Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Wreath

This Christmas I wanted to decorate with things I have found and made myself.  This wreath was made from things I have found on walks.  It's made from ivy wound into a wreath shape, with fir branches and holly and honey suckle berries woven into it.  It makes me appreciate how cool our front door is too.

oh tannenbaum

Believe it or not, we bought our Christmas tree from the Queen.  There is a Crown Estate in Dunster which is a village just down the road from us, and our tree was grown there.  So it's literally our Royal Tannenbaum.  
My first real tree!!!!  (sorry for the blurry pic)

Cozy as.

Thanksgiving and Beyond...

I had the pleasure of making Thanksgiving dinner for my new family and some friends this year--their very first one!  Since I was sort of homesick at the time, and I wanted to do something a bit different, these little guys were part of the feast:

The apple pies were a big hit, but unfortunately the pumpkin one wasn't so good this year.  I made it from a whole pumpkin which I've never done before, and it just wasn't quite like Mom's.

Everyone seemed to enjoy it, and discovered the beauty of Thanksgiving.  I already have people asking to be invited next year.  I do have to mention that my M-I-L made the turkey and it was gorgeous.
We had a hail storm last week which was exciting.  It's the closest we've gotten to snow so far.

This is the hail from our kitchen window.  Please excuse the blurry pic.

We also finally got a table and chairs last month.  It's an old farmhouse style kitchen table, and it has lots of character.