Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Gathering Around the Table~

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are so thankful for a day to gather with family and friends,
around a table set with love and traditions.

Remembering those no longer with us,
keeping their memory alive by honoring 
the teachings they left with us.


Enjoying a centerpiece of harvest flowers and keepsake treasures.
Thankful for plates ready to fill with a hearty dinner of turkey and trimmings.


Layers of Blue Asiatic Pheasants 
on rusty colored chargers~ 
and vintage salad bowls of leaves and fruit.
Reminding us, the joys of a fruitful life.
Happy to mix a little formal with rustic.
 Letting grapevine wreaths hold our lace napkins and a fallen leaf.
In keeping with traditions and memories,
Blue Willow must take a place at our table, 
Treasures that graced grandmother's table so long ago.
Mixing the old with the new in ways that bring the past into the present.
Our boat overflows with the flavors of life, topping the blessing of God's bounty this day.
The salt of the earth and a little pepper blesses us with the spice of life.
(The wonderful place cards were created by Diane of 1CardCreator)

Taking our place in appreciation to celebrate another wonderful day.

As the sun goes down, dinner will be served.
Thankful for blessings too many to count.
Grateful for another day in a year of abundance.

Thankful knowing each day is a gift to share with family and friends.

(The darling grey velvet pumpkin above was hand created by Julie Marie at Idyllhours from her Etsy shoppe.)

Wishing my U.S. blog friends a very 
Happy Thanksgiving and to say, I'm so thankful for your friendship.

And to all my blog friends from around the world,
I am so thankful for your friendship too.

Together you all bless my world in ways
I never imagined.

Blessings and Blue Skies Be Yours.

See you again soon.

Hugs,
Celestina Marie

28 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

enjoy every bite, every laugh, every blessing. :)

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and all your loved ones!
Wonderful you have set the table!
Have a great time together and enjoy!
Sending much Love and hugs and blessings,
Claudia xo

Junkchiccottage said...

Beautiful Celeste. Enjoy every minute. What a blessing to have family and that beautiful table for you to all gather around. Enjoy the day.
Kris

Jan Tanis said...

Thanksgiving Blessings to you and your Family, Celeste! Love your table all set for dinner. I'm breaking with the traditional Turkey and making one of my long-time favorites {I haven't been able to find here near Toledo in nearly 10 years} Beef Short Ribs in my Slow Cooker...with Noodles and Broccoli. I'm Thankful to have found a place that sells them and they look so good. ♥

Valerie-Jael said...

It all looks beautiful! I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving! Hugs, Valerie

Cattails said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Celeste, to you and yours. Beautiful post today. May God bless.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning beautiful one....I am so thankful that we connected this year, for I have learned so much from you about your values (that I share too) and your incredible energy to create. Without that inventive spirit, I don't know how I'd survive the pressures of life.

I love how you opened up your post. Remembering and honoring those who taught us how to celebrate these moments of life. My parents, my aunts and uncles who are no longer with us taught us kids who remain how to enjoy each other daily. Your dining room is FABULOUS!!!!!!! AHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Love it all. Blessings to you dearest Celeste! Anita

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Your table is lovely! I adore the special treasures that you are using! Sending you and your family many special blessing today! XO,Betsy

Stephanie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, sweet Celeste. You truly are a treasure and blessing to those around you - I am very thankful for you!

Love and hugs!

Julie Marie said...

Dear Celeste... wishing you and your family a beautiful Thanksgiving Day today!... your table setting is so pretty and I know your loved ones who have passed on will all be there with you as you celebrate today... forever in your heart... with precious china from your family, beautiful memories... creating happy new ones... so sweet of you to post my little pumpkin you bought from my Etsy shop... your home is so warm and welcoming... when I count my many blessings today, you will be right there at the top dear friend... much love... and abundant blessings... xoxo... Julie Marie

Ginny said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOURS!
Your table was beautiful! Have a great day!

Dorthe said...

Dear friend, what a beautiful table setting you have created. Your blue/white table ,is so wonderful ,with all your blue older plates and pieces, which I love . The napkin so lovely in the rustic wreath and the leafe now telling of winter coming. I am sorry for us Danes ,that we don`t have this way of celebrating and giving thanks.
I wish you and your family a very happy and blessed evening ,my friend.
Hugs ,Dorthe

Alessandra said...

Happy thanksgiving! Your tablescape looks gorgeous and very elgant. I love how your displayed everything and i adore the blue and white porcelain.
Kisses
Alessandra

Deborah Montgomery said...

Blessings to you, dear Celeste! We are all full of delicious food and laying in front of the fire watching football. Waiting to have dessert in a bit! Hope you're having a wonderful day; your table is so pretty, and using heirloom china is special. Love your little pumpkin too! I'm thankful for your friendship.

Donna said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Celestina! Hope you enjoyed a wonderful day with your family! I am so thankful for you, too:)

Sola Scriptura said...

What a beautiful post! Your table is so elegant and gorgeously set.
I hope you've had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Kim Burdette said...

Beautiful tablescape! I love how you mixed the old and new, the soft with the rustic and blue and white dishes with your fruit plates. So very creative. Wishing you many more blessings!

cynthia lee designs said...

Beautiful post... Pretty pictures... Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had all of my family here at our home...and my big Christmas starts tomorrow.
hugs,
Cindy

Createology said...

Beautiful Table Setting for family and friends to celebrate and make memories. Thanksgiving Blessings Dear...

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Your home looks gorgeous Celeste! Hope your day was grand, ours was!! Just ate too much of course lol.

Sending you love and hugs - I'm so thankful you're my friend!

Edie

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Celestina, your table looks lovely and I'm sure that all who sat down to it were happy and satisfied and filled with the blessings of the day..Happy Weekend..Judy

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving dinner with your dear family. The table setting looks gorgeous and love all your beautiful China and the precious heirloom treasures. I am so grateful for your kind friendship
Enjoy your weekend dear friend
Sending hugs and love
Carolyn

Denise said...

Hello Celestina :) Beautiful Thanksgiving table.,done with such love and care.I also always love to peruse around Your gorgeous home.Now I'd like to wish You a.....Blessed Merry Christmas Season-Denise

Beverly Dillow said...

Beautfiul! I love this time of year and how fun to see what other's are doing in their homes. Thank you for sharing!
Beverly

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You have the most beautiful style my friend! Everything looks perfect for entertaining! I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Sweet hugs, Diane

Pyrex Passion said...

Hi Celeste, I hope you and your family had a blessed Thanksgiving.

Old Time Cindy said...

Such a warm and inviting holiday table. Hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving!
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Laurie Ritchey said...

Beautiful table, Celeste. What unique Fall salad bowls. laurie

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..