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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

HAPPY THANKGIVING

FROM OUR HOME TO YOURS
MAY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE A BEAUTIFUL, BLESSED AND GLORIOUS THANKSGIVING.

Monday, November 23, 2009

NO. 2 THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPE

With leftover burlap from Melanie's wedding, I made runners to accent my breakfast room table this year. After you get over the rustic, musty smell, the shedding and wrinkles it makes a lovely fall table. (LOL!)
Of course you KNOW I must include my bunny & birds aren't they adorable.
These pictures were taken at round 3:30 in the afternoon when the shadows are the best.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thanksgiving Tablescape


Of all the dishes I own, these are by far my most favorite.
I love them & wish I had at least 8 more place settings.
Waiting for tea & pumpkin pie.



Of course the Chandelier needed decor too.
Sideboard

Monday, November 16, 2009

A NEW TEA DISCOVERY




NOVUS(www.novustea.com) I discovered this tea at dinner on Saturday. It is the Kenilworth Ceylon. I kept the tea package so I could look it up. The tea was very smooth, great flavor and packed whole leaf in a sachet. I found the site and plan to order some. If you know where it might be sold on the shelf, please let me know.

Friday, November 13, 2009

"HELLO CUPCAKE"

No, it's not a greeting of affection. It's the name of this great new cupcake cookbook I found at Michael's.

Aren't these the cutest things.

This one is spagetti & meatball cupcakes- they really look like it too, but it's all in the frosting! Incredible. You have got to see this book if you love to bake or not!

This was my first try. I ususally HATE making cupcakes, but these make me want to bake some every day!

There are so many options and fun things in this book and they are all made with EASY ingredients. Candies, frostings, cookies. Nothing complicated at all.
I hope you rush out to find this one. I LOVE IT!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VETERANS!

You are thanked beyond words. You are hero's beyond hero's. You are appreciated more than you know.
And for those still serving I leave you this:
Isaiah 35:4
Say to them that are afraid, Be strong, fear not: behold your God will come with vengeance, even with recompense; He will come and save you.
God Bless you ALL! And God bless America!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Tea Cozies

I have but one tea cozy and I cherish it so much. It belonged to my husbands grandmother who was Irish. It was handmade and passed down in her family. I only use it from time to time so that it stays as pristine as possible. Isn't this lovely workmanship.
If you look closely you can see the inside seam where it was turned. It doesn't have a single machine stitch.
The colors are still so vibrant too. I just love the clovers and dainty flowers. I guess some of you who crochet would know what kind of flower it is.

Well , there it is. Now you can see why I cherish it so. I hope to be making some this Christmas for tea friends, but I can assure you, they will not be nearly as beautiful as this. Do you have one that is very special to you? Please share.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Halloween Night

I'm sorry not to have posted this earlier, I went out of town for the week to visit my youngest daughter & son in law and see their new home. So I hope you enjoy these just the same. Witches Brew Chicken Stew
The spooky table
The dead rat sandwiches (grilled cheese)

The bloody hands punch
Hoot Owl Cupcakes ( couldn't bring myself to make the eyeballs)
I made all the trick or treating kids come in to get the candy from the "Candy Man". (The little ones I didn't.) Scary Man (Jesse) & Lady Bug (Samantha)

Witch (Erica) & Indian Princess (Jeanette)


Hope you enjoyed! I sure did (Whahahaha)