Monday, November 11, 2013

"Naturally Glammy Thanksgiving Table"

It's been a while :)
I thought I would set an early Thanksgiving Table.  My spray painted gold sticks I had used for an event a few weeks ago were calling me, actually nagging me.  I couldn't resist since I could do this whole look without spending any money because I had most of it from said previous event. Bonus! I loved the idea that it had the natural element so that I didn't have to feel guilty about all of the other sparkly stuff that I was about to throw in.  It's all natural too, sorta. You'll see.
Blank palate...

I added the sticks...

Then added the other "natural" things. Love the sparkly nests

                                                                       Glass Owls

Set my fine china on gold chargers.  The beauty in doing all of this is that this was my mama's china. It was a nice quiet time of remembering my childhood Thanksgivings.  My mom always made a memorable turkey dinner which would start before dawn. I always helped tear the bread for the dressing. That was my job and I loved it. Dad would warm up the TV and we would all pile on the floor in front of it for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Never, Never missed that!  Once football started though the channel changed whether it was over or not so we didn't always get to see Santa.
The gold ware was my mom's too. It was a later addition but I was the youngest of 6 so I had a few more dinners with it.  I ended up with it too!
(Thankful for that!)
Next I wrote on my giant chalkboard.  There are so many scriptures to choose from but this one spoke to me today. I will probably change a few times in the next week just to use others that are special too. Oh the beauty of chalk!


Added a few more fall~ish things...



 All done.

To all the young women who are just starting out, don't be discouraged with what you don't have.
You have a lot of years ahead of you to acquire and accumulate. It's all just junk in the grand scheme.
Have fun being creative with what you have. You can always buy a can of gold metallic spray paint!
Hope & pray you all have a beautiful Thanksgiving.  Thank you for visiting!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


There are some moments in life that just sneak up on you and do something so unexpected. There is one moment that happened tonight. My big brother Tom took me and his wife & daughter out for a nice dinner in a quaint little town near their home.  Over appetizers and small talk of differing childhood memories, he tells me something I never knew. Something I will always treasure. You should probably know a few things first. We are a family of 6 children, he the youngest of the boys and I'm the baby of all of us. He is also the only brother I have left. The other two have passed away too young. Anyway, when I was 10, our sister Sue was 12 and Tom was 15, we lived in the country for awhile with our mom. Our dad was busy doing "I'm not sure what".  At that age in that generation the parents didn't make their private matters known to the younger children. They had to be 40 something :) Mom soon helped us get involved with horses and all of the fun things that came with it. Tonight Tom asked me if I knew how I got "Taffy", my first horse, and how Sue got "Smokey". I had never really thought about it so I told him that I assumed Mom bought them. I knew the second I said it that he had something to do with it. Tom said "I bought "Taffy" for you with my paper route money, and "Smokey" for Sue. Well, when your brother has kept that to himself till we are orphaned & in our 50's, I could hardly keep my composure. I really tried but the tears came anyway.  Tom is a very private person and you never really know where you stand with him.  But tonight I knew how much he has always loved me.
Thank you Tom.  I love you.