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Friday, November 16, 2012

Thanksgiving Past

This is a THANKSGIVING POST worthy of re-running for my newer friends.
As some of you know, we have SUCH a  blessing in the way of a very large family...
So, I sometimes have 3 tables set for all these precious folks....
NONE of my tables are elegant nor all that "correct"...
but the minute my beautiful family is sitting around them,
EVERYTHING glows...
TABLE NO. 1

This table for 4 is set in the library part of my living room...
The table will be moved more to the center of this end of the room so that a 4th chair can be added...
As some of you know, I never buy anything NEW for my tablescapes...just shopping the cottage for things that make my tables look nice for my loved ones....

Don't be surprised, at Christmas time, when you see my REDS over and over and over again...:O)
The great thing about RED...it is good for EVERY SINGLE OCCASION...!
I love that!!

Aren't the RED autumn oak leaves just beautiful....
these came off a tree in our side yard...OR...is that tree the neighbor's ?
We SHARE it...especially when it comes to raking the leaves...
♥ 
TABLE NO. 2
This little table, set for 4, is in my breakfast room...
I chose to do black and white in this cozy spot with just the touch of color brought in with the miniature pumpkin and those pretty autumn leaves....
This is a tiny bistro type table and not room for much other than the place settings....


I don't see how ANYONE can live on this planet and not own a set of WHITE DISHES...
O, how versatile these babies are !!
You can pick up plain white dishes from PIER 1 and they are so inexpensive...(like mine)
also
BIG LOTS have the WHITE GOLLUM DISHES that are just fabulous and very inexpensive !!

Isn't it awesome how these little TARGET birds get around....!!


TABLE NO.3
In our dining room.....
This is a setting for 8.
HOWEVER, if more people show up (we have several friends that sometimes decide to stop by)
this amazing table will seat 10 comfortably (I have 3 benches that holds 3 grownups)
and 12, in a pinch....
WONDERFUL TABLE....I LOVE IT !

This large platter is going to look soooo great with that handsome, roasted to a golden brown, turkey !!
I love THANKSGIVING....
Having my family with me...where I can touch each one of them...see their smiles...hear their laughter...see the love in their eyes for their family...

My heart gets so swollen, I swear it's going to pop right out of my body.

I KNOW THAT ALL OF YOU feel the exact same way....aren't we blessed !!

Sometimes, I have to ask my heavenly FATHER why he chose ME to have these wonderful people for my family....and I KNOW I never give HIM back as much as HE gives to me, every single day of my life.
I feel so unworthy....I believe this to be a normal, earthly feeling....
but....I AM SO THANKFUL...


I hope and pray YOUR Thanksgiving is the most wonderful one you've ever had...
just FILLED to the brim with wonder and love....

I love all of you.

"GOD IS GREAT....GOD IS GOOD....LET US THANK HIM FOR THIS FOOD."

xoxo bj

35 comments:

Our Neck of the Woods said...

They are all lovely! My favorite is in the dining room because it's next to that fireplace. I can't imagine anything more cozy!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Laurie said...

they are beautiful, and each one so unique, sounds like you have Thanksgiving all wrapped up! Have a good one!!!

Teresa said...

And that's what Thanksgiving is about. To have all the pieces of your heart close, listening to their hearts happy to be together and enjoy and share the same love that flows from you when you choose every little piece for your Lovely Tablescapes.
Worth revisiting the Decor. YES. Worth revisiting those feelings every time. YES YES YES.
Love,
Teresa

"Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow. ~Edward Sandford Martin"

Happy, Blessed and Merry Thanksgiving!!!

LV said...

If I were a part of your family, I would be happy to have TV tray. My family has something brewing for our Thanksgiving. Not sure about it tho. Will let you know what happens later.

Madeline's Album said...

All your tables are very pretty. I have much to be thankful for. Have a blessed evening and a wonderful thanksgiving. Madeline

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Angel said...

We travel for Thanksgiving every year so I miss out on the fun of decorating my own table. :( Yours are just so lovely! Makes me want to set my table right now...just for the fun of it. :)

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Love seeing all of your tables. How nice to have so many family members and friends for Thanksgiving! I know how at home they must feel!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Jackie said...

Your tables always look so very beautiful. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend.

God bless.

Blondie's Journal said...

I can just see all of the happy, loving faces at these tables last year. You truly are blessed and remember that you always get back what you give BJ...and you give a bunch to your precious family every day of the year!

XO,
Jane

Terra said...

Wow you are a welcoming hostess, and I agree, we love white plates. They go with everything. Your tables look festive and glow with cheer.

Vee said...

Though I don't own a white dish anywhere, I do love the look and I do agree that I should! You set beautiful tables, BJ, and I'm sure that your family feels very pampered and loved when in your home.

Audrey said...

That new header is just GRAND ...
I just cannot keep up with you. You are awesome.
Happy Thanksgiving
Hugs,
Audrey Z.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

All your tables were very lovely, BJ. I'll bet you cooked up a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner for all your family and friends too.

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh how lucky you are to have that many family and friends for Thanksgiving. We used to have LARGE gatherings but now all our parents are gone and Aunts and Uncles etc. So, there will be 7 of us at my daugters this year, but it will be a GOOD day and I will be TRULY THANKFUL!!!!! AND, I am blessed in that our son and my sister are both coming up from Fl. for CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited. Have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving, BJ. XO, Pinky

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
I can feel the love that is gathering around those tables in this post, dear friend! Have a blessed Thanksgiving! Know that when I count my blessings...I count you twice!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Beth said...

It all is lovely! A beautiful post filled with love.

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful, wonderful post! I can only imagine how wonderful it must be to be part of your sweet family- xo Diana

doodles n daydreams said...

bj, what beautiful table settings. It's wonderful having everyone together isn't it? And especially so when it is a special celebration.
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

Blessings
Diana

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

bj, your tables are all warm and welcoming, and that makes them lovely in itself, even though I think they're lovely anyway. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Debbie

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Everything looks beautiful. I love red, too, all through the year. It makes me happy. White dishes are great, everything goes with them. Happy Thanksgiving to you and all of your family!

Susie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

BJ you made me laugh with your 3 comments! Thank you for spreading the word and making Ceekay's Disneyland trip a reality.

I absolutely love your tablescapes and can't pick a favorite.

Leslie said...

Gorgeous settings. I remember a time when we would have to connect extra folding tables to fit our whole family.. those were the days. For now, it is just 7 of us... but u do look forward to the days when our tables are full again. : )
happy thanksgiving.

Sue said...

So warm and inviting and beautiful thoughts of Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Blessings,
Sue

Elizabeth said...

Everything is so beautiful and I agree having your loved ones together is such a blessing!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Lovely "BJ"!!!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Hugsssssss...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tables! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Janet

Jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

Hello bj, Yes, we are so blessed. Your tables are all special to me. white dishes are wonderful and I don't have a one. Sigh! I too think about our precious family and thank God for each and every one of them. Life is good.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones all around you.Thank you for sharing this post as many times as you want. It s a blessing every time.
Blessings and love,
Jeanne

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh you are so blessed BJ! We have always hosted out family Thanksgiving and it is always just the highlight of our year! The only thing that could make it better would be a bigger house to fit more family in at once!
Your tables area always beautiful:>)

Rian said...

Hi bj, your table settings are wonderful. I have that gold rooster tablecloth in gold, red, and taupe. Love it!

Sarah said...

BJ, I love what you said about each table glowing. You are such a dear! I'm thankful for your friendship.
Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Sarah

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Stunning table settings,bj!! :) Loved all of them. Cutest idea...and your blog header..well..I LONG to be able to do that! Hugs...have a great week.

sandy said...

Your tables are LOVELY! And how fun it is to decorate more than one in unique ways! Have a very special Thanksgiving with your family!

Sandy

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

All your tables are beautiful and it sounds like Thanksgiving is a fun time at your home!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Thanksgiving to you, my sweet friend.

I can feel the love you share, and it is all beautiful and very special.♥