Tuesday, November 24, 2009


"Imagine a morning in late November. A coming of winter morning more than twenty years ago. Consider the kitchen of a spreading old house in a country town. A great black stove is its main feature; but there is also a big round table and a fireplace with two rocking chairs placed in front of it. Just today the fireplace commenced its seasonal roar." -----Truman Capote from A Christmas Memory.

As I was writing today, I tried to find the picture of a Thanksgiving kitchen bustling with activity so imprinted upon my memory. But it was not to be found--maybe some day I will find it, and be able to share with you. This picture, however, did remind me of the trip over the river and through the woods to my grandmother's house every Thanksgiving. My parents and I even sang the song as we traveled with excited anticipation of family, food, and togetherness. My grandmother could make a simple meal of garden vegetables into a luscious feast, and top it off with a chocolate pie made with homemade crust. Her dressing was made from the prized hen in the barnyard. All of this took place in that bustling Thanksgiving kitchen while the children played together, and the men discussed work and politics. Beautiful thanksgiving memories....live forever.

"Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving; let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God." Psalm 95:1-3

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Memories of Christmas

You are invited to visit me at the Delta Zeta Marketplace in Huntsville, Alabama, to be held next Friday--Sunday, November 20--22, at the Von Braun Civic Center. Hours are Friday-Saturday 9AM-6PM, Sunday noon-5 PM. Look for the Laurel Tree Booth, children's clothing boutique, and my sister's store in Huntsville.

These are just a few of the goodies that will be featured in my booth! They are reminicent of the 1950s and evoke memories of Christmas past. We appreciate your support, and hope to see you at the show! If you are not able to visit the show and are interested in any of the products, please visit the Rosemary's Garden website, or send me an e-mail.