Calm Thanksgiving

Hi Everyone
Happy Friday
There is a calm at our house
 it feels like the calm before the storm of fun
Cleaning and getting all our Thanksgiving dishes out
Prepping for family returning home and overnight guests for
Thanksgiving dinner 

This morning  the weather was chilly 
we made a fire to warm up the house
We have huge pine trees in our yard 
with fabulous pine cones 
to bring the outside inside

Sometimes we even put the pine cones in the fire 
they have the most fabulous fragrance 
and it's fun to hear the crackle too
Nature is so beautiful
 grabbed my camera to show you this pretty branch
 that was  just casually tossed on the chair

Our home will  soon be filled with family and friends
so grateful
This is the best part of the holiday being all  together 
with the people that you

the countdown has begun only 6 days until Thanksgiving!!!!!
are you ready

romantic saying for today
"Come live with me, and be my love"



  1. I love bringing nature indoors. It just seems to go with everything!

  2. ready for cozy fires and the Turkey competition round 3!!!!!!!!!!! WHO WILL WIN THIS YEAR!?!!!?!

  3. We lit our fireplace this morning, too, even though it wasn't really cold enough. We just thought it'd look pretty. :p

    As always, really nice photos. We have pretty much nothing but pine trees where I live. I think we need to incorporate their beauty into our Christmas decor, too... if only I could find the room! The Christmas bling at our house this year is coming out the wazoo.


  4. Very sweet post, Pam! I can't believe how short the days are already and how very close we are to all of the holidays! We used to have many evergreen in our yard but they were 1000 years old and nothing would grow under them so we had to say goodbye to them. I so miss cutting the branches to bring inside and of course the free pine cones!

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  5. Hi Pam - wishing you a wonderful Thanks giving from my side! Your decorations are so beautiful - love natural decos! Hug, Barbara

  6. Cela fait un moment que nous avons allumé la cheminée ici en France. je fais partir mon feu avec des pommes de pins moi aussi et j'adore quand le feu crepite.
    On est en communion avecl a nature.
    Doux week-end et à très vite j'adore ton blog

  7. You might want to contact the fire dept. about putting pine cones in your fireplace. Seems that I read about chimneys getting matter in them causing fires from pine cones. If I'm wrong, great, hate to see anything bad happen to your home and your family. Please be very careful.
    We used to have a row of sugar pines between our place and neighbors in KY, once in awhile a birds nest would fall out of the trees.

  8. Oh Pam, what a beautiful post!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving day with your family!


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