Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Replacements, Ltd. at Christmastime

Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and enjoyed a harvest feast with loved ones.  We had a wonderful holiday and a scrumptious Thanksgiving meal.  

I'm knee-deep in Christmas decorations, so I've decided to re-publish a few of my older Christmas posts this week.  Today's post was originally published back in December of 2011 -- my very first year of blogging.  I did a little bit of editing to the original post and if you haven't seen this one yet, I hope you thoroughly enjoy it.  My husband and I had paid a visit to Replacements Ltd., in November of that year to pick up some dishes we'd purchased, and while we were there Hal took some photos of their marvelous Christmas displays.  Their Christmas dishes and accessories were swoon worthy!

ORIGINAL POST:  This post is for dishaholics everywhere. We made a trip to Replacements, Ltd., today, and I just had to share these pictures with all of you.  The store is just outside of Greensboro, and it takes us about an hour to get there.  We've been several times before, but never at Christmas; and oh my goodness, I couldn't believe the decorations and gorgeous displays.  They always have beautiful things, but this was some serious eye candy.  We took so many pictures, I'll have to make this a two-part post.  I wanted to share the Christmas pictures this evening for Seasonal Sundays, so here goes.  You can find Part 2 of the tour Here.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Our Thanksgiving Table

My husband read an interview with a British actor many years ago.  The actor had been temporarily living here in the U.S. while filming a movie.  The interviewer asked him what he thought of American holidays, and the actor replied that he really enjoyed Thanksgiving.  He said it had many of the best qualities of Christmas -- time spent with family and good food, but without the pressure of gift giving.  We had never thought of it that way before, but we realized he had made an excellent observation.  Thanksgiving is special, and we love it.

We have much to be thankful for here at Forest Manor.  We have each other, our son, our extended family, and Duncan.  ;)  We also have a home, plenty of food to eat, medicine, clothing, and money left over to enjoy our hobbies.  We are thankful, also, to live in a free country.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November Super Moon

The moon was so beautiful last night; was it visible at your house?  It seems like lately every time there's supposed to be something interesting to see in the night sky, it's too cloudy here to see anything.  Not so last night.  My husband said the super moon was actually supposed to be visible in the sky at 6:00 a.m. Monday morning.  As much as we would have liked to view it then, we were too tired to roll out at that hour.  ;)  We had a busy weekend.

Last night, we decided to go downtown for dinner, and the moon was just gorgeous on the drive there.  Mr. Forest Manor parallel-parked on the street (something I still can't do) and then he took some pictures with his iPhone.  I thought they turned out pretty good!

Monday, November 14, 2016

I'm Starting Early

Hi everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend!  Our son, Will, got up lots and lots of leaves here while my husband waxed Will's car for him.  I made a double recipe of chili in the crockpot, and sent some home with our boy.  ;)  Here in North Carolina, there have been serious forest fires in the western part of the state, and we're all hoping the fire fighters will soon be able to get those under control.  It's so dry here in our Piedmont region; we just really need to get some rain soon.

Well I've always said I wouldn't start on Christmas until after Thanksgiving, but every year I find it harder and harder to get everything done in time, so this year I'm going to start early.  It feels a little strange, but next week is Thanksgiving week, and wow, I already feel like I'm behind.  I know, right?!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Autumn in Mitford

Hello Dear Readers.  Have you had a good week, and are you enjoying this lovely fall weather?  It's been beautiful here this week, but high temps. in the low 80's.  It looks like November out there, but doesn't really feel like it.

Today I'm sharing some more pictures from our visit to Blowing Rock, North Carolina, last fall.  This little town has been immortalized in Jan Karon's "Mitford" series of books.  A few weeks ago, I re-read the very first book in the series, "At Home in Mitford," and that reminded me I still have to show you the rest of the pictures.

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