Happy Thanksgiving

Hello Friends!

Happy Wednesday, and happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family in the states! Today I thought I would take a break from Christmas projects and posts to wish you all a very blessed Thanksgiving holiday.

I hope you all are surrounded by happiness and the beauty of the season.

Thanksgiving is usually a quiet holiday for me, but I so enjoy this last little moment of peace before the real rush of Christmas begins. Gives me a chance to reflect on my many blessings. And you know me……. I just love this time of year. Being a fall baby maybe has something to do with that!

In a couple of days, the Christmas tree will start to go up. But for now, my house is dressed up for Thanksgiving. And I thought I would share a peek here with you. I hope you enjoy!

I try to keep things a bit natural and serene at this time of year, but I do go quite festive in the dining room, in preparation for the big meal. It’s a perfect chance to break out my vintage turkey collection, and my favorite brown transferware.

I have an absolutely jumbled mix of transferware pieces, but I love that eclectic look. For Thanksgiving, I break out all my game birds, and just about anything with a hint of brown.





For the living room, I went very simple this year. Lots of natural touches of branches, leaves, and pumpkins. And my favorite pair of pilgrims.


My sunroom has some of my favorite whimsical pieces.

Silly Lori Mitchell figures (huge thank you to my friends Kathie and Michelle for the new birthday turkey boy!!), and a vintage cast iron turkey.

This turkey is made from reclaimed barn wood. He is chippy heaven to me!



And finally, my front entryway table and bench.

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Thanksgiving wishes from across the miles from my house to yours. May your home be filled with laughter and happiness! May love, joy and happiness be yours in abundance this holiday season.

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I am so very grateful for all of YOU! Thanks so much for stopping by, and thank you for all the birthday wishes, too!

Happy Thanksgiving!! XOXO


Gobble Until You Wobble with Sizzix

There are lots of things I love about being a small shop owner. Of course I love the creativity of crafting up my little prims, and I love the rush of nerves and excitement when I get to share something new with you. But as silly as it may sound, my very favorite part of having my own shop is packaging up the orders. The busy work part. But I love it.

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I have a set process that’s become a work of heart. Wrap each piece in tissue and twine, and top with a handmade tag. Just a little something extra to show how much I appreciate all of you.

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My Fall Shop opens next week, so I’ve been busy working on my stash of fall tags to add to the packages. Couldn’t resist this adorable new turkey stamp and die set by Stephanie Barnard for Sizzix. So perfect for fall and Thanksgiving packages, treat containers, or even dressing up your holiday table this year. Doesn’t that guy just make you smile?

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I raided my old Simple Stories paper for these, and did a very simple, loose watercolor on the images with Distress inks. The frames and tag bases are from some other new die sets from Stephanie Barnard this month. Really great basic shape sets that can be used for every day crafting. I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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Thanks so much for stopping by, my friends! Wishing you all a wonderful day!

The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Sizzix Framelits Die Set 9PK w/Stamps - Thanksgiving TurkeySizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles, DottedSizzix Framelits Die Set 9PK - Rectangles, DottedTim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Pretty Pink Posh 4MM TANGERINE Cupped SequinsMay Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Wendy Vecchi Archival POTTING SOIL Ink Pad AID38979Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN Ranger TIM43201Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER Ranger TIM43225Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093


Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Take a Hike 6×6 Paper Pad



Happy Thanksgiving

Hello Friends and happy Monday! This is Thanksgiving week for those of us in the U.S., and I know it is a super busy time of year. There’s planning and shopping and cooking and baking to be done, and of course this week heralds in the official start of the Christmas holiday season. So I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for the sweet birthday greetings yesterday and to wish you all a very happy holiday!

My boy is coming home tomorrow, and I am so excited, but I’m not at all ready. Today will be planning and shopping. And tomorrow, we start to celebrate.

But before the festivities begin, I wanted to thank you once again for all your visits and sweet comments left here on my blog. Your support and friendships mean the world to me!

And before the real craziness of this week begins, I thought I would share a peek of my holiday home with you all today.

You all know by now how much I love to decorate. The holidays are such a special time of year, and I try to capture their spirit in all my surroundings. I hope my home reflects the joy I feel to my loved ones. And I really hope you all enjoy it, too.

So from my house to yours, Happy Thanksgiving, my friends! May your plate overflow with good food, and your home be filled with the love of family and friends!


























Thankful Pockets with Sizzix

Hello Friends! Today I have another fall Thanksgiving project to share. This time, thankful pocket place settings that I made for Sizzix using brand new dies from Brenda Walton’s Everyday Favorites collection.

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These fun pockets would be a perfect addition for your holiday Thanksgiving table this year. The pocket design is so easy to put together, thanks to the help of this fabulous new Library Pocket die by Brenda Walton. And I love that there is plenty of room on the insert for adding journaling cards and handwritten notes. I think these would be fun for guests to write down what they are most thankful for this year on the bottom of the insert, and then tuck them away in the pocket for safekeeping.

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I dressed the front of my pocket up with lots of pretty trims, and a pair of Millinery Leaves from another of Brenda’s fabulous new dies. The embossed dots and Distress ink color palette add an extra burst of cheer. And I really love that bit of rustic Kraft thrown in. Such a perfect fall look.

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I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial for creating these pockets up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to see more. Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day.

Sizzix.com Products:

Other Products:

Ranger 8.5 x 11 KRAFT CARDSTOCK Inkssentials Surfaces ISM35244Ranger Inkssentials 8.5 X 11 MANILA CARDSTOCK Surfaces ISM28246Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad VICTORIAN VELVET Ranger TIM27195Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED MARMALADE Ranger TIM21506Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET Ranger TIM43263Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Ranger 4 Oz. MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Paint Glue INK41535Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18 Reusable NSC20677Ranger Inkssentials MINI MISTER Spray Bottle Tool IMMR13593Ranger Inkssentials US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL HIT00471 United States Use

Stamp, Ink, Trim: Stampin’Up
Other Trim: Webster’s Pages, Craft Supply, Divine Twine

Life Moments with Ranger

Hi everyone and happy Monday!

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I am so excited to share that I am guest designing on the Ranger Ink blog today. And since Thanksgiving is right around the corner and thoughts are turning towards family and gratitude, I have a fun and easy holiday idea for you. Harvest napkin rings, perfect for adding a festive touch to your holiday table, made with lots of beautiful Distress Ink colors and the new Fall Foliage Thinlits dies by Tim Holtz.

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I love creating handmade accents to add to my table decor. Doesn’t have to be much. Just a touch here or there. It’s so much cheaper than store-bought, which is always welcome, especially at the holidays.  And I love that personal custom look you get with homemade.

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This year I gathered some pretty fall acorns, and wanted to find a way to use them on my table. I always love adding a natural element to my decor. I thought they would be perfect in the center of my napkin rings. And with the help of a little hot glue, they are.

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There are so many dies in the new Fall Foliage Thinlits set, that you can die cut all the leaves you need for this project and more in just a few simple passes through the machine. Such a time saver in the rush of the holidays. I used a whole rainbow of Distress colors to ink my watercolor paper before die cutting. Really love all these soft fall colors. I added a bit of metallic Distress spray, too, for a bit of elegance mixed in with my rustic.

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I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Ranger blog, if you’d like to learn more. Supplies are listed and linked below.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!

Life Moments Napkin Rings by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Sizzix.com Products:
Use discount code SZB2015 anytime before December 31st for 15% off regular priced purchases at Sizzix.com. (sorry Sizzix only ships within the US at this time).

Other products:


Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger 8.5 x 11 KRAFT CARDSTOCK Inkssentials Surfaces ISM35244Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad VICTORIAN VELVET Ranger TIM27195Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SEEDLESS PRESERVES Ranger Fall TIM32847Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET Ranger TIM43263Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED MARMALADE Ranger TIM21506Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad RIPE PERSIMMON Ranger Fall TIM32830Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad RUSTY HINGE Ranger TIM27157Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MUSTARD SEED Ranger TIM20226Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER Ranger TIM43225Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FIRED BRICK Ranger TIM20202Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BARN DOOR Ranger TIM27096Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad AGED MAHOGANY Ranger TIM21407Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain ANTIQUED BRONZE Ranger TSS42143Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain TARNISHED BRASS Ranger TSS42549Tim Holtz Idea-ology JUTE STRING TH93139May Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapTim Holtz Idea-ology TINY ATTACHER Stapler Tool Mini Staples TH92800Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Ranger 4 Oz. MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Paint Glue INK41535Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18 Reusable NSC20677Ranger Inkssentials MINI MISTER Spray Bottle Tool IMMR13593Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Ranger Inkssentials US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL HIT00471 United States Use

Happy Thanksgiving

2014 Thanksgiving House Tour

Hello, hello my sweet friends! I just wanted to sneak in here one day early to wish all of you in the States a super wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow! And, as promised, I have a few more photos to share of my home, all decked out in pumpkins, pilgrims, and turkeys for the holiday.



I do love the rustic elegance of the great outdoors, especially during the fall harvest season. So this year, I kept my Thanksgiving mantel simple with touches of the natural beauty of sticks, berries and leaves.


And those touches carry over into my entryway, too, where I’ve dressed up my bench with branches, more sticks, and plenty of acorns.





P1070325My front table holds my prized turkey, and of course some Lori Mitchell figurines. I can’t really go through a holiday without a few of those! đŸ™‚





Thank you all so much for stopping by and taking yet another house tour with me! I have much to be grateful for. My wonderful home, my sweet family, and for amazing friends, such as all of YOU!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving House Tour

2014 Thanksgiving House Tour

I absolutely cannot  start out my post today without sending a huge thank you for all of your awesome birthday cards, messages, and greetings! You sure know how to make a girl feel amazing, and I am so truly grateful for all of YOU! I tell you what, I am a big fan of this weekend birthday thing. I consider not having to wake up with the 6 am alarm clock to be a gift all in itself!

So of course this week is Thanksgiving week for those of us here in the States. I thought today I would take you on a little tour of my house, all decked out in turkeys, pumpkins, and pilgrims for the holiday. ‘Cause you all know me by now……..I do tend to take my holidays very seriously!

Today I thought we’d start out in my dining room, and take a peek at my Thanksgiving table and antique sideboard. This is by far my favorite spot in my Thanksgiving home, where the heart of the holiday can be found.


The black transferware pieces of last month have now been switched out to brown, my very favorite of all. As always, mixed with nice crisp white ironstone, and my collection of vintage Napco ware turkeys.

Way back in the day, folks knew how to set a festive table. There were pieces for every possible need. I, of course, in my searches have found them. This little turkey here is the napkin holder.

This guy is the cream pitcher, and the one on the right is the medium sized planter.

Top left is the large planter, followed by the pepper shaker and the sugar bowl on the far right.

And i have some beautiful game bird transferware, too.


This one in the teacup is the salt shaker.



And the pair on the table are the candlesticks. Such funny little things, aren’t they?

Now into my sunroom.

With lots of pilgrims and pumpkins. Fall leaves, too.






Another pair of vintage turkey salt and pepper shakers.

I keep out most of my Halloween pumpkins for Thanksgiving. If they have a jack o-lantern face, I just turn them around to the back. Peeking up behind the pumpkins is a paper scarecrow the little Missy made way back in Kindergarten.

Down below are more pumpkins, both painted and paper.

Yet again, more vintage turkey salt and pepper shakers. At one time, no Thanksgiving table could be complete without a set.

And the back of my kitchen basement door with another of the little Miss’s school craft projects from long ago.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the tour! There’s more! Of course there is more. I’ll finish up the tour next time, my friends. Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you all a very wonderful day!