Sunday, November 11, 2012

It's in the Details!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     I've started getting ready for Thanksgiving!  I will have 16 at my table(s) this year.  My favorite part about Thanksgiving is the planning and getting ready.  Not so much about the cooking and clean-up!This weekend I am ironing tablecloths and napkins, polishing silver and making sure I have enough serving pieces and dishes.  

This afternoon I have been finishing up with the silver. I enjoy polishing silver (not in a bring your silver over for me to polish sort of way, but like in a I like the sparkle and imagining previous Thanksgiving's that my vintage silver may have attended sort of way.    Even ironing is enjoyable most of the time....I guess it's the details that I enjoy.  Any one else identifying with me? 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

I love white Ironstone!

I'm such a delinquent blogger, it's been August since my last post!!! 

Last weekend I was at an estate sale looking for some things to add to my booth and as is often the case I found a couple things that I will be keeping for myself.  One of those keepers is this covered dish!!  I love it.  I love that it is perfect with very little wear on it.  Don't ya just love the top with the big round ball, and those handles!!  I'd love to use it for my Thanksgiving dinner, but I'm not sure I want to risk putting it in the oven.  

As I begin planning for the big day, I'll have to figure out how to add this lovely dish to the fesitivities!!!  Cranberry sauce?  How would  you use it?