Thanksgiving Table

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you reading in the US. I hope you’re enjoying this holiday week. My parents, sister, and brother-in-law are all in from Florida and we’re enjoying a lot of fun family times. In between I’m planning menus, running to the grocery store, and getting ready for the big day. I’m sure all of […]

Secondhand Finds: Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and it’s not even close. It’s the simplest of holidays, asking only that you come together and enjoy all that you have to be grateful for. It brings to a close the most glorious season – autumn – at the same time that it kicks off the holiday season ahead. And it’s a quintessentially American […]

Potato Stuffed Bell Peppers

I tore this recipe out of a Southern Living magazine years ago. The recipe is a good one (I’ll share it at the bottom of this post), but it’s actually the idea I liked more than the actual recipe, the idea being that you make twice baked potatoes, but stuff the filling into bell pepper […]

Apple Cider Sangria

Last Thanksgiving I tried a sparkling apple cider sangria recipe that I had pinned to my cocktails board on Pinterest. It was a keeper! I made it again last weekend when my parents were in town. Here’s the recipe: 1 750 ml bottle sparkling wine (I used an inexpensive spumante. Any sparkling wine will do.) […]

Stamped, Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies

I made cookies this weekend, which I haven’t done in forever. Something put me in the mood and I was eager to try out this new home made cookie stamp that I ordered from Amazon. The minute I saw it I thought of the care packages I could send to my youngest when he goes […]

Rabbits, Graduations and Broken Wrists

So it’s been a little quiet around here lately. I know, and I’m sorry. It’s due to a little fall I took and a little injury that ensued. Actually, it wasn’t so little of an injury after all. It was a broken wrist. The kind that involves multiple bones, surgery and plates (and not the […]

Estate Sale Silverplate

Last Saturday I had plans to get up early and hit a couple of estate sales. But as so often happens with me, I chose to sleep in instead. (If only they held estate sales at night…I could make a midnight start time much easier than an 8am one.) Still, once I was up I […]

Fresh Flowers

I mentioned last week that we were throwing a bridal shower for my niece. She wanted a shower with a vintage theme, which was a charming idea. We rounded up as many silver pitchers and clear vases as we could and filled them with Gerbera daisies, white mums, and freesia. We paired the flowers with […]

Vintage Dairy Jars

Aren’t the simplest things always the best? It started with an impulse purchase of three vintage dairy jars near the checkout of an estate sale. They weren’t the kind of thing I would usually buy, but I loved the look and feel of them. They seemed like a connection to the days of a milkman […]

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White Candle Love

This is a post in praise of the simple, white, unscented candle. But first a little fire safety tip. If you nestle candles down into coffee beans – which is a really neat look by the way – and those candles burn down into the coffee beans, they will start the coffee beans on fire. […]

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