Monday, November 22, 2010


I've been having so much fun playing with all my Thanksgiving "stuff," and making various little vignettes. Today, better-late-than-never, I'm sharing my fun with y'all!

The turkey, the pumpkin tureen and the turkey platter are all from Pottery Barn, a few years ago.

The famous Publix salt and pepper shakers. Does anybody remember those cute commercials they used to have, featuring these little people?

I can't remember where I bought this adorable little turkey. But, I do remember I was told that his body was made from a light bulb, and that he was created by a poor family in Appalachia. I thought that was a neat story, so if anybody bought one at Walmart, please don't tell me!  -lol-

The Pilgrim couple came from Marshall's, years ago, and the white dishes came form T.J. Maxx earlier this year.

I have a collection of Mark Roberts fairies-- and they're some of my favorite things. They're so whimsical and are incredibly detailed.

This is the Autumn Fairy

Don't you love the cute little gourds on his toes?

This is the Pilgrim Fairy

And, the Pumpkin Pie Fairy

The pumpkin platter is another "find" from Marshall's.

This table scape, shown during the daytime and at night, was created with gifts I received from a friend who has very good taste and knows what I like!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Today, is a special day to recognize, honor and remember all the brave men and women  in the various branches of our armed services. We salute them for their service, their bravery and their dedication to keeping our country safe and free.

I'm personally thanking two soldiers today who are friends of my son. Phillip and David served multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq. Thankfully, they both made it home safely and are no longer in the military. I feel a deep sense of gratitude to these young men for their service.

I'm also thinking of my own father who was an 18 year-old sailor in World War II, several other relatives who served in the military in World War II. Korea and Vietnam, and the fathers of  friends, including one gentleman who returned from World War II with many purple hearts. These men were all heroes who fought to keep the United States the "Land of the free and the home of the Brave."

 To all of our military personnel, past and present, we salute you!


 On a recent trip to Destin, Florida, these curious and amazing sea creatures were everywhere. There were thousands of them in the Gulf, as well as in the Bay. They were slimy and yet somewhat sticky and quite heavy. We could see them breathing!  Although you can't ell from the pictures, some of them looked solid white, while others had a pink or lavender tinge to them. I'm not sure if they were some kind of jellyfish or sea anemones? In all my years of being a "beach bunny" (lol) I've never encountered these creatures before. Anybody know what these are?


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