November Ideas from last year…

I got to thinking today...that if you are a new reader you may like to see some ideas from last Thanksgiving. Here are some in case you missed it....Cranberry Cocktail "I am thankful for Rainbows, my dog and daddy" Emily wrote...Thankful BookPuff Pastry CornucopiaChristmas Tree CanvasThere are a few more ideas....just look on the tab marked … [Read more...]

Fall decorating

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Sometimes....you can just pull stuff from around your house...and you place it in a different spot...and it makes all the difference to the feel of the room. I had this lantern. It was in the family room. I decided to use it in the foyer on this little table I redid. I bought one package of large leaves at Michael's.... Placing some on the … [Read more...]

Fall tablescape

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I think in another life I was a set designer. I love to create a scene (not in the drama sense....in the decorating sense...) Here is what I came up with for fall this year. A couple of thrift store vases get a new coat of Krylon looking glass paint.  I had a bit of a hard time getting the paint to property dry...because of the shape of … [Read more...]

Fall Front Door Decorating

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I love burlap. Do you think the pioneer's decorated with burlap?? Or do you think they would look at us like we are nuts because we put it all over all fall decorations?!?! I wonder...either way...I love it. It has great texture, it is relatively cheap and it just screams FALL!!! I have been finding some really great examples all over … [Read more...]

Fall Mantle 2011

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Well, I know you all have been on pins and needles waiting the beloved fall mantle...(I joke I joke) Here is what I decided to do this fall....I collected some frames...all different sizes...from all over town. Yard sales, estate sales, thrift stores....my basement...you know how it goes. I ended up with 6.  And this is how I used … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving…

 So thankful for so many things....."As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." ~John Fitzgerald KennedyI am thankful for...my loves...being married to my best friend..who makes me laugh every day and is always encouraging me--he is my love...thankful to find … [Read more...]

A thankful plate….

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I love a pretty table. It makes me remember going to my cousins house at the holidays and listening to everyone carry on and laugh and chat --good times. So, when I host Thanksgiving--I like to set a pretty table too. We can fit 10 people at our table which is usually more than enough room. It brings me joy when everyone is around the table … [Read more...]

Puff Pastry Cornucopia

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I know---I can almost see my brothers eyes rolling---my Pastry Cornucopia---drives him nuts some of the projects I choose to spend my time on---but he loves me anyway and that is all that matters! I love making this to place rolls in or crackers...it takes about 15 minutes---even though it looks much harder! You will need Box of puff … [Read more...]

Thankful for friends….Thanksgiving party ideas…

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Bill and I have some amazing friends...some old, some new....very blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful people. Some of our best friends from college live just one hour north of us. We visit often and they come here. (Me, Bill, Chris, Pete) Favors were homemade ginger snap cookies....family recipe...so good! They started back in the … [Read more...]

Turkey Brine and Thanksgiving Eve to do list….

Our house is where our family joins to celebrate Thanksgiving. I love it! I love having everyone over, I love the smell of celery and onions sauteing--with sage and butter, I love the smell of turkey in the house as we watch the Macy's Day parade. It is how I grew up enjoying the Thanksgiving that my parents made every year. It brings me absolute … [Read more...]