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Sunday, November 18, 2012

* Nostalgic Sunday *

It's Time for Another Nostalgic Sunday



Yesterday was our Family Thanksgiving and it was the usual madhouse! Food, fun, family, and a furry-four-legged-family-member: Vern! 

Vern on our walk 11/13/12

Poor Vern must've gotten into some food left unattended, or who knows what....because he got me up three times last night (actually all were after midnight) to go outside. He never gets table food, so that's what we think happened. He was better today!

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When I was a child, my brother and I were always given the turkey legs to eat and we thought that was really great. Nobody in our family, including all the grandkids, will eat any of the dark meat. I just hate to waste any food, so most times I'll save it. It's good cut up and used in casseroles and salads. 

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This evening, I flipped through my new Country Living magazine. As always there were beautiful design ideas and great gift suggestions. A couple of items I was delighted to see were cotton dish towels with cross-stitching on them;
Page 26 Country Living magazine, Dec/Jan 2013
photo taken by Becky
*Nebraska artisan Ellie Campbell will hand-stitch your initials onto these cream cotton dishcloths, inspired by antique French linens. (froggoestomarket.etsy.com)

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and pretty recipe boxes with vintage looking recipe cards.

page 130 Country Living magazine, Dec/Jan 2013
photo taken by Becky
*Nicole Lissenden will paint your monogram on the lid of this bamboo box, which houses her super sweet cross-stitch cards. (minkletterpress.etsy.com)

Ahhh....two of my favorite things are maybe making a come-back?! 

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*It's also time to announce the winner of Margo's give-away. The winner, chosen by Random.org is........Janel Gradowski! Congratulations! Please e-mail me and let me know which of the two giveaways you'd prefer.*

13 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving.
    I love those cotton dish towels. They dry so well.

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  2. I love cross stitch and it's nice to see it coming back. Hope you had a great day and that Vern is now feeling better!! Big Hugs, Linda

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  3. Nice Becky. Your thanksgiving is early, mine is late, but gratitude has no real time limit.

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  4. Towels are lovely. Too pretty to use!

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  5. Thanks everyone! And Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving. It's fun to look back at all those good memories!

    =)

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  7. The towels and recipe box are pretty. Glad to hear Vern's trouble was temporary. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Becky!

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  8. Hope little Vern is better. I am with you I hate to throw away good food. lol. sandie

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  9. Poor Vern. Our Rigby has been under the weather, too. The poor furries can't tell us what's wrong. Vern sure looks happy in that photo, though! Glad you had a wonderful early Thanksgiving. :)

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  10. Glad your Thanksgiving went well, Becky. Hope Vern's tummy troubles are much improved.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  11. I have never been a fan of dark meat. Actually, I don't much care for turkey either. People used to say that turkey and chicken taste alike, but I can definitely tell the difference...FAR prefer chicken. However, we will have turkey for Thanksgiving...a turkey breast, so it will be only white meat.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

    Love,
    Patti

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  12. Happy Holidays, Becky! I love those dishtowels too, but I am so clumsy I can barely put my olive on a toothpick to go in my martini! Vern is a beauty! I really try to keep Harry and Zoe away from people food on holidays. One or the other always gets sick!

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  13. Thank you, again, for all your comments! You're all the best! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, too!

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