Happy Holiday Season!

forest with leaves

Hello Holiday Season

The month of November kicks off the seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas and it goes quickly! As soon as the calendar flips to November, we are bombarded with Christmas décor. I read a lot of décor blogs and those people are already totally decorated for Christmas. Of course, the décor has been out in the stores since August. I love the Thanksgiving holiday and am not willing to rush past it. Are you in full holiday mode?

A Recent Fabulous Find

I’ve written about one of my favorite destinations – The Rural Society Antique show and sale. This year did not disappoint. This beautiful soup tureen is now at home in my dining room. It is so beautiful and heavy! The detail is incredible. When you see something that just “speaks to you”, it was meant to be. These pictures don’t do it justice. I’m not sure what will be in it for Thanksgiving, but it will be front and center! The Rural Society is having a Holiday Sale on Dec 1 and 2. All the vendors will be inside. You may want to check it out!

a beautiful white wide container

I’m starting to think ahead to Christmas decorating as far as what I will fill the tureen with. Check out these inspiration photos.

various shots of the white tureen in a christmas setting

Cranberry Almond Slaw

With all the food served on Thanksgiving, sometimes something light and crunchy is just what you need. 

RECIPE OF THE MONTH Cranberry Almond Slaw

November Celebrations

There are a lot of fun days to celebrate in November, some more common than others. Of course we honor our veterans on the 11th. Did you know that Nov. 14th is National Pickle Day? The 15th is National Clean Your Refrigerator Day! That’s a great tip to do before Thanksgiving. Friday, Nov. 24 is Black Friday and You’re Welcome Day.

The 25th is Small Business Saturday. Remember to support the local stores. After shopping and watching the BIG game (Go Bucks!), come downtown for the 2nd annual Lighted Truck Parade. This brings a fun twist to your typical Christmas parade. Light up your truck and join in the fun. Entry forms are available on the downtown Marion site here

World Kindness Week began in 1997 and this year if Nov. 13-19.  What’s your favorite way of showing kindness? Don’t you love it when the car in front of you pays for your coffee? Doing that for the next person makes you feel even better! A card to say I’m thinking of you or a hand written note of thanks gives a good feeling to you and the recipient. Mark your calendar to see how many days you can brighten that week.

Happy Thanksgiving! 

no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasters - aesop

Until Next Time…