Saturday, November 3, 2012

November, Table of the Month

 We give Thanks!
It took me about one second to think of the room in which I would like to set the November table.
My friend agreed. And so I loaded the car with some of my favorite fall dishes and went to set the table. The lite scones enhanced the creamy textured walls and provided the backdrop for one of our warmest holidays. People look at me funny when I say November is my favorite month.
I don't focus on how brown the earth has turned . Rather I see it as a time to come inside, enjoy the fruits of our labors and be thankful for what we have. And given the storms, and world unrest, it is nice to focus on the things that matter, even if just for a day.
So much to be grateful for.
My mother found the soup tureen in a gift shop on Cape Cod and it sat on our
dining room table every year adorned  with a red ribbon at Christmas. She so loved that tureen
that I  love having it, finding new uses for it, and sharing her love of it. I see it more as a Thanksgiving piece, however.
My mother was also a wonderful pie maker and although I did not inherit her talent for pie making, my sister  Susan did. So like most of you, pie is a must have at Thanksgiving. My children love chocolate pie and have such fond memories of my mother's that Susan now makes sure to include it along with pumpkin.

There is something about etched glass that has always fascinated me . So it as fun to be able to mix some of what I have with my friends glassware. I think I enjoy seeing how the light reflects in and on the glasses. Glassware adds a touch of elegance to a table.
Just as there are infinite number of Thanksgiving tables, there are ways that each of us celebrates. I would so love it if you would share some of your Thanksgiving traditions and thoughts with me.
In these very trying times, we need to be reminded of how we can come together and help each other. Remember that when the Pilgrims needed help, the native Americans came to their aid.
                                                               Happy Thanksgiving.


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