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.


  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

    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.

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

  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 !!!

  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!

  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!

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

  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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