Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas At My New Home

Christmas is all around my house right now...come along and see.

This sweet girl with the poinsettia greets you in the entryway.

Silver touches adorn my small table when you first walk in.

The color of my new couches is called tranquil, and I found a nutcracker that went perfect with them.

My glittery snowman makes me smile when I walk into the guest bathroom.

I call this statue with head bent down my "humble girl."  She's one of my favorites and is a gentle reminder to me.

I love my silver star, which my friend Heather sent me from her shop (stylemindchic).

I also have a bit of white and pearls for Christmas décor.

This ornament with the glittery red roses was calling my name.

I hope you enjoyed a peek of Christmas at my new home.  We plan on getting our tree next weekend, so I'll show you more later.


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Delightful Stairs

If we are walking close to Him
so He can whisper in our ear,
hate cannot escape our mouth
when love is all we hear.....
These stairs reminded me of
Red Rose Alley.
Aren't they cool?
I'm going Christmas
shopping this weekend.
Have you started yet?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Weekend Fun

My best friends came to visit this weekend. They brought me this lovely homemade pallet sign just in time for Thanksgiving. 

T'was a weekend of great conversation and pleasant views, 

and of course some goodies were added to the mix. 

Wouldn't you agree that girl time is essential? ;-)


Friday, November 21, 2014

Christmas Fairy

You see, that magical gift
the shoppers sought for so long,
was not in the shopping
or scurrying along.
That magical gift
so desperately sought
was the spirit of Christmas -
which could never be bought.
(part of  "The Magic of Christmas" by Tom Krause)
I'm starting to get into the 
Christmas spirit.
How about you?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

White Gravy Boat

It's Thanksgiving time, and I wanted to show you the gravy boat that belonged to my mom.  She used it for every Thanksgiving, and now I do the same.  It has been passed down since 1944, and belonged to her mother as well.  I love that I have something that's 70 years old, and it has become part of our Thanksgiving table every year.

My gravy boat will always be in this family, and someday it will be given to one of my kids.

Gobble Gobble.

Happy Thanksgiving to you,
my dear friends.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

November Thoughts

The days are getting shorter.

It's finally cooling down in California. 

The holidays are here! 

Do you have any plans for Turkey Day?


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Red Cardinal

I know it's a bit early, but I saw this snow globe and just had to buy it.  I've always been fascinated by the red cardinal.  I never see this delightful bird where I live.  This snow globe reminds me of me and my three kids.

Bird watching and taking pictures of them is one of my favorite things to do, so if you ever see this wonderful red bird, take a picture of it and send it to me, would you?

I collect snow globes, and I'll add this sweet one to my collection for Christmas.

  (by the way, I bought this at Home Goods, in case you want to get one for yourself.)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Thinking Of You, And Smiling

It was my father-in-law's funeral this weekend, and just spent the whole weekend with the family.  A family of ten kids..... need I say more?  I am tired, and now going to rest for a few days.  I will be thinking about my dear blog friends who give me support, give me peace, give me laughter, give me love.  I don't know if I've told you how much I appreciate you, but I do.

I am savoring the Autumn days, and these are the different colors that I am seeing around here right now.  Thank you for being with me always and shining your light on those dreary days.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sound Of The Train

One of the things I liked best about moving to the area I did was the fact that my father AND grandfather lived here.  It's nice to travel and live in different places, but I think it's also very special to live in a place where your ancestors lived.  The very heart of the city surrounds me with their presence.  My grandfather worked for the railroad, and being only a mile away, I can hear the faint sound of the train in the distance when I fall asleep at night.  I think of my father and his father before him who made their way in the very same town I live in.  They are here with me, in mind and spirit (as I am writing this, I looked up and two big white dogs are passing by.)  In a world where people come and go, it's nice to be settled in a place that has so much meaning and history of my loved ones.


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Weekend Drive

Me and husband took
a drive, and came
upon the
Sacramento River.
A red tail Hawk -
bird of prey
Farm land -
do you ever wonder
where our food
comes from?
Great Egret
(cousin of the snowy egret)

Black Crows
The Great Egret in flight
is so graceful.
It's already November!
Have a nice Sunday.