A Haven for Vee

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thanksgiving Party Tomorrow!

Really, really, wasn't going to post today. (You do believe me, don't you?) Have spent a relaxing morning sipping my coffee and enjoying the mosaics without commenting (for the most part). Every now and then it is pleasant to treat my dear blogging friends' blogs as if they are magazines only. So despicable of me!

Anyway, as I was saying, I wasn't going to post today and then looked at my sidebar and gasped. Tomorrow is Debbie's Thanksgiving Party! See it? That little button there with Debbie's cute picture? I had planned to chat about it long before this. Time is slipping away so quickly these days. So tomorrow I'll be participating. Perhaps I'll share a tablescape...I've only ever done it once before...and some Thanksgiving recipes and some terrific links to blogs that are doing so well with Thanksgiving planning. I hope to make it all very attractive, too. Just like the big gals do! < insert chuckle >

Today, I'm sharing a flea market find and a new wreath. I have been looking for a youth chair to pull up to the table for one of the grands. Maybe I'll stick my daughter in it! We need more room at the table so I'm hoping that this works.



Does your kitchen have a corner? My grandparents' kitchen did and every morning my grandfather would tuck himself into the corner and listen to the news on his radio and have his first cup of coffee while Nan made breakfast. This is mine and this is the new youth chair.



It's red, it's solid as in strong, and I could afford it!



Correct! Seventeen dollars and fifty cents brought this home to the Haven. = )



The youth chair's price was about the same I paid for the wreath up there on my
finally-finished-with-the-painting door. I asked John what he thought and he said, "It's falling apart." Men! They do not get it. I think it'll work for all seasons with very minor adjustments.

Hope to see you tomorrow...


32 comments:

  1. Love the chair Vee. We are going to have our Thanksgiving meal this Saturday. We just have one thing after another these days. Cracking up at John's comment about the wreath! Enjoy that painted door :0)

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  2. Love that chair and wreath! I learned long ago not to ask my husband's opinion about anything "country or rustic". :)

    I think this year will be the first that it is just the two of us. We are planning a combined Christmas-Thanksgiving meal with Christopher and M. some weekend in mid-Dec.

    This year I thought it best they spend the Holidays with her family as her mother is having a difficult time with the change in family dynamics.

    They love Christopher already but I can remember what it was like when my first child left the nest and was gone from our table.

    I know her mother can't have any idea how one learns to cope and of course... grandchildren make all the difference. :)

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  3. Oh yes. ..I love the chair too! What a great find. Our oldest grands sit on bar stools at the table and they can do an amazing amount of wiggling on them.. .sometimes losing their spot and finding themselves on the ground.

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  4. I think your new chair is so sweet! Thanks for telling us about the Thanksgiving party, I will be sure to attend.

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  5. I'm looking forward to that Thanksgiving party, too - hadn't paid attention to be honest...

    I like how your wreath turned out all "falling apart" looking, as John said. ;) Men!

    I think that chair would fit in with my kitchen, too. Your grands may be fighting over it - maybe you should have bought 2. Your house is so cozy - I just love it!

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  6. What a great buy for that chair. I love the colour. Looking forward to seeing your Thanksgiving party contribution.

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  7. You scored with the youth chair. And I like the wreath. See you tomorrow.

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  8. I don't have a corner in my kitchen, but one sounds lovely! Your chair is perfect in your corner. I love the color. Love the wreath too...

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  9. The color of red is wonderful. I want it for my living room wall. And that chair. :))

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  10. Love the youth chair! We have two high chairs...a bar stool...several boosters...and before I know it, they'll all be sitting in 'big people' chairs.

    I'm smiling...at John's comment about your wreath. Don't let him fix it!

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  11. I especially LUV the (is it?) Barn Red of the paint, on the chair. Delicious.

    Your close up pic of it though... With the large mixing bowl on the seat of it... OK... I know I should only convey these crazy thoughts of mine, in email but... My main duty is to provide comic relief in Pretty Blog Land so........... I'll tell it, right here.

    (Afraid yet? -giggles-) You said Youth Chair... I saw the "kind-of-a-pot-looking-bowl" on the seat.... (Know where I'm going yet???) Well, I thought of a Potty Chair.

    Seeeeee? My mind works in *wonderous* ways. LOL! Or is it my eyes, which don't see, quite so well as they once did?

    Whatever, hope it gave you a chuckle.

    Gentle hugs,
    “But see, in our open clearings, how golden the melons lie;
    Enrich them with sweets and spices, and give us the pumpkin-pie!”

    ~Margaret Junkin Preston

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  12. Re: Your comment in my blog.

    The leaves in my new header pic do rather match the color in my Background! I hadn't noticed, till you did. :-)

    Nope, not planned. Just grabbed a photo of mine and sized it so it would make a new Header, for a change. :-)

    Gentle hugs,
    “But see, in our open clearings, how golden the melons lie;
    Enrich them with sweets and spices, and give us the pumpkin-pie!”

    ~Margaret Junkin Preston

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  13. Hi Vee!

    I'm looking forward to your post tomorrow! I can always use a few good ideas for Thanksgiving. I was making my Thanksgiving list this morning, and thought how boring I was!!

    Great finds! I could use a new youth chair. The one I use is over 30 years old - don't you think it's time for a new one?! Yours is perfect, and I love the color! Nice wreath . . . and I agree . . . men!!

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  14. That red chair is so cute, Vee....and I love the idea of a little corner!!!

    Also, I love those wood walls. They are awesome!

    Have a happy day!! :-) xo

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  15. What a bargain on your wonderful new/old chair....... that's my very favorite color of red..... so pretty!!!

    Great looking wreath!!
    Hugs,

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  16. The chair is a great find! I like your wreath, too. Men! Good to see someone is getting projects done, I can't seem to finish anything lately. This computer is too distracting. I think I'm going to have to lock it up and give the key away for safe keeping.
    Have a great day!

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  17. Nice chair!! Yes, i do have a corner. It is by a window and a rocking chair sits in the corner!

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  18. I love the chair! It is already the perfect color, too! Great find! I'll give you 18 and a half for it! Just kidding! heehee! ♥

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  19. The perfect chair for your corner!
    Love it.

    I also thought you might want to know that Susanna and Joe have their little European girlie in hand. If you go to The Blessing of Verity on my sidebar you can see pics of them with her. They will be there for five more days and then come directly to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. I cannot wait to meet her!!

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  20. You did get that chair at a good price. I need a couple of those for our little grands. Red is my fav color. Men just don't get it sometimes. What to do? Love them I guess.

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  21. Hi Vee,
    Love that red chair, and your wreath is wonderful too. Your kitchen looks cozy, and your words make me remember my Grandma always loving to sit in the corner. I often sit and listen to podcasts...love them. And I think, this is just like the days of the radio, only we get to carry them around with us. Oh remember the transistor radios Vee?

    See how your writing takes me on a trail.

    Wishing you a lovely evening.

    Karen

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  22. Very cool chair. Even cooler price! I'm sure I'm missing out on tons of fun stuff by not shopping antique and second hand stores. Maybe I should take that up??

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  23. That is the sweetest chair and I loved the "rememberie" of your Grandpa..and I too love those little nooks and crannies that I can curl up in..like a cacoon..love yours!! "cacoon" looks weird, but this doesn't have spell check and I am a terrible speller! cocoon..cacoone..Geesh!

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  24. I love that chair and , yes, we have sort of a corner, too...I have a long eating bar *where we seldom eat* and Mr. Sweet sits there with his paper of the day...every morning.:))

    Would you go over to my blog and see if it all looks like it's under a magnifying glass to you? All at once, the photos AND the writing seems sooo big. I could be *losing it*, tho...having a senior moment...

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  25. Hi There Sweet Vee

    I never thought about it, but my corner is not a corner - it's right beside the kitchen door. My Nan's step stool chair is right as you walk in the door and it used to be in her corner between the counter and her cellar door. This brought me a wonderful memory.

    Love the sweet new addition to your corner - I'll be back tomorrow to see what's going on.

    Enjoy your evening!
    Leann

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  26. What a steal on the red chair! And how did Thanksgiving sneak up on us? Next week? Getoutofhere! No way, Jose. Um, I'm still thinking that it's April in my wee noggin...

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  27. What a wonderful addition the little red chair is to your corner in the kitchen.

    I have an 'L' shaped kitchen so I have no corner. {{{SIGH}}}

    God bless and have a fantastic day sweetie!!! :o)

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  28. Red is my favorite color and I can see that you like it, too!

    Even if our guys don't get it ~ it's a great wreath.

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  29. Love the chair. You know me and red! You're right about men; sometimes they just don't get it! Debbie

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  30. I love the idea of a corner for coffee and radio listening in the kitchen. I'm usually at the island, sipping my coffee and reading the paper.
    I love that little red maple chair!

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  31. This post took me back in time to my grandmother's kitchen, where I sat on a chair with tall legs, just as yours (except it was white) in a corner between cupboards, watching my grandma bake. I liked to be tucked back against the wall because sometimes no one even knew I was there hidden between the cabinets. I can smell the bread now and almost see grandpa coming through the door, shaking the snow off his boots. :) Thanks for the chance to remember. And your RED chair is just perfect for your kitchen!

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