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Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Wednesday 7 October 2020

Thanksgiving Blessings

 I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Hello dear friends! I finally got my pumpkins set out and as always, I put one in the bird bath. This year it is a sweet Fairytale pumpkin instead of the usual orange pumpkin I have displayed in previous years. This one is so pretty in shades of pink and grey-green. Don't you just love the wide varieties of pumpkins we have now?

A very dear friend, whom I have known since before I was married, brought me some dried hydrangeas from her garden the other day and I decided to place some in my Granny's pancake jug. Most of you know the story of the jug. The jug once belonged to my great grandmother which she gave to my grandmother. It passed from my Granny to my auntie who passed it on to me, so it is very special and very old; well over a hundred years old.

There are two teacups on the table today which are also very special. The first one was a gift from my beloved brother who passed a few months ago. He had gifted it to me for my wedding shower many years ago.

It is an exquisite cup and saucer trimmed in black, white, and lots of gold gilding. It is a vintage teacup from Royal Stafford of England and it is called Buckingham. I love it, and it will always be a treasure because of my precious brother who gifted it to me.

The next teacup you have seen many times. It was a gift from my hubby in remembrance of my father on what would have been my daddy's birthday one year. My father favoured this RA Old Country Roses pattern and it was very thoughtful of my hubby to give it to me. 

I thought it would look pretty with all the coloured leaves on the table. 
The beautiful table topper was a give-away gift which I won from my blogging friend, Bernideen, many years ago and I bring it out every Autumn.

A good life is when you smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realize how blessed you are for what you have. ~ unknown

I have shared many lovely gifts today; the hydrangeas from my friend, my grandmother's priceless pancake jug, the two teacups, and the lovely table topper. They all remind me of the beautiful people who have played a part in my life and I am so thankful for each one!

This coming Monday is our Canadian Thanksgiving and we will be having dinner at the home of our son's girlfriend. I will be bringing dessert. I plan to bake pumpkin pie and a lemon dessert, both of which are favourites of everyone, especially my son and my oldest grandson who will be joining us for dinner.

Thanksgiving is of course a special day set aside to give thanks for all the many blessings in our lives. Good food, loved ones, and the precious memories that have played a part in shaping who we are. Our Heavenly Father has ordained them all.

I wish all my Canadian friends a very Happy Thanksgiving and may God bless you all!

It is not what we say about our Blessings, but how we use them, which is the true measure of our Thanksgiving. ~unknown

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi