In normal times, the family would gather round our table in Houston for turkey and all the trimmings. The table would be set with the traditional dryer hose pumpkins and Della Robia dishes.
2020, as we all know, is not normal. It finds the hubby and me on a daughter’s Tennessee farm where we stopped to bring a granddaughter home from college.
Since we were going to be here for Thanksgiving dinner, the daughter gave me table setting duty, not a bad assignment! Before leaving Maine, I visited Walmart looking for a specific knitting needle. I didn’t find the needle but found some things that mixed with pumpkins I was planning to take would make a fun Thanksgiving table.
Never would I have dreamed I would be doing a table with paper goods, but this time they worked. Towelettes became napkins.
Unfolded they are surprise placemats.
Now for the “dishes”. The paper plates are satisfactorily sturdy and with their pumpkin design are perfect.
As each setting went into place, it brought smiles. I like the cheerfulness of the black and white checks and the unexpected satisfaction of doing a very different Thanksgiving table.
What is most important is that later in the day we will enjoy our limited togetherness and count our blessings. I regret not being with the rest of our family, but I am very grateful to not be alone.
To all of you, I wish you a good day filled with gratitude.