Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Our Thanksgiving Table

 This was my first post blogging last year! It was just out there in the blogsphere because I did not know about blog parties then and how to meet blogger friends. So I am repeating my tablescape from last year. We won't be having anyone over this year but will have Thanksgiving with my husband's family and my sister's family. We get two meals!

English game set acquired at Brimfield Antique Show 
Francisian crystal
Buttercup Sterling by Gorham
Chargers-Wal Mart
Placemats, napkins, and napkin rings- Bed, Bath and Beyond

May the Lord Bless and Keep you. May He make His face to shine upon you and give you peace. Happy Thanksgiving 2010.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Monet's Garden at Giverny


Counting My Blessings

          As we approach Thanksgiving I am so aware of all God's blessings. This post shows another aspect of our anniversary trip for which I am very grateful.

Claude Monet's home in Giverny. After viewing a documentary about the Impressionists (available from Netflix) actually visiting his home made a lasting impression on me. Many  of his paintings were displayed and the furnishings left me wishing to have more time there.                                                              

You can see the dining room curtains in this photo. The dining room and kitchen were my favorite rooms and I was disappointed they did not allow photos made inside the home. Pressed for space in our suitcase and weight limitations I did not purchase a book about the house from the bookstore and now wish I had photos of the rooms to share. The kitchen and dining rooms were so striking decorated in yellow and  blue. The kitchen was incredible! Blue and white tiles went to the ceiling and were breathtaking. I do not know this to be true but with Monet being an artist I am guessing he had something to do with the design of those pretty tiles. A rack of copper pots and pans took up an entire wall and I also noticed an authentic farm sink. 

Views of the garden.

I understand the gardens are always flowering with something and are most colorful May through July. Our visit was in September and I was not disappointed. It was beautiful. Colorful iron arches carry your eye down a long allee that is striking. You only can see a portion of one of the arches here.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanksgiving Blessings

Fall is so pleasant with cooler temperatures, beautiful leaves, pumpkins, and fall mums.

Notice our pet lizard posing on the wreath. 

Just finished planting pansies, parsley, kale and dianthus.

Foyer vignette.

 Family memories from Thanksgiving 2009.
Eagerly anticipating another addition to our family this December.