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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

October 14, 2008

YIPPPEEEEE...Good news and Bad news...

Ok! I walk in my kitchen only to meet farmer hubby with this in my kitchen...he's in a panic...we had a freeze last night (the bad news), in So. California...oh my...everything has to be picked immediately! So we pick, we lost alot, all my white and regular pumpkins...boo hoo. But the green beans were saved. He flash boils them (under 2 minutes) takes them out of the pan and drains them, then we put them in freezer bags. 60 quart bags full.
The wheelbarrow is now outside, and the great white hunter has accomplished his great work for the week! (His chest is puffed out in pride as I type).
The good news! My table is set and ready for the 8 college boys, really young men coming for fall break. They are ready for lots of homecooked food.

I wonder if they like green beans??? Time to put hubby to work, while I ponder...

Should I leave the little pumpkins or add candles to the candlesticks...

Sweet little squirrels saving their acorns for the winter, and the

quail have hidden since it is so cold outside...

See my little bird to the left from Ginger, sweet little gift. Thank you again Ginger...

Last but not least, my hubby and I took a bit of a drive, saw dear friends...also my blogging friend from http://bendingthebow.blogspot.com. She is the one who we prayed for, her little boy had Malaria while they were doing missions in Africa. He is doing much better and thank you. Yes people do go to Africa! Oh my! I gave her the 'Thankful' plaque I made a few posts ago...and she gave me some adorable hand carved wood eggs. I will show those later, they go with my bird collection.

We giggled, drank coffee (yay Pumpkin lattes!) and talked endlessly about fun things! Thank you Mary Beth!
Well I must go and work on cooking ...

This is the sweetest little tea pot I got with two cups at a thrift store. I love it, it has brown toile, which I love for the fall season...
And then a brown sugar/creamer set. The brown napkins are from the same store. Everytime I go in there they are selling fabric napkins in sets. I love it. I'm going to have to figure out a way to organize them, since I'm starting to have so many colors.

I'm off to make fettucine, chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, salads galore, cookies, ok and a few vegetables, pumpkin pie, apple cobbler...yum...fire up the coffee maker, I'm a cookin'!



Proverbs 31:15 "She also rises while it is yet night, and provides (alot of) food for her household!" I wonder if her hubby could cook?


Liz Harrell said...

Your table setting is beautiful!

Paula said...

Hey there, Debbie!!
I'm so thrilled you stopped by my place and said Hello!
We do have a lot in common... if it wasn't for so many miles, I'd love to have a chat over a pumkin latte with you, too!! (YUMMO)
You have a gorgeous place... love all your table goodies and decorations... this is my favorite time of the year!!
Please come back and visit me again soon- I'll definitely be back here at your place again!!

Georgia Girl said...

Love the table setting Debbie! Yeah keep the pumpkins instead of candles...I love it better cause we all see candles but the pumpkins just make it more cozy or something. Gosh I guess you will be making some beans...sorry to hear you lost your punkins....love the toile tea pot...That is something I am learning is about toile...that pattern is so pretty to me. Great meeting blogfriends...and the sign is cute also...You know I love all your homemade gifts...they are the Best!

Darlene said...

Hi Debbie,

HOLY COW...look at all those green beans!!! You definitely need to feed them green bean casserole...YUMMY!!! Heck, you better google green bean recipes and feed them something with green beans every meal!

I LOVE your table and I LOVE the pumpkins and the little squirrels with acorns on it!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Ginger said...

Hi Debbie:
Oh wow your dinner sounds delicious, can we all come too? lol. How did these college boys get so lucky to get an invitation? The green beans look so good too. Sounds like you almost need a little road side stand for all that good produce.
I think the little pumpkins look really cute on the table. I would leave them.
And you are so welcome for the bird. I went back to get a couple more for my daughter and daughter in laws and they were all gone.
Enjoy your dinner.

Cottage Rose said...

Oh Debbie; Can I come too Please....
All the good food is making my mouth water. Love your table setting so pretty and fall looking. enjoy your dinner with the boys.


kari and kijsa said...

Your table looks beautiful! So sorry to hear you lost your pumpkins- but what a wonderful barrel of green beans!!

Have a wonderful evening!

kari & kijsa

{oc cottage} said...

Gorgeous table...every detail is perfect!

M ^..^

Anonymous said...


Wow green bean are my absolute favorite vegetable. I'll be on a plane tomorrow. OK, it might be for the chicken fried steak.

Your table looks beautiful as always.


Weltha said...

Deb, I'm coming to your house for dinner! I'm so glad you're in that "cookin' mood"--those college men will really be happy they came home with yours.

Just one smarty question: how can a green bean be saved? I didn't know it had an immortal soul. Oh, how I crack me up at times. Nice to see Himself--or even part of Himself--in your picture. That is one heapin' mess of green beans, and I wish I were there to have some.

As usual, I love all your decorations!


Neabear said...

That is a lot of green beans. I always make a green bean casserole for the holidays. Doesn't matter which holiday, I'm always asked to make Nea's Green Beans.

MB Sponski said...

Seth and I had such a blast with you guys. We love you guys much. My beautiful "thankful" plaque is hanging proudly in my dining room. Thanks.