was spent at my daughter's house. She cooked one of the best turkeys ever and we had soooo much great food and conversation. Even Sir Winston, my daughter's poodle, enjoyed the company. We started with hot cider and cranberry bread while the turkey finished cooking. Yum!!! That of course was followed by turkey, dressing, sweet potato casserole, veggies, orange salad, etc. Mother showed us how to make gravy - she makes it look so easy. I can not express how thankful we all are for the rich blessings that God has given us.
"I awoke this morning with a devout Thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new. Shall I not call God the Beautiful, who daily showeth himself to me in his gifts." Ralph Waldo Emerson
was that a space station I saw last night? Yesterday evening we got word that the International Space Station could be spotted overhead. So a little after 6pm we were standing outside looking towards the WSW and low and behold a very bright light appeared and moved elegantly across the evening sky. It was amazingly quiet and smooth and its flight for our viewing lasted about two minutes. It was exciting to know that while we stood poised in the backyard with our eyes towards the heavens, that there were people working, floating and talking on that bright light in the sky. We found out later too, that yesterday, November 20, was the Space Station's 10th anniversary. Happy anniversary and many more!
This crafted photo album is titled "Floral Delight." A vintage hand-painted plaque from Italy, lace, and a beaded necklace adorn a beautiful floral fabric on the front. Dangles on the spine and lovely vintage cards on the interior covers makes this album a definite "delight"! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional pictures.
Sweetbrier Cottage offers many treasures for your home. One of my favorites is the custom photo albums created from the old and the new. These albums are one-of-a-kind and each features a unique theme.
The one pictured here is titled "Childhood Garden" and features antique post cards and a sweet cameo set against a vintage flower-shaped doily.
Albums begin at $43 plus S&H. Email us for more information.
is a feral cat that came to Sweetbrier several years ago. She has come a long way from a terrified kitty that disappeared at the slightest sound or movement to snuggling up with you and purring contentedly. Although you can never fully tame feral cats, you can become their friend and enjoy their company.
What a great time we had at the Lakewood 400 antique show in Cumming, GA! This 3-day event takes place on the third weekend of the month. I like it because it has a nice variety of antiques and collectibles at affordable prices. Thanks for the tip from the Victorian Parlor, we visited a shop called "Ribbon & More." They have a variety of ribbon sizes and colors at very affordable prices. In my case, it was 66 yards for $11. Other prizes included gloves, white handkerchiefs edged in lace and lace scarves.
Sadly, our box elder tree had to come down. We originally joked about her being a weed, but when she became home to box elder bugs this year, we were able to identify her. Her roots were pulling up the sidewalk plus growing under the cottage's foundation, so we had no choice. We will miss her shade next summer and her welcoming stance.
Welcome to Sweetbrier Cottage! You might say that Sweetbrier Cottage is a metaphor for all the good things in life. It’s relaxing atmosphere, warm colors, antiques and collectibles invite you to sit down, have a cup of tea and enjoy a good book or conversation.
With life's stresses, it’s important to have a place, that “special retreat,” to rest and gather your thoughts. Retreats come in many forms – a room, a porch, a garden or even a garage. If you don’t already have a retreat, create one! It only takes a few special touches to make that room or porch your special place. The cottage’s hosts look forward to your visits.