We did a fair amount of cleaning up tonight....company is coming...and they'll be all over the house! The basement got a fair amount of attention- more just put-away, declutter and pitch- all over due! I broke a beloved wedding gift- sniff sniff.....my fault completely...I rebounded pretty well. I will miss it. I used it a fair amount and might even have a photo of it somewhere. I found all 3 children's baby books and that made me smile- I can't wait to share them- they'll love it! They found their art boxes and it was hard not to let them dig in- but we had work to do!
I also put my table cloth on the table....a gift from my Mom's cousin/my god-mother Judy. My father brought her a linen table cloth from his time in the Navy and she had stopped using it. When she moved back to Maryland she realized this- lucky me! It looks beautiful on my table and will be a nice addition for Thanksgiving this year.
While doing that I went into organizing mode- the linen and silver drawers got my attention. With this came the cocktail napkins....there it was - the mantra I needed and mentioned in the last blog. "Keep Calm and and Gobble On"....life goes on during this amazing holiday- we just gobble gobble and keep on going. We're making our lists and crossing things off...making progress..making progress! The other napkin I love is just a big old roasted turkey on top of car- so perfect for Granville! I'm going to make that my profile pic on Facebook for this week- just to help keep me centered and focused! There were some other great napkins in the drawer- come on over for a cocktail and I'll share them with you! Life on Newark-Granville Road loves company and cocktail time and Thanksgiving has both!