Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thankful Thursday, October 27,2016, Fun Fall kitchen Table 2016



Praise the LORD.
Blessed are those who fear the LORD, 
who find great delight in his commands. 
Psalm 112:1


Greetings Sweet Friends,

Hope you have had a great
week and that maybe you
have had cooler temps than
before now......

We have been having them
here at least at night...we are
going into the 60's now and
our daytime temps are in the
low 80's, so feeling a bit more
like Fall now...

We have been away since last
Tuesday and just came home
this passed Monday night, so
just been unpacking, catching up
 on the mail, watching lil darling,
 and getting back into the swing
 of things.....

Also got the Premier Issue of 
"magnolia Farms" that Chip and 
Joanna Gaines just put out.
Got it once I got home, as we
couldn't find any in S.C., not
that we looked all that many
places, but Barnes and Nobles
was sold out, and Harris Teeter
if they ever got any to start
with....lol  Have to say hubby
and I both enjoyed it,  a very 
warm and uplifting magazine.
Will probably ask for a sub-
scription for Christmas or
our Anniversary which is
coming up soon.  lol

Well, will get on with my list.
Just added a few shots of a
fun Fall kitchen table I did with
the flowers our neighbor gave
us, pretty white mini pumpkins
from Publix, and some left over
 paper goods from our Fall get
 together a few weeks ago.......
We found it enjoyable anyway, 
 and thought you might too...lol



I am thankful........

#1
that we got to go to Charleston to 
see our daughter Dee and  hubby,
Jerry.  A much shorter trip than 
originally planned, but at least we
 finally got to go.....after being 
delayed by the hurricane.




#2
for a good visit there, and for fun
 times visiting and drinking coffee,
 as we sat out in their pretty back-
yard in the cool of the morning and 
evening. That was a very unexpected 
surprise, as their temps have pretty
 much been the same as ours here 
in Fljust a degree less.....
But it was shady and breezy in
the morning and evening so we
hardly noticed the warm weather,
so thankful for that....as Dee and
I were both mourning the loss of
the nice weather in Asheville.
So it was a very pleasant and
very welcome surprise.

The way their backyard looks
reminds me so much of Key
West, they have a picket fence,
 gravel walkways, palm trees 
and a lovely breeze.





#3
for the new adventure of finding 
our way around this new place,
as they are learning as well....
and seeing some new sights.
Lots of houses look like Key
West houses too......hubby and
I both grew up in the Keys, so
that is a bit of nostalgia for us.



#4
that they are loving their new 
house/home. They went from a
 Craftsman style home in Ashe-
ville, N.C. to a quaint Cottage 
style home in South Carolina.
It looks like Chip and Joanna
from Fixer Upper and the 
Property brothers did the
reno together............









#5
for how friendly and warm the
people of Charleston are.  We
didn't meet or see one person
who was not lovely.  All the
restaurant workers, neighbors
and shop workers, and workers
that they had at their home, 
 were all just as nice as they
could be............
Dee has already had 3 young
women reach out to her.  So
hoping she will soon be able
to get together with them.
Since she was away for a wk,
and then we came for 5 days,
then she is getting more
company this weekend, so
hopefully next week it will
happen................



#6

that we had a safe trip there and 
back, and that we could travel
and get out at places together,
and stop to eat, as the last few
 trips before we had our sweet 
kitty Molly with us, so we could
not do that.  Also the the trip 
was shorter....5 1/2 hrs. vs
 9 1/2 hrs.
 So that is quite nice...........









#7
that we got our porch all put back
together and our Fall decorations
back up out front of our house, that
we had to take down due to the
hurricane.  We decided to leave
them the way they were until we
 returned from Charleston,  just in
 case something else developed.



#8
that Dee had an interviews on Mon-
day and Tuesday, and she felt like
they went well.  The Tuesday one
she pretty much has the job if she
wants it,  the other she will have
to wait 3 weeks to hear back.
Both are only 1 day jobs, that 
she can still do real estate if she
desires........






#9
for an amazing hot pink, salmon and
gray sunset.  Don't think I have ever
seen anything like it,  so gorgeous.


#10
that hubby was able to fix Scott
and Megans fridge. It froze up
for some reason, and Scott was
out of town,  so hubby to the
rescue.....He loves that!! Think
he might be Megans Hero now
too.........lol








#11
for restaurant gift cards that we
 get with our discover points. we
save them up for trips....so it is
like free dinners out.


#12
that our young married coworkers
have volunteered to do the Christ-
mas Party again this year. Not that
I don't want to....but it is just hard
as we have to work around work
 and family schedules and don't
 know real far in advance as to 
what is gonna happen when. lol
Not complaining, just saying!!






Well, here's to another week at
Cozy Place!!

Thanks for stoppin by.....

and

Keep your light shining
Brightly......





Love, Hugs and 
Cool weather Blessings,
Nellie


Sharing with:

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Dwellings with Cindy

Stone Gable with Yvonne and Friends



Sunday, October 23, 2016

Thankful Thursday Oct. 20, 2016, Pics of Fall's Past #8























In God we make our boast all day long, 
and we will praise your name forever.
Psalm 44:8


Greetings Sweet Friends,

Hope you have had a good week and
uneventful week, as far as anything
 bad goes!  lol


Our 2nd half of the week was definitely
 better than the first as you will read. of
course, it could have been worse, but
it was just totally unexpected but turned
out fine, most importantly.

We dodged the hurricane Bullet for a
 mini flood bullet, but if I had to choose
 I would prefer the mini flood.  lol


Thought I would add some photos of a
Fall tablescape I did for my son's birth-
day a few years back.


So on with my post....sorry I am sooo
late this week.








I am thankful


#1
that we were able to take care of
a flood we had in our master bath
 last Friday. Right after I posted my 
Thankful Thurs. post I walked into 
our bedroom to find our whole
 bathroom, dressing room area and
 part of our walk-in closet flooded.
The baffle valve in our septic tank
was blocked, so hubby (my hero)
was able to unplug it. Thankful
hubby is so handy, also for our
trusty shop vac, and for fans....
Oh and that is was clean water!!
Also very very grateful we were
home, cause if it did that much
damage in a couple of hours,
can't imagine if it had been for
all day or longer.





#2
that today (Friday) is Dee and Jerry's
 5th Anniversary,  and they are having
 as good a time as possible on their 
anniversary trip, as she got sick with
 a virus or cold. Sounds like the same
 thing I had about 6 weeks or so ago. 
 At least they are getting a much needed
 rest after the last 45 days of stress and
work they have had with moving and
 the hurricane.





#3
for dinner out at Cracker Barrel
 and shopping for lil darling. 
 We did quite a bit of clothes shopping
 for her for Christmas.
 That is fun shopping for me, and
 really think hubby enjoyed it too...lol





#4
for a sweet surprise of Fall
flowers and a thank you card
from a neighbor up the street
that we helped after the
storm.


#5
that we got the carpeting and
padding all dried out in our walk
 in closet and put everything back
in place...as our bedroom was
a big mess,  so nice to have it
back to normal as well.  Took
about 2-3 days to make sure it
was completely dry.






#6
that we watched the Christian
Music Assoc. Dove awards for
the first time ever, it was really
quite good and very enjoyable.


#7
for a call from my cousin I haven't
been able to get in touch with for
awhile......great to talk with her,
and to know she is doing fine.






#8
that we heard from an old friend
(who is closer to our kids age than ours)
 and he is gonna be in town in a few weeks
and wants to come for a visit with us.  
So looking forward to catching up with
 him, as he has been through quite a lot
 since we saw him last.  


#9
that we are studying the book of Daniel 
in our class on Sunday. It is one of my 
favorite books in the old testament.






#10
for divinely inspired thoughts...........

I found out on monday morning at 
different times that both of the kids
 were flying into Dallas and Texas but 
because I was busy for some reason
I didn't connect the dots, that they
 were all flying into Texas.....
then in the afternoon I decided to
 layout to get some sun, and as I was 
having some time to relax, I thought
 I should email Megan to see if Scott
had gotten there yet, and when I did
she wrote back and said he was not
there yet, his plane had been delayed
and then I had the thought that... oh
my goodness they are both flying
into Texas and what if they were
both in the same airport at the same
 time, since I knew what time Dee
 and Jerry had left  from Costa Rica
and that they probably were at the air-
port right about this time, and thought
what a fun thing it would be for all of
them to run into each other.  So I wrote
Dee and told her to keep her eyes 
peeled for him just in case he might
be in the same aieport!!


Well, folks it really happened, she
 texted her brother and sure enough
 they were both at the same airport at
 the same time.  It was a short but
sweet visit only 15-20 mins., but
a nice surprise for them and it 
made my heart happy too!!


 
#11
that they all got home safe an
sound as well....and that Rosie
(their lil dog) did great on the return
 trip as well........Always nice to
know your loved ones are safe
after a flight these days especially.








#12
that with all the crazy going on 
this week,  I was able to get us
packed and ready to go to
Charleston to visit Dee and Jerry.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Well, there you have it.....

another week at Cozy Place!

Glad you could stop in......

Have a Great Monday!!





Love, Hugs and
Lovely Fall Blessings
Nellie


Sharing with:

Dwellings with Cindy


The Dedicated House with Kathyrn


Stone Gable with Yvonne and Friends


A Stroll thru Life with Marty


Southern Saavy Style with Kim


Shabby Art Boutique with Kerryanne


The Craftberry Bush with Lucy and Friends


Walking on Sunshine with Lois and Friends



Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Fall Table Tops and hints from family and dining room 2016





Hello Sweet Friends,

Hope this finds you having a good

week.....so far.....

So far.....So good for us!!  As the 
previous two have been rather
crazy, I have to say.
So this week is good so far, and
hoping it stays that way.  lol

Last Thursday right after I posted
my Thankful Post,  hubby and I
got a big not so good surprise.
Come back on Thursday and I
will tell you what it was......
For now let's enjoy some Fall
decorating.........lol

Since that is much more fun!!









This vignette rest on my serving table
between the family  and dining room.
I started out by using this wonderful 
printable from Ann over @
 On Sutton's Place.com
If you have never visited Ann be sure 
and drop by, you will not be disappointed.

  Put it in my frame but due to the white
 matting, it just needed a lil pazzzz, so I
 stuck the lil leaves and the embossed
 leaf candle jar lid on the glass, so it
 gave it that bit of umphh it needed, 
so it didn't just blend into my
 walls so much.

Could have painted the matting, but 
trying to keep it neutral so I can use
 any printable in it.

Hint: 
There are so many free printables
out here in blogland that I decided to
purchase some frames that had easy
backs to get in and out of, so I could
easily transform them seasonally.
If you love to decorate seasonally,
You might just want to find some
frames too, .............I also have to
say that it seems like I tend to like
Ann's printables the best,  but there
are tons of them out there in blog-
land........just a matter of preference.
 Guess Ann and my tastes must
 just be alike. lol




Hint:
Pretty Fall potpourri not only smells
wonderful,  it is a nice added natural
look that adds texture and appeal.



With photocopy affect









You can see the previous vignette behind
the sofa and the lil table below next to it.






My Fall decorating is not necessarily
quick and easy because it has been
collected over many years, and many
items have been gifts to me, as family
 and friends know I love decorating and 
I love all my Fall pieces, and since
 I only get to use them once a year,  
I try to find a special place for each
 of them!!  Which requires a bit of
 thinking, planning and trying.....
which spells fun to me........lol






























This vignette is in my hallway
 near the dining room.










Hint:
Need to make a cake plate for 
decorative purposes.............
Just use a large candle holder or bowl 
turned upside down and add a plate
 to the top. This is a large candle
holder I am using here.

Cake Plates just seem to make a
nice statement and give some
height and interest to a vignette.







Hint:
I think using gift bag filler adds 
a bit of a nature look too......as well
 as adding texture, and definitely looks
much better than just plopping some-
thing on a plate.  It also is great
 in the Spring to make bird nests.
and it comes in many colors.







This is the centerpiece on
 our dining room table right now.







Hint:
This was one berry vine that I cut into
 3 pcs.to decorate each pumpkin....
Sometimes you just need a lil bit of
something to spruce it up. So these
berries fit the bill.............




Same large candle cup
with a different plate.










Hint:
I liked to use this dried bean soup mix
added to the glass candleholders as it
has a nice natural Fall look to it.
(you can find it in your local grocery 
store in the dried bean section)
Mine was leftover from last year and
 still looks great,,, so it stores well in a
ziploc bag, so you can reuse it a few
times..........lol





Hint:
The cake plate gives it just a lil bit of 
variation for the center, so it isn't so flat,
 but high enough you can see over it
 and it doesn't impede conversation
when you are having din din.









Glad you stopped by today,  and 
hope you enjoyed your visit.


Have a lovely Fall Day.....