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27 October, 2010

Thinking About Thanksgiving...and...A Ruffled Burlap Table Runner Giveaway!

IMG_3889Fall has arrived in my dining room…at last! And I have to admit, I am beginning to think about Thanksgiving, too! Sooo…I am trying out a really different look for me. Want to see? Now this is not a full tablescape. I’m just playing with my dishes!

IMG_3882 I have decided to go for creams and naturals with lots of texture this year! I am using a set of chunky, embossed ivory plates that I found at Goodwill (from Chris Madden for JC Penney) along with my Red Cliff ironstone tureen.

IMG_3888And on the hutch…what? Not my usual blue and yellow plates? No! I have replaced them with some wonderful cream plates…

IMG_3874 …and added some little baby pumpkins for a pop of fall color! The pattern is Wedgwood Queensware Plain and I love it! And best of all, I got them at Goodwill…52 pieces for $68! That’s about $1.30 for each piece! Woo hoo!

IMG_3871 And even better…this is my pattern! I already have a service for eight that I have had for years and, with our family increasing by leaps and bounds, I will need more! There will be fourteen of us next Thanksgiving, between my sister’s family and mine. For us, that’s huge, especially since my sister and I both have new grand-babies arriving in a few months! So you see…I need these plates! Really!

IMG_3910 I also like the look of my pewter flatware and my brown goblets with the cream. Hmmm…I think I’m beginning to love the way everything is coming together! And on the table…

IMG_3908 …remember this is just the bare bones of my tablescape..…a burlap table runner to add more texture…

IMG_3841 …created with the help of my lovely assistant Miss Isabella, pictured here playing in the scraps!

IMG_3879 Here is a better look at it. I have been seeing these ruffled runners and wanted to make one for myself. My friend Linda at Nina’s Nest and I have been discussing possible fabrics and measurements for a few weeks, so I thought I would try my hand at it! Head on over to Linda’s to have a peek at hers! Now…have I got you thinking about your Thanksgiving table, too? Well, here's something that might help you out...

IMG_3891 Just in case you haven’t heard, I would like to offer a ruffled burlap table runner like this one to one of my readers! And I will make it to fit your table! I am celebrating some big milestones on my blog and it’s my little way of saying thank you to my wonderful readers!  Click here to read all about the giveaway and to sign up if you are interested. I hope you will head on over!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my Thanksgiving inspiration!  Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Artie at Color Outside the Lines for Vignette Fridays
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Linda at A la Carte for Junkin' Finds
Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
See you next time! A la prochaine!

77 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Love the kitty pic :) So sweet!

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  2. Debbie, I adore it! I love the fact that you used the brown goblets with the white plates and burlap runner AND that you added some color around the base of the white tureen. Great price on that china! I just scored some more Wedgwood lately, too, and I am over the moon! You really did great on that price. :-)

    But you know what my favorite part of the giveaway is? That adorable Isabella!

    Sending hugs you way...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  3. Oh Debbie, your table looks fabulous. Love your beautiful embossed dishes and of course your tureen is one of my all time favorites. Love the hutch with all the white and what a wonderful find on those dishes. Unreal. The table runner is stunning. You did such a good job. Congratulations also on reaching such a wonderful milestone. You always have the prettiest things to show on your post. Love you, Hugs, Marty

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  4. Debbie, I love your tablerunner. Burlap is so popular right now. I'm making several for the shop for the Holiday Open House. Of course I love kitty on the table helping you out, what a great assistant~. I adore your creamy white dishes in the hutch with your blue ginger jars on top. So elegant... hugs ~lynne~

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  5. Debbie, that is a gorgeous table. I love the dishes with the smokey brown goblets atop the burlap tablerunner. That Red Cliff tureen is just spectacular!

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  6. Wow Debbie! Your goodwill plates are really fabulous. Love the Queens Ware - of course you'd have needed it anyway, even with a small family.Lol The tureen is stunning. I think the table looks fabulous - would you care to come and do mine too?

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  7. Oh, I almost forgot to comment on your beautiful Isabella peeking out from under the burlap...she is adorable.

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  8. Love the cream and the browns. This will be a gorgeous table Debbie!! That table runner is so pretty! I have already entered your wonderful giveaway. Oh and Isabella is too cute!!

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  9. What a find!!! Looks a lot like my Mikasa Antique White china. I love the simple look of the china and stoneware combined with the amber glass and burlap. Lovely!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  10. Looking good so far Debbie. I'd come to dinner! :-)

    I so want to collect white plates but I never luck out in finding anything like that in our local thrift stores...lucky you!

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  11. love the white and cream! any idea who the maker of the embossed plates is? I looove them:)

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  12. Your table looks beautiful Debbie, I like the hutch too! Congrats on the great find for the dishes-enjoy:@)

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  13. EVERYTHING LOOKS AMAZING! I love the brown goblets with the white plates, it is so elegant. i found your blog not long ago and i adore it. :)
    -even the music is great. usually, i turn the volume down but yours i like.. life is so chaotic at times , its nice to know i can grab a hot tea, read your blog and listen to soothing tunes.
    kim

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  14. Debbie,
    Did I just accidentally find out that you live in pleasanton? I spent an afternoon there 10 years ago and was absolutely charmed with the downtown. I still rave about how cute it was an how unexpected ( to me at least) in California!

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  15. Debbie, Your table and hutch are so serene and beautiful. I love the way the dark hutch shows off your new Wedgwood and just a few little pumpkins to adorn it. Understated and elegant... love it!

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  16. Your blog is great but I really come to see if there is a shot of Isabella. I love the orange spots on her nose.

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  17. Everything looks simply wonderful! And what a great find, too, on the dishes.

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  18. OOOOHHHHH! Your table is so beautiful. I love the whites. That pewter flatware is WONDERFUL! If this is just playing, I cant wait for the whole table! I will be patiently waiting!!!!

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  19. I love your centerpiece. Very pretty! La

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  20. So pretty -- Love your creams and pumpkins!

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  21. Hi Debbie, love the hutch....really, really pretty! The table looks great. You've inspired me to get the tablecloth off the table and work on the runner and dishes. Another winner! Linda

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  22. Hi Debbie, I love your table set in white. The tureen is fantastic as is the white dinnerware in your hutch. What a deal you got on those dishes. It all looks lovely on your new burlap runner.
    xoxo, Sherry

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  23. Your runner is wonderful and I love your white dishes. So pretty!

    Partying with you tonight. Stop by my place if you have a chance.

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  24. Everything is so pretty. I really need to start paying attention to dishes at my goodwills.

    Stopping by from The Shabby Chic Cottage

    Janet

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  25. Congratulations from your newest fan!! I'm so glad I found your blog! I am enjoying reading your posts backwards! :-)

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  26. Wonderful, as always!
    By the way, Debbie, have you stopped adding a French word each day? I found this custom educational, even with a degree in French myself.

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  27. I promise I didn't stop by 'cuz you were having a giveaway! I promise!!! That cream dinnerware is gorgeous and nice change for you. I love the centerpiece. Now...onto the runner. Goodness gracious, look at my post from today "Nibbles & Bits Soiree." I'm obsessed with burlap runners! I MUST win! I'm also spying a cute burlap wreath on your border and a gorgeous candle arrangement...I'm off to look at those post now and to register for your giveaway. You tell Isabella to get down from there!!!

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  28. I love the way your table looks. I have been gathering white and off white dishes too. They are perfect for going any direction in table setting.

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  29. That was truly Good Will Hunting! Wow, what a deal, and they are beautiful. The table looks lovely!

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  30. Love your hutch with the little pumpkins and your dishes are so pretty!

    Rondell

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  31. Debbie, just back from Savannah. This is a charming table. I like the white ironstone in the hutch. Makes me want to do something like this, but I don't have enough white pieces. It's giving me some inspiration to do something different though. :-)
    I'm headed to the giveaway link. Boy would I adore one of these burlap runners. We just added some antique Thonet chairs to our dining room. I've been thinking that I'd like to have burlap slips made for them.
    You mentioned new grandbabies. Are you expecting another baby in the family? ~ Sarah

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  32. Hi Debbie, I am hooked on burlap now too, and I never thought I would be! your kitty is just so cute and I can't believe the deal you got on the Wedgwood! I'm headed over to your giveaway now! Linda

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  33. Everything looks wonderful. I like the white plates you were fortunate enough to find. Especially <3 the brown glasses.

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  34. All of it... just beautiful! Love the way the dishes are accented by the burlap. Love that you made the ruffle part out of burlap, as well. Stunning!

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  35. so dreamy!!! I just love everything!!! You always have that special touch girlfriend!!!

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  36. I'm always amazed at the things people find in thrift stores. Gorgeous dishes. Everything is beautiful!

    ~Melanie
    www.theoldwhitecottageblog.com

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  37. The white is gorgeous in that hutch and the place setting makes me just want to sit and stare at that plate!

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  38. Love the whit dishes in the hutch and on the table. They were a very good price at GW. I am visiting from Linda's. ♥O

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  39. Debbie, I love it! I'm going to enter the giveaway too. I love the white dishes. We usually have 25-30 for the holidays so I don't set a table anymore. I love seeing everyone's though! I still decorate the buffet which is just as fun. Always love stopping by here. Take care.

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  40. Wow! You must have some really nice thrift stores in your area. I can never find dishes like these and I have been looking for a long time. Beautiful tablescape!~Ames

    http://rivahchick.blogspot.com/2010/10/thrifty-finds.html

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  41. Debbie thank you so much for linking up to my first Junkin Finds party! I love your wonderful style each and every time I visit here! The burlap table runner is amazing. I want one now!! Just perfect for fall.

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  42. I love your table setting so far. I'm wanting to do a similar theme for Thanksgiving with my white dishes. Love the burlap runner too. I'd love to make one or win one. :-) A new follower!

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  43. Im so happy I found your blog. Where did you get the sheep on your mantle? Love it! Thanks an you can email me at paigemckinney@bellsouth.net

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  44. I can't believe the things you find at Goodwill! That set of dishes makes me jealous! I think you have an especially good eye for seeing things and coming up with possibilities. I do like the subtle look you've got going there.

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  45. Wow!!!

    No wonder why you got so many comments about it. You're a very gifted woman! Tres Chic!

    Congratulations!!!

    By the way, I just started a new blog, would you please take a look at it and let me know what you think?

    Thank you!

    Luciane at HOMEBUNCH.COM

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  46. This is looking fantastical...I love it..You got some amazing things at Goodwill. 3 cheers for GOODWILL...
    Now, please excuse me...I have to go into my dining room, remove every single piece of blue and white transfeware I have, and I do have a lot...and replace it all with my WHITE dishes...I know I am never going to get anywhere close to YOUR beautiful look but, baby, I'm gonna give it a good try..:)))

    Thanks, dear heart, for the inspiration....

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  47. Very pretty. I am liking the pewter silverware. It's such a warm look for the table. I may have to find some of that. And BTW, our Goodwill never has anything that nice in it. Lots of plates, but all 1980's rejects. And never more than 3 plates of the same kind.

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  48. I love what you put together, Debbie. You new white dishes are pretty and what a great deal! I would love to own a set of pewter flatware but I haven't found anything affordable yet...Christine

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  49. I'm a first time visitor. I joined the Junk Treasures.. You found a grand deal at goodwill.. The table settings are elegant and you are so ready for Thanksgiving it looks like.

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  50. I loved seeing all the white dishes in the cabinet with just a touch of orange pumpkins!

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  51. Love it Debbie! I am working on NOT being so envious of your Good Will finds!!

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  52. Hi Debbie,
    your table setting and new china display look just beautiful! I love the simple beauty of the white- gorgeous and how great you already had some to add to! Lucky score! Your burlap runner is so pretty and the perfect choice for the setting! Thanks so much for joining Feathered Nest Friday and sharing this! :)

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  53. Oh Debbie, I WANT THAT RUNNER! I'll go sign up for a chance. Your T'giving table is looking so pretty, and although I love the b/w in your hutch, this is a beautiful change. Every time you go to GW, I get jealous! You find THE best stuff, and that GW is just giving it away! Thank you for linking this to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

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  54. I'm definitely going to sign up to win the runner. It is fabulous!! And so is your tablescape & the china hutch. I love it!!!

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  55. Love the strong contrast of the cream and dark brown. I think your tablescape is going to be fabulous! Have a great weekend. Hopping over from Show and Tell Friday.

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  56. I just love visiting your blog, Deb....you always have the bestest of the bestest bargains! I want to shop where YOU shop!!

    The table & hutch look spectacular & I know your Thanksgiving table will be surrounded by much love...congrats on the upcoming new arrival!!!!! What a blessing!!

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  57. Fabulous thrifty finds!! Your table is lovely and I love all the creams with the baby pumpkins in your hutch.

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  58. Just found your blog, but not sure how. I'd love that runner with my outdoor thanksgiving theme. I'm following too...I'm a plate addict as well. Blessings
    Lorrie

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  59. The runner would have a nice home at my house :) Thanks for the opportunity. Carol

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  60. I love the natural look of the burlap. That would be so pretty on my table for Thanksgiving. I just recently found your blog and am enjoying going over past posts. Love it!

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  61. Ooohhh, Debbie...this will be wonderful! I think I'm sort of going with creams this years too because of the tureens I'm using. Love your new china!

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  62. Just now getting here for this post, Debbie. I absolutely love the look of your hutch. Of course that comes as no surprise!;-)

    Beautiful post! Wow what a deal on the dishes!

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  63. Talk about ambiance...you home is just a work of art.

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  64. I love this look, Debbie! Down to the white pumpkins on the dishes! What a great pattern, too. Love the runner!

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  65. The white ironstone mixed with the dark wood of your hutch looks amazing. I especially love the smokey topaz brown goblets! Beautiful

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  66. I love the crisp white dishes. Your hutch looks wonderful, especially with touches of Fall.
    Your kitty is darling peeking out from under the burlap.....

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  67. And less than ten minutes ago I ordered a burlap table runner on Etsy! I love yours! In fact, I'm in absolute love with everything I see here!
    Brenda

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  68. This is fantastic! The Wedgewood is wonderful! You have a gorgeous display of it in your hutch and your table is beautiful. Love all of it. Such a great buy.
    Sherry

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  69. Debbie,
    Beautiful table and I love those dishes! Great job on the table runner. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

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  70. Love the white, I'm thinking about a Thanksgiving table too. Your soup tureen is beautiful, I love collecting tureens. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful table.

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  71. Oh Debbie I love all the whites you did here girl..you and Linda both get the best stuff at GW...I swear your both the queens of shopping...My GW just smells like old dirty clothes ha ha!!Hope all is well in your world my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria
    ps how's that new baby baking???

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  72. Debbie,
    Love the new look that your hutch has with all the cream colored dishes and those pumpkins add just the right amount of POP!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  73. Love the creamy white and the runner, and...my cats name is Miss Belle!

    Come and see my latest find! Would love your thoughts....

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  74. Hi Debbie...

    My friend, this really is a new look for you! Hehe! I love all of your beautiful blues...but I adore the creamy whites as well! It's so much fun to change things up once in awhile...I love it! Well, I do remember your fabulous Red Cliff tureen...it's my favorite!!! I love all the Red Cliff patterned dishware! The Chris Madden plates are really pretty...and I love, love, LOVE the Wedgewood Queensware! Ohhh my gosh...what a great deal you got on all of these pretty dishes!!! I'm sooo happy for you, my friend! I think your Thanksgiving table is coming together nicely. Love the tureen and beautiful autumn florals...love the pretty brown goblets as well! And...I love, love, LOVE the burlap table runner with that pretty ruffle! It's gorgeous! I'll have to head over to your sweet giveaway!

    Thanks so much for sharing all of your pretties with us...such a treat, Debbie!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  75. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing. I'm a plate addict too.

    I collect white Wedgewood and have the same pewter, Octagon by Oneida, I think it is called. I fell in love with the design when I saw it in a magazine almost 40 years ago. They weren't available in Canada so I asked a friend in the US to help me buy them. I have been using them every since.

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  76. Your new dishes are perfect for mixing and matching and I have always loved Chris Madden, especially her bed linens and furniture. What a bargain you got at GW!! Who would give these up? It's nice that you are getting a feel for your Thanksgiving table...it sounds like you are going to have a crowd!

    Thanks for sharing all of your treasures today. Oops...forgot to say I am loving your hutch with all the cream colored dishes and the pottery! :)

    XO,
    Janie

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  77. Wow a custom made runner.. not sure if it's a giveaway that is over with or not.. but just wanted to drop in and say great snag on the dishes!! I truly love the hutch with all the white and pops of orange.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie