Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving... Blessings and Decorations


Happy Thanksgiving, BloggyFriends!

Graphic by Pink Cat Studio

One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is setting the table. I love shopping for dishes--I don't have to worry about whether or not things fit (me)! And my obsession with all things matching is given free reign! And since I cannot cook, I have to rely on things looking pretty!

Here is this year's tablescape...




Happy Sigh.

 

I rarely have people over... My house is usually filled with school stuff. You'd have to be an acrobat to leap over the piles of books and papers that generally fill the living room.

Although I have lived in the same, tiny little place forever, few of my friends have ever seen my home. It's very small, but just perfect for the two of us (If only it had a bigger garage...)

Today, however, the house is clean and ready for company! So come on in... I'll give you a little tour...







I didn't stop my decorating at the table. I found lots of great sales and just had fun
finding little trinkets, and pillows, and fall-colored things... and great bargains!

 

There are new rugs at the entry way. 

(These pics are for you, Kristen)









 (I've always hated that rose-colored tile. I try to hide it in any way I can!) 

Were you keeping track?
Did you notice that the wreath on the door matches the centerpiece and the napkin rings?
Another. Happy. Sigh!

Even the kitchen got a mini fall make-over...




I found some new fun fall pillows too (Normally they aren't all on the couch--I just put them all there so that you wouldn't be seeing fourteen photos of pillows!


 Fall colors were splashed everywhere!



Here's the hors d'oeuvre table ready for snacks. I love those little jeweled knives--and the pumpkin bowl! (I ate cereal out of it this morning!)


Notice all of my pictures are before the food! 

I am blessed to have talented family members and friends who brought over their yummy accouterments so that we had a DELICIOUS meal and, I admit, the hubs cooked the turkey! I made the green bean casserole (according to the package directions)... and I came up with the idea for pomegranate margaritas (although I didn't make those either). The dessert was another one of my purchases--but it was delicious--and stress free!

We had a wonderful evening! I loved having my great niece and nephew over to visit (YIKES! That makes me sound like I am 93 years old!), and it was the first time my niece chose a wine glass at her place at the table--even though she chose water as her beverage. We began with a prayer of gratefulness for all that we have, and added a desire to be conscious of those who do not have enough. We recalled those who were not celebrating with us and rejoiced in those who were were there at the table. We simply delighted in being together.

Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy family and friends and I am thankful that I had a chance to do just that. It was a memory-making day that will get tucked away in my mental scrapbook to be visited--with a smile--often.

Thanks for stopping by to visit. I am thankful for my BlogBuddies too, and I continue to count you among my many blessings...



8 comments:

  1. I love your pics Kim--I'm so happy I got to see them, haha!! Pretty sure I know where you got those too ;)

    Your house looks GORGEOUS! Your photos made me smile at all of the beautiful fall decor!! Your family must have had a wonderful time today. Happy, Happy Thanksgiving my lovely friend!

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  2. So very happy you had a wonderful day! You deserve it:) Your house looks full of fall awesomeness!! Happy Thanksgiving:) Hugs!

    4th Grade Frolics

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  3. Oh Kim, I absolutely loved the tour of your home. It is so beautiful! I felt your warm embrace from the second I began reading your post. What a host you are :) Many blessings sweet friend!

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  4. Your house is absolutely fabulous! Thank you for sharing that with us. :) Have a very happy and wonderful holiday season my friend.

    ~Stephanie
    Teaching in Room 6

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  5. Hi Kim! I loved the tour of your home--fall decorations and colors are my favorite! Everything is beautiful :) I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

    --jen

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  6. Look at how beautiful your house is!! I love how festive everything looks :)

    Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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  7. Very festive! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. WoW - you did the Turkey Day proud! (Does that sound Texan or what?) Thanks for the virtual tour; LOVE your decor!

    Barbara

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