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November 29, 2017

November sails away!

I don’t know what happened to November!  It’s as though it sailed away in a brisk storm.   It’s a little bleak now but with the leaves gone now I can see more open sky and some beautiful sunrises.  I am reminded to look up more often as I was at the kitchen table tap tap tapping on my iPad and looked up to see this fantastic sky.

We had a great Thanksgiving Day- enjoyed good food and being with each other.  It’s a precious time since our visits with the kids are limited as we live a long ways apart.  Angela brought a homemade squash soup and it was delicious!

This is Dan’s rocker from his childhood in the early 1950’s.  Over 30 years ago when our son was a baby he stripped and stained it for the kids to use.  Unfortunately the old finish wasn’t safe with it’s peeling paint though it was sweet in it’s original light blue paint with little decals.

And the circle of life continues.  Dan posing next to our grandson at the same chair some 65 years later 😊

One of Ryan’s friends that also grew up here was in town and brought his three sons.  We had a good time and my living room became a romper room!  This was a first for all of them to be together.

We had just put out some garland and wreaths to get ready for the kids to visit.  So far the outside is the only thing that has any Christmas decorating.  

A few weeks ago we stopped at Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, Michigan.  I’ll have to show another picture later on in the December once we have some accumulated snow!  Right now all we have are oak leaves that are falling from the sky.  I’m in no hurry for snow though as I’m enjoying this warmer weather we’ve been having. 

I also found the red sleds there.  

These cute aluminum ornaments came from Ace Hardware.  

I found these ornaments at Target.  They’re plastic with a plastic wrapped design on them- I thought they were the perfect design for this tree.

A dusting of snow one evening.  Everything is covered and put away in storage as we prepare for the inevitable snowy winter that we get here. 

Our cats were glad to have their bed back on the sofa and snuggled up again.  Having company is work!  They hid most of the time.  🙀


  1. Yes, November has flown by, but it seems that way with every month. I feel like it was just yesterday that I was decorating for Christmas 2016. It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope your Christmas is just as lovely.

  2. Liz I did not know you had these pretty kitties. How sweet they are. I bet they did not like the intrusion of their space with the company! Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. How precious about the rocking chair. That is a great heirloom to have for each generation. Have a great week.

  3. The circle of life...so glad you had a wonderful time with your family...such memories you made!!! Such a beautiful sky...I love the skies here at dawn...so brilliant...a great way to start the day...Love your beautiful planters!! Have a great week Liz!

  4. Your Thanksgiving certainly looks wonderful, Liz. Your grandson has really grown! It's just the best having family visit. We always go to my nephew's for Thanksgiving. All of the family together is what its all about.
    Your outdoors is looking so Christmasy. I do love your sunrise photo! Stunning! ♥

  5. I’d like to peek in to Ace Hardware. I really like those ornaments you got from there. For whatever reason they remind me of when I was a kid. They’re really cool. I know you’re not looking forward at ALL to snow because once it’s there, it’s just cold for months! I hope you get to enjoy the milder temperatures a while longer. I like the way you have the garland set like bunting around the deck, too. That gives me ideas for next year’s decorating. I’m always thinking about “next year”!!! Even when this Christmas season just barely kicked off!!!

  6. A lovely Thanksgiving. So glad your family could join you. How wonderful Dan kept that darling little chair. Your grandson is a cutie. All of your Christmas decor outdoors looks fabulous. I love seeing the snow, it really makes a beautiful Christmas. What a beautiful photo of the sky. Have fun decorating. Your kitties look quite content.

  7. Liz, we really notice the circle of life as we age. There are four generations in our sweet family and I am thankful! The grand is absolutely adorable. And isn’t it special to have Dan’s rocker? Your Thanksgiving looked wonderful and the cats are happy! Happy decorating!


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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