I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving-The Feast and Frills

Hello! Did you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day?
Are you exhausted form Black Friday or did you stay home?

I have to say---my dinner was amazing, the food came out great. A friend gave me a coupon for a fresh Butterball turkey, oh they are the best! And the new oven performed admirably.

Sorry, Margaret, no pix of the food at all! We were very hungry after all that prep work and a long walk on the beach. Wasn't it a spectacular day!

I don't usually show my house, but here it is, Thanksgiving, 2011:

(The house is usually blue and white, except at the holidays (and yes there's a pile of beach junk and golf clubs in that corner, sigh): )

Sometime the bright oranges or reds and greens give me the creeps, I long for my blue. But it's pretty, just for a change?

Browns and autumn transferware....

Our Thanksgiving table....

And these are the pumpkin cheesecake cupcakes.


They were pretty, but the taste/ texture just so-so.

Give me a good pecan pie made with my cousin Elaine's recipe any day. Yum! No more experiments in the pretties for me. (The filigree cupcake covers are surprisingly hard to work with too--the frosting gets all over the place!)

And here I am feeding my gulls!

They were happy with their bag of bread! More goodies for them tomorrow....



                 gone to the beach.....

PS Today's sunset [Friday] was sooo long and spectacular that those pix will have their own post in a day or two!

linked to Beach Cottage's Good Life Wednesdays


  1. I do like all your pretty blues, but it is nice to be able to change things up for the seasons or the holidays. I need to do some major cleaning around here tomorrow. My sprained ankle kept me off my feet for weeks, but it is a whole heck of a lot better now. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Tammy

  2. Your house looks great! I like the blue best, too, although I don't think I could live with all the white as I'm a messy person. LOL!

    The table and the plates are just beautiful. Do kids/people want to sit where their favorite plate is?

    The cupcakes were so pretty. Where did you find the acorns and leaves? Too bad you didn't really like the taste and texture.

    Thanks for sharing! I feel like I got to be there!


  3. Oh Lizzy I love your home! And the orange accents are great. I can see why you yearn for your blue most of the time too. I love all the photos for the peek into your life. Have a great weekend! Kit

  4. Oh I love your blue and white decor!! So soothing... of course everything is so lovely... Your table setting was amazing! I loved it!!! You are so gifted! The cupcakes looked yummy...yummy! smile...

    xoxo Gert

  5. hey Ms. Lizzy,

    I loved your charming house, i so want the history of the fish on the wall, can you give it to me? your white roses in the blue water was such a stunning photograph. how i love your gulls as well. i can hardly wait to see the next batch of pics you share with us. thank you for letting me into a glimpse of your home, nice to see someone else sighs as well. love you girlfriend, margaret

  6. Hi everyone!
    The sugar acorns and leaves are from Fancy Flours. www.fancyflours.com
    they have wonderful baking embellishemnts and ship fast etc.
    Margaret, the large fish is a fishing camp sign, probably from Minnesota/ Lake Superior region. Aithentic, even has potshot holes. It came from the Museum of Amrican Folk Art's antique show at the piers in NYC, years ago.



  7. Happy Holidays. I have alwas loved the colors of your Holidays you have a wonderful crisp clear not over done way of dressing your home. I feel as if I'm sitting on your sofa with you. I long to see one of your sun sets or lighting storms over your beach from your wonderful big windows. I especially love your blues and whites they are my colors to.


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