Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanksgiving Gathering ~~

These days when most families find themselves scattered
all around the country......we are Blessed to be having
eighteen of our family members around our table.

We serve our traditional Thanksgiving dinner of
roast turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, squash,
candied yams, shoepeg corn, stuffed mushrooms,
green bean casserole, coleslaw,
apple sauce, cranberry sauce, and hot rolls.
We have been lovingly told many
can add any new dish you like but please do
not eliminate any old ones.
They all have their favorite.

We will bow our heads, as one of our family members
lead us in our prayer of Thanksgiving, we will then
proceed to our assigned seats.
The running joke is if you don't hand back
in your place card there
may not be a seat for you next year.
Well each year I get them all back, even the
little ones hand them in.
Some times worse for the wear. lol
I have much to be Thankful about so I will personally,
and quietly give thanks for my
family, & friends, the bounty that graces our table
each and every day of the year.
Our good health, and the fact that this will
be our 26th year here at the cabin,
cooking & serving this Holiday
dinner we both love .... side by side.

Our Desserts
served around a cracking fire,
will be a fresh fruit bowl, nut tray,
apple pie ~ pumpkin pie ~ ice cream,
pumpkin bars, cheesecake,
choc chip cookies, and a candy tray.
Oh the excess eating on the Holidays. ~~
My wish is that
where ever you Celebrate;
and who ever you Celebrate with;
your Thanksgiving Day finds you sharing
Blessings, food a plenty, & memories
to last a good long time.
Wishing You and Yours a Blessed Happy Thanksgiving !!
Sending Warm Thankful Hugs ~~ from the Cabin ~~ Connie xox

Monday, November 16, 2009

Good Monday Morning ~~

Good Morning ~~
Its Monday, the sun is shining, the wash in on,
and there is a large pot of tomato sauce
cooking on the stove. I still have to mix
roll & fry my meatballs, cant do them too soon or they
wont make the pot. :-)
My youngest son Tommy (26) is home from AZ
till after Thanksgiving and this was his request,
he eats like a bird so I'm always happy to make
something he truly likes. I also have plans to
bake a pie, chocolate cream.
Mondays are always my busiest day of the
week, and my most productive.
Just coming off a restful, and most enjoyable week-end
I'm ready to tackle the week.

This week-end we had a Beautiful Indian Summer Sunday
which allowed me to take a walk in the Woods.
I was able to collect more greens and more rosehips, this
has been a bumper year for the prickly red berries I love.

I was also able to scout out a few pine saplings
that I may bring home soon,
to finish off my Christmas decorating.

I have a few customers that have made
appointments to come into the "shop" this week,
so I am trying to make sure every thing
looks, and smells just right.

I don't have a lot of Christmas items, so I'm trying to
give the feel of Christmas in hopes they take home
an antique filled with greens or berries.
Or maybe a good smelling candle or at the very
least a "Good Feeling".
Hope all is well and you are having a
Wonderful Monday smack dab in the middle of November.
Sending Warm Blessings & Hugs from the Cabin.
Connie xox

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans Day ~~

Today I'm Thankful for those who wear
the uniform of the United States of America.
God Bless our Troops & their Families
who are serving all around the world today.
And all who have served and sacrificed before them.
My Family of Veterans
Charles Ferrito
John Ferrito
Frankie Ferrito
John Ferrito
Vince Ferrito
James Matucha
John Capichiano
Joseph Capichiano

Happy Veterans Day & God Bless the USA
Sending Proud & Patriotic Hugs
From the Cabin ~~ Connie xox

Monday, November 9, 2009

Greetings ~~

Greeting from the Cabin ~~
Making Christmas in shorts and a
tee It was very warm today,
so it was out with fall,
and on to the Christmas Season.
My front porch is done, and I have
sprinkled it here & there in the shop.
I spent a few days last week in PA visiting
my good friend Susan at her beautiful home.
We spent two days out & about visiting all
my favorite shops.
I happily soaked up all the
Christmas Spirit and Cheer
that one can only get by visiting Friends

If you get the chance please, stop by
aunt daisy's ~~ Emmaus, PA

The Cinnamon Stick ~~ Hereford, PA

Diane Windle's ~~ Log Cabin Antiques ~~ Coatesville, PA

Pheasant Run Antiques ~~ Gap, PA

Sharon Renningers ~~ Country Meadows ~~ Kutztown, PA
Each and every shop does it there own Wonderful way,
seasonal music playing, goodies to munch on,

the special smells of Christmas waifing from
the potpourri & candles they burn.
They all have very distinct wares, antiques and hand-did's
for you will be greeted with a warm smile, and
leave a little happier than when you walked in.

I promise ~~

As I always do I came home with loads
of ideas, inspiration,and great memories.
I have a Grateful Heart that besides
being Blessed with a most

Wonderful Family, God has
granted me Wonderful Friends ~~

(Gratitude Attitude)

As my Friend Marilyn
from (Thistlebrooms) signs off ~~
Enjoy The Day He Has Brought You ~~
Sending Warm Happy Hugs from the Cabin ~~ Connie xox