Autumn in Germany

I think I got my love of travel from my beautiful mother. This photo was taken of her visiting Germany in the 70′s, but she was born there in 1921. I had the privilege of visiting this beautiful country last month. I am still organizing my (over 2,000) photos. I wanted to let you know [...]

The New General Store

What a great way to spend the Saturday after Thanksgiving…I drove to Long Island to the Holiday Event @ The New General Store.  After all, I was done with cooking, eating, and the clean-up…said good-bye to the kids and grand kids…and I had read about this event on {frolic} and it sounded wonderful.  So Martha [...]

Fall Crafts.2

OK…back to show you how the Martha Stewart crafts came out.  The ladies at my Retreat seemed to really enjoy their crafting time (who ever has time to do that anymore).  I wish I had gotten pictures of some of their creations and how everyone made it their own, but alas, I did not.  You [...]


Here’s another great idea for your holiday table; take your pumpkins, etc… and spray paint them gold! Thanks Nancy, for sharing this idea with us.  Maybe you will send me a shot of your Thanksgiving table so we can see what these great, gilded, beauties look like in your home!  xo

Thanksgiving Centerpiece

It’s almost Thanksgiving…here is an easy centerpiece using what you have in your garden and neighborhood. Here’s how:  fill a bowl with pine cones; clip whatever you have handy (I used bittersweet, leaves, greens, and rhododendron); place randomly around the pine cones and you have an easy, natural display.


I have found a solution to entertaining a large crowd in my small house.  Below is my dinning room as it is normally. So where do I seat 10-12 for dinner?  This beautiful, antique, oak table can only fit 6 with the leaf.  Do you see the mahogany table pushed up under the window?  See [...]

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