Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Giving Thanks

As Thanksgiving draws near, we have so many blessing on our minds. So many people have been affected by superstorm "Sandy" and lost so much. It might be lives, homes and belongings.  Yet even in times of tragedy, we pull together and help each other.  

As we recover from these loses, we must take time for Giving Thanks.

Giving Thanks 
for being alive.  

Giving Thanks for the harvest.

Giving Thanks the food on our tables.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I hope you are thinking about Giving Thanks.

Thanks for stopping by and sending blessings all of those in need - Judy

My vintage china is Harmony House - West End.

Linking to:

Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage 
Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill 
Meet Me Monday at You're Talking Too Much 
Make-It-Pretty Monday's at The Dedicated House

Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures

Let's Dish  at Cuisine Kathleen on Wednesday
Centerpiece Wednesday at the Style Sisters
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style 

DIY by Design for Swing Into Spring
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday
White Wednesday at Faded Charm

Tablescape Thursday  at Between Naps on the Porch
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here on Thursday
Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
Kristen’s Creations for Share Your Creations on Thursday
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage

Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Natasha in OZ for Say G'day Saturday 
Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter
Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different, Act Normal
Saturday 7 at Positively Splendid

Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper


Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...


Your tablescapes are always so amazingly gorgeous. And you are so right about giving thanks.

Kinda had that thought earlier today myself and blogged a mite about it.


Gina said...

Such a beautiful table! I love the plates with the delicate leaves scattered across them.

There is so much to be thankful for!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Judy. Your table looks beautiful. We all need to count our blessings no matter how large or small, and this is certainly the time of year to do just that..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Pat said...

Your table is beautiful. I had not thought about a candle in a canister. Thanks for the inspiration. I have three similar clear canisters. I am definitely going to do this.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Beautiful tablescape! Love the pretty plates and Thanksgiving napkins!

ellen b. said...

Yes! It is good to give thanks for all we have. I like the amber in your setting!

Alycia Nichols said...

This is a stick up! Hands in the air and gimme those plates. No, can't physically give me those plates with your hands in the air. Put your hands on the plates, give them to me, then put your hands in the air. Do it! Do it now! :-) Beautifully set table, Judy! I love all the great accessories you utilized. I think putting those little colorful votives down closer to the table really makes a difference in the overall look. Your napkins are WAY cool, too! I am so sorry about the tragedy that has befallen so many in the northeastern part of our country, and I REALLY hope things go on an upward tick for them soon. It's just awful how hard they have been hit. Tonight I'm praying for their safety in the cold, icy, windy conditions. I am thankful that we have so far been spared any particularly bad weather. I know we will probably get our share over the winter months, though. I hope nothing really bad. Have a good night!

kitty said...

Hi Judy, what a pretty table. I love the canister as centerpiece with the candle inside. The napkins are wonderful. It's a perfect table to give thanks.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Me again, Judy. Just wanted to thank you for your nice words to me and I've noticed again how pretty your silverware is. And the candle centerpiece is gorgeous. Is that a cannister..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Linda said...

Great post and what a wonderful table...the pictures are great! I have been writing down something I'm thankful for each and every day so far this month...I have a ton to be grateful for...take care!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Another beautiful tablescape...I love how you used the canister in the centerpiece.

Infuse With Liz said...

Very nice Judy. Your centerpiece arrangement looks lovely. I like your napkins and the soft pattern on your dishes!
Yes we do need to remember those who are suffering on the East coast and it is wonderful to see how people have been helping one another. We do have a lot to be thankful for in our country. Blessings to all, Liz

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Great post!
Beautiful autumn tablescape with gorgeous fall colors.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Carol said...

Beautiful post, Judy -- both in words and your tablescape. said...

Your table is as beautiful as your thoughts...thanks for the inspirations

On Crooked Creek said...

The tone of this tablescape and its message touched my heart today, dear friend! Prayers are continually going out to the victims of Sandy. I adore the warm, vibrant hues in your color palette. Creativity and inspiration abound with this Thanksgiving tablescape. Well done!

Helen's Decor said...

Hi Judy, you table is lovely. I love the variety of items you used. Thanks, Helen

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Judy. I think that amber container makes a beautiful focal point for the centerpiece. Thanks for sharing.

Katherines Corner said...

beautiful post and table setting! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Wishing you a happy weekend. xo

Babs said...

Beautiful post and tablescape. Love your centerpiece.

Sarah said...

Judy, your post is full of beauty in both images and message. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. ~ Sarah

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Judy you have set such a beautiful table and given such a great message too..

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, what a beautiful post. We do have sooo much to thank God for...He has blessed us so abundantly. I pray for those who have lost loved ones, their homes and livelihood. My heart aches for each one.
Blessings to you, my friend.

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, what a beautiful post. We do have sooo much to thank God for...He has blessed us so abundantly. I pray for those who have lost loved ones, their homes and livelihood. My heart aches for each one.
Blessings to you, my friend.

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Ann Krucek said...

gorgeous table!! Another beautiful post! You have a wonderful talent, I am thankful you share it with us!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Yes, we are giving thanks for all He has done and all of our Blessings. Gorgeous tablescape. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

Debra said...

Such a lovely table from a thankful heart :)

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Beautiful tablescape - we do have so much to be thankful for - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,