Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving 2010

The turkey's in the oven. The table is set. The breakfast dishes are in the dishwasher.

I love Thanksgiving. My birthday is during the first week of December. When I was a little girl, my grandparents and aunts and uncles would give me my birthday present on Thanksgiving. My grandma would always bake a birthday cake to go with all the wonderful pies she would bake. We would sing "Happy Birthday" before dessert. It was the best, most wonderful birthday party a little girl could ever have.

I grew up going to my maternal grandma's house for most holidays.
These are her Currier and Ives dishes. The grocery store where she shopped long, long ago would hand out stamps for buying groceries. She saved and saved her stamps and traded them in for this set of dishes, collecting them piece by piece.

They are very special to me. I use them every Thanksgiving and Christmas in honor of my grandma. The silver ware was also hers.

The crystal belonged to my husband's grandma.

The silver candy dish I'm using as a centerpiece was also my maternal grandma's.
You may remember this guy from here.

I am thankful for:
My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
My husband. I met him when I was 17 and have loved him ever since.
My three incredible children.
My extended family.
My friends.
My "lovely little cottage."
The many blessings that have come my way this year.
Our troops around the world who help to secure our freedom in this country.
Religious freedom.
The ability to home educate my children.
Blogging, which I seemed to be obsessed with lately;)
My pets
and so much more.


Laura said...

Happy to hear you had a Happy Thanksgiving! Your table looks lovely! Lx

A Perfect Setting said...

I grew up with those dishes as well. My mother loved collecting them. I loved your story and thank you for your beautiful setting. Brought back memories for me as well!!

Luncheons at the Junction said...

What a lovely story about your grandmothers dishes. It is the true spirit of Thanksgiving.

Storybook Woods said...

Happy Thanksgiving and what wonderful memories. What beautiful dishes too!! Clarice

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I love your really warms up when mixed with fall colors. Your memories are sweet. Happy Birthday :)


Mimi said...

Blue goes so well with all the rich autumn colors...Currier and Ives are such a pretty pattern.

we three dogs and me said...

I remember those dishes well as my sister had a complete set. Brings back memories. I got the green ye olden days at the same time which I used for my tablescape I always wished I got the blue ones too.Very lovely.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Very pretty. I love the candle holders.

Alycia Nichols said...

Beautiful Currier & Ives!!! I can remember them at my paternal grandmother's table. What wonderful memories! I hope you and your family all enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday, and happy birthday to you!

Kathy said...

I have those dishes - but they hang on the wall! Love blue and white
God Bless,

Entertaining Women said...

Aren't family treasures always the very best! Your grandmama's dinnerware is lovely, and I adore the blue and white for Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay