Tuesday, November 29, 2016

When the weather cools

Some mornings ..........

...... when the weather turns a little cool, before the craziness of Christmas sets in, I sit by the window, enjoying the sunshine and the reflection of the outdoors.

My Friendly Village china is mostly the winter scene, but I have a few of the Autumn plates that I use this time of year.

I grab a good book and enjoy a little time with a cup of tea.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday Morning

Thanksgiving is a time of quiet reflection upon the past and an annual reminder that God has again been ever so faithful. The solid and simple things of life are brought into clear focus, so much so that everything else fades into insignificance.
Charles Swindoll

Monday, November 21, 2016


Thanksgiving is a holiday specifically set aside for the purpose of thanking God for His provisions and blessings.  It may be the oldest, continually celebrated holiday in America.

Much of the food served at modern Thanksgiving dinners includes items from the very first celebration: turkey, ham, dressing, potatoes, numerous other vegetables, breads and puddings.

Initially this meal was held to thank God for the blessings of a good crop, having food for the winter.

Thanksgiving is a very family oriented holiday. Relatives often travel great distances to be with each other to celebrate. Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the entire year. It's also the official start of the holiday season.
What are your plans for this Thanksgiving?
May your Thanksgiving be a time of joy and blessings.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Are you ready?

Thanksgiving and Christmas is the time of year that my home becomes a palette.  Shopping the house makes for a little challenge here and there.

Most of my serving pieces are white, so with a little burst of color to set off the table, we are ready for Thanksgiving!

I love this beautiful Turkey platter that I found at Goodwill last year.

April Cornell napkins and tablecloth from Kohl's.
Stemware and Soup Tureen from Goodwill. 

We're almost ready!

Are you??

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Traditions.  Does your family have traditions for the holidays? Our family has enjoyed sweet family time with my in laws for as long as I have been married.  When my hubbys Mom passed away, she left behind memories of family gatherings around her big table. Lots of laughter, conversations, and good food were shared by all.

So we have started our own family traditions. I have auditioned a November table as a jump start for the Holiday season.

I love to bring out the Johnson Brothers china.

Cake platter painted by my late mother in love.

There is nothing like the warmth of the Holiday season, setting the mood to radiate love around the table.

Are you ready for the Holidays??  Thanksgiving is only two weeks away!