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Vintage Christmas Shopping!

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We have enjoyed every minute of having our boys under the same roof!  We have played Canasta, watched movies, eaten way too much food, and reminisced of times gone by.  Since my focus has been on my family, my post for Saturday is short, but centers on what is on many of our minds...buying gifts.  Take a step back in time with me and enjoy these vintage ads. What do you think about this gift? She looks happy!  This reminds me of Miracle on 34th Street.  Only the original version for me! I love this picture of the family.  Look at the way she is looking at her husband.  I think this is better than the Hoover! Or what about this vintage ad from the 1930's?  This saying is true for all times. A pair of stockings makes a merry gift! I wonder how hard it was to keep the seam straight in the back? "Christmas lives forever in the hearts of children" Another ad for a phonograph! This ad was from the 1920

Happy Thanksgiving!

"Enter into His gates with Thanksgiving and into His courts with praise,  be thankful unto Him and bless His holy name" Psalm 100:4 Happy Thanksgiving and many blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

Our Mini Thanksgiving Vacation

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I spent the last four days in TN with my mom and dad, sister, and my niece.  I left Mr. Still Woods at home to take care of the family dogs, Lucky and Lucy, and to enjoy a few days of quiet before the family rolls in.  I arrived back home yesterday, just in time to greet my boys. One flew in from Virginia and the other drove down from Mississippi State.  It does this mom's heart good to have them back under the same roof! I thought I would share a few pictures from my TN adventure.  If I could choose a place for a vacation home, TN would be high on the list.  As I shared with you before, we have spent two Thanksgivings in TN.  The men of the family like to stay home, but they did give in twice.  It was nice to spend some time with mom and dad.  They only had to separate my sister and me three times!  We started our mini vacation with a trip to Dollywood. I didn't take this picture and it didn't snow while we were there, but isn't this c

Give Thanks

Giving thanks to the Lord for our many blessings should be a daily event, not just for the month we celebrate Thanksgiving. However, this month does offer daily reminders to dwell on thankfulness.  I thought I would share with you the views my daily drive to work affords me...definitely a blessing.  When I began working at a district office of a large school district, I jokingly told my parents that my drive reminded me of the Christmas carol with the lyrics, "Over the river and through the woods".  On a side note, did you know that the words where penned by Lydia Maria Child in 1844 and is actually a Thanksgiving poem?  Me neither! Anyway...I travel back roads the entire trip.  Don't you love the term "back roads"?  What do you think of when you hear the phrase?  For me, it literally is "over the river and through the woods".  I love the 25 minute drive.  It gives me time to talk to God and dwell in His presence.  I must tell you that I have often

Traveling Turkey Dishes

I adore china!  Many years ago Tuesday Morning advertised a set of Johnson Brothers "His Majesty" china.  Our family has enjoyed setting our table with Nikko Christmastime every December since the boys were small.  I naturally  thought it would be a great idea to have a special set of china  for Thanksgiving.  I wasn't going all out for an entire service for eight, just four dinner plates.  My husband promptly voiced his mild objection stating that I already had too many dishes!  Off to Tuesday Morning I went anyway and was saddened to find not a single item of His Majesty from the sales ad.  Had they already sold out?  I knew it!!  Everyone wanted a set & that is why they were already gone.  I peered under shelves and in unusual areas hoping someone had decided against  four dinner plates and laid them to the side.  Imagine my delight when I found a tattered box holding five dinner plates under the lowest shelf at the front of the store.  I drug the box out and promp