Sunday, September 30, 2012


"Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Remember me to one who lives there
She was once a true love of mine."

Simon and Garfunkle

Before we put dinner on the table, I would like to thank all of you who were so gracious to ask how Buddy is doing.

We went to the vet on Thursday and she was not as happy about Buddy's health as she would have liked to be.  He still has the pneumonia, in fact, she heard more crackling in his lungs than before, so evidently the medicine wasn't strong enough.  She prescribed a stronger dose and he was put on an inhaler and we had to put a humidifier in the room and pound on his chest for 1/2 hour twice a day.  If he is not showing signs of improvement by Wednesday, we have to take him back and they might have to insert a tube into his lungs and drain out the bacteria so that he can breath better.
Hopefully, he will be feeling better so that doesn't have to happen.

Even though he's sick, he still grabs his basketball and wants Dad to play catch!

Now for a little less talk and a lot more pictures....

The Harvest Time china...Royal Chippendale

Rosemary for "Remembrance"

Charger and napkin rings, Target
Placemats and napkins, HomeGoods

Rosemary and White Bean Soup

Tomato, Basil and Garlic Bruschetta

"Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves.  We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!"

Author Unknown

Make each day special....Judy


You may have noticed the button on my sidebar proclaiming October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

BJ over at Sweet Nothings was kind enough to let me take it from her and I would like to offer it, also, to any one that might be interested.

On each post that I send out this month, I will include a picture with something pink in it.  It is a fun way to keep the focus on this devastating disease throughout the month, and I would be more than happy to have you join me.

Think Pink!

I'm sharing the Harvest dinner with:



  1. Hope all goed good with Buddy ,again beautiful your photos the best greetings ; )

  2. Beautiful post Judy,
    Your table and all the pumpkins and decor for Autumn.
    You sure have that special touch to make things look so pretty.
    I am sorry about Buddy.. I did'nt see that post about him.
    Hope that he gets well soon.
    I was busy with my 4 dogs this last week. I took my little Jeffrey to be neuted and i felt so sad for him.
    Next week its my little bitch Isaa.. and then Hardy.. It two weeks of dogs and the vet.
    xxx val

  3. What a beautiful table! Everything looks fabulous! :) Love how you used your hydrangea and made them look Fall-ish!


  4. Wasn't nice at all to read about Buddy. I do hope this stronger medicine helps him out so that he won't have to go through that at the vets. Didn't sound that nice.
    Beautiful pictures as always. You are so good in getting your home look lovely.
    We have october against Breast cancer too. Here we're putting on those pink ribbons on our clothes, reminds me I haven't bought any yet.
    Hope everything is well with you and that you have a nice day. When you wrote morning yesterday it was almost evening at ours!!
    Love Elzie

  5. Good Day Judy, I really love the centerpiece..did you made it..Hope you have a great week on your side of the mountain my dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

  6. Holly said to tell her friend Buddy that he has to get well soon and that is an order! She's an alpha dog, and you know the leader dog means business. She said all his friends and fans are counting on him to get back to his old self soon, and she wishes him a speedy recovery.

    I like the pumpkins on your table with the lace, and the centerpiece is just lovely. Your table is just wonderful Judy.

  7. Great post Mom!!! Where did you get those placemats??? And the pink Ribbon pillow at the emd was perfect!!! LOVE YOU!! Tami :)

  8. Hi Judy,
    I love your harvest table, centerpiece and your set of dishes with the cutest salt and pepper shakers! I have one dessert plate that looks alot like yours, but from a different company. It is one of my favorites I like to use for fall when I have tea for one. Your dining room looks so warm and inviting and your menu so yummy! Hoping Buddy is better and the visit to the Vet is good. Have a good evening!

  9. Hi Judy, What a soft and beautiful fall table! Your centerpiece is breathtaking! Don't you just love hydrangeas as they dry? You really set a romantic fall table!!!

  10. Beautiful fall tablescape!
    I hope your little Buddy is feeling better VERY soon!!!!

  11. what a pretty fall table setting. I haven't had the white bean with rosemary soup in ages. So glad you posted it, now I want some. I like the little topper or doily on the pumpkin. I like that idea.
    I am praying that Buddy will be free of the bacteria that's making him sick very soon.
    Blessings - Betsy

  12. Beautiful Fall tablescape Judy...such a gorgeous post! I hope Buddy is feeling better soon. I must have missed your original post about him. I will go find it and read it...I like to make sure I know all that my friends care to share. Hope you are enjoying a beautiful autumn day! XO

  13. Everything is so beautiful. Have a Happy Autumn!! Linda

  14. One of my favorite all time songs! I love how you used it here with your photos. Love the menu, sounds and looks delicious! Such a beautiful tablescape and the centerpiece basket of dried hydrangeas is gorgeous. Lovely post.

    The French Hutch

  15. Beautiful table, dear one...:)
    I can't tell for sure if we have the same chargers or not...
    Your food is making me hungry and the dried hydrangeas are breathtaking. Love it all.

    Of all bloggers, I thought that YOU would like the posting pink for the month. After all, you do love PINK. :)) Thanks for joining me in keeping awareness of this hateful disease up front.
    xo bj

  16. That is a beautiful harvest table you have set!Love that basket of hydrangeas. I hope Buddy responds well to the stronger meds.
    Thank you for your visit and good wishes.


  17. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  18. Wow, this is a dreamy tablescape and love the menu - delicious! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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