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.

Celestina Marie

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