Saturday, November 28, 2015

THE FEAST WAS LOVELY

First off, I survived the dreads of Black Friday. The store was actually insane which is very unusual for us. But all was over by 1 and I headed home to get naked and take a nice afternoon soak in the tub, a glass of wine, and nap after getting up so early, and my travels. But the Thanksgiving holiday was a good one and always is. It's one of my favorite holidays, where we can just enjoy the earthly delights, and not worry about giving gifts. It was also my first visit to the ancestral home since my Mother adopted Lilith from my aunt and uncle, who had rescued her, but found her size very overwhelming of them. I'm here to tell you she is one sweet dog, and required a ton of pets and attention. I love her color and then there is her whiskey colored eyes........
the Mother's holly is going to be beautiful of the holidays
At my Aunt's, would you believe  her roses just stopped blooming!?! She had picked these just the day before.
Of course the pièce de résistance was the dinner!!!!!!!
Our holiday wouldn't be complete without the talent and masterpiece of my good friend the Dame's floral company, The Paper Moon, who created the flowers for my Aunt and Uncle, for having us for dinner. She out did herself indeed!
After the dinner we all took a walk to get some air before dish duty. And would you believe I had two, TWO helpings of everything? Well I did.
 And tonight on the menu is left overs.

35 comments:

  1. what a cute puppy! of course, you ain't so bad yourself!

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  2. After my feast, this food still looks delicious. And Lilith is BEYOND cute. Enough to melt one. What's her breed?

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  3. Lovely, but people like you who eat like a field hand and gobble like a hog and still stay svelte, make me sick. And I say that with love.

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  4. one can hardly tell you like to get stuffed. Lilith in adorable.

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    1. everything in moderation, dear. now please pass me another G&T.

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    2. I hide it well.....its a wonderful trick. And we wonder where the gin goes around here........

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  5. Lovely photos of a memorable day. I especially like the fourth photo of Lilith. What a sweetheart!

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    1. She can do no wrong with a face like that!

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  6. Even Abby think Lilith looks like a Good Dog! xoxoxox

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  7. Looks like you had a fabulous holiday. If your mother should ever need a sitter, I'll gladly volunteer.

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  8. Everything looks like a great ! Lilith certainly is a sweet heart, and that name!! Can't help but think of Lilith Crane.

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  9. What a nice time! Lilith is most adorable.....that face makes me smile. The flowers are indeed stunning and would you believe your aunt has the same Frigidaire stove as we have? I love cooking with it. And easy to clean.

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    1. I love the double oven feature it has. And the style of it is very cool indeed.

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  10. Happy Thanksgiving! Looks like you most certainly had a good visit, but who wouldn't with such cute company and delicious looking food.

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  11. I'm stuffed just looking at the pictures!

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  12. And for once we can't see what time it is!!!! drats. Looks like a nice day though. Lilith is so cute. Is she a Ridgeback?

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  13. Good food, lovely setting, warm pups, and good times...isn't that what the holiday should be about? I can almost smell that food.

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  14. Stuffing, stuffing and stuffing. In all three connotations, it's your life summed up, really. Jx

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  15. Lovely photos of Lilith and you! I'm glad you had another wonderful family Thanksgiving. And, what does Buster usually think of the holiday? :)

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    1. Buster loves the holidays....it means,he gets,some scraps here and there.

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  16. On man does that turkey look good. But I have to say lilith run with this post! She is so cute, and that face!

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  17. With the way I worked this year, I didn't get home for thanksgiving. So this food is making my mouth water. Among other things. Lilith looks like a sweet heart.

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  18. Yeah, Black Friday was crazy, wasn't it?! Anyways, glad you enjoyed yourself. :)

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  19. Great pictures! My parents have a ridgeback, and if your not use to the size, they can be forceful. Lilith is a beauty. I have a great Dane myself. I just bet you got sent home with leftovers, since it doesn't appear I see a belt or jeans opened up!!!

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    1. Left overs indeed, and I do admit to driving home with the jeans undone!!!! I also love great Danes.........gentle gaints.

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  20. Your so lucky Mr.Handsome. With my drag schedule I wasn't home this year with friends, and my dinner was at a Howard Johnson's. Who knew they were still around???? And probably not as good as this.

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    1. A true vintage time you had. I had no idea there was any left.

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  21. I'm glad you had so much fun. In my post, I conveniently forgot to mention I had to drive home in the rain, and spent half of my commute cursing at the lack of driving skills of the other drivers!

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    1. I agree....its the others you have to worry about, and dodging deer at least around here.

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  22. Glad to see you had a nice Thanksgiving! That Lily is so damn cute. She is beautiful.

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  23. another lovely post! I can't believe roses are still blooming there...so nice. Your aunt looks like quite the chef, everything looks so yummy. Always nice to see our host too.

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