Holding On


With daughters grown and creating their own traditions, the hubby and I have few left.  Thanksgiving is the one we hold on to, and when family gathers around our table my heart is full.

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving at our table without a centerpiece featuring dryer hose pumpkins.  I don’t know how many years they’ve been used, but it’s a lot.

Every year it is a challenge to think of some different way to present them.  This year turkeys and magnolia leaves are thrown into the mix for a simple creation.

As for dishes, nothing replaces the Della Robbia pieces which now could qualify as antiques.  Thanksgiving is the only time they come out of the cabinet, and my hope is that some day they will grace a daughter’s or maybe a granddaughter’s table.

Most years I add something new, but not this one as I am working very hard to pare down rather than add anything to full to the brim cabinets and drawers.  That said there’s something special about pulling out those old familiar things.

What will make this table different from most are the people who gather round.  We are a small family which makes each person so very special.

Like the rest of you I am thankful  for family and friends.  Additionally, I am so very grateful for each of you who take time to follow my musings.  You are the reason this blog continues. Wherever you are, I wish you a most happy day.

17 thoughts on “Holding On

  1. Your table is beautiful and know your menu will be delicious! Have a wonderful day as we give thanks for our many, many blessings!

    1. For sure, there are many blessings!

  2. Beautiful table, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

    1. Pam, I am so grateful for your faithful presence. I try to be the same ,but so often my comment doesn’t seem to post. The little ball just goes round and round. Crazy!

      1. That is crazy, Linda! I have trouble commenting on a few myself!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving 🍁🦃. I’ve admired the dryer hose pumpkins for years now, but have never tried making them.

    1. No telling how long those pumpkins are going to be around.

  4. Beautiful as always, wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Dryer hose pumpkins? That’s creative for sure. Love your table. A very happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  6. Beautiful table, as always. Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Thanks, Teresa, for your faithful presence.

  7. Your table is beautiful Linda! And I love seeing your dryer pumpkins every year! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving…
    Jenna

  8. entertainingwomen November 23, 2018 — 11:26 pm

    Oh my word, I had forgotten that I have that turkey. I wonder where I put it. I haven’t seen it in a number of years. I still love you dryer hose pumpkins! Happy Thanksgiving! CherryKay

    1. I broke the turkey today so it’s made it’s final appearance

  9. Wow what a beautiful table setting you have. I hope everyone enjoys your creativeness.

    1. Thank you. Setting a table is one of my creative outlets.

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