Thanksgiving - All about family and friends
When our family and friends gather for the holiday, it’s always a very special time. The china cabinet sees a flurry of activity as grandma’s china and crystal is washed and dried to a shine. Even with the modern conveniences, each dish is lovingly washed by hand. Too special to take a chance.
From favorite serving dishes that held many a holiday turkey, to silverware passed down through generations and etched with time, have their place on our festive table. Tablecloths that hold memories of holidays just like this, are pressed and regally grace our dining table. These pieces are as much a part of our annual celebration as is the family gathered around the table. Each member thankful for those memories and for each other.
After the desserts been served, the children in the family are anxious to leave the table and play in Grandma’s bedroom. They gather on her soft chenille covered bed, and excitedly lift the lid of her jewelry box. Each child is filled with anticipation of what lies within. They never tire of playing dress up with the old pearl necklaces and rhinestone pins kept inside. It’s always such fun to explore the treasures and keepsakes of the past. ??
Long after dinner is over and the dishes are cleared, the women gather around the table sipping our tea from favorite vintage tea cups. Our fingers trace the soft worn designs that embellish the antique tablecloth. We talk about their own holiday projects, and favorite traditions.
Talk turns to plans for the upcoming Christmas Season. With aspirations for a handmade Christmas, we share our favorite sewing and decorating plans. A holiday quilt that must be finished in time, a Christmas stocking for the newest addition to the family, a stylish sweater knit in soft winter wools. We reminisce over past holiday traditions and plan which new ones to start this year. We’re always filled with memory-making ideas for the family and make lists to keep us organized.
When our family gathers for Thanksgiving, our home is filled with wishes and dreams, memories and love. Everyone, young and old, is filled with thanks for all of the riches in our lives.
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