Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend 2012

We had a very nice Thanksgiving celebration this year.  I cooked a big traditional Thanksgiving meal, and we enjoyed it with family and friends.  We ended the evening with the first lighting of the Christmas lights on the house to welcome in the Christmas season.

Today, after a nice lazy morning with pumpkin pie and coffee, I have begun my Christmas decorating.

I really enjoy all of my fall decor, time to say goodbye to my owl candles for awhile.

The harvest fairies are marching off to be stored along with the other harvest decor.

Last weekend we had a fun holiday outing, we attended a local craft bazaar.  There were so many wonderful crafts to see, the air was filled with yummy spicy Christmas smells from vendors selling candles and other scented goodies.  We had fun seeing everyone's hard work, and chatting with the crafters.

One table really caught my attention, an old man selling the most wonderful wooden items, there were so many beautiful rustic looking bowls, candle holders, and lot of other beautiful items.  If I could have, I would have purchased every thing he had!  I settled on a few items that really called my name.  The first item I picked out was an amazing cooking utensil, like a giant wooden spatula, I can see myself using this in the kitchen for many years.  I also decided on a stunning oak cake stand, and a wooden bowl, and a very pretty candle holder made from a knot of oak.  Thankfully my husband got his name and number, and he lives just outside of town, I hope I can purchase more of his beautiful items!

Here is the knot of oak candle holder.

Here is the oak cake stand, bowl and wooden spatula.

Another surprise that arrived this week in  the mail, this seasons Tomten Catalog, I love the picture on the cover, and I love pouring through the pages looking for treasures for Christmas!

Well, I am off to get my Christmas decorations up, the nutcrackers are leading the way!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  1. i love the cake stand, what a find :-)

  2. thanks for popping by my blog and commenting, I am now your newest follower. Going to check out that catalog, never heard of the company?

    Gill in Canada


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