Monday, November 26, 2012

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND


We are so looking forward to going back again, perhaps in the summer (hear that, Cindy?).  Friday was windy and freezing, about 25 degrees, but Saturday was sunny and you just had to walk on the right side of the street.  The shops has complimentary hot chocolate and cider to keep us warm.  It really was a magical weekend.

So, it's back to Monday and cleaning up, putting the fall things away and getting ready for that Christmas tree to come and take up all the available space in my living room!  I think I'll just enjoy it for how it is right now and get started on my Christmas list.  Abby has sent me emails with wish lists from all her favorite stores.  I think she adds more every day.  We picked up a few gifts over the weekend, too.  So at least I've started!  I hope I didn't overload you with pictures!  How did you recover over the weekend?  I wanted to watch some Christmas movies last night but I couldn't hold my eyes open!  I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I want to hear all about it! :)

I'm joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday!   




70 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Janie! Oh, looks like you had a great Thanksgiving with lots of family! Your table was so pretty. What a lovely getaway for your Anniversary - Happy Anniversary! Lovely little B&B and little town!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

June said...

Jane your weekend sounded perfect! A wonderful way to celebrate your lives together. I love the photo of you and your husband! I loved the fact that you shared the shops with us and the dinner at the barn sounded so fun. I love places like that.
SO glad to read you had a great T-Day too.
wishing an awesome week!
hugs...

Annmarie Pipa said...

your pictures are just delightful!! and oh lucky you!!
have a great week.

Sonia said...

Jane, Your Thanksgiving table is so pretty...love the flowers in the basket! So nice when everyone helps with the dinner! Your anniversary trip looks divine! I love the pictures including the one of you and your sweetie! Nice looking couple! What a beautiful little town...would love to shop in every one of those places! The Victorian shop looks like my kind of place. Don't work too hard...I'm still decorating and cleaning too!
Miss Bloomers

Olive said...

Jane, looks like you had a blessed family Thanksgiving and then a lovely time with Mr. Blondie. The sweet little town looks like a great place to shop. Having CC here last week and trying to do too much in 9 days has me tired and sick with a cold today. Happy Christmas, Olive

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

What a fun trip! Sounds like you had a lovely Thanksgiving, too. Our house is quiet today, too, after a full week of kids home from college. Time to start thinking about Christmas!

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Ya Jane, happy to hear your Thanksgiving went well, love the flowers Hubby bought,your table setting, so pretty......The B+B you stayed at looked so cozy, enjoyed seeing the little shops, cute snowman dishes to.....Sweet picture of the both of you, nice couple......Blessings Francine.

Stacey said...

That sounds like so much fun! I love little spots like that. Sensory overload is a good description though..that happens to me too.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Jane your Thanksgiving table looked wonderful!! Happy Anniversary the B&B looked like the perfect spot to spend it, so pretty!

Susie said...

Blondie, What a great Thanksgiving you had. Then the get away with your sweetheart. I loved the photo of you both. May you have many more loving years together. xoxox, Susie

Debby said...

Whaat a great picture of you and your husband.
I think I told you before that I had met a friend in the same town. We stayed at a B & B that was having scarey Halloween tours inside while we were there. We stayed on the third floor and they didn't go past the second. The downtown was adorable. We went through the wine place as well. Sounds like you had a great week-end. Happy Anniversary.

Town and Country Gals said...

Jane,
what a wonderful TK you had! Looks like you had a fabulous time in Cedarburg with your hubby! The Inn looks amazing and what great shops! When I lived in Green Bay, a friend and I made a trip there for a craft/antique show and loved it! Thanks for the sweet comments on my post.
Rebecca

Donna said...

What a great holiday and anniversary weekend, Jane! That inn sounds so romantic, and any trip involving wine tasting and shopping would be right up my alley!!

podso said...

It looks like a great Thanksgiving and weekend away for you and the husband. Great pic of you two! I like how you said you had to walk on one side of the street to stay warm! Your table looks beautiful!

Barbara F. said...

Looks like a wonderful holiday weekend, Jane. That town is so adorable, I'd love to take a stroll through it some day. xo

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Jane:

Lovely flowers for Thanksgiving on your table! Glad you had a great time to spend with family.

Also sounds like you had a nice time with husband on your anniversary giveaway. Happy Belated Anniversary!

Have a great week!

Kelly

KATHY said...

Your Thanksgiving tablescape looks so pretty, and what a beautiful Inn you stayed at.Sounds like you had a fabulous time.

Kathy

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
What a beautiful B&B and how romantic! I love the pretty and quaint town and I can just imagine how nice it was to stroll down the streets and take in all the sights.
I'm so glad that you had a wonderful anniversary. Love the family pics too and the one of you and the Husband.

hugs
Sissie

Gina said...

You always have the greatest weekend trips! I'm glad you had a great time. Happy Anniversary!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. It was a great time to get away. The pictures are beautiful!

Beth said...

The weekend sounds wonderful! The photos are great. That is a very nice shot of you and your husband!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Oh Jane, your weekend looks so wonderful! Thanks for sharing all those great pictures and the dinner at the barn sounds fab, my son is getting married in a barn this coming June, I can't wait!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Our anniversaries must be close to each other, as ours is close to or on Thanksgiving, too. Your time away sounded delicious.

Fondly,
Glenda

Designs By Pinky said...

How nice that you got to get away for your anniversary! The Inn looks so nice and the town too!!! We went to our daughter and SIL's for Thanksgiving. Friday we had guests here, then sat. back to our daughters to put up the tree and decorate it and her 45 feet of stairway garland. Since then I ahve been decorating here NON STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is fun doing this new house! Beautiful picture of you and your hubby. XO, Pinky

xinex said...

Happy Anniversary, Janie. Looks lie you had a great time. What a charming place and inn! I would have enjoyed shopping there too. Your thanksgiving table looks really pretty....Christine

Mimi said...

HI Janie!!!
Your Thanksgiving table looks so pretty..I hope to upload mine soon....blogger is charging me again...now it's 4.99 per month to store pics they say!!!
Your get away looked amazing!!
What a great Inn to spend the weekend. I love places and towns like that!!!
Hope you have a great week
hugs,
jamie

Leslie said...

What a wonderful weekend Jane!!!!! I love the picture of you and the hubs. So cute!!!!!

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Hi Jane, sounds like you had a wonderful time!... your photos are fabulous, and you look so pretty!... LOVE that little rustic birdhouse, I think you need to go back and get it... your Thanksgiving table is so pretty too... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

Balisha said...

I was just waiting for your post on your anniversary trip to Cedarburg.I knew that I loved it there and hoped that you would too.I think it is a perfect time to get away... just before the holidays really begin. You come home and you are rested and ready to go go go.
Thanks for sharing...Balisha

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I hear ya dear Jane!
We can do a summer trip, something different than Galena!
Great pics and I super love that one of you and Al!!!
Loved this post, love ya!
Cindy

Rozmeen said...

Wow your table looks sooo inviting and beautiful. Lovely pictires with your family. And a happy anniversay.

xoxo Rozmeen

lulumusing said...

Sounds like you had a terrific extended Thanksgiving with the time away being an extra bonus.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a fun trip, and happy belated anniversary to you and Mr. Blondie!!!

You have a great looking family. Your husband did a great job with the flowers! Very pretty.

Sarah said...

Jane, your get away weekend sounds like it was fun. Happy Anniversary to you!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Happy Anniversary, even if the greeting is belated. Your weekend sounds like it was lots of fun and the inn looked so pretty and comfortable.

Jacqueline said...

Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving and anniversary trip! Cedarburg and your inn look great. What fun shopping. So glad you shared. I love that you can take photos in stores and they don't wig out. I have had a few stores do that. Come on!

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Happy Anniversary! Glad you had so much fun and thanks for the recommendation. We are always looking for a new place to stay! Enjoy your day.

Jennifer Carroll said...

Oh! I LOVE the photos!! That town is postcard perfect! Just like something out of a holiday movie!! I'm so glad you all had a wonderful getaway - I knew you would!! Sorry you didn't get back for your keepsakes though... I've had that happen to me before! Good luck with your Christmas shopping... I'm taking my time (for now) with mine too.
Hugs! Jennifer @ CelebratingEverydayLife.com

Deserae said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving :o)The inn you stayed at was so pretty....and what a delightful little town to shop at too :o)
~Des

Melanie said...

I loved seeing all your pictures of Thanksgiving at your house (what a beautiful bunch of ladies!) and of one of my favorite places for a weekend getaway (Cedarburg). So glad you liked it! What inn did you stay at? I know it wasn't the one we've stayed at - The Stagecoach Inn - because it doesn't look familiar. Was it the Washington House Inn?

Linda Chapman said...

A lovely post!! I SO enjoy hearing about your life!! Now.....ON to Christmas~!

Maggie said...

Hi Jane,
read your post yesterday on my ipad but for some reason am not able to comment when I do that??
Anyway, back for a second visit today just to look once again at the lovely Inn & the delightful shops that you shared with us.
Glad you had a lovely weekend.
Maggie

Maria Elena said...

Jane, it looks like you guys had a wonderful Holiday weekend! Happy Anniversary

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Jane, I was so looking forward to this post! What a magical weekend for you and The Husband. I am so pleased that your shared the spirit of that sweet town with us!

IT WAS THE BEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND EVER! Our struggling Cougars upset the Huskies, and thank the dear Lord, The Irish defeated USC! The football added a bit of joy to a weekend of complete concern about Mom. (My Dad is a HUGE ND fan!) The Husband must be on cloud nine!

You have been such a wonderful and supporting friend through the past difficult months with my Mother.

The best of blessings to you and your family!
~Lynne
w/L.

20 North Ora said...

Jane -

Everything looked so pretty on Thanksgiving. Your trip sounds so relaxing and serene. I need one of those!!

Judy

Kelly said...

It sounds like you had a great long weekend! Happy (belated) Anniversary too! Your little get away looked like fun. I love shopping in quaint towns like that and discovering new restuarants. I'm sure staying at a cozy B&B was much more romantic than a hotel too.

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I actually had a really lousy Thanksgiving weekend, so I loved living through yours. I enlarged the pictures and scrolled through them all. I'm so glad that we live in the same state, because we seem to like the same kinds of towns, foods and shopping...so, when you find a good location it is a place I can actually visit (even if it takes me about 4 extra hours). This looks wonderful. We still haven't become B&B or Inn people...we seem to both want to stick to hotels, but your room looks wonderful! I am so glad you had a great time and Happy Anniversary! The photo of you both is really good!

bj said...

I love love love that photo of you and your sweetie. So cute.
Really glad you had such a great time and a great Thanksgiving.
I've never stayed in a B&B or an Inn (what is the difference??) but it's on my Bucket List.:)
xo bj

Debbiedoo's said...

Hi Jane, and Happy belated Anniversary. Looks like a charming and romantic getaway for sure.

Shelia said...

Thanks Jane for popping in to see my tree! Hope you're having a great week.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Laurie said...

what a beautiful place to visit, you are such a cute couple,

chateau chic said...

Jane, it sounds like you had a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend with your family. And what a wonderful getaway with your husband. So many great memories made!
Mary Alice

lynn said...

love your pretty table and what a charming place to visit! thanks for sharing the cute pictures! have a great weekend!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

DOUBLE THE SUGAR!!! You are crazy Jane...that is lethal girl ~ lol!

Your weekend looked just lovely...bet it was fun just to get away with the hubby :)
Enjoy your weekend!
Karla & Karrie

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Beautiful pics, Blondie. You and hubby are dolls made for each other!

Stacey said...

Looks like it was a very fun weekend! Love all the pictures and thanks for sharing:-). Happy weekend. XX

Liz said...

Oh Janie! It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Anniversary. That little B&B looks so delightful. :) You guys sure have a lot of fun!

I'm so glad you liked The Lady Bug Farm series... Sorry about the Devil in the White City... :( You might like our next book better... The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott. I'll review it next Friday. We loved it.
~Liz

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

What a fun, and busy time you have had. And where is the snow? LOL.

Funny, I saw the pic of the B&B and I thought, wow does she ever have a nice foyer...laughing.

And that nursery/garden shop, you wouldn't have dragged me out of there.

Jen

Lori said...

What a great week-end! Love to get away this time of year ~ it's nice to go out and just wander without having a specific purpose and too many things on your mind to do. Happy week-end Janie! xo

Zuzu said...

It sounds & looks like you had both a wonderful Thanksgiving and Anniversary, Jane!!! My dad had us all over for Thanksgiving at his house. He's so sweet. 88 years old, and so excited to have his family home for T-day! We had so much fun!!!:)
I have been looking forward to cleaning and starting to decorate for Christmas too - but it will have to wait a couple more days til I'm over this silly cold!
Looking forward to seeing your house all decorated for Christmas!
Hugs,
Zuzu

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Janie... I popped over to say that I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving, and it looks like you did! Loved seeing your pictures. We had a quiet one because I had not been feeling well while Mr. M didn't get in till late the night before. So we opted out of our traditional plans.

Loved seeing the inn in Wisconsin and all the cute shops. I would have gone crazy in that Christmas shop, and that birdhouse was SO cute. Hopefully it will be waiting for you when you go back. Happy Anniversary, BTW!

I started to leave you a comment and was in distress again because I can't see where your comment button is with this IPAD. Finally, in desperation, I clicked around and hit pay dirt! Yes! So I can comment. I tried to on a previous post and had no luck. Hopefully, I will remember where to hit next time. It's something about the color of the print versus the background color, but I made it on this time. I hope to be back to actually posting soon as I am supposed to get a real computer for Christmas. Santa, come quick!

Love you...

XO,

Sheila

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

My kind of getaway! Your room looked lovely. So glad you had such a memorable Thanksgiving. I think the Monday after is quiet for everyone!

Barb @ My Cottage On The Lake said...

Hi Janie,

Your pictures, as always, speak so well of your life. This is delightful and what a lovely getaway.

Hope your holiday season is turning out great.

Hugs, Barb

Chatelaine said...

That trip sounds wonderful. Honestly I don't know anything about Wisconsin except the Packers play there and it's famous for cheese. The town looks charming and I see you were really pampered at the inn.

Nice Thanksgiving tablescape, glad you had a great time with your family.

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Love the pic of you and your husband what a cute couple!!!
You are so pretty
xo
Pam

Jennifer Beaudet said...

What a wonderful weekend celebration you had! The photo of the two of you is very nice!
Now you have me thinking it's time to start decorating for Christmas. I can't wait to see your photos of what you come up with!
About the quiet house...I had to laugh when I read your comment about hearing the dogs snore. That's all I hear right at this moment! It's hard for me when my daughter goes back to school after being here. I don't think I'll ever get used to it! Have a great week:)

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Jane!

You sure had a fun and busy Thanksgiving weekend! I would love to take a trip to a quaint little town. Good food, good company and good shopping... what more could you want? Oh, and a good looking husband to boot!

xoxo Bunny Jean

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Cute picture of the two of you! Hope all is well and you are surviving December so far!

bj said...

Hi, Blondie, just coming by to say I hope all goes well with your sweetie's surgery on the 11th..
hugs, bj

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Jane,
Happy belated Anniversary...looks like a wonderful area that you visited.

Blessings,
Linda