Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Cobbler's Bench

The cobbler's bench is my favorite piece of antique furniture. I found it at an estate sale and could have sold it three times carrying it out of the house. Larry almost succumbed to offers. It found a niche in our Florida living room. It's a buffet that gets the trimmings at Christmas. It's my mantle stand-in.
Window pane mirrors reflect the living room tree.
A lighted wreath and silver JOY letters rest on the panes.
My silver coffee and tea service
We drilled a hole in a pretty wine bottle and added a small string of mini lights.
Lots of sparkle with silver and crystal.



Monday, November 29, 2010

Just A Little Sparkle

 Kept it simple on the dining room table for the week after Thanksgiving.
But I did add a little sparkle.
Starting with a beautiful silk table runner trimmed with crystals and silver and gold thread.
 A gift last Christmas from my BFF Cathy.
 The tiered stand displays Royal Dalton china that's trimmed in gold.
Wedgwood crystal by Ralph Lauren vases and a collection of Waterford candlesticks.
simple evergreens
A nice transition from the Fall Thanksgiving decor.

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Friday, November 26, 2010


Christmas Mug Shots.  I'm decorating my blog
 for Christmas. I love Christmas music, so starting
the Fridaymorning after Thanksgiving,
that's what we have playing! Christmas music
 and coffee in a Christmas mug. 
 That's what starts our day!
It's a tradition I look forward to each year.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Table Grace

We sing our traditional Thanksgiving prayer.

We thank thee, Father, for thy care
And for thy bounty everywhere;
For this and every other gift,
Our grateful hearts to thee we lift.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Dining Room Table

Pilgrims, Turkeys, and  Pumpkins gathered for the Thanksgiving table.
 Amber wine glasses and hand painted goblets.
 Wooden pumpkin napkin rings. Waterford candlesticks.
 Evesham china mixed with pumpkin pottery plated on gold chargers.
 All set.....
Happy Thanksgiving!

Links: Between Naps On The Porch

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Walking The Doggies...and The Best Tuna Melt

We took a long walk with the doggies and headed over to The Town Center.
 Our mission was to satisfy a craving for the best tuna melt...ever!
 The Cheese Course, a great sandwich and salad bistro.
 It has an amazing selection of  specialty cheeses;
 accompaniments and serveware.
 An extensive menu board to choose from.
We always like to eat outside.
Especially on such a perfect  Florida day.
 The doggies can be close by. They can ride in the stroller when they get tired because the 3 mile walk is too much for them. They get some cold water and a sampling of bread in a shady spot.
 This is it! White Albacore tuna with Gruyere cheese and greens warmed on a crusty French baguette.
Very satisfying!

Monday, November 22, 2010

I Couldn't Help Myself....

I just needed to change the cups on the picket fence hooks....new Mug Shots....
That's all...just these Christmas mugs....promise.
From this....
That should hold me until after Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Silver Love

Getting ready for the holiday season.
 Gathering some of my silver pieces to give them a must-needed polish.
 Many years ago a friend needed to borrow some of my silver trays for a baby shower. 
 She said she needed 17!  I said "don't be ridiculous! I don't have 17 silver trays."
She said "I bet you do". So we waked thru my house and gathered all the trays that I was using in all the rooms and I had 17 to give her!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Turkey Dishes

 Bringing out my turkey dishes
 To use everyday from now until Thanksgiving.
 "Thanksgiving" by Churchill
multi-color transferware.
I'm using a vintage table square. It 's embroidered and has a golden yellow ric rac trim.
Wooden pumpkin napkin rings were found in a NC thrift shop.
all set
Teapot, lidded sugar, and  creamer on a platter.
Lets take an afternoon tea break and try them out.