Tuesday, November 26, 2013


One of the most wonderful things about holidays is spending time with family!  Over the years I have "gone home" to my mom's house for the holidays; then my mom passed and I started having the family come to "my home"; and, now, my daughter has picked up the ritual and invites us to "her home" for the holidays.  I will do a later post about the actual day at her home with the grandsons and my son-in-law and my dear daughter.

I am taking some food with me this year, but the things I want to show you here are some things that I get out to use at Thanksgiving.

I made this spiral table runner this year and planned to give it to my daughter at Christmas.  I have decided it looks more like Thanksgiving, so I will take it to her now.

This is a Fitz and Floyd pitcher from the 1990s that I have used for a long time.  I think my daughter should have this for her table now.

For years I have used Johnson Bros. "Friendly Village" dishes on my table from November to January because I think it looks like the winters you love.  I started sharing my place settings a few years ago.  My daughter now uses it for her table.

It is such a wonderful feeling to start sharing more of the traditional things that I have had for years.  These wooden figures have been used in our home for a long time and they are going to their "new home" now. 

Look at these details.


One of the quilts that I get out at Thanksgiving time is my "Hidden Wells" that is done in fall colors.  This will grace my mother's drop leaf table during this fall season.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  Make more precious memories and enjoy the traditions that you cherish.




  1. Those are some awesome treasures you have I'm sure your daughter will enjoy them. I have received things from my mother that means a lot to me. Happy Thanksgiving to your family.