Thursday, November 19, 2015

Happy? Thanksgiving Preparations?

IN ALL HONESTY, I feel the need to record this....I may or may not have a follow up post (chewing fingernails here).

Thanksgiving is a week away and the house is a disaster, all the Fall decor (pumpkins) outside had to be brought in last night because of various stages of deterioration and horrid weather on the way to Chicagoland. Temperatures have plummeted and snow is on the way for Saturday.

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I plotched the huge ones here and there and there and there. Not only did the pumpkins come in, but the parsley, gourds, squash and other herbs. My Geraniums are in the kitchen sink for now...until I can find someplace to put them.


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 Here's a cast of miscellaneous pumpkins squash from our garden, I dropped on the IKEA bookcase. The orange pot is my Rosemary and it is huge.

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The last thing I did last night was roast the BIG  pumpkin from the walkway planter...the GREEN brussel sprouts are the only stem that made it through the wierd summer we had this year...they will be a meal anyway.


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As long as the oven was going forever---I toasted my sourdough and oatmeal sunflower nut bread for stuffing. I multi-task, hence the chaos in my kitchen all the time.

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I also chopped the tops off the Dracena plants, I abhor killing anything GREEN. I will try and root them, but there just wasn't room anywhere in the house for another HUGE plant. They are enhanced with  More pumpkins squash, etc.
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 Here's the great OLD cookie jar I snagged at Goodwill for $4.00. I have no idea what it is, (unmarked but Ohio Valley clay) but I have been searching for something to use for a cookie jar for the Grand. Notice the clever use of wood putty for a pedestal REDO-lol, under another squash, and the large green pumpkin. Another clever enhancement is the wood plane--(from NEW DIY barbie house?) tool, lurking there.


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Fall Tablescape #3...Can you believe this...more gourds squash...offset by power tools, glue and paint.
Such creativity...LOL--Hubby is almost done with his mess on the Barbie House...just 3 feet off camera in my kitchen!
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Left over Halloween pumpkin from Grandbaby---she did great on the face---she's only three. Empty calendar underneath, because I never write anything down in my organized life, snort.


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Here's the Parsley, lurking under the front window in the living room, an attractive wad of paper  towel catching the overflow from the rainsoaked planter.

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So many people commented on my post of our gorgeous color last week. WELL, I took those pictures because we were forecasted 4 days of wind/rain which turned out to be 7 days of wind and lots of rain. It's still blowing out there...I gave up uprighting the chairs three days ago. Trees are empty and that gorgeous Maple lasted all of two days.

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Marigolds are finally decimated. I will leave the flowers for the birds to chew on over the winter. If marigold seeds are good for Purdue chickens, they will feed our feathered friends. Totally a GREEN thing to do.

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The porch vignette is now devoid of color and dreary---I will have to perk it up, somehow.

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The artificial arrangement still looks great by the door, but even weighted down,  it has blown over at least twice a day.  (Note to self, to use bricks next time in the bottom, instead of rocks.) In front with the leaves is another OLD lantern that has a REDO flame in it.

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This little corner I had freshened up last week,  the OLD lanterns have flicker lights in them and I redid the chalkboard after Halloween.

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Inside, here is one corner of the living room that looks finished, gorgeous dried oak leaves in an OLD vintage Royal Copenhagen Vase with a nymph on it. Small collection of porcelain animals reminiscent of pets long gone, all very OLD.


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The chalkboard says it best, "Gather Family Friends and Give Thanks." It doesn't say anything about polished silver, tablescapes, and neat houses. I still have a week?


Happy Thanksgiving Preparations readers, how ready are you?

Thanks as always for stopping by, I'm loving your comments, questions, and suggestions.

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5 comments:

  1. Well I just realized you and I both live outside Chicago! Last week we were able to get all our rugs cleaned and windows done, this is not typical! It has been so windy this week and they are calling for a snow storm Saturday..so I did my shopping today!

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    1. Yes we do, isn't it just oodles of fun. LOL, I just posted a weather post ...for a reality check. Thanks for stopping by, Sandi

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  2. I think we are going to lose what color we have this weekend. The wind is now blowing and it is supposed to finally get close to freezing. Probably everything will now just turn brown. Sigh. Yep, you still have almost a week. Love your Thanksgiving sign!

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    1. Ceceilia, please go to my next post, lol, what a difference a day makes, Uh OH! Thanks for stopping by....and well, we will see what it looks like by Thursday. Sandi

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  3. Your house makes me think of my house, Sandi :) Filled with projects, project materials, and last season's decorations! We've gotta get busy girlfriend :) Hope your Thanksgiving is beautiful, and thanks for linking up with Vintage Charm this week!

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