Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you all, each and every one of you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Rod and I will be enjoying Thanksgiving today with one another. We have come to look at Holidays as times we can enjoy each others company and re-connect.

We are having a simple menu of turkey, potatoes with mushrooms and onions, stuffing with chicken & apple sausage, baked sweet potato with cinnamon & honey and a butter green salad with grape tomatoes and homemade croutons in a vinegar & oil dressing.

I am going to try not to overeat, but I have no intention of fighting the urge to nap.

I am sharing some pics of our Gathering Room with the Thanksgiving dining table set for two.

The china is Stangl Starflower. The glassware I do not know the maker, but they are vintage yellow crystal and pick up the yellow in the dinnerware quite nicely, I believe. The silverware is vintage plate, but the name slips my mind at the moment. The napkins are vintage damask in celery & gold. The placemats are a set in brown faux suede I picked up at Walmart some years back. I like the way they play to the feel of fall.

The plant in the corner is from my Sister, Joyces funeral. I haven't found the exact pot I want, so I have not re-potted it yet. The stand it is placed on we purchased in Houston. It has a marble top and a brass railing. It is marked on the bottom "Made In France".

Our curtains are just plain old canvas drop cloths we washed a bazillion times.

Jax and Shooger are loving the house. They are also loving that furniture is starting to appear here and there so they have a comfortable place to rest. I am not sure what Shooger was watching. Since we moved into this house, she frequently stares off into space like she is watching something, but nothing is there. There are rooms she will not go into and she hates to be left alone in a room. As for Jax he will just suddenly begin barking at thin air. Rod and I think the house might have restless spirits. Though they appear to be friendly and appreciative of what we are doing.

Enjoy your day and give someone a hug!
Love ya'


  1. Looks great Troy, the plant would look great in a jardine style Mc Coy Planter. Have a great Thanksgiving day with each other and the sweet dogs.

  2. Troy wishing you and Rod a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

  3. Happ Thanksgiving, Troy!

    I was just going to say before I read down all the way, I'll bet your sweet old house is haunted. I'm wondering if ours is, too?

    Take an extra nap for me!


  4. Happy Thanksgiving Troy, y'alls place is looking beautiful. Love your sweet looking pups in the picture. Hope you enjoy your day, T

  5. Troy:
    I love what you're doing with the house. I'm a little "sensitive", and have lived in homes with unseen inhabitants. The dogs always seem to know, too. Our home here in Florida is a quiet home, as was our last home in Wisconsin, but there were times in other homes or apartments that it would get downright noisy! lol Sometimes if you talk out loud to the spirits and tell them what you'd like, they'll oblige. Just a suggestion...

    Thanks for stopping over to wish us a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you and Rod have a restful day with Jax and Sugar. Let the day just carry you away, my friend.

    Donna, Kes and Fezzik xoxo