I was out shopping last Friday and was disappointed to see that Thanksgiving seems to have been forgotten and we are sliding right into Christmas. Noooooo!! I love the spirit of Thanksgiving, to stop and be thankful for all that we have and that our needs are provided for. Not to beat a dead horse, but even in these crazy financial times where many don’t know where and when the next regular paycheck will come from, we are still very fortunate to have family and friends that have our back and are many times our biggest cheerleaders, a roof over our head and abundance unknown in many countries.
My husband jokingly says that people are going to start inviting me to their parties just so I will bring enough food to cater the entire event. In other words, I tend to go overboard! I spent this afternoon planning our quaint little celebration. Here are a few inspirational decor photos from marthastewart.com:
I did the pear place card pictured above last year and will probably do it again this year. Other than that for decor, I am going to get a couple yards of burlap as a table cloth and runner for the buffet, a couple of apothecary jars that can be used for Christmas ornaments as well and some ribbon and beads for napkin holders as shown in the last photo. In my mind Thanksgiving is time for a rustic chic table, Christmas is the time for glitz and glamour. I don’t celebrate Hanukkah, so another blogger will have to cover that one.
I hope to do a few holiday themed posts this year and would love to hear your thoughts and ideas. Here is a poem that I printed and framed for the table a few years ago. Hope in feeds your greatful spirit.
On Thanksgiving Day we’re thankful for
Our blessings all year through,
For family we dearly love,
For good friends, old and new.
For sun to light and warm our days,
For stars that glow at night,
For trees of green and skies of blue,
And puffy clouds of white.
We’re grateful for our eyes that see
The beauty all around,
For arms to hug, and legs to walk,
And ears to hear each sound.
The list of all we’re grateful for
Would fill a great big book;
Our thankful hearts find new delights
Everywhere we look!
By Joanna Fuchs