Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Family Time and Globes

We had a really nice Thanksgiving weekend with our family but it was over way too soon.  

We arrived in the North Country on Wednesday and by Thanksgiving morning there was snow on the ground.  


I'm the official family photographer :) My daughter (far end of table) and I did the cooking with some help from my granddaughters. We served turkey and tofurky, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce and cranberry chutney, roasted chestnuts, stuffed mushrooms, green beans topped with crunchy leek slivers, sweet potato pie and tossed salad with pomegranate seeds. Dessert was pumpkin pie and ice cream. Everything was delicious!


Saturday morning we watched our grandson play hockey at the Lake Placid Olympic Center. The game was held in the rink where the USA hockey team upset Russia in the 1980 Olympics. It's an impressive arena.


After the game we drove through town to see the globes which are part of a public art exhibition to raise awareness of climate change. There were a dozen globes each 5' tall and weighing 2,000 pounds. This one is called "Build a Rain Garden" by Lauri Burrier. "Do you have a rain barrel?"

Raise Future Environmentalists is the theme of "Terre Verte" by Amy Lowry. Teach your children well. Encourage outdoor exploration and teach respect for nature. "When was the last time you explored nature with your child?" 


My weekend wouldn't be complete if I didn't go to the Thrift Shop and I wasn't disappointed. I found this wool purse for $2. It's never been used and appears to be handmade. 


Here's the fabric on the inside. Does it look familiar? 

I'll have some quilty news next week :)

Copyright 2016, Barbara Schaffer



  1. The wool purse is a great find! The lining does look familiar - maybe from an earlier Collection For The Cause group - not sure?? You look snowy - we did too until Sunday when the rain washed it all away.

  2. I have some of that fabric! You're holiday looks and some snow.

  3. What beautiful scenery and a special family time. I never seem to find good things when I wander into a thrift shop. Sweet find.

  4. Believe it or not, my daughter competed at that arena as a figure skater in about 1987 when she was in first grade.

  5. No doubt you spent a beautiful thanksgiving with your family ! The purse is lovely ! Love the fabric inside !

  6. Those globes are so neat. We've been meaning to visit the Lake Placid sites. Looks like a cozy fun family Thanksgiving.
    great purse find.