Sunday, November 26, 2017

As November fades ....


The last days of November are bittersweet for me...sad that Thanksgiving is over...yet anticipating the wonderful Christmas season that is upon us...Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends is one of my fave celebrations...I love everything about Thanksgiving...the food...everything pumpkin...golden leaves outside...cool crisp weather..most of all sharing this special time with loved ones...memories revisited & new ones made...much to be grateful for this year....I used persimmons this year everywhere...my Grandmother loved them...I felt like she was here with us...I made her delicious cornbread dressing...several turkeys..a traditional roasted turkey & a smoked one...Southern bourbon ham with all the sides...many desserts...my Dad's favorite chocolate pie...pumpkin pie & white layer cake with French buttercream...now to start decorating the tree...Sharing with you a glimpse of my Thanksgiving week 💛














Wine & cheese after black Friday shopping...

Cheers....until next time 💛

Friday, November 10, 2017

Antiquing France & England...



Visting Europe in Fall is always a treat...antiquing England & France is my favorite way to shop for found objects...markets in the fall are always a perfect place to find those hard to find...one of a kind...antiques...and the weather is gorgeous...golden trees...crisp cool days...I have made many dear friends in the last twenty years who I look forward to visiting with...special merchants who always are warm...friendly & have beautiful objects...furniture...art...I love shopping Les Puces in Paris...many shoppes...all inspiring...my fave markets are always in the French and English countryside...weekly village markets & the larger country brocantes...looking forward to unpacking all the boxes in the next few days...Sharing with you the last few weeks of antiquing in Europe & a walk around the most magical city..Paris 💛


Les Puces...Paris



French treasures...



Early morning light at Les Puces...




A fave shop in Paris...



My fave croque monsieur...


Paris...

Les Puces...
Paris...


La tour Eiffel...always beautiful 


Strolling neighborhoods of Paris...

Antique Market in Newark - Nottingham, UK


Love a full English breakfast!


Newark - Nottingham...



Afternoon tea...Newark Antique Market


Until next time...Cheers!