Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving in Mississippi

Fall has finally reached Dixie. However, the temperatures have been back and forth. It really hasn't felt much like fall around here. Today was 70. And the other day 80!!! It's hard to get festive when it's so warm outside. However, we managed to have a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday anyway.

The past couple of weeks have flown by. I couldn't believe that we were celebrating Thanksgiving once again. We entertained some of the law students who didn't have a home to go to during this holiday. It was so much fun just getting to know everyone better. I learned a lot and we found out how much we had in common. I believe it made us closer friends and I'm very thankful for the opportunity to host Thanksgiving dinner at our house this year.

I don't believe I've shared pictures of my dining room with y'all yet. The house didn't have a dining room but had this grand sun room. Since my table was very large I desperately needed the room so I converted the sun room into our dining area. And since I love plantations I tried to keep an old Southern feel when decorating.

I purchased these at a antique shop near the house. They reminded me of some of the portraits of the children in the plantation houses we visited in Natchez.

I started using my Johnson Brothers plates for our Thanksgiving setting. The pattern is called Heritage Hall. I just love the scenes on them. The salad plate is suppose to be of New Orleans.

This is our fountain. Instead of putting it outdoors I decided to place it inside the sun room/dining room. It is so relaxing to push open the french doors and be able to read a book lounging in the living room while listening to the fountain. It's especially nice to be dining with friends with light jazz music and the fountain in the background. It feels as if we are having dinner in the French Quarter but it's our house.

Wishing Everyone a Very Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

My Thanksgiving Decorations

I finally pulled out my Thanksgiving decorations. I only decorated my kitchen table so far. I'll wait a week or so to start decorating the dining room. I'm really excited about this year's tablescape because I came across the most adorable dolls. I purchased them without realizing that they match my placemats (I purchased those last season). I also purchased my Thanksgiving nutcrackers that top off the entire theme. It's amazing how I didn't even try to coordinate all the accents but everything just fell into place. Take a look.

Can you believe this wasn't a set? I had picked up a few things here and there over the past couple of years. They really match perfectly.

Hope y'all are having a beautiful weekend. Have a wonderful week.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Versatile Blogger

Ruth over at This G.R.I.T.S Tale tagged me for this lovely blogging award. Ruth is my Ole Miss blogging friend. I love her school spirit and reading her posts. She always has great posts about fashion, decorating, health, books, etc. I'm so fortunate to have came across her blog. Thanks for thinking of me, Ruth.

For the award I have to tell 7 things about myself and tag 15 other bloggers. I'll be honest, I'm horrible at tagging others. So, I invite y'all to play along. All you have to do is post this blogging award to your wall, list 7 things about yourselves, and then leave a comment to let me know to check your wall. I'd really love it if everyone played along so that I got to know each and every one of you a little better.

Ok, so here I go....

1.) I'm not a morning person.

2.) I love drinking tea.

3.) I'm very sarcastic but never mean.

4.) I love shopping at office supply stores.

5.) I love economics. I have to get a deal. I don't have a problem with purchasing used products. I'm notorious for cutting "cash deals" with businesses and  I ALWAYS negotiate. You'd be surprised what you get by just asking.

6.) As I get older things just aren't as important as they use to be.

7.) I love living in Mississippi more than I had imagined.