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Have a great day!
I hope you all had a wonderful safe Thanksgiving filled
with love, family and friends!
Here is a simple table setting.
In a big Italian family
you may set a setting for eight (two went on the end),
then you never know.
At the last minute double arrive!
I used orange tulips and just gathered vintage French jugs in
different sizes. I used my white Vietri Italian dishware!
Its my favorite!
It was simple and quick!
I took images as I could, people were hungry and
ready to visit.
I started cooking at 8 a.m. and did not finish until
4 p,m. Everyone arrived at 3.
Here are a couple of sides and a 22 pound bird but,
I couldn’t take all of them
my family was hungry and so was I. Lol..
We have a traditional secret family stuffing we always
have every year. I use Martha Stewarts method,
using cheese cloth to cover the bird and baste with butter
every hour. I have used other methods before but, find this
is the best way!!! This bird came out perfect!
I made extra, extra stuffing and everyone had leftovers
to take home!
Simple carrot salad, cook carrots until tender,
toss with olive oil, salt and pepper, dash of vinegar,
parsley and chill.
Corn with melted butter, salt and pepper!
Simple and sooo good!
Green beans with bacon! Need I say more!
We also had mashed potatoes but…..
And just because… my sweet hubby bought me flowers!
He is so awesome and loving!
I couldn’t ask for a better man!
Ok, all this talk about food has gotten me hungry. Must be
the baby. I need to get me some more stuffing. Lol, and
suit up for Black Friday!!!
Off to shop for Christmas now!
Be back soon.
Have a beautiful day!
This time period reminds me of why we should give THANKS!!!
Look at her camera!
This is one of my favorite images she created,
of the families working in the fields in the great depression!
“This is what we did. How did it happen? How could we?”
Dorothea Lange was born in Hoboken, New Jersey. She studied photography at Columbia University and worked at a New York portrait studio until 1918 when she began to travel. Stranded in San Francisco, she continued studio work during the 1920’s. With her husband, the painter Maynard Dixon, she traveled the southwest, photographing Native Americans. She believed that the camera could teach people ”how to see without a camera.”
The social upheaval brought on by the Great Depression led Lange to take her camera into the streets where she documented the sufferings of the dispossessed, in breadlines and labor strikes, in the wrenching drama of endless waiting. In 1935 with her second husband, Paul Schuster Taylor, a labor economist, Lange was employed by the California and Federal Resettlement Administration (Later the Farm Security Administration) to record the Dust Bowl exodus when drought and hard times forced thousands of farm families to move west in search of work. Her most familiar image, “Migrant Mother, Nipoma, California, 1936,” now in the Library of Congress collection, derives from this assignment. Of her work during this era Lange said: “The good photograph is not the object, the consequences of the photograph are the objects. So that no one would say, ’how did you do it, where did you find it, ‘ but they would say that such things could be.”
During World War II Dorothea Lange documented the internment of Japanese-Americans in camps and then turned her lens on women and members of minority groups at work side by side in California shipyards. Following the war, she covered the founding of the United Nations in San Francisco. The first woman to be awarded a Guggenheim fellowship (which she was unable to complete because of illness), Lange traveled widely during the 1950’s and 1960’s. She visited Vietnam, Ireland, Pakistan and India, doing many photographic essays for Life magazine.
Dorothea Lange’s work reflects insight, compassion and profound empathy for her subjects. Her photographs are reproduced in books and housed in museum collections, most numerously in the Oakland Museum of California. Although she did not consider herself to be an artist, she said of her work: “To live a visual life is an enormous undertaking, practically unattainable…But I have only touched it, just touched it.”
We are still in history of photography in school and it is my favorite.
In these times, photographers where hired to document what was going on.
I wanted to leave you with a bit of history of one of my favorite photographers.
I am busy with the fixings of Thanksgiving and will be back with photos soon.
I want to share some of my Christmas decor after Thanksgiving. I don’t want to rush through it,
I want to give thanks for my life and everything in it.
Be back soon
I love Thanksgiving and the
stuffing is my favorite part of the whole
lovely meal! Being pregnant, I am
already craving it! I am going to make extra, extra!
Each year I make the turkey, stuffing,
carrot salad, green beans, pumpkin soup and
much more… I will take lots of pictures, yummy!
Did you see one of my Thanksgiving tablescapes here?
Christmas is my favorite now! Especially, now that Dustin is
2 and half he is really beginning to understand Christmas!
I love this
vintage German grain sack Christmas tree from A Beautiful Mess.
Kimberly Fraser and I styled and photographed this image
for 805 Living Christmas Edition.
Although I have done work for this magazine before,
this is my favorite image!
Email Kymberly if you would like one, they are going fast!
This image has really got me in the Christmas mood, and
I have begun my own decorating!
Each year they do a local Christmas tree lighting ceremony,
and it’s tonight! But, only in hopes that it does not rain. They
go all out for it and I hope it happens tonight so Dustin
can see it and I can take some pictures. It’s
pretty cold out and I love it!
Be a back soon!
Hopefully you have been reading my blog and
you know I love school! I am The Forever Student.
I will be continuing my education next spring with photography. I am
almost done with beginning photography and will be heading into intermediate!
My final project will consist of 10 photo’s in which it will need to tell a story.
I will share it with you when I am done.
Well, to get something new under my belt my sister and I
decided to take a sewing class! We have
never laughed so hard! My sides still hurt!
Bobbin winder and case, presser foot feed dog (what)
upper tension control, thread take-up lever,
extension table, reverse sewing button, needle plate, thread guide,
whewww, just to name a few. There is a lot to remember. Practice, practice!
I love having my sister as my best friend, we are super close.
My wonderful husband is my biggest support…he supports and encourages
me to do and follow all my dreams and passions! So, when he surprised me with this
Singer beginner sewing machine and kit
I just about screamed with excitement!!!
That’s why I love him so much!
He knows me like know one else!
My new love! Sewing! I want to sew and try and make everything now!
Pillows, duvets, baby booties you name it I going to try and make it.
Yes, my personal exciting news is we are now expecting our second child!
I am on cloud 9! I am so grateful and happy! Blessed
I am so picky with fabrics but,
now I can do whatever I want…off to search for
Be back soon
I needed to share my friend
Betty Jo’s photography with you!
She is so talented and has the most amazing eye for
creating stunning images!
I have never seen images like these, and the way she uses
textures and photo shop is hand down the best!
Have a blessed day!
I have been busy with many, many projects!
Here is one of my fall-thanksgiving table settings
that I used as a back drop for the Aiden Gray giveaway announcement.
I found this vintage cornucopia at a flea market.
I used antique blue and white
transfer ware as dinner plates, with vintage ironstone dishes
as the chargers, and
old, creamy, white forks and knives. My favorite.
I found these gorgeous vintage burlap
place mats at A Beautiful Mess product of
Email Abeautifulmess@yahoo.com if you would like some!!!
I love to use natural elements when I decorate! I adore these peacock feathers
and the blue color.
I am itching for new ideas to decorate and trying to think outside
I removed the top part
of my hutch and turned into a
buffet! I love it!
More on that later!
And now the for the
winner of the Janette Mallory Interior Design Blogspot
Aiden Gray giveaway!
Thank you to all of those who entered!
Thank you Janette for such a wonderful gift!
Drum roll please…
Congratulations to Morning T!!!!
You are the winner of the fabulous Aiden Gray candlestick giveaway!
Please email me your information!!!
I have so much coming up and feel so much better now,
thank you for all your emails and well wishes!
Have a beautiful day!