I'm using my blog to show the New England contingent our Thanksgiving festivities. As I LOVE to be nosey and see what other people do, I'm sure most of you won't mind.
It was the above verse from Psalms 23 that I thought of as I called the guys to the dinner table today. I had overheard Christopher tell a friend that we wouldn't have as much this year for Thanksgiving as we usually did.
I smiled as he said that for I knew something he didn't know... God's provision... He literally did prepare a table for us.
Imagine their surprise when they saw this. :)
Below is my second attempt at making a pumpkin pie. I'll tell you later how this will be the year of "Mom's spacing it" while baking.
It is truly funny and I must say the second time was a charm and produced a better looking pie (and definitely the best TASTING).
Hubby teased me about the "falling leaves" on the pumpkin pie. He thought it a very "Martha" thing to do. I asked him where he thought I got the idea! I had extra pie crust and cute little autumn cookie cutters and the rest is history.
Those soup bowls were purchased on clearance at Tuesday Morning last year (if I remember, for sixty cents each... they had been very expensive). I used them for the dessert.
They looked good with my Goodwill transfer ware dishes (LOVE these dishes, will be on the lookout for more transfer ware at thrift stores). The silverware is silver plated, got the entire set at a garage sale over a year ago now. It belonged to the woman's mother but she didn't want to have to mess with it, anymore. Sigh...
Yes, those are paper napkins. I always use cloth napkins but I just loved those turkey paper napkins so I decided to use them this year.
Hubby helped with the dishes but I'm worn out. The guys are watching some football Top Ten shows right now so I'm going to brew myself a cup of tea and read. After two days of cooking (and two attempts at pumpkin pie... sheesh), it is time to rest.
I'm glad I went to that much trouble, especially as the Lord made such a lovely provision. Jean and I have talked a great deal about the need for presenting just as beautiful a table for two or three as if we were having a crowd over for a Holiday.
(That is Jean, my sister who lives in Tampa... Jean who comments, I hope you made yourself a pretty meal even though you were alone.)
Tomorrow... Christmas decorating! Today... rest and leftovers.
By the way, the tablecloth didn't look that wrinkled in person. :)