Amaryllis in Deep Red

I’m posting these pictures from Thanksgiving because a lot of people do turkey for Christmas also. This is our turkey deep frying. We started this tradition about 5 years ago. You haven’t tasted the best turkey until you’ve tasted a deep fried one. It is moist in the center and crispy on the outside. My youngest son, Greg, did the frying and carving.  It’s great to have family traditions that you can pass down to …

Falling for Fall

I thought I would share a couple of fall foliage pictures that my daughter-in-law took on a recent trip to Bucks County, PA. This beautiful picture was taken from Bowman’s Hill Tower. The tops of those trees and the clouds are just breathtaking. And there is my granddaughter, Rebecca, standing at the location of the famous Washington Crossing. My turkey display on my mantle it’s done with creams and caramel. There is some wheat tucked …

Hello knitters!

To all the knitters out there, hello!  I just started knitting.  I’ve made a small lap blanket with pom-poms.  It was a lot of fun. It is far from perfect, but that’s OK because I made it myself.  The color of the wool is fig.  I really like this color and having matching fig colored pillows. Here I’ve taken one of my flower arrangements and added some rust colored feathers berries and branches to change …

💙💙 Love my rug tapestry 💙💙

I’m really loving this great wall tapestry that I added to the wall. All of my wall decor is old, or should I say outdated. It needs to be replaced, but as I’ve told you, I have a problem making up my mind. This change took me awhile to make. The problem is that I like things, but they don’t necessarily go with my decor. Well to practice what I preach when I tell you …

Pink please💕

Pink is such a wonderful color. Everyone is going crazy this year with pink, and I don’t blame them. It has been a long time since pink has been so popular. 💕💕 I’ve just added a few touches go my sunroom. In front of my fireplace I have my wooden bird and a pink chair that I borrowed from my daughter. On the chair is a pretty pink pillow I just love it. 🌺🌺 The pink …

Waiting for Spring

The weather is getting a little warmer here in New Jersey this week. It feels like spring may be here soon. Or maybe that is wishful thinking. I added this large bird to this vignette because I like the way his coloring goes with the Tuscan pieces. In the vase, I added some pussy willow branches to a fern. Blue candles sit on pillar candles surrounded by pebbles. Next I’ve tucked a nest next to …

Mercury Vignette

This mercury Christmas tree is surrounded by faux snow. I placed a red timer candle inside to achieve a glowing effect. A set of string lights would also work. I added some real candles, a bowl of silver bulbs, and a mixture of large green balls and small red balls. Next, I added some silver polar bears and a frosty snowman. It’s funny that years ago I was addicted to gold, and I didn’t use …