Friday, November 13, 2009

Changes ...

There are so many wonderful things happening at Casa de la Vanderdogan, both in the interiors and in general. I received notice from the post office yesterday that the 700 feathers were waiting for my pick up, and once I get them on Saturday I'll start peeling back the layers of ideas in my head to create what should be a really magical Christmas display.

As I pull out more and more bins of Christmas ornaments and goodies, I am getting even more inspired. As soon as I finish up (hopefully in the next few days) I'll put away the bins and bags, give the house a good cleaning, and we'll start Christmas at Casa de la Vanderdogan, Friday November 27 with a giveaway, and a month of crafts, tablescapes, tree design, and more!

Of course, Scott told me that we'll be having Thanksgiving at the house this year - so I'll be posting that tablescape and the menu Thursday, November 19. The juxtaposition of the menu this year sounds incredible ... deep fried turkey (the first time we're trying it - so if you have tips PLEASE share!) and finishing up with pumpkin souffle with cinnamon anglaise!

More Updates soon ...

21 comments:

  1. Oh wow, 700 feathers!!!! I can't wait to see what all you do with them. I really look forward to all of your decorations and the Thanksgiving also. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Hi Artie~ ~ You drew me right in with your trees. I love a tree laden with lots of lights, shiny and glittering things and ribbons and both of your trees are perfect. Feathers, hummmm? Excited to see. So glad you are feeling better.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  3. Oh Artie..
    I can hardly wait to see what you are doing with those 700 feathers.

    I got my little black tree up, and I am still layering. When I am finished I will post so that you can see it. I had to go back yesterday and get more picks and ribbon and balls.... You know how that goes, it takes awhile. I hope I am a good student, as you are a great teacher for me.

    Have a beutiful day my friend. Scott sounds like such a wonderful person. You are both so giving of yourselves. Thank you for sharing with me. Tell Scott hello.

    Happy Friday the 13th. I have posted a story you might enjoy.

    Country hugs my friend, Sherry

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  4. I can't wait to see your home in all of its Christmas glory, plus crafts, etc. etc.! 700 feathers???? Sally

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  5. 700 feathers?...can't wait to see how they are incorporated; whatever it is, I am sure it will be spectacular. Your trees are beautiful.

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  6. I cannot WAIT to see what you are up to with all of those feathers!!!

    I know that it will blow the mind!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  7. I can't wait to see what is gonna happen to all those feathers... Make sure you stay away from any tar! LOL

    ~rainey~

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  8. I've never tried the deep fried turkey thing, but I know that people love it. Dessert sounds like heaven!

    I can't imagine what you will do with the feathers, can't wait to find out. Thanks for your visits to my blogs this week.

    Sue

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  9. It all sounds very lovely and delicious! xoTrina

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  10. Can't wait to see all your decorations...
    Sure glad you are feeling better. I mentioned you in a post yesterday...*smile

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  11. Feathers? This sounds intriguing! I cannot wait to see what you are doing with these. You always inspire me!

    Jane (artfully graced)

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  12. Deep fried turkey is the best!!!
    Once you have it you'll never try it any other way.And it makes the best Turkey Gumbo,ever!
    I absolutely cannot wait to see what you do with the feathers!
    But I guess I'll have to wait.....

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  13. You're still leaving us hanging about the feathers, eh? Couldn't even give us one little hint, eh? Hmph.

    Justine :o )

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  14. You are leaving us hanging -- you're a tease! I can't wait to see the after pictures!

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  15. Can't wait!! I have had the fried turkey several times...Can't give you tips because the cooking was done by others. BUT the best one I ever had was way out in the country in SC. They had a huge party with lots of turkeys--it was an outdoor affair. The guy stuck some kind of oil and seasonings under the skin if I remember correctly---he had them marinate in it before the deep frying---I have never tasted any turkey that was better---so very moist and flavorfilled!

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  16. Just found your blog and such beauty! I cannot wait to see what you create with 700 feathers...wow.

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  17. The table looks great! I love the white lilies. I can't wait to see more!

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  18. PLEASE don't overcook it. The first time I ever had a fried turkey it was overcooked, dry and tasteless. Won't ever try one again, because of it. Jackie "a huge fan"

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