Monday, December 1, 2014

HOLIDAY RETROSPECT

omg, had to take a selfie!!!!!
I can't tell you how nice it is to have last week behind me!!!!!! It is probably the busiest week for me all year. The store is now officially trimmed for the holidays, and the food drive I spear headed was a huge success, 65 families fed, with bird, and then my very quick trip home for the holiday. Now I have four houses to decorate for the holidays and then it's all down hill chickadees! Seen this holiday....... Finally wore my new trousers and cashmere turtleneck for dinner....loving my cashmere this year , and finally broke in those new brogues....

Thanksgiving morning found the Redheaded Woodpecker first that morning....

On Tuesday of last week, we headed to the school and we set up the food items for the families to par take of. We had plenty of food,  so all the families could have a full course meal! And loved what the children did with the fun posters they created.

then Thursday morning very early, it was off to the ancestral home to partake of a delish dinner at my aunt and uncles with the family. Some of the lovely homes in their hood......


My good friend the Dame Courtney came to the rescue and pulled together a stunning arrangement for me and had it delivered to their home for me as a thanksgiving gift. Is this not stunning!?!?!?


The most adorable moment of the holiday had to be their new dog, a Ridgeback named Lillith. Lillith would NOT leave sight of the stove, till the bird came out......

about an hour in......


at two and half hours in.....

three hours in.....

and the final hour......

when it did come out..... she was very relived, as were we all!!!!!!

And for all this, is why I'm truly thankful.

33 comments:

  1. That Lillith is way to dare cute!!!!!! And the bird beats the grub I had. But inquiring minds want to know, was their a wishbone in your pocket or were you just glad to see us?

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  2. Well hello handsome!!!!!!! Love guys in turtlenecks, there is something sexy about them. And could Lillith be ANY MORE CUTE!!!! That is adorable! Looks like a wonderful time to me.

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  3. so, your new pants gave you a stiffy?

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  4. What a lovely post! Handsome outfit great taste you have, love the grand old homes, they don't make them like that anymore. Lillith is so cute keeping that watchful eye! And those flowers.......how elegant!

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  5. MY what a big bird!!!!!!! And was there a pinecone you were smuggling in those trousers? Awwww Lillith is so cute.........

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  6. That does look like a great holiday to me!!!!!! From the turkey, to the outfit to the flowers and that cute pup!!!!!!! I'll take those pants and shoes when your done with them.

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  7. That dog melted me! And is it me or is there alot of bird in this post???????

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  8. Those are great pics, and it's cute seeing Lillith supervise the cooking.

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  9. Very loverly pictures and Lillith is a gem of a dog.

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  10. Lovely pictures! Looks like that dog had quiet the persistence!! What a thoughtful gift of those gorgeous flowers.

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  11. The food drive looks amazing! Did you lay that out? And you can definitely make fall fashion look great. Buy Lilly steals the post!

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  12. You get the best bird shots! Those homes look huge.looks like a nice holiday was had. Of course loving that adorable Ridgeback!!!!!!!

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  13. That centre piece looks stunning indeed!

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  14. Lillith is killing me, both in her name, and in her attention to Turkey Detail!

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    1. They watched alot of Cheers and Fraiser can you yell?

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  15. Lovely fall post! That turkey certainly looks mouth watering. I can see why the cute pup is waiting and over seeing things.

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  16. After diligently guarding the turkey, did Lillith get a sample or two?

    You've certainly been busy; hope you get a chance to kick back in a cosy blanket with a bottle of gin close at hand.

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  17. So kidnapping that dog! Who designs the trousers you have one? I have been looking for a pair just like that? The flowers or gorgeous, love the mixture of varieties.

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    1. The trousers are fitted trousers from Ted Baker, a British designer.

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  18. I'll take the guy in plaid pants, the pup and the turkey and no one gets hurt.

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  19. Oh dear, that dog is toooooooo precious! I too love the name, ha!

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  20. What a beautiful dog your aunt has. I never saw a ridgeback before. Do you think you could pas along some of that good taste to me. I need help mixing and matching!

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  21. What a beautiful thanksgiving all the way around! I have always loved your style boy! How how you have two adorable dogs in this family! Do buster and lilleth get along?

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    1. Buster and Lilleth have yet to meet, but I'm sure they will get along just fine.

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  22. What beautiful homes!!!! I love them. But I do think Lily has runaway with this post! Was she on guard duty?

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  23. What a wonderful Thanksgiving! Love the outfit, neighborhood homes, and your arrangement gift! And, of course, Lillith is too adorable. But, more importantly, you organized a great Thanksgiving for others who may not have had one. :)

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  24. Surprised that arrangement didn't end up your head piece.

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  26. Love how the dog gives in by the end. What a great sequence.

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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!

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