Monday, October 29, 2018

"Things" to be thankful for

Yesterday afternoon, my husband was commenting on the fact that he and I have much to be thankful for, and we do. In addition to each other (a better deal for me than for him, no doubt!), we have our health; happy and healthy family members; and we also enjoy many spiritual, emotional, and even material blessings. I thought about this when I was decorating the tea trolley for fall over the weekend. I don't imagine every woman in the world can reach into closets and shelves and pull out tea accoutrements for every season of the year. And I'm thankful for mine!

The eye-catching embroidered tablecloth is something I won on Bernideen's blog many years ago, and I think it's just as beautiful as I did back when I won it.

The tea bag holders were an antique mall find years ago.

The teapot was part of the Bernideen bonanza I won. I love it!

And this "give thanks" art is actually a Papyrus card I bought on our recent trip to Wisconsin. I realized I could place it in a frame without glass so that the fabric details would show (and use the card more than once). Because I bought it on a trip, the card also reminds me that I occasionally get to travel, and I'm thankful for that too. I have been tempted to fast-forward to Christmas this year, but thinking about "giving thanks" has made me slow down and savor  the holidays in their proper order. So what are you thankful for?


  1. What a fun post! I really like the teabag holders -- cute! :)

  2. I love your tablecloth. I am thankful for my husband and friends who support me in all my crazy parties and endeavors.

  3. Your tea cart is lovely, as always, and what a nice reminder of things to be thankful for.

  4. I always enjoy seeing how you decorate your tea cart, but this one was especially lovely, and you reminded me to stop and consider all the things I have to be thankful for.

  5. Such a beautifully-arranged tea cart! I really like the special container for tea bags--I've never seen anything like that before. This time of year definitely makes me remember to be thankful for family, friends, health, and a comfortable place to live.

  6. What a nice post. I love that the tablecloth and teapot go together so beautifully and are both from Bernideen.


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