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.
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 "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.
The ability to home educate my children.
Blogging, which I seemed to be obsessed with lately;)
and so much more.
This is for Between Naps On the Porch's Tablescape Thursday.