November 20, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

It's hard to believe it is already Thanksgiving week. And yet the weather has been so winter-like, in some ways it feels more like Christmas around here. We got hit hard with a November snowstorm this past Thursday that paralyzed our area like I have never seen. We are normally used to dealing with storms here in the Northeast, but I think the early storm mixed with lots of ice and also the timing led to a nightmare commute for many of our family and friends. It took Billy over 4 hours to get to work and he was one of the lucky ones. It took some of his co-workers close to 7 hours to drive what normally takes less than an hour. I prefer November to look more like this shot of our kitchen.



I took this picture in the late afternoon light the evening before some photographers came to take pictures of our home for a fall decorating magazine that will be out next year. It felt like fall came and went in such a blur this year. I tried to soak in the foliage as best I could but the leaves changed and fell so quickly this year.
I actually just packed away the pot rack and copper pots to make room for Christmas decor this week and I miss them already. They will definitely be returning in the new year, along with a simple pot rack tutorial that I still haven't managed to put together. A huge apology to those of you who have asked. I haven't forgotten - it's still on the list.
The window seat is always a favorite spot of mine. The "blessed" pillow is a great reminder of the season and what truly matters.
I added some fall touches to our mudroom and it was a fun addition to this space.
And Dax took a moment to pose by the pumpkins out front.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We will be headed to my brother and sister-in-law's for turkey day. Then it will be time to share some of my Christmas decor that I have been working hard on. Can't wait! See you soon.

10 comments:

  1. Your center island in the kitchen makes me smile every time I see it! I am so tempted to paint mine, but I am still thinking about it!! Also I love the quilt on the back of the sofa. I don’t remember seeing that before! I may steal that one!
    I am excited about the magazine article! Did you tell us what magazine?
    Have a great Thanksgiving! I am glad that storm was last week or we would not have gotten our Granddaughter home for Thanksgiving!
    Chris Wells. Knickerbocker, Tx

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    1. Happy Thanksgiving, Chris! I am so glad you will get to spend time with your granddaughter. I'm not sure exactly which magazine my home will be appearing it quite yet. That won't be decided for a few months but it is by the publisher of Country Sampler. I will be sure to let everyone know next year.

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  2. Love your kitchen, so pretty and all those copper pots are amazing.

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  3. Ohhhhh Myyyy Goodnessssssss!!! What a beautiful post..... Fall is my absolute favorite time of year.... the pics of your "Autumn home" is so picture perfect... so warm , cozy and inviting!!! Happy and blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours !!!

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  4. Your home is so lovely, Courtney...I look forward to seeing it in the magazine next year! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  5. Your home just melts my heart, Courtney - it truly feels like a very loved family home! No wonder a magazine wanted to publish it - I can't wait to see that issue next year!

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    1. Thanks so much, Debbie. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful family, my friend!!

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  6. Wonderful to see your pretty home. Your big fluffy pillows have inspired me to make some from old quilted pieces I have stored. Looking forward to your tutorial on the pot rack.

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