Thanksgiving Tablescape and Blog Hop

Here it is November, and my favorite holiday is coming up.  I love Thanksgiving more than any other day of the year.  I'll get up early, make coffee, put the egg casserole in the cold oven and start it baking.  Then DH and I enjoy breakfast while watching the parades, and start in on football …

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Autumn Jubilee Stamping Fun

One of the things my family looks forward to every year is a Thanksgiving card. I started sending them years ago, when it was very difficult to find them in card boxes in the stores. But I liked sending a card when it wouldn't get lost in the deluge of holiday cards. One year I …

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a joyful holiday weekend!  I wanted to share again my Thanksgiving post from two years ago about the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, as the great majority of readers haven't seen it.  It really feels like the holidays are beginning when this day comes each year, my favorite holiday. I always wake up with much …

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Thanksgiving Tablescape

Thanksgiving is upon us, and I like to set the table ahead of time.  It lets me know if I need to do any chores, like polish the silverware.  Usually I do need to do that.   This is the time to get out all the good stuff, the china you don't use much, the special …

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Decorating in November

This is such a fun month to decorate, I get to see all my turkeys again. This year, the kitchen counter is graced with a lovely bouquet of flowers that DH brought me recently, just because. The pretty apricot color flowers went nicely with a large turkey and a small pie pumpkin. I like this …

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Pumpkin Toffee Dump Cake Dessert

Pumpkin desserts are perfect this time of year, and I wanted something special for a dinner party.  Looking around on the internet for something different, I came across a really interesting recipe called Pumpkin Dumpkin at Kraft Recipes.  Naturally, I thought I could make it a bit better by changing a few things.  I did …

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Stamping Thanksgiving Cards

Thanksgiving is coming soon, time to get some Thanksgiving cards done. I know I have said this several times, but Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It is family and friends, football and food, all with my favorite autumn colors!  A nice long weekend of fun, with all the anticipation of more holiday fun to come. …

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Rustic Autumn Tablescape

While we had guests staying, we decided to invite another couple over that our guests knew for a dinner party. I decided to do the tablescape in a rustic theme with leaves and pine cones as the focus.  I wanted an Autumn look without it being too holiday looking. I began with an ecru tablecloth …

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Happy Thanksgiving!

This is my favorite holiday, watching the Macy's parade in my jammies with a hot cup of coffee, turkey baking all afternoon, and football games!  Inevitably there is something that goes awry on a holiday, and those stories end up being the best and most memorable of all.  I told several of my family stories …

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Thanksgiving Tablescapes 2015

Sitting down to a lovely table enhances the enjoyment of a meal with friends, and I do enjoy making a table pretty.  The challenge is to make it different each year, using the same elements.  I have a fair amount of storage space, but even I cannot store several sets of things for each holiday.  …

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