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Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Past and Christmas Present

Hello to you and hope you all had a very Blessed Thanksgiving. Our guests were happy, the food was divine, and I was so blessed! But I was so busy that I did not take even one picture. Kind of funny since I used to be the one in the family with the camera glued to my finger tips. But for an idea of what it looked like here is a great substitute picture.

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Okay, I admit this is a little bit of an old picture, but couldn't this be anyone's family? We don't carve the turkey at the table, we put it on a platter and then serve. How about you?

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Now that Thanksgiving is over, it is time to get cranking on all those Christmas projects. I see that countdown banner is ticking away!

Nana's Quilt Cottage
I did not do Black Friday. I am planning on strolling down in the Old Colorado City stores. This is a historic district filled with antiques store, art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants. The historic century old atmosphere is just so charming this time of year!

Santa in Old Colorado City
No, This is not a paid advertisement, just a look into my local area. I do love this instead of the hustle and bustle of the malls, and big box stores. I always try to support the small business owners and artisans in my area. I would include my fellow blog buddies in that group of home town Blog Town!
I hope you try to do the same!

Blessings,
Susie




25 comments:

  1. Awwww, I love Santa and the horse. And you stop slaving over that stove, girl! :-)
    Dorothy

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  2. Happy to hear that Thanksgiving went well for you. On Black Friday, I stopped in an antique/vintage shop, don't really need those big stores.
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  3. So glad your Thanksgiving was wonderful!! Love your sweet town!! Happy Christmas decorating and crafting! xo Heather

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  4. Love the pictures. Your background and header are lovely.
    Stopping by to say Hi! & Happy Holidays!
    Pat

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  5. The first photo cracked me up, LOL! I passed on Black Friday this year too, though have done it in the past. I did support small business Sat. though, our small towns here sure need support. All your photos are very entertaining,and your Christmas blog decor is fabu!
    :-) Pam

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  6. Hi Susie your first two photos don't show for me. I love that historic district photo. We have and historic downtown in our small town. Small town CA. No I didn't shop at the old district area, but I did stay local, shopping at Target and buying gift cards there and at the grocery store and our local restaurants, so all the money I spend will stay in my city. I didn't even shop online this year. So glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I like your old time photos and Santa that is really a cute photo. Nana's Quilt Cottage looks like my kind of place. Have a wonderful evening in Colorado! Big hugs

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  7. I love your new banner! Perfect for the holidays! We eat meals buffet style...fixing our plates before we sit down. And I love the photos you've shared. It's fun to shop in local shops and on Etsy. I would rather by hand made than anything else! Enjoy your week!

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  8. I'm with you on black Friday, it's not for me! I'll take the small town, small business any day!! LOVE THEM! Glad your THANKSGIVING was GOOD! Your PICS were FUNNY! My kind of gal! Have a wonderful week! Roxie

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  9. I don't do Black Friday , But I do Cyber shop.What a lovely post, I love the vintage pics!

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  10. I like your new christmas theme so so much.. Well I am very happy that the new year is coming..:))
    Best best wishes..

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  11. I hardly took any pics on thanksgiving. Too busy with cooking AND moving!!!

    when I do the turkey- I serve it cajun style. sliced and in it's Gravy!

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  12. Great photos! I love the older ones :) Glad you had a good holiday!

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  13. Hi Susie, love the vintage pics. Hubby took one group pic and that was it for us. Kind of nice to relax and enjoy the day. We too carve our turkey at the bar and put it on a platter. My sisters and I went to Old Colorado City when we were visiting relatives. Loved the atmosphere. I bet it's wonderful at Christmas. As once owning a business I too love to shop at small town stores. I can't remember the last time I stepped foot into a mall. Excited to see your Christmas decor!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  14. Oh! I'd love to go with you to Old Colorado City! Great old photos, too! So glad you had a great Thanksgiving!
    Hugs,
    Dru

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  15. I don't do Black Friday either, I hate all of the rush and rudeness that seems to abound on that day. I'm all for supporting the small business owner too, and have been looking into buying things from blog shops lately. Glad you had a good Thanksgiving. :)

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  16. It's my first time in your blog and I can say that you are really blessed, Susie. I never had the same kind of Christmas in my life. I feel useless during Christmas day because I can't give my kids new clothes and good foods in the table. And now that Christmas is coming, I feel bad again. But still, i am hoping that a philanthropist will come to send my kids gift.

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  17. Those first two pictures look just like my home! NOT!! lol!!

    My daughter has moved back home with us temporarily and has taken over the living room as a bedroom. I don't think we will even get a tree up this year. Oh, well. People are more important than things. =)

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  18. What precious pix! and carve in the kitchen and serve on a platter, too!

    We are starting a giveaway today for a SILHOUETTE CAMEO and free ad space for link up!! Would love to have you!
    http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/giveaway-and-humble-brag-link-party-9

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  19. I don't do Black Friday either! I'm all about shopping throughout the year at small and handmade businesses and picking up special things for my loved ones as I stumble upon them:)

    ~Cindy

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  20. I don't do Black Friday at all! Id rather sit and enjoy a cup of cheer! don't need anything that bad.. love this post..

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  21. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I bet our paths have crossed before; as I love going to Colo. Spgs. and Old Colorado City to antique and shop the quilt stores. I occasionally get together with a blogger from Walsenburg and have met one from Swink -- we may have to have a So. Colo. bloggers get together sometime. Sally

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  22. Love the charm of the old towns too. They are so festive at Christmastime.
    Mary Alice

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  23. Great photo's! This is my first Christmas in a small town, and I am LOVING it!

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  24. What a lovely blog..so glad I found you
    Phoebe x

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  25. Glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving Susie! Hope your preparations for Christmas are going well, I am getting there slowly!

    I really love your new festive look on your blog, so pretty!

    Take care and hugs, Estelle xx

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