Sunday, November 27, 2011

Dry Spell in Bloggville.....One year Anniversary!!!

Yes, I have been away for awhile work and family have been occupying my time.
This is my one year Anniversity to bloggville!!!!
Thanks to everyone who have visited and  followed <;).
I hope everyone has had a very enjoyable Thanksgiving.
Oops!!! I forgot to take pictures.
 I really scaled back this year on everything for Thanksgiving. 
We had family in for the day, we ate
and of course football was on the menu.
 My husband's day ended well with the
 University of Texas BIG WIN!!!!
Sorry!!!! A&M your going to miss us next turkey day.
I am glad our neighbors did not turn us in as 
it really got loud at times during the game.
 It was great to see the burnt orange of the tower.

I was early to bed not to get get up and hit
Black Friday shopping but off to work the next day. 

This is the first time I have worked on the day after
Thanksgiving in over 30 years.
 WOW and I hope it is the last.
Remember I work at a museum we had one visitor all day.
 That's enough complaining!!!

Now it is on to decorating for Christmas, has anyone found  the contact number for the decorating elf who would
 arrive and it would all be done.
 I have new decoration for my 9 ft. tree so I am excited to begin.
This is a photo of last year so stop by for the new look.
Before and yes I have to use the ladder to decorate.
 You can see I am getting my instruction.

All done and even presents under the tree.

 Question  how many ornaments can you place on 9 ft tree?
I never have enough.

Tomorrow is a new day, I ask that you
say a prayer for peace and excitement to return
as it has been a stressful time for the Farquhar family.

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. 
They always make me smile

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Repost of Thanksgiving---#1

This is a visit from the past. I will be changing out my dining room table tommorrow!! I hope that I have improved.

As long as I have been married I have tried to set a table for special occasions. I recently found a wonderful site Between Naps on the Porch and realized that there are others in the world like me. Those who have items stashed in every nook and cranny of there houses. In the near future I hope to be one of those lucky ladies who will have everything organized.
Not only am I a collector but my mother cannot pass up a yard sale or antique shop. She is know my name at the local thrift stores, so I usually benefit from her visits. I hate to admit it but my daughter has inherited this gene also. We have lost count of our sets of Christmas dishes. Our church had a Christmas luncheon and she I set  6 tables and did not duplicate a table.
I am excited about my new venture and  I hope to improve my blogging abilities.

This is my first post of my table scape yesterday.
Wish I had photos of the past years.
Sorry the photo was taken with my sons phone then he twitted
"We are all worried about Mom she did not bother to set the table for Thanksgiving"

Charges: Mom's yard sale find
Plates: Wal Mart several years ago
Leaf Plates--Pottery Barn--Sale three years ago
Flatware: Michalanglo--wedding gift
Goblets--Dollar Tree --October
Smaller glasses--Cracker Barrel-last year 50 % off
Place mates-Wal Mart
Bowls--T J Max, Wal Mart, General Dollar
Center Piece---Big Lots--last week 50% off
Leaf candle holders---Big Lots ???

Thanks for stopping by!!
Please leave a comment.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Table Scape Themes using Bizarre Holidays

OK, I know Halloween is over, but I have not had time(or wanted to go out in the cold to take down the decoration) so while I set under by blankeee........thought I would pass on another month of Bizarre Holidays. 

Turkey time will be here soon.

November, 2011 Bizarre and Unique Holidays

  • Aviation History Month
  • Child Safety Protection Month
  • International Drum Month
  • National Adoption Awareness Month
  • National Epilepsy Month
  • National Model Railroad Month
  • NAtional Novel Writing Month
  • Native American Heritage Month
  • Peanut Butter Lovers Month
  • Real Jewelry Month
  • National Sleep Comfort Month
Week Celebrations:
  • Week 1 Chemistry Week
  • Week 3 Game and Puzzle Week
Daily Celebrations:
1 All Saint's Day
2 All Soul's Day
2 Look for Circles Day
2 Deviled Egg Day
3 Housewife's Day
3 Sandwich Day
4 King Tut Day
5 Book Lovers Day - first Saturday of the month
5 Gunpowder Day
5 Guy Fawkes Day
6 Marooned without a Compass Day
6 Saxophone Day
7 Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
8 Cook Something Bold Day
8 Dunce Day
8 Young Readers Day second Tuesday of month
9 Chaos Never Dies Day - you've got that right
10 Forget-Me-Not Day
10 USMC Day
11 Veteran's Day
12 Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
13 National Indian Pudding Day
13 Sadie Hawkins Day
13 World Kindness Day
14 Operating Room Nurse Day
15 Clean Your Refrigerator Day
15 America Recycles Day
15 National Philanthropy Day
16 Button Day
16 Have a Party With Your Bear Day
17 Electronic Greeting Card Day
17 Great American Smokeout - third Thursday in November
17 Homemade Bread Day
17 Take A Hike Day
17 World Peace Day
18 Occult Day
19 Have a Bad Day Day
19 National Adoption Day - Saturday before Thanksgiving
20 Absurdity Day
20 Beautiful Day
20 Universal Children's Day
21 False Confession Day
21 World Hello Day
22 Go For a Ride Day
23 Eat a Cranberry Day
23 National Cashew Day
24 Thanksgiving - Eat, drink, and be thankful.
25 Black Friday
25 Buy Nothing Day - always the day after Thanksgiving...does anyone abide by it!?!
25 National Parfait Day
25 You're Welcome Day - the day after Thanksgiving
26 Shopping Reminder Day
27 Pins and Needles Day
28 Make Your Own Head Day
28 Red Planet Day
29 Electronic Greetings Day- now who do you think created this day!?
29 Square Dance Day
30 Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day

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