Nov 26, 2009

A Feast

For the eyes as well as the appetite.

T put this centerpiece together PRONTO while I set the table. The little squashes had been bought at the last Farmers Market and into a basket with some front yard greenery they went.

Add a tablecloth, some home cooking, and presto chango! It's Thanksgiving in the Classic City.

We pulled out the stops this year with the “good” china, crystal water glasses, and more than enough food for the two of us as we waited for T’s brother, Steve and his lovely wife Olivia, to join us for our yearly moviefest.
And let me tell you, Kitty Boy knows how to plead a case when a bird is involved.
He turns his nose up at coffee, no matter how it's served. Oh well, no accounting for taste.

It was the first T’Day we have ever had without traveling so it was really nice to just chill… speaking of chill, it’s dipped down into the 30s here in the Classic City and there were even a couple of snow flurries where S&O live.
We saw this,
which was fun, and later, back at home base, Steve presented T with a birthday gift – sometimes belated is the best kind, too! We all talked about how, when we were kids, we thought The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was just it.

Art Shenanigans found me working on Paper Ladies… here is one now.

When 100% finished, this real pop princess will go in or on a card with some bright colours. Or maybe even on the tree which goes up tomorrow. I’m earlier than usual with decorations this year. (As Johnny Mathis sings, “We Need A Little Christmas Right This Very Minute.” Yes we do.)
Ready for her closeup...

I’m in the mood to have some holiday fun as I finish cards and such, all rarin' to wing their respective ways to their respective peeps. And while it’s hard to get up and going when what you really want to do is relaaaaaxxxx -- up and going, here I come! I’m sure I’ll see many of you there, too.

Take care.
Candace in Athens.


Sarah said...

Happy (late) thanksgiving Candace and T, and Kittyboy et al! Looks as if you had a good time.
Sorry to read your Dad is not well.
Take care,
Sarah x

Anne said...

Hi, Candace! Looks like a lovely table! Hope you and yours had a fabulous Thanksgiving! :-)

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Candace! Your Thanksgiving table looked so pretty all set with the good china and T's lovely centerpiece...not to mention all that yummy food! oooh-ooh, I love those beautiful coffee cups too! Kitty Boy is a handsome little bugger, and your new girlie is quite lovely , but they ALL are! Hugs, =D

Autumn said...

The table looks lovely! Yum, yum! Fine china... (so envious) I drag our the paper plates! LOL! Hang in there, so sorry to hear about your father's condition worsening.