Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas Tea Cart

The tea cart is "dressed" for the Christmas season with 
four sets of English bone china trios. 

Sadler Teapot and Royal Adderley cream and sugar
(aka - mini milk jug and open sugar bowl)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Holly Dunoon Mug

 While traveling in Maine this summer, I purchased this pretty
Dunoon English Fine Bone China mug as a "souvenir" from 
the Bar Harbor Tea Company located among quaint shops along Main Street. 
 I saved it to use for the first time today, December 1st.  
It's time to begin celebrating with Christmas teas!  
Won't you join me? 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Great Smoky Mountains Memories

Glenn, Peyton and Austin are pictured here in a Smoky Mountain cabin
during Thanksgiving break 2008.
I have blogged many times about our family travels to
Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains.  
The cabins in the area were/are beautiful and luxurious and a
favorite place for many families in our area to travel to for
weekend getaways, vacations, camping and hiking.
I first visited Gatlinburg with my parents before I was two years old,
and continued to visit multiple times yearly since.
Our family, friends and neighbors are so sad about the massive devastation
this week due to the tragic wildfires.   
Some of our neighbors own property that was destroyed, but that is minor
compared to those who lost their homes and lives.  
Sending love and encouragement to all affected, and prayers for healing.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Family Thanksgiving Celebration

Isn't it amazing how the "selfie" has changed photography?!?
Above: our family selfie just before sitting down to eat
this delicious traditional southern Thanksgiving meal.
We went to Melissa, Tim, and Peyton's on Wednesday
for family fun and good eats! 
Our Traditional family Thanksgiving Menu
Honey Baked Ham
Southern Cornbread Dressing
Corn Pudding
Sweet Potato Casserole
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Green Beans
Devilled Eggs
Cranberry Sauce
Pecan Pie
Apple Pie
I prepared everything gluten free except for the "store bought" rolls and pecan pie.
We are planning for more guests next year in Berea.
I will add Cheese Grits, a favorite of daughter #2.
Any suggestions for your family favorite Thanksgiving dishes we could add?


Sunday, November 20, 2016

BCHS Production of Bye Bye Birdie

What a fun show!
Berea Community High School production of Bye Bye Birdie
Seniors, Austin Jennings and Katie Okumu
Cast, below included a couple of favorite teachers. 

And, a fun cast party at our house Saturday night.

 Katie's surprise birthday cake.

Teapot Socks Winner

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the winner of the teapot socks.
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