Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankful Be

We are most thankful.

RoAsT TuRKeY, sTUfFinG, SwEEt pOTatoes, gREen BeANs, mAShed PoTatOeS, pUMpKiN PiE, aPPle pIE

Cornucopia of Gratitude.....

There is so much in my life  to be THANKFUL for....the love of my family, our health, support when I need it, a roof over our heads, a husband who works hard at his job, loves and supports his FAMILY; a wonderful job with great coworkers, customers who purchase my work, living in a country where people are free and many choose to protect us, THANKFUL for all of those families out there that make sacrafices to make that possible.  Food on the table.  Blessed with a family of my own and Watching my children growTHANKFUL for the many friendships I have been blessed with. 

Our home has been dressed up in it's Fall Finery for sometime now....but after this weekend it will all be coming down to make way for Christmas!  One last peek?

I remind my FAMILY that with each HARVEST we will reap what we have sown.  In order to harvest a bounty of love and peacefulness we must first plant that all the year through.

A little pumpkin and apple pie candle.  Who knew something so very small and cute could tickle me? 
I love little things and decorating my childs stove is always fun for me!

Pumpkin or appleWhat's your favorite?

This time of the year I would choose pumpkin but all the rest of the year through it's apple all the way!

The hoosier sideboard.....once a dark green is now a distressed country white....I love reinventing my pieces, keeps me from getting too bored!  This is all ready to serve some seasonal goodies from.

I call this piece....."Dishes in waiting".....he,he....

Over the River and Through The Grandmother's House we Go......

It is the first time in 20 years that I will be spending Thanksgiving with my parents and brothers at my childhood home. My father requested that we all come home this year and we all happily abided.  Since I've met my husband we have celebrated the holiday with my inlaws. Because both of our familes are so extensive we divide up the holidays and spend it with each side. For the past 13 of those years we've held it at our house and we've cooked.
I am excited to go home and spend time with my family this year, seeing everyone together at the same time will be a real treat.  My father will be starting his chemo soon and this will be one last hoorah for all of us before he is too sick....I'm especially thankful we are all able to gather together around him.
On Friday or Saturday after a little holiday shopping, we will have another turkey dinner at home since that is what my children are used to.  We will have all the dishes they are used to but on a much smaller scale than I usually cook.

So how many of you are black Friday Shoppers out there?  I will be doing a little less of it this year but may venture out for a little while here and there.  I will also be offering a discount on a special sign in my etsy shop on Saturday so be sure to check back in if you are a customer. 

There is a giveaway going on....a mystery holiday giveaway.
I'm doing it a little differently this time around.

Be sure to check back in every now and just might be the winner of the mystery sign without even knowing it!

That's don't know the rules, don't know the date, don't know the giveaway!
But I think you might be pleaseed when you see just what it is.

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving Friends.

Take Good Care,


  1. Happy Thanksgiving! Wow 20 years! Enjoy your family! I looove that stove!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
    Love your decore and your sideboard is to die for !

  3. Oh Dee, I just sent you an email and then decided to visit your site and I am so glad I did. I just loved seeing how you decorated things for Thanksgiving. You have such a special touch and nack for making things festive. Your family is so blessed to have you! Wish I had a cute little stove like yours. How fun to even decorate it!
    Lots of love,Donna

  4. Dee,

    What a great post! I especially liked the little stove, I think we have the same lil' pie. I got an apple and pumpkin candle for mine. I would take apple over pumpkin except for this time of year too. Great makeover on your cupboard too!

  5. Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving Dee and to yours. Keeping you and your Dad in my prayers. So happy I stopped by....just finished all cleaning and putting things in order. Just my family as usual but all fine and that's pretty good! Hugs...Emelia.

  6. I was touched by your words and your story! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I do hope you managed well in celebrating at both parties.

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Dee!

    Warm Country Blessings from Tennessee...Christa

  8. Hope your Thanksgiving was a good one...blessings to your Dad as he begins chemo.
    What a cute idea! Mystery Giveaway! Sneaky sneaky!! ;0)
    Can't wait to see all your Christmas decor!!! Loved your fall goodies!
    Check back on Saturday for Etsy!

  9. Being listed as a favorite among a long list, I've come by a bit late to say "Happy Thanksgiving" but such a delightful cornucopia of a blog you have created. You sure have talent aplenty. A delight to my senses; even causing my stomach to growl! Your decorating makes me feel so inferior; having little creative talent.
    I'll be back real soon.

  10. where did you get the pumpkin pie sign? or can I buy it from you? I want it!


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