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Showing posts from November, 2015

Vintage Thanksgiving Greetings!

It's been a glorious day here at Still Woods Farmhouse.  The last of the pumpkin pies are in the oven and smell wonderful. A pot of beef stew is bubbling away on the stove for dinner.  A large pan of cornbread for cornbread dressing is heading in the oven next.  I can't wait to cut a square hot from the oven, slather it with butter and drizzle on a little molasses. What a treat! I wanted to share with you a few vintage Thanksgiving greetings and magazine covers.  Maybe while you are waiting for your pies to come out of the oven, you can relax with a cup of tea or coffee and  enjoy these images from yesteryear. I know this mamma is happy to have her sailor home for Thanksgiving! Please say it isn't so!  I confess...I did love these Banquet dinners when I was little.  Whenever we had them, they seemed like such a treat.   A simmering-talking pot! This adorable girl is eyeing the turkey! I am curious about the article by Demaree Bees listed at the bottom of the

Christmas Door Decor Inspiration!

Many of you are already decorating for Christmas or at least making plans for your Christmas decor. Having trouble deciding how you will adorn your front door for Christmas this year?  Take a peek at these adorable ideas. Hopefully you can draw inspiration for your own creation! I am starting our Christmas wreath tour with this beautiful wreath.  I am crazy about vintage ornaments.  I am always searching antique stores for the beautiful ornaments of yesteryear.  This wreath is perfect for any vintage lover like me! How about a cute, whimsical idea for your door?  I like the incorporation of the green hydrangea and red berries. This is a more sophisticated idea compliments of Colonial Williamsburg. If you decorate with a gingerbread theme, you will love this wreath! Santa looks comfy perched in this red, cream, and green wreath.   If you are a knitter, you must make one of these for your home! Speaking of this one! My mother loves cardinals.

Thanksgiving Dinnerware to Grace Any Table

Southern Living recently published an article entitled "Turkey Plate Special" chronicling the origins of certain patterns.  Who knew that when Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, we would end up with beautiful transferware patterns honoring the official bird of Thanksgiving?  I was excited to see my pattern, "His Majesty" by Johnson Brothers in the article.  We lovingly call these our Traveling Turkey Dishes.  Click  here  to find out why! I set our Reading Room   table with His Majesty for a quick peek at this beautiful pattern.  I love my "Traveling Turkey Dishes".  It is a joy to get them out and use them throughout November.  I also love this old table.  It has the scars of a well lived life and reminds me so much of my sweet grandmother who loved it as much as I do. A close up of His Majesty shows the lovely colors of the season.  I don't own the turkey platter, but it is on my wish list! (Replacements) Anot