Hello friends and Welcome to my HOME ~ I would like to wish all my American friends a Very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!
"There is nothing like staying at HOME for real comfort." ~ Jane Austen
While decorating my home the past few days, I have been reflecting upon my many blessings. I am grateful for so many things; my faith, my family, and my friends.
Everyday I awake in a nice warm bed, knowing I am cherished by my loved ones. We drive a nice car and we have clean clothes in the closet. There is food in the refrigerator and this week Hubby and I will go grocery shopping to replenish it. I am free to worship my Lord and go to church on Sunday and the wondrous season of joy is upon us. Lots to be thankful for!
I realize there are many who are not so blessed and my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. May God bless you and watch over you. I pray your needs will be met this week.
Here are some posts that caught my eye last week:
Sally @ Drinking From My Saucer shared her wonderful vintage hymnal ornaments. She used pages from her grandparents' hymn book and filled these Christmas ornaments with them.
Cynthia @ Cloches and Lavender repurposed her cabinet doors. I think she did a fabulous job! Please be sure to visit her for instructions.
Judy @ Gold Country Cottage shared a beautiful post filled with Autumn and Thanksgiving vignettes. I loved her harvesters on the mantel. Perhaps you will get inspired by visiting her.
Bella @ Bella's Rose Cottage shared her lovely tablescape. If you like feminine and serene then Bella knows just how to put it together. Isn't it dreamy?
This week I am sharing my Christmas mantel. I used some evergreen garland as well as some glitzy magnolias. I do have a couple of new mercury glass pieces which I love.
Pine cones, Christmas balls, and fairy lights finish it off.
I had to take the picture on an angle so my reflection wouldn't be in the mirror but you get the idea.
Have you started decorating yet?
Just taking a few moments of solitude for yourself can restore you before getting back into the groove.
I found this simple yet delightful dessert in an older Victoria magazine. Just gently fold some pureed raspberries into whipped cream and serve in a pretty dish. Why, it's good enough for company!
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." ~ William Arthur Ward
Do you have something special you would like to share? Please refer to the list below and kindly link up. I will be happy to come and visit you. Have a beautiful day dear friends and once again, Happy Thanksgiving!
I am joining the following parties as well~
Share Your Cup Thursday~ http://jannolson.blogspot.com/
Cottage Style Linky Party~ http://lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com/
Tutorials Tips and Tidbits ~ http://www.stonegableblog.com/
Home Sweet Home~ http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/
Open House~ http://bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com/
Potpourri Friday~ http://twenty-eight-0-five.blogspot.com/
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi