Monday, November 19, 2012

Bless Our Home


Thanksgiving is a holiday specifically set aside for the purpose of thanking God for His provisions and blessings.  It may be the oldest, continually celebrated holiday in America.




Much of the food served at modern Thanksgiving dinners includes items from the very first celebration: turkey, ham, dressing, potatoes, numerous other vegetables, bread and puddings.








Initially this meal was held to thank God for the blessings of a good crop, having food for the winter.






Thanksgiving is a very family oriented holiday.  Relatives often travel great distances to be with each other to celebrate.  Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the entire year.

This year our Thanksgiving is taking a new path.  We have always celebrated Thanksgiving with my husbands family.  But with the home going of my Mother in Love this past spring, we must all start making our own new family traditions.

What are your plans for this Thanksgiving?


May your Thanksgiving be a time of joy and blessings.

20 comments:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a beautiful post; and a beautiful table! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Jocelyn!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh so pretty. I love your wonderful centerpiece, gorgeous, and your Pilgrim couple are lovely. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sonia said...

Beautiful table. :0)

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia

Liz said...

You did a great job of puling all the details together. This is such a lovely holiday table! :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

~Liz

Val said...

Absolutely beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Your Thanksgiving table is lovely!
So Thankful for the MANY blessing God has given to me and my family.
Thankful for blogging Friends too!
Warmly,
deb

Kathryn Ross said...

Hi Jocelyn!
I usually check out your quilting site to see your latest handiwork, but comment here. Thanks for stopping by my place for a happy greeting upon my daughter's wedding last week. She and new hubby are enjoying their honeymoon in New England and will be taking Thanksgiving dinner with her brother, his wife, and our baby Mackenzie (the jeep riding flower girl) while Ed and I will be alone but for his daughter who will be spending Thanksgiving with us for the first time. She has recently given her life to the Lord and what a new creation in her heart to be thanking the Lord for this year! Restored relationships in Christ and fairy tale weddings glorifying the Lord. Yes - much to be thankful for.

I would love to set a table as festive and overflowing as yours - not sure what I'm doing in that realm, yet. I've a few ideas, though. Will post on it end of week I guess with whatever I come up with!

Joy to you and yours!!
Kathy

Vicki said...

Hi, Jocelyn,
Your Thanksgiving table is exquisite!! Everything about it says autumn, abundant harvest, rich blessings!! Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving. It will be a little harder this year with the passing of your loved one, but as you say, you can always celebrate new traditions. Vicki

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a beautiful table and post. Thanksgiving is such a special holiday giving thanks to our Lord for all his many blessings. May you have a wonderful time together with your family.
Nancy

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful Thanksgiving table. I love it! Your centerpiece is wonderful!
Ruth

Snap said...

Beautiful post and beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape. Happy Thanksgiving and making new traditions.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful table with amazing fall colors.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Jocelyn.
Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Kathleen said...

Lovely table, J. Breaking old traditions is hard, but as long as we are with those we love, that is the most important!
Happy Tgiving and thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good afternoon, Jocelyn, and Happy Thanksgiving! You have set another splendid table. You always take such care in setting it perfectly; lovely! Thank you for sharing this at my HOME and enjoy this special day of giving thanks.

Blessings,
Sandi

Alycia Nichols said...

Pretty table, Jocelyn! You haven't forgotten a thing!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!

Buttercup Bliss said...

What a pretty tablescape! I agree, you haven't forgotten at thing - it is awesome! I am visiting from No Minimalist Here :-) I am also your newest follower.

Leslie's Garden said...

Lovely post! My mom passed away several years ago and it's been so different without her. Your table is gorgeous. Happy Thanksgiving!

Sherry said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry