Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Blessings to All.

We have had quite a week here at the Manor.  I did a bad thing and put some stuff down the garbage disposal (Mediterranean Lemons) and it stopped up.  So my darling husband after dressing me down has spent the last 2 days trying to get it open.  Finally today he accomplished it.  So now we have a dirty, messy kitchen along with 2 loads of dishes before I can start my cooking for tommorrow.  We are having about 14 and I assigned everyone a dish to bring so I only have the turkey, ham, dressing, potatos and gravy, brussel sprouts, a walnut pie and a strawberry cake.  Which is quite a bit less than I usually have as I usually don't let anyone bring anything, but this year I have a hurt knee.  I do love to cook and have lots of people around on the holidays so am looking forward to tommorrow.  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with lots of hugs, kisses and love.  Remember its not the place or the food its the love.  Talk to you after the holiday.  Deb.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Favorite Fall Treat

One of my favorite fall treats is candied apples.  Not those pretending to be candy apples made with caramel, but real ones like you get at the county fair.  Aren't they beautiful?  We cut them off the core and eat them in pieces.  I made 11 and gave 6 to the little kids down the street and I know they will love them.  Also check out my fall kitchen vignette.  I love it.  Happy Fall.............All the good stuff especially pumpkin, nuts, apples, warm fires, beautiful fall leaves and lots of love.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Antiquing on the Central Coast of California

I had to work on the Central Coast on Monday so we went over on Sunday and antiqued in Morro Bay and then in Los Alamos on Monday afternoon.  I didn't find any Monterey Furniture but did get a couple of good finds.  The wooden monk is about 12 inches tall and carved by Leonhard Heinrich in Germany.  The price was unbelievable.  I found the embroidery and knife block at Castaways in Morro Bay for pennies.  Now I just have to figure out a project for the embroidery squares.    

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Thinking of Fall

I was out and about today and realized the leaves are finally falling from the trees.  I love fall, it starts my favorite season and leads right into the great Christmas season.  I thought to myself, my poor blog has been being ignored since Christian was born and we have had our lil darlin Hannah so much.  But things are looking up, as he may go home this week!!! In any case please be patient while I get my blog up to speed.  Thats me in the pic getting ready for Thanksgiving with friends and family.  Ta Ta....