ditch the tray, put out some favorite books and add a few items on top. The little vase that the plant is in is vintage from Coveted Home Flea, the lovely handmade bowl is by Isabel Halley and can be found here. I also added the Susan Connor Prism throw to my sofa and I love the pop of indigo it adds.

bar essentials

A fully stocked bar can make quite the impression. We have so many wonderful bar accessories in the shop right now, stay tuned as they will be part of our June promotion! These items are staples at my bar: Coveted Home signature candle, coasters, bottle opener, wine bottle stopper, napkins, bowl (similar). I’ve decided that our Rosa Tote is a must have and we’ve marked it down to 30% off for this post! I’ve used it for groceries, lugging around work samples, my laptop, travel and although I haven’t used it for these purposes, I could see it being used for a workout tote, beach tote or baby bag.

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corn on cobb

Thai street corn on the cobb:

6 ears of corn

1/2 cup coconut milk, full fat

2 tbs. raw sugar

1 tsp ea. cinnamon & cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp. ginger powder

dash of salt

Combine ingredients (except corn) and simmer on stove for 5 minutes.

Strip the husk back but don’t pull it off, and use 2 of the husk blades to tie back the rest and form a handle.

Baste the ears well and place on grill, continue to baste while grilling for 12-15 minutes or blackened.

This was a delicious new way to prepare corn that no one at our party had tried before but everyone loved!

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Dining Al fresco

Late summer is the perfect time for dining al fresco, preferably in the evening, after the sun has set, and it is nice and cool out. All you need are some friends, drinks (wine or cocktails), a make-ahead appetizer, and a simple meal. The crickets chirping and frogs croaking will provide the background music. You can take advantage of late summer blooms and foliage to add some color and up your fancy factor. Here are some ideas for creating a special space for you and your guest to dine al fresco.

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  1. Clean up your patio or deck area – and make sure you have plenty of table space. You can always take your dining set outside if you need more seating.

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Layford dining table – Available through Coveted Home

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Atlas Bench $3450 – Available through Coveted Home

OsloChair

Oslo Arm Chair – Available through Coveted Home

2. Proper lighting is important. Candles and string lights make any outdoor gathering special. HexTrio

Assorted Hex Pillar candle holders $22-32 by Convival Production

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Globe String Lights $26

3. Use special serving pieces to showcase your culinary creations. 

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Geometry Fruit Bowl $58

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Aldo Marble Cheese Board $74

4. Relax and have some fun!

 Most items shown above are available to purchase through Coveted Home in Kansas City and are also available to view through their appropriate links. As always, let us help you design your life.

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Coveted Eats: Pine Nut + Feta Cheese Ball

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What says easy, breezy mid-summer entertaining more than a make-ahead appetizer? This cream cheese-based cheese ball melds varying flavors and textures for a fresh, satisfying snack with just a hint of crunch, and is sure to be a hit at your next get-together. It would be equally delicious served with pita chips or your favorite cracker. For best results, wait until cheese ball is firm before rolling in pine nuts, and for a picture-perfect presentation, garnish with a sprig of fresh oregano, rosemary or basil. Share your results with us on Instagram using the hashtag #CovetedEats!
Pine Nut And Feta Cheese Ball

Ingredients

SERVINGS: 8

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 ounces feta, crumbled, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • Kosher salt
  • ¾ cup pine nuts, toasted, chopped
  • Crackers or pita chips, for serving
Preparation
  • Process cream cheese, feta, and butter in a food processor until smooth. Pulse in capers, oregano, fennel seeds, and lemon zest; season with salt. Scrape into a small plastic wrap–lined bowl; gather up plastic around cheese, shaping into a ball. Chill until firm, 3–12 hours.
  • Unwrap cheese ball and roll in pine nuts just before serving. Serve with crackers
    Courtesy bon appétit magazine
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Cheese, Wine, and Design

Please join us for an evening of Cheese, Wine, and Design on Thursday, July 16th from 5-8 P.M. at Coveted Home on The Country Club Plaza.

Guest fromager and wine expert Nicholas Andriani of The Better Cheddar will be joining us, and we will be sampling a variety of cheeses and wines. Nicholas will be on hand to answer any questions regarding the food and drinks as well as any general cheese, pairing, or serving questions. Owner, Jaclyn Joslin, and the Coveted Home staff will be on hand to introduce you to our new product lines as well as answer any interior design questions. We hope to see you on Thursday!

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Coveted Home + The Better Cheddar 

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Made For The Outdoors

Patio weather is just around the corner and we are all ready to get comfortable outdoors! It seems like we have been hibernating underneath layers of wool socks and down comforters for months itching for warm weather cookouts, welcoming conversations with neighbors over fences, and an area to lounge where temps aren’t determined by a thermostat on the wall. This time of year makes us all want to makeover our patio or porch. Below are some shop favorites (all of which are specifically made for outdoor use) that are sure to instantaneously turn your space from drab to fab!

MahkeenacLoveseat_White[16091] CatamaranNavy[14938] Made-Goods-Winona-Coffee-Table-550x470CleoCement2x3[18171] MingledTangerineWhite[15081] detail_Made-Goods-Cole_stoolSnapPumpkinPouf[18034]From top: 1) Mahkeenac Outdoor Loveseat – all weather teak frame w/ Sunbrella cushions $1910  2) Catamaran Stripe Navy Rug Ottoman – 100% polypropylene w/ turned wood leg $1025  3) Winona Coffee Table – 24″ diameter hand-painted ceramic (price upon request)   4) Cleo Grey Indoor/Outdoor Rug – Bunny Williams Collection from $130  5) Mingled Tangerine Indoor/Outdoor Pillow – 22″x22″ $58  6) Cole Stool – crackled gold (price upon request) 7) Snap Pumpkin Indoor/Outdoor Pouf – 100% polypropylene $275

 The Cleo Rug, Mingled Pillow, and the Snap Pouf are available to purchase through Coveted Home.

Happy Shopping!

featured photo courtesy of Jason Hanna Photography

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Time to Brunch

That brief moment where the temps hit about 60 degrees and the sun began to warm up the sidewalks made for premature daydreams of mid-morning brunches here at the shop. We love to live for moments like these. Recently, we came across a dish that could easily be seen (more importantly, devoured) atop your outdoor table set for several accompanied by a fresh squeezed something-or-other and crisp champagne cocktail. Orange. Grapefruit. We’re not picky. The recipe and images below are from Brooklyn Supper whose story of a family eating for the seasons has inspired us to rethink our habitual ways of consumption. Happy brunching!

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Baked Eggs with Greens and Mushrooms

2-3 bunches of leafy greens (I used collards, swiss chard and beet greens)
4 eggs
1 pint fresh mushrooms, or a handful dried
8 oz. marscapone
2 oz. feta
2 tablespoons butter
zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon chives, diced
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Butter a large baking dish and set aside. If using dried mushrooms, soak them in warm water for 10 minutes. Wash the greens thoroughly, spin dry, and chop roughly into 1″ strips.

In a medium bowl, combine the eggs and the marscapone. Things will be lumpy, but blend them as best you can. Crumble in the feta, and add the chives. Add a pinch or two of salt. Set aside while you prepare the greens.

In a large saute pan, melt 2 tablespoons butter oven medium heat. When it is bubbly and fragrant add the garlic, lemon zest, and mushrooms. Saute for 3 or 4 minutes, add the lemon juice and then the greens. Gently cook until the greens have wilted, but still have some crunch. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove the greens to the baking dish and pour in the egg mixture. Make sure everything is evenly combined, and put into the oven. Bake for 20-30 minutes until the eggs are just set. Remove from oven, cool for a few minutes, and serve with rice or quinoa.

 

Featured image via Country Living