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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

BITS and PIECES of THANKSGIVING..Past and Present


THANKSGIVING...
a time to reflect....
and to count our many blessing..
One of the main things I love at THANKSGIVING and CHRISTMAS
is a fruit salad...
We'll be making one soon..
probably at Christmas time...
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Our menu from 2009
Mr. Sweet prints better than anyone I've ever known...

I just can't find enough good, strong words to thank GOD for all my blessings.
I thank HIM every single day, in my humble way.
HE must understand my simple prayers and thank yous because
HE continues to send blessings to me every day.
THANK YOU, LORD..
FOR OUR MOST BEAUTIFUL FAMILY...
**
2010
Getting my hutch all beautified for the grand occasion..

I thought about using my WHITE plates with black and white napkins but
it didn't give me the look I was after.
I'm using lots of textures for my table this year...
...more natural elements.....
exposed wood of my dining table...(this is very new to me..I've always used cloths)
REAL pumpkins
REAL leaves from our trees...
burlap
natural basket weave place mats..
I am searching hi and lo for linen napkins...
...the vintage cream ware dishes with our earth's bounty on their rims.
I find myself loving the naturals  I see on blogs..
in catalogs (Pottery Barn, to be exact...:))
in magazines..
I am so thankful for so many things...for EVERYthing.

I'm thankful for the memories I have of a
wonderful mother and daddy.
 
I still miss them so much...
and I'm thankful for the beautiful quilts and other things
Mother left for me ...
Now, I can share a little of her with my children and grandchildren.
I AM THANKFUL...
I'm very thankful for a comfortable home...
Oh.....
and if you're in the neighborhood...
stop in for a piece of
RASPBERRY CREAM CHEESE PIE..

I'll leave the light on for ya....
♥♥♥   ♥♥♥   ♥♥♥

i am very thankful for YOU and your beautiful friendship....
Linking with
TABLESCAPE THURSDAY
VINTAGE THINGY THURSDAY
SIMPLE PLEASURES
THANKS TO ALL THE HOSTS.

41 comments:

Sherry said...

Oh BJ! Your table is just gorgeous, great job. I love the pictures through the window. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Sherry

Kathleen Grace said...

Those plates are so perfect for Thanksgiving. I love the neutral table, I'm going white this year too. Think we are easily influenced:>)? I hope you family Thanksgiving is full of happiness.

Beansieleigh said...

Hi BJ! I loved your beautiful mosaic of all your family, and your great granddaughter is cute as a button! The table looks beautiful, and I'm just wishing you could come over here to help me set MINE! (0; I'll be serving up a big breakfast tomorrow, then a big dinner on Friday! (I may be SLEEPING all day Saturday! LOL!)... Wishing you and yours a blessed and very Happy Thanksgiving!! ~tina

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh BJ Sweetie...
How did you know? That is one of my favorite desserts? I love it. And you said you are serving that at what time?

Oh everything looks so breathtakingly beautiful in your cottage. I love the view through the window of the quilt on the wall, how pretty it is. It does say, "Momma". I love the vibrant red color in it. Just my cup of "T".

Everything looks gorgeous and the family will make many more memories to share for the years to come. From my home to yours sweetie, "Happy Thanksgiving." I am so thankful for our friendship and memories of this year, I can hardly wait for next.

Have a beautiful day sweet friend. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

La said...

BJ,

This is such a lovely post of gratitude. Your home looks lovely. I hope you, Mr. Sweet, and your beautiful family have a fabulous holiday feast.

Happy Thanksgiving, my dear. La

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I'm lovin' your table setting BJ, the natural wood of the table looks beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving-enjoy:@)

Blondie's Journal said...

Sweet, sweet words of gratitude...you put into words so many of my feelings about family and togetherness. And this is the day!!

Your table looks lovely...I am going to go neutral, too. I'll keep my eyes open for linen napkins for you am both!

Have a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving!

XO,
Jane

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
So many things to be thankful for.Happy Thanksgiving
Hugs, Rhondi

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I cherish our friendship! God bless you, my friend! ♥

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Beeeej,
Everything looks so pretty. Beautiful post and I am thankful for you, too!
xoxo

Alice said...

Here's wishing you and the family a most wonderful Thanksgiving. Yes, the Lord is so good to us and blesses us each day. We never know if we'll all be together next year, but whatever the year brings, God will see us through. He's never left us before to fend for ourselves when bad things happen. What a comfort! Love you, Alice

Adrienne said...

I loved peeking in your window to see your wonderful table. Happy Thanksgiving, my friend - you are among the blessings I hold dear.
~Adrienne~

Brenda Eason said...

Happy Thanksgiving my frienda and things are beautiful as always.
Brenda

Lady Jane said...

That quilt is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Gosh, I wish I could quilt like that!!! Raspberry cream cheese pie sounds yummy wish I could have a taste. Have a wonderful, laughter filled, blessed Thanksgiving. LJ

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

BJ,
Hop right over...I have a surprise for you:)

Blessings,
Linda

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

What a gorgeous table BJ! I love the napkins and the beauty of the bare table. Your Momma's quilt is fabulous. I am sure your treasure it greatly! Your pie sounds delicious...I'll bring the coffee :)

Happy Thanksgiving!
Gail

CHERI said...

All your photos are so beautiful. Love the family collage. Hope you and yours have a very blessed Thanksgiving.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi bj, your creamware dishes are beautiful. I'll be right over for my piece of pie. Enjoy your thanksgiving ! Linda

JEANNE said...

Hello dear bj, I LOVE all your wonderful photos. You are the best blogger my friend.
I am sending you happy Thanksgiving wishes too you and yours.
Blessings and love always,
Jeanne

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a delightful post. Your pictures through the windows are awesome. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. hugs ~lynne~

Melissa said...

thanks so much for your hug, bj. good to have you visit! and thanks for the encouragement. ;)

LV said...

I enjoyed seeing all the photos of your family. It was nice visiting in your lovely home as well. Just too much tempting food at Thanksgiving.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful post bj! You do have a very lovely home and much to be thankful for!

Wishing you and your fmaily a very happy Thanksgiving!

Rein said...

Beautiful plates!

Happy Thanksgiving.

Mimi said...

What a beautiful heartfelt post, BJ. I am sure your family is very thankful you belong to them.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Jacqueline said...

BJ, I am thankful for you and your sweet friendship. What a wonderful and loving post. I love what you said about knowing God hears your prayers because he continues to send you blessings everyday. I agree wholeheartedly. May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Everything is just gorgeous.

Rita said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
What a wonderful touching post full of life's memories and I can see you have lots of good one.

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness BJ, your home is so warm and inviting! Hope you and yours have a Very Happy Thanksgiving! It looks like you are READY! HUGS!

Debbie said...

A heartfelt post of gratitude, and your plates are just perfect for Thanksgiving. I hope you and yours have a blessed feast!

Patti said...

Lovely home, lovely family - I'll be over for pie!!

Lisa said...

Happy Thanksgiving♥
Hugs, Lisa

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

OH, BJ, BEAUTIFUL!! Your home is just the best!

maryt/theteach said...

bj, what an outstanding collection of photographs. And your lovely designs are exquisite! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful family. I also love your header! :)

sarah said...

everything looks so perfect. Wishing you the very best. Happy Thanksgiving

Beverly said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, dear BJ. I count you, my friend, among my blessings.

Your table is warm and welcoming, and I know the dinner must be fantastic.

See you Saturday for Pink Saturday.♥

Coloradolady said...

BJ - your table looks wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving and happy VTT!!! Have a wonderful rest of your holiday.

Tammy said...

Oh my gracious, how beautiful your table is! As I scrolled through your photos, I seriously thought several of them were actually from a PB catalog. I had to go back and double-check. Just beautiful!!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You have such a wonderful family and I love those pictures from outside in of your home...it looks like it could be in Pottery Barn!

I just wanted to drop in and wish you a Happy Thanksgivng before the day was over. I hope you had a wonderful day:)

kristina said...

Your family is so beautiful!
So are you! i love all your pictures but especially the ones through the window they are just dreamy!
Happy Thanksgiving to y'all,
Lots of love Kristina xxx

Annesphamily said...

You said it all sister! That is the absolute truth. God is so good and so gracious. He blesses me so much. My washer went out last night and the laundry is high to the sky! HeeHee! Was I mad? Nope! He gave us so much lately I said kids come join your dad and I . We have to have a meeting. Our oldest son paid for half the new washer and he ordered it on line with a black Friday special for half off the regular price! I am so grateful for my phamily. They make me so happy. Tonight a man called about our old piano. He is paying a small amount of cash that would otherwise cost us a fortune to move the silly ole thing! One day we will find another one, smaller in size for the kids. They all love music. Ah..phamily. The very best! You shared such a simple yet so powerful post about the thing in liofe that matters most, phamily! Anne

Entertaining Women said...

Your mama's treasured quilt is like a crown over your lovely tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay