Sunday, November 18, 2012

~Thankful ~

It's that time again, for us to put aside our petty differences
 and join hands across the table. 

All kidding aside
it's all about gathering your family together and eating as much as you can hold.....
what's not to love?

And of course we eat first with our eyes, so I enjoy setting a welcoming table.
This is the time, to pull out all the best stuff.

Polish the silver

Iron the linens

Grab that fancy dish in the back of the cupboard and USE it.

To take the extra time needed to dress a lovely table
to think of the small details that will bring a smile....
these little things tell your family, how much they mean to you. 

Little pilgrim hat place cards for the Grandkids

But we all know this day is not about the beautiful table or even the food.
This is the moment to recognize those things for which we are thankful.
So with head humbly bowed; 
I'm thankful for little hands folded in prayer 
as a bountiful feast is blessed. 

though my Thanksgiving table starts out with all good intentions

when all is said and done it usually ends up
 looking something like this

Does this look familiar?

And another happy ,satisfying 
Good Old Fashioned Thanksgiving 
was had by all. 


  1. I KNEW you'd be posting photos of your pretty TGD table! Love it! Your family is so lucky to have someone like you who cares enough about them to care about the details. You're lucky to have a family who loves and appreciates the care you take to make it for them.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Lizzie! I'm thankful for YOU.

    1. Oh thank you my wonderful friend. You know me, I love to play dress up with the table. But with a busy work week, I have to do as much ahead of time as possible. Glad you like it. :)
      You have a wonderful Thanksgiving. And when I count my blessings....there you are!

  2. Dear Terri -
    I'm thankful for our friendship this year. I've enjoyed learning about you and reading all your posts---from your front porch to the grandchildren to your outings! Have a great Thanksgiving!
    Take care,

    1. Thank you, that is so sweet. I too, am thankful for the many blogging friends I have found this year. It's a wonderful gift that people open their homes and their lives and allow us to step inside for a visit. We end up feeling as if we really are connected, though we have never met. You have been a good blogging buddy and a beautiful inspiration.
      Happy Thanksgiving, Loi.

  3. Dear Terri, I wish you a beautiful and Happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones from Canada.....and yes, our kitchens tell the tale ! N.xo

  4. Thank you Nella. Hopefully my kitchen won't look quite this bad...and I do have all hands on deck to help with the clean up.

  5. Absolutely beautiful Terri, just as I knew it would be! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  6. Thanks PeaceLover. Any excuse to play dress up with the table. Ha ha. Have a wonderful day with family and loved ones.

  7. Oh swoon... I love your China collection!!!

    1. Thanks Kerri, it has been such fun collecting over time. I love to use mismatched patterns as long as they are all in the same color family...they are happy to be together. :)


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