SPECIAL LITTLE JOYS OF CHRISTMAS

SPARKLING “sugared” fruit on a feather tree … Christmas pins Rudolph and  friends Christmas sweaters   (don’t laugh–you know you want one!ūüôā) Christmas movies you can recite by heart favorite Christmas music and carolers to help you sing ! Men of SNOW and men of gingerbread! a poinsettia in every chicken’s pot Christmas books sitting on Santa’s lap a place to gather  on…

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DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS

Last night we had a dusting of snow. Just enough to start me dreaming of a White Christmas … … and to add the perfect touch to the outdoor pots. But baby, it’s cold outside, so step inside … where we can enjoy  my white tree in  the warm dining room. This mini tree is one of several around our house,…

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‘TIS THE SEASON GIVEAWAY

¬† ¬† Outside my kitchen window is a beautiful maple tree which is the last to turn and lose its leaves. ¬†Sometimes the leaves are still on to greet the first snowfall. ¬†When they turn this luscious bright red I know it is time to put up the birdfeeders. ¬† ¬†Woodpeckers, finches, chickadees, cardinals and bluejays visit daily. **** ****…

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GOBBLE GOBBLE

¬†   Perched on the sideboard in my dining room are several woodland creatures, overseeing the preparations and waiting to hold turkey, stuffing, and other delicious side dishes. ¬† The deep wells on the huge Woodland Spode turkey platter hold all the juices from the tasty bird! But not from this bird! ¬†He’s a guest. ¬† ¬†Serving spoons and plates…

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HARVEST TABLE

HARVEST TIME ¬† The harvest table is warm and rich, in the colors of the autumn fields and leaves … ¬† … bountiful with the vegetables so¬† carefully tended to through the spring and summer. ¬† ¬† All through the crispy spring and hot summer the Scarecrow¬†stands in the fields, keeping watch day and night over the crops. ¬†¬† The…

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A LETTER IN MY BOX

In my foyer is a chest with two drawers full of beautiful cards and writing papers. ¬† ¬†   ¬† ***** ¬† Even though I am always happy to open my email and find notes and pictures from my friends and my blogging buddies, I am thrilled when I open the mailbox at the end of the driveway and find…

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Welcome Witchy Women Table

Gus would like to greet all you beautiful witches– please leave your broom at the door¬† come in, take off your cape and hat … join Lily, Elena, Marigold Nerida, Titania, Orlagh and¬†Blossom … ¬† and choose your seat. Do you prefer … ¬†owl ¬† … bat … pumpkin ¬† … or spider? … Your napkin will be cared for…

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Just You and Me

Today, Thursday October 21, is my birthday, and you are cordially invited to dine with me … … in my family room, at a little table for two. We’ll use my Wedgwood Nantucket Basket dishes, and Gorham Old French sterling …   … and dainty¬†vintage pink glasses. ~~~~   I’ll pick some of my hydrangea,   and some of my…

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Mexican Birthday Table

October 16, 1991¬† This time it’s a boy! A blue bundle of fun and joy! He shares his name with my dad. ¬†WILLIAM. ¬†He has¬†a grandmother who thinks he is a prince and a big sister who thinks (still) that we brought him home for her entertainment! ¬†And even though he is growing into a handsome, intelligent, talented, kind ……

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Happy Birthday Table

  September 16, 1988! ¬† It’s a GIRL!!!!! ¬† A little squirming pink package of joy, sent to us from the angels! ¬†Before she even left the delivery room she had wrapped her teeny tiny fingers around her daddy’s finger, and twenty two years later can still get him to do whatever she wants with the slightest tug! ūüôā My…

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