Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Blessings

It was our turn to host Thanksgiving for my side of the family. We were missing a couple of people but we still had a nice dinner and enjoyed time together. In the last several years I have not been all that into decorating like I used to but because my Wonderful Daughter and my Husband were taking care of the food I spent a little time putting the table together. I think it came out nice considering I threw it together with stuff I had around the house in about 15 minutes.
My daughter made the yeast rolls, and a pumpkin pie and helped her dad with the turkey. My sister's family brought the vegitables and stuffing. That is why the table is a bit empty for this shot. After they arrived things got crazy and I forgot to take more photos.
After my family left for home we went to my husbands family to visit and take part in their 2nd round of Thanksgiving dinner. We skyped my daughter in Chicago, played games and checked out the ad's for tomorrows shopping. (I will not be participating in the madness but my young nieces are getting psyched up for the big day.) So all in all a very good day spent with family.
I am Thankful for...
a daughter who loves to cook!
technology that lets us talk to our loved ones far away.
that my daughter in Chicago had a friend invite her to their family dinner so she wouldn't be alone.
for the guy in her apartment building who baked her a pumpkin pie since she didn't get a piece of the one she helped make while here last week.
that I do not have any desire to join the madness at 4 A.M. to get deals that really are not deals anymore.
And on a really serious note, I am thankful that my husband is still with us, that I have a loving close family I am so proud of and that God has truly Bless our home!
Hope you all had a great day and enjoy the weekend.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Heaven on Earth Emporium

A few months ago a new antique store opened in our town and when I went in for the first time I was mesmerized. Donna Blackmon, the owner, has done a wonderful job putting her items in color coordinating displays as well as themes. Some of my friends say there is to much and it is overwhelming but I find myself just standing in front of the different displays enjoying all the items displayed together. It makes me want to buy several pieces instead of just the one. I have so many images that I will post about her shop for several days.

I love white so I am starting with her white collections.

I wish my girls were little again and I could put some of this stuff in their rooms.

I have a linen addiction and I just love looking at work like this. Am I weird? If we didn't have TV and Internet maybe more of us would still be sitting by the fire in the evenings practicing our needle skills... Or maybe not.

How about this collection. Beautiful baby gown, and more linens! I know our economy isn't at it's best but I hope enough people just can't leave her store without purchasing a few items and Donna is able to keep the store she has worked so hard for open!
I will feature different color themes over the next few weeks. If you see something you are interested in that you collect, you can reach Donna at
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my images as much as I have.