Archive for November, 2012

Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

In 1621, viagra the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, prescription days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states.

Did you know that lobster, pilule rabbit, chicken, fish, squashes, beans, chestnuts, hickory nuts, onions, leeks, dried fruits, maple syrup and honey, radishes, cabbage, carrots, eggs, and goat cheese are thought to have made up the first Thanksgiving feast? What, no turkey and pumpkin pie! I wonder what they put the maple syrup and honey on?

Here are some facts about Thanksgiving you may not know.

On the West Coast of the US, Dungeness crab is common as an alternate main dish instead of turkey, as crab season starts in early November.

The Plymouth Pilgrims dined with the Wampanoag Indians for the First Thanksgiving.

A spooked turkey can run at speeds up to 20 miles per hour!! They can also burst into flight approaching speeds between 50-55 mph in a matter of seconds!

In October of 1777 all 13 colonies celebrated Thanksgiving for the first time; however it was a one-time affair commemorating a victory over the British at Saratoga.

I do wish all of you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving Day. This is a very difficult time for our family after the passing of our son William this past April. This year I will not be cooking on Thanksgiving day for my family, as I have done for the past 50 years. This year we will be with friends.

Blessings

Carole

Antique Show in Elverson, Pennsylvania

Friday, November 16th, 2012

It’s a rainy dreary day yesterday, sick so I made myself a fire. I stayed in my pjs all day. Just didn’t feel like getting dressed.

I went to an antique show this past weekend in Elverson, click Pennsylvania. My friend Lynne was one of the dealers in the show. She asked me if I would like to come along. Of course I said yes! She always has wonderful 18th century antiques, sovaldi plus she is a sweetheart, and I always enjoy her company. Her booth looked wonderful as always.

Don’t you think every country home should have a tin lantern? They are especially nice to have during the Fall and Winter months. When lit, especially at night, they really make a house a home. Heck, I should have lit this one for my photo!

This early wooden bowl, with original black paint, looks wonderful with old stone fruit. The woman I purchased it from thought it was an early mortar and pestle. A pestle came with it but I love that way it looks with this old stone fruit instead. Looks so primitive!

I adore early leather books. I just can’t seem to get enough of them. This one is thick, 2-1/2 inches. Love the brass clasps, and they work! The owners initials are stamped inside. The date is 1851.

Hope you stop by my site.

Blessings.

Carole