Thursday, November 26, 2015

Animals love Christmas tooI

I love the idea of animals getting into the Christmas spirit.And why not they are God's creatures too!!!!!! I got these little plates years ago at some after Christmas sale they were a set of only three but never did anything with them except hang them on the wall. This year I got the idea what if the animals got to get in the fun?

The napkins are paw prints with tiny little paw print, fish and  and a mouse as the napkin rings

The treats won't be cookies oh no my cats wouldn't eat them anyway.But a big bowl of cat nip served up with side orders of catnip stuffed mice YUM what a nice treat. Yes they will get the traditional food in a can but letting them have oodles of catnip is just to much fun to watch. 

Big glasses of water to wash it all down and hey they don't need silverware what would a cat do with that? but spreaders to spread their pate yes that works.

Mommy cat watches over the proceedings with her kittens napping.She's very stylish wearing a scarf I told you Seattle is cold. 

Each plate depicts a different cat in different scarves

Their friend the little black scotty dog wanted to get in on the fun.(I don't think he will like the catnip treats or the mice though)

There's ornaments to play with too and some stuffed santa toys to throw around. Hey they do all kinds of crazy stuff after a bout of catnip.

The Scotty is unimpressed

They are ready to join in the season delight if the ornaments on the tree weren't  enough entertainment to play with or the silver tinsel and garlands everywhere.

I don't know about you but with four Siamese cats under one my roof they can get into alot of mischief.

Even this little trio look like trouble

While visions of sugar plums oops I mean catnip plump mice dance in their heads.

Well I let them play and enjoy themselves come on its only catnip joy what harm can they do?RIGHT??????????????

Well mommy kitty says she'll take care of this  group for me not to worry.yea right .Have a good week  love to you and your four legged pets.They make our lives extra special.Susie

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Blessings

Ok It's Thanksgiving this week. I hope all of you get to spend great Quality time with Loved ones near and far. I wish you all safe travel and full bellies of wonderful food.This will be a new and different Thanksgiving for me. I moved here in June and have no family or close friends to celebrate this Holiday with.This has always been the biggest and most important Holiday of the year to me because of the time and richness shared with family. Due to jobs and finances and time restrictions my family can not attend Thanksgiving with me. My roommate and I are going to a local church where hopefully we will get to feed hundreds and I won't be alone.

I set my table with a new set of china I just got from Temp-tations.This is the new silver addition and let me tell you I love it it is stunning and gorgeous.It really adds that sparkle and Wow factor I wanted to achieve.

Even the fine stemware makes an appearance.I have always loved to decorate a beautiful table for Thanksgiving. I get to pull out the fine stuff that we don't get to use the rest of the year. like some heirloom pieces I have had for years. 

Even the sterling napkin rings get to come out and play.

This is a relish dish of Fostoria crystal. they were my mothers from her wedding and I have been only able to save three pieces in all my moves.

My one and only mercury glass pumpkin is foo-fooed up.

Mr Turkey sits proud at the head of the table taking his rightful place.

My olive dish again a treasure from my mom.

Hey I remembered to remove the brown cord YEA

The table lit with candles and ready for food.

Just some added pretties

I love candles on top of mirrors the reflected light is always so much prettier.

I know I am going to get alot of use of these new dishes.I purchased them not because I needed new ones but my only set of good china is starting to like kinda old and worn.And some times the bargains just to good to be true.

I am blessed that I can make pretty tables and put them out there for people to see.That is one of my gifts this year.although I am alone this year I am going to Love on the people at church and adopt them as my new family.

So to everyone out  there in blogland I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.Love on your family and friends and then love them some more.Give to your heart is overflowing.Some times giving is the greatest gift we can receive.Not all of us are lucky to have family or friends a home or food.So I count myself Blessed.Hope this week is Blessed for all you my dear friends.Love to all of you .Thank you for being in my Life.Susie

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Thanksgiving is only a week away is everybody ready? all the planning done? the family and friends are already to show up? the table has been cleaned and linens ironed and the glasses are sparkly and silver all polished?

My new napkin rings that represent a plate fork ,knife and spoon aren't they cute? it was found in a junk bag at the thrift store  for .25 cents each.

I wanted the soup tureen to be the centerpiece but realized I hadn't put out any Turkey decor so I am switching centerpieces half way thru this tablescape.

I used dried hydrangeas I picked only they were so magnificently  pink and dried to a purple stage.very interesting why didn't they dry Pink?

I used my Johnson plates and opted out for no tablecloth.I thought the beauty of the wood on the table should shine thru.

I'll let the pics just describe themselves

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving .There is nothing more special than to be surrounded by the ones you love the most.I won't be spending Thanksgiving with anyone. My family lives to far away and we all have to work the day after. so I will be volunteering at a local food Kitchen. There is always someone worse off than  we are.

I am switching out the Pumpkin soup tureen for a turkey centerpiece. 

I think it fits better and now the turkey reigns supreme on the table

So stuff you self with lots of wonderful food and fill your hearts and homes with Love in abundance. this is truly a day to count our blessings.Please say a prayer for those who have no food  .Seattle has a huge homeless population and it is so sad to see so many like this.I wish you all a wonderful day and send my Love to all of you.Happy early Thanksgiving.Susie