Monday, November 3, 2014

A Season Of Thankfulness

Hello!  Thanks for stopping in for a visit!  We arrived home from our beach trip at dusk on Sunday and got the caravan stowed away and bags of things brought in.  Yesterday I packed up all the Halloween decorations and put a leaf printed tablecloth on the table and brought out my turkey decorations.  I asked Dayle to find an old galvanized bucket in our barn for me to put my chrysanthemums into.  I love how that looks!  It's an old bucket for sure!

As fast as time passes by, Thanksgiving will be here in no time!  

We celebrate Thanksgiving here on the 4th Thursday in November.  Quite simply, it's a day set aside to give thanks for what we have and have a nice meal with our loved ones.  The traditional main dish is.. TURKEY!  

I found a couple of these little majolica turkeys years ago and I just adore their running glazes and muted colors.

I have 2 little glass turkey candleholders, too.  They are fun to light on our dinner table.

Gobble, gobble.. 

My most unusual turkey is this candy bowl with removable top.  Isn't he cute?

I don't wait for "the day" to be thankful, however.  I try to appreciate the bounty in my life every day of the year.  I am thankful for my husband who has survived through being shot in the war in Vietnam, colon cancer surgery and other challenges.  For my three children, their spouses and our 6 grandkids.  For my 3 siblings.  For the old farmhouse where we live, the countryside around us.  And that's just a start.  I'm a happy person.  I do hope that you take a moment to be thankful for all that you have in your life.  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 


  1. Oh I so love your flowers and table setting. So very festive! Love it. :) I am so very blessed and thank God daily for all my blessings. Friendship is also a blessing and I count you as one! :) ((hugs)) to you sweet friend.

  2. I can tell that you're a happy person Teresa, it shines through here in your blog. I love your Hallowe'en table, you've got some fantastic decorations. Your grandchildren will no doubt remember these lovely little details when they're grown. Wishing you a good week. CJ xx

  3. Living a life of grace is the best medicine for anything life may throw at you.

    October went by in a flash, I hope the rest of this year closes down a bit.

    Feeling very fortunate, loving this weather, the leaves, the rain & my family.
    May you and yours have an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.

  4. Theresa

    Such a simple good way to live: in thankfulness! I love your turkey candy dish!
    I have a turkey salt and turkey pepper shaker. :) MY Pilgrim died, but my indian girl remains on the mantle. I love Thanksgiving. Love to smell the turkey as you walking the hosts house

  5. Thank you, Teresa, for celebrating the joy in and around you! I love the wonderful colors of Autumn and how you are incorporating them into your decorating. Like you, I have so much for which to be thankful!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours always, dear friend. xx

  6. I love your turkeys and all of your fall decorations. The bucket was a wonderful idea for the flowers. I, too, have much to be thankful for. It's nice to have one day set aside for a reminder, but I try to remember at least one thing every day. I am very thankful to consider you a friend, both here and in "real life".


  7. You have a great attitude on life; it's good to be thankful! Lovely table decor; the flowers are beautiful. I am definitely looking forward to Thanksgiving!

  8. Hi Teresa. Glad you are home safe and sound. I love your turkeys!!! And mums in the galvanized bucket! I too am thankful for the many blessings in my life. Incountnyouamong them!

  9. You and I are on the same wavelength post I am in the middle of writing is indeed called thankful! I so agree with everything you say and your home is looking wonderful and ready for your thankgiving celebrations.....have fun with your loved ones. Hugs xx

  10. Hello Teresa. Good that you are safely home. That bucket full of flowers is a delight. You are a happy person and it shines through your blog which always cheers me. Always love to see your decorations. Hugs Anne x

  11. What a wonderful collection of turkeys and a beautiful setting for Thanksgiving. I am thankful for my family and friends and the love that we share.

  12. Wish there were more people like you in this old world of ours!!!!!! Have a crafty and happy week!!!

  13. Love your gorgeous Turkey table, Teresa! Happy you are both home and getting ready for the BIG Day! BUT you are 100% right to celebrate each day with gratitude and thankfulness. I love your style and attitude my friend. Wish their were more people like you. I'm thankful for you too,xoRobin

  14. Your table looks beautiful. I, too, try to be thankful for the life I have and focus less on things that aren't what I want them to be. Hope you have a nice week. We are getting some rainy weather today. :)

  15. I sm glad that you are home and had enjoyed your trip! You find the most beautiful places to go to. Guess it isn't hard living in Oregon. You sure didn't let any grass grow under your feet when you got home! The table is beautiful!

  16. I'm glad you had a nice trip. Your table looks beautiful, and I enjoyed seeing your majolica turkeys. Majolica pottery is one of my favorite types. I'm a happy person too. There should be more of us. :)

  17. Looks like you had a fabby time on the coast. Love the turkeys!

  18. What a lovely post Teresa. Your table looks very nice - warm and welcoming. I think orange and the other autumn colours are gorgeous. xox

  19. Love the bucket. It adds the perfect amount of industrial chic!

  20. Love all your turkeys Teresa. I try to be thankful everyday, but sometime fail miserably. I am however always thankful for you.

  21. Amongst other things I am thankful for the lovely friends I've made through blogging, yourself included Teresa :) I love your chrysanthemum, it (they?) look amazing, I love the colour :)
    I bet the grandchildren love the turkey sweetie jar !!


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