Friday, November 28, 2014

Glorious Thanksgiving

    How nice it was to have this old house filled with family for Thanksgiving. All my hard work last year makes the holidays even more special.  Decorating my new spaces and having room for all of us was amazing.
   Here's a shot of the table, looking better than ever:

    I love that the family room is no longer off the dining room, it makes it seem more formal. The kitchen was rocking too, with wine slushies and appetizers: 
    I know it's a lot of work, but the smells and sounds are what I've always dreamed of. A big happy house.
    My rolling dessert cart made it's debut, loaded down with goodness and the party was so good Hiawatha himself came.
From daughters helping me, to grandmother's first selfies, and did I mention wine slushies? It was a holiday to remember. 
     Anna helped me every step of the way and if I ever go down, she can recreate the meal. You just need 2 lbs of butter!
  Even the teenager visited, laughed, she may have even eaten, and entertained her grandmother with her music.🎶❤️
It was a magic holiday with a lot to be grateful for. That's why I love old houses. They remember what came before and the stories of all the families that lived here will forever be part of it's history and future. We've much to be grateful for in the old village farmhouse!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Don't Rush the Season


    I love fall. Everything about it; the colors, smells, decorations, excuses to dress like a witch, and the celebrations. I get sad that people rush right into Christmas and lose focus on Thanksgiving.   My blessings are abundant and I like to reflect and savor a holiday centered around that. My house is decorated proudly in harvest decor and I've been prepping the menu for a month. It's a day of fussing for my family. The special rolls, cranberry wine, the biggest turkey I can haul home. It's a 2 day event here with all the prep. I wouldn't change it, despite all the work. It's the stuff my girls are going to remember! 
I made this table runner this year and paired it with my grandmothers salt and pepper shakers. 
My mom gave me the brown pitcher and I paired it with this adorable owl from Dollar General. I love dressing up my porch. It's cozy and inviting.
Soon I will be changing it all out for my Christmas decor, but for now, Happy Thanksgiving. May your blessings be many.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Changing Seasons

   One of the best things about an old farm house is changing seasons. No house looks better decorated than a house with character. My decorations have evolved over the years, and thank god I have a barn to store all my decorations in. 
There is most definitely a witch theme going on here! Love my old lanterns and milk can. They evolve into other holidays.
Happy holiday decorating!