T is for Thanksgiving

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love endures forever.

Here are some of my Thanksgiving Tables over the last few years.


Thanks to God for my Redeemer,
Thanks for all Thou dost provide!
Thanks for times now but a memory,
Thanks for Jesus by my side!


Thanks for pleasant, balmy springtime,
Thanks for dark and stormy fall!
Thanks for tears by now forgotten,
Thanks for peace within my soul!


Thanks for prayers that Thou hast answered,
Thanks for what Thou dost deny!
Thanks for storms that I have weathered,
Thanks for all Thou dost supply!

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Thanks for pain, and thanks for pleasure,
Thanks for comfort in despair!
Thanks for grace that none can measure,
Thanks for love beyond compare!

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Thanks for roses by the wayside,
Thanks for thorns their stems contain!
Thanks for home and thanks for fireside,
Thanks for hope, that sweet refrain!

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Thanks for joy and thanks for sorrow,
Thanks for heav’nly peace with Thee!
Thanks for hope in the tomorrow,
Thanks through all eternity!

Words: August L. Storm, 1891

I’m linking up for ABC Wednesday started by Mrs. Nesbitt and now carried on with the help of Roger and a team of volunteers. T is for Thanksgiving, Thanks, Thankfulness, Tables.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the United States!

Tablescape Thursday ~ Pink & Silver

Time for some more table scape fun in Blog land. Please visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see more tables set for good times!

Everything in this post was purchased at Thrift Stores, Clearance tables or Garage sales. The pink tablecloth is covered with a sheer polka dot piece of remnant fabric that I found at a thrift store also.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and to leave a comment. I really appreciate my blog land friends…

Tablescape Thursday ~ Condo Barscape Revisited

Time flies when you travel north and south! It’s almost Thursday again and time for some more Tablescaping fun. I’m re-showing two variations on table settings at our bar in our little condo. I haven’t had time to think about new settings yet in this new year in my Southern California location. Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is the hostess for this fun event. Click on over and see the variety of fun, romantic, elegant, practical table settings that have been created.

The chargers are from TJ Maxx clearance. I used my everyday white dinner plates and then added the salad plate that I found at Marshall’s on clearance. I love plates with country scenes on them. The martini glasses, that I use for pretty desserts, too, were from target a couple years ago.

I changed up the tablesetting at the bar with these square grey chargers and square white plates and a small decorative plates that are “White Russian” plates. I love the little cocktail glasses I found with the Russian Cossack dancers on them. The napkin rings were a gift from my DIL and Son Christmas 2008.

Now head on over to Susan’s for more Tablescape inspiration.

Tablescape Thursday ~ Fun New Gifts…

It’s been awhile since I participated in Tablescape Thursday but I wanted to use some of my Christmas gifts before I leave Washington and head back to Southern California on Sunday.Visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see more scapes!

The table inspiration started with these chargers my kids bought me for Christmas. They also gave me the linen table runner which compliments the pewter.

Dear and I purchased the 4 pewter wine goblets in England in 1974.

I picked up the pewter candlesticks at Goodwill for a steal. The pewter salt and pepper shakers were a wedding gift to us from 1974.

The Pewter tankards are also from England. We bought them in 1974, too. The napkin rings are a wedding gift from 1974 and they are sterling silver Gorham 1332. My MIL bought them at Henshey’s in Santa Monica. Does anyone remember that store? It’s long gone now…

There are no markings on the covered dish/server at the center of my table. I don’t think it’s safe for food and I only use it for decoration.

I love the design and colors in my new runner. Thanks Josh and Laura!

The green goblets are from Goodwill, too.

I bought 8 dinner plates and 8 salad plates of these country scenes from Marshalls.  Royal Stafford, made in England.

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy New Year. May 2010 be filled with God’s blessings for you…

Tablescape Thursday ~ Red & Gold

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday the fun weekly event hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. She’s so creative at putting her tables together and it’s so much fun to see the different creations from people all over Bloggy World each week. Just click on the link to see more!

When my daughter and I put together the Moroccan Shower for her friend Kristen I decided to set the table in the kitchen along the same theme and for our fall back just in case the weather got too nasty to eat in our Moroccan tent outside. The weather held till just after dessert so we were thrilled.

This is another combination Thrift Store ~ Target Clearance ~ with plates from the Bon Marche (better known as Macy’s today) tablescape.

I’m sure you tablescapers understand the drill… I found this fun tablecloth and then searched the cupboards all over the house for anything to go with the color scheme!

I’m glad I had this post archived because I’ve been slow getting around in bloggy world this week. Busy with my kids in Seattle and today I’m sitting and comforting my poor hurting daughter who got a horrible sunburn and is now in the most painful itching experience of her life. I’ve been massaging her feet and making sure she eats and takes the right meds at the right hour. I know you’ll understand my slowness in getting around the sphere…Blessings!

Update: My daughter is doing so much better today. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts and prayers!

Tablescape Thursday ~ A Bar Setting…

Most of my stuff comes from Thrift stores, Marshalls, TjMaxx, or Target Clearance. I very rarely pay full price for anything. The pink jewel napkin rings are shower curtain hooks.

And here’s a variation on the black and white polka dot theme.

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is the creator of this weekly event. Thank you Susan! Click on over to see fun, simple, elegant, over the top, classic, fresh, thrifty, designer tables set for your enjoyment!

Tablescape Thursday ~ Aqua!

Tablescape Time Again! Visit our hostess Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see what people are setting this week.

I had fun putting together all things aqua and close to aqua for this weeks table.

As usual most everything on this table is from Goodwill, other Thrift stores, and garage sales. The centerpiece and stainless are Target clearance. The centerpiece was $4.24.

Time for a confession again. I only had 3 napkins in this pattern but also had a place-mat in the same pattern so I fanned it and jammed the Eiffel Tower napkin ring on it. Oh and speaking of confessions…the Eiffel Tower napkin rings are really shower curtain hooks!

We’re flying home to Los Angeles from Seattle this evening so I hope to get around tomorrow to see your tablescapes!