17 November 2012

Be Thankful

 Thanksgiving is the season for giving thanks.  There are so many reasons to be thankful.
Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart - Seneca

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.

The two rust colored candles are actually battery.
The plates are by Woodland Spode.
Pleasant placemats add some natural elements to the table.
Gold flatware is from Horchow.

I recently ordered this wrought iron decorative piece
to hang high above.  

You can see the fancy scrollwork on our table.

Live your life so that the fear of death can never enter your heart. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. And if perchance you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured the fault is in yourself.

Chief Tecumseh, Shawnee Indian Chief

Laura from Decor To Adore 
Laura has graciously made these little elf ornaments to help raise money for Ceekay's dream.
Ceekay  is a fellow blogger, who is fighting Ovarian cancer.  Ceekay is currently in the hospital fighting a very bad reaction to her most recent chemo session.  Purchasing a elf or two from Laura makes Ceekay's dream possible.  I do understand this disease, because I, too suffered from ovarian cancer.
Thank you for your support.

Thank you all for visiting.  I am so thankful  for your friendship.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.
Blessings.....Stay warm!

I am joining the following blogs:
Make My Saturday sweet @ abooksandmore
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday


  1. Your beautiful house transitioned so elegantly from Halloween to Thanksgiving. I can't wait to see what it looks like for Christmas.

  2. This is your house? Amazing, spotless, beautiful, so tastefully decorated! WOW! I'm very impressed. I kind of go for the comfortable WELL lived in look. haha.

    Thanks for following. I'm following back. :)

  3. Thanks Linda for linking up! I hope you have many happy and warm conversations around your beautiful table and the Thanksgiving meal. We'll roast a turkey in the oven, but it's hard to create the Thanksgiving meal with us having summer (heating the house with an oven makes no sense in summer) and school exams. It's the end of the school year for my kids. They get a short summer break over the Christmas holiday and then in January start a new school year.

    Tina - American mom raising 4 kids in South Africa

  4. Everything looks so pretty... Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones... Ciao

  5. Hi Linda! Those are wonderful quotes and we do have so much to be thankful for. Your dining room and table looks so beautiful! I love your dishes and the candle holders! :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Absolute perfection, Linda! I love your attitude to life as well. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Hi Linda! What a lovely tablescape! I so enjoy looking at your beautiful things! I also enjoyed the sayings you quoted! Thanks for sharing your beautiful dining room, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Blessings from Bama!

  8. Hi Linda!What a beautiful table for Thanksgiving.
    Have blessings Thanksgiving for you and your

  9. I'm Thankful for your friendship too.
    Happy Thanksgiving, Lovely Linda!

  10. What a beautifully decked out house!!!

  11. Oh yes, I'm following back also!!!

  12. I love homes in the fall Tksgiving season decor and yours look gorgeous! I can imagine how beautiful the C'mas season is going to look! Yes, we do have so much to thank the Lord for...family, health, friends and sooo much happiness! Have a happy Sunday pretty lady.

  13. Hi Linda, Firstly I always love seeing your nest and your Thanksgiving decorations are beautiful-especially your pheasant plates! I was surprised that you had Ovarian cancer; my sister fought the battle for eight years and it was history-making/statistic breaking for her to have made it that long. I have felt especially close to Ceekay for this simple reason. I wonder how long you battled it? You are the first I've known that has made it through-great job girl! Have a wonderful weekend.

  14. Gorgeous, gorgeous dining room! Love the table setting and those Spode plates are my favorite!

  15. Hi Linda! Pretty table! Love the burning wood! So cool! Gina

  16. Beautiful table Linda on all levels! Love the placemats and dishes! Your candles and crackle glass hurricanes are beautiful! Looks like you're all set for a pretty nice gathering!
    Love your fireplace too! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  17. Everything looks beautiful, Linda. I love the crackling fire. Have a blessed Thanksgiving with your family. xo

  18. Beautuful home. . .
    Beautuful table . . .
    Beautuful Spode . . .
    and the wise Indian Chief quote . . . I love!

  19. I love the Indian quote at the end, Linda. We have much to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving to you. P.S. I love the crackling fire!,

  20. Very Beautiful -- appreciate the link to Decor to Adore. Sorry to hear of Ceekay's trouble.

  21. So, so beautiful, Linda. Wishing you and your family the best Thanksgiving ever!

  22. This is so gorgeous! Happy thanksgiving!

  23. What a gorgeous dining room you have, Linda. Your table looks so elagant, lovely and warm....Christine

  24. Your table is lovely! I wish you and your family a very Happy

    Danielle xo

  25. Hey Linda! Happy to meet you! What a beautiful table for Thanksgiving.Wishing you a hAppy Thanksgiving!
    xo Cathy

  26. Hi darling, Thank you so much for your lovely commentI with you a Happy Thanksgiving!

  27. Linda, what a gorgeous tablescape! LOVE your dinnerware and the pheasant placemats. Everything looks so warm and elegant! Beautiful, as always! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  28. Linda,
    Just a beautiful table setting. Love everything about it! Very elegant, Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

  29. Linda you have warmed my heart with your kindness. Thank you so very much.

    You table is just breathtakingly beautiful!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  30. Dearest Linda,
    What a GORGEOUS table setting and makes me wish to be invited♡♡♡
    Thank you very much for stopping by and Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day(*^_^*)

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*



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