With A Thankful Heart

As I was setting my Thanksgiving table this year I was gently reminded of all I have to be thankful for.  

Thanksgiving 2013 - Table Setting  
Table clothes OUT and Placemats IN – hey –  that’s how we roll now that grand babies are arriving.  The baby chair hooks on the end of the table and I wouldn’t want it any other way.  The joy children bring into a home leaves me speechless at times.  I like to set my table early – it’s decorative and helps me remember those that will be with us around the table and those that won’t.  The flower arrangement was a find several years ago at a thrift store  – brand spankin’ new and $4.99.

Thanksgiving 2014 - Place Setting

Over the years – I’ve gathered and been given.  The terra cotta plates were purchased for $1 a piece years ago, the top plate and silverware is from my Grandma Bertha and serve as a reminder of her love for me.  I’ve had this table now for close to 27 years and many celebrations have occurred around its perimeter – like me it is starting to show it’s age. 

Thanksgiving 2014 - Pilgrims

Oh the pilgrims – when my children were small I learned to use a scroll saw and did a few boutiques. One year the pilgrims were very popular. How blessed I was that my mom came to visit from California and helped me paint over 20 sets of these cuties. They are still one of my favorite items to bring out during this season.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!