Sunday, November 30, 2014

Grateful Giveaway Recipient

Last Christmas,  I was pleasantly surprised to be the winner of a great giveaway from Mary@ Home is Where the Boat Is. The giveaway was a sixteen piece dinnerware set of Mikasa Antique White Holiday Berries.  It is a beautiful pattern and although Mary is a hard tablescape act to follow I am giving it a shot to show my appreciation as the grateful winner. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Reflections on Previous Thanksgiving Meals

As I started thinking about Thanksgiving coming up I realized I made pics last year and never posted them. Hope you will enjoy viewing our family meal and the pics might jumpstart your planning and decorating. My mind now is in the challenge mode of coming up with something different for this year's table. 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Hotel Deau ~ Beaune, France


Hotel Dieu~Beaune, France, the capitol of Burgundy. The exquisite burgundian tiles are spectacular.  Hotel Dieu was founded in 1443 by Nichols Rolin, the chancellor of the Duke of Burgundy, to help the needy. It was a small hospital until 1971. This medieval hospital is now a museum.

Friday, October 24, 2014

What do you know about persimmons?

The 2014 calendar for Fine Cooking intrigued me to learn more about persimmons.

Sharing from Fine Cooking calendar....They may look like tomatoes, but persimmons are sweet and versatile in their own way. They can have custard-like fruit with banana and mango flavors, or be firmer with apricot notes. Try them in anything from puddings and cookies to salads and salsas.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A few days in Burgundy

Recently, my husband and I celebrated our anniversary with a trip to France. I am excited to share our travels with you. Paris was our first stop but I will save that for my last post. I will begin in Burgundy. This pic is our hotel, once an old farmstead in the Burgundy area outside Beaune, France.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tempus Fugit


  1. Tempus fugit
    Phrase
  2. Tempus fugit is a Latin phrase, usually translated into English as "time flies". The expression comes from line 284 of book 3 of Vergil's Georgics, where it appears as FVGIT INREPARABILE TEMPVS: "it escapes, irretrievable time". Wikipedia
Time has flown for me!!!!

I have missed reading your blogs for two months. Wow, it seems like yesterday. I have been knee deep in home repairs, planning a trip, packing and ENJOYING the trip. Yes, my husband and I have been to France. It was a fabulous trip. When we returned our children were visiting from Texas and North Alabama. Loved having our family together again after a year. Now, I am trying to catch up. I have read a few blogs and left a few comments but haven't scratched the surface. Because I love to travel and I love to read about travel I want to share our trip on my blog sometime soon. Right now I am tired and life doesn't stop but I am so grateful for many opportunities. Life is wonderful and full. God has richly blessed me.
 Here are a few pics of our life last week.

Making cookies with Texas grands.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Summer's Last Fling



 Raise your hand if you remember these dishes from the seventies!  I know many of you were not born then but I bet you have seen them in antique shops. Well, I still have these and it was fun to use them again saying farewell to summer for Kathleen's Dish Challenge.

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