Thursday, November 28, 2013

Give Thanks

 We are all so lucky to be surrounded by family and friends during this Thanksgiving. Let us be thankful...

A gift- so thoughtful

French dishes and rosemary

The chickens contributed too… Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Holiday Table

This year seems very rushed, we are decorating for Thanksgiving and Christmas simultaneously !!! Tables first...

Wheat sheafs from Marshalls , pussywillow , branches and feathers on foyer table

Apples, pumpkins and tiny flea market turkeys

some pumpkins are real and some are fake

Monday, November 25, 2013

Misty morning at Lowfields

I came across a few great pictures taken by Michael, he is a great photographer and I love seeing different views of the farm…...



Ram urn

Front of pool


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Rainy Sunday Morning

Is there anything more perfect in life than a rainy Sunday morning….

We allow ourselves a little more time in bed when it is nasty weather outside…..

The Darling Buds of May sleep late on Sunday...

Well.. everyday really

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Fall Preview

Fall has to be my favorite time of the year . The weather makes it easy to be outside and get a lot of work done- Mostly planting and calving! I have to remember to stop and take a picture for sharing...

Bremo Creek
James River
All hands on deck to plant
The smartest farmer and one of his many duties
The tiny tyrant 

Nesting boxes on river road

Great sky
River cottage view

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Lets wrap

I love to wrap- yo baby- the presentation has always been so much fun , I learned from Nanny how to go over the top and use a theme…

 A hostess present with empty seed packet as card -all in pinks and green

Leftover embroidery ribbon and velvet leaves

 The present inside
His and hers vases nestled in shredded paper
Vintage tea stained ribbon and hat ornaments -with linen hanky tucked in

Hostess gift
A nutsy woodsy Christmas in burlap and faux bois

A present in a vintage purse -wrapped in tulle with a great pin.I have been collecting pins at the Flea market  with a vengeance .
A Thanksgiving present- a platter wrapped so cute by Deborah

The "card is on the flyleaf of this old book!

This is Christmas-for a friend

Kellie wanted silver and burgundy

Old hat millinery and a pin for Katherine

Mary Edna loves birds

Brother Tom got a gray flannel and goldfinch package