I feel like ALL I have done for days is watch that Weather Channel and cry.
This hurricane is absolutely driving me crazy. Er. And I feel like I have good reason. This whole event is way too similar to September 2004. A little ol’ storm called Ivan sent a 120 foot red oak tree through our bedroom ceiling. It devastated Western North Carolina. For what seemed like years I would cry every time the wind blew. I pray hard for anyone who is in Irma’s path. I haven’t felt well at all this week and it’s probably the situation but every joint I have is on fire and I can not get relief unless I am neck deep in a bathtub of hot water. Monday night is going to be hell for us.
I finally today jerked a knot in my own rear end and forced myself to get on to something besides fear and self pity.
I started by talking everything out of the china cabinet and putting it away. Then I dug out all of my brown transfer ware and anything remotely Fall related. I love how the brown looks on a Fall table. When my Mama relinquished Thanksgiving to me a couple of years before she died I began to collect for my own table. These turkey salt and pepper shakers were my very first acquisition.
The Give Thanks plates were a Marshall’s find three years ago.
The big white pumpkin tureen was a birthday gift from Big Daddy probably five years ago. It is absolutely gorgeous filled with Fall colors of flowers.
My newest piece is the little white pumpkin bowl.
I just love that little stem!
I found it al Michaels craft store . It was $10 but on sale for 40% off plus an additional %20.
I’m thinking about serving cranberry sauce in it with a very fancy antique silver ladle my Aunt Wanda gave me :))). Funny story about the big brown transfer ware lid. Big Daddy and I were in an antique mall in South Carolina when I found it and a blue transfer ware lid right as I walked in the front door of the place. I really didn’t want to juggle two pieces of china all around the store so I immediately walked up to the checkout counter and they offered to hold them while I shopped. I had almost made my way through the shop and back to the counter when I overheard the conversation between the employee working that counter and my husband. I knew it was Big Daddy when I heard, ‘Im pretty sure my wife wouldn’t buy just a lid…’.
Nope. She would buy two.
Thank you so much for stopping by to see my Fall china cabinet. Stay safe and dry and say a little prayer for those of us in the Southeast please.