Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Give Thanks

What a wonderful time of year
as we stop and give thanks for
all of the bounty we are blessed

Years ago when my children were
all little and at home we decided to
take a moment for
every night after scriptures before
they went to bed.

We started with three things
they were grateful for and later
that moved to the best thing
that happened to them that day
and one thing they were grateful
for.  That way they didn't just
repeat the same things day after
day but had to reflect upon their
day and find something that was
great that day.

We still keep that tradition and
try to have a grateful heart all year
for the blessings bestowed upon us.

We actually go away from home
every year for Thanksgiving
so I just set a fantasy 
Thanksgiving table
featuring lots of gold and sparkle.

I usually reserve my gold
china for Christmas time but 
it was really fun creating a
Thanksgiving table that has a
little glitz and glam.

My gold flatware is perfect
for the glamorous Thanksgiving
table along with these gold

Of course the most glamorous
item on the table are these
gold goblets.  It really feels
like a feast when we use these goblets.

There is a touch of gold
trim on the napkins which are
held by our regal turkeys.

Even the stem of this pumpkin
adds the touch of gold.

If you look out on the deck you 
will see that we were touched 
by a little snow during the night
too which caused a lot of joy
with the grandkids who were
sleeping overnight.

May your Thanksgiving Day
be one that is filled with gratitude
and love and family. 

May you find things to be
grateful for every day of 
your life.

Three things I am grateful for
Good health,
A loving and supportive husband,
To have the abundance of living in
a free land,

and I have to add that the
best thing that happened to me this
weekend was receiving
a new little granddaughter.
 That is why her
sisters and brother were having a
fun sleepover with grandma and grandpa.
What a blessing children and grandchildren
are to my life.  They are the chocolates on
my pillow!!

Have a 
Happy Thanksgiving!!

I will be posting with

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. What a lovely setting, enhanced by all the gold and white, and then dusted by the magical SNOW!

    And the blessing of a new baby girl! I'll bet she was the Grateful on everyone's list THAT day.

    Have a wonderful, bountiful, family-filled Thanksgiving!


  2. Your table is beautiful! Love the gold glamour and the pumpkins! Congratulations on the new Granddaughter!
    You have a blessed holiday and fun wherever you are going!

  3. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving Jacqueline and congratulations on the new granddaughter.

  4. Your table is beautiful Jacqueline! Congrats on your new granddaughter, I'm sure the kids make everything special! Happy Thanksgiving:@)

  5. Oh, a new chocolate for your pillow! ;-)
    Congratulations on your new granddaughter. What a lucky little girl to have you in her life.
    Beautiful table, beautiful words, and a wish for you to have a beautiful Thanksgiving away from home.
    I'm thankful for your friendship, Jacqueline.

  6. I love your glitzed and glammed up table Jacqueline! It is such a refreshing change from pine cones, Indian corn and acorns! I love all the gold and white with your beautiful glass and silver pumpkins. Congrats on your new granddaughter, and I know you will have a very grateful Thanksgiving!

  7. I count you, your blog and your sharings as a Blessing.
    Happy Thanksgiving,

    PS - Lovely setting but then when it isn't?! You create world of magic, wonder and warmth that makes us want to move and live there.

  8. What a wonderful tradition to teach your children about gratitude. thank you for sharing. May your Thanksgiving wherever it may be be blessed and be full of gratitude. I hope you get to enjoy the time with your family and do I have to say your table was exquisite as usual.Susie

  9. Congratulations on your new granddaughter! The table is lovely; I especially like the goblets and white pumpkin!

  10. Beautiful Table Settings! Love the pumpkins ;-)
    Paula ~ Mise en scène

  11. The chocolates on your pillow; I love that! :)


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