Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wishing You a Blissful Thanksgiving

Although we had our family Thanksgiving last Saturday, I'll be roasting another turkey tomorrow! The past couple of years The Ronald and I have gone to our best friends' home on Thanksgiving Day, but this year, we're the hosts. I've been having fun setting the dining room table, actually using my china and good silverware.

I put the centerpiece together, just stuck the appropriate foliage in the basket.
Can you see the turkey candle stick holders?
There are tiny personal S&P shakers at the top left of each plate, too, which I think are so cute.

In November 2001, I bought this beautiful Norman Rockwell plate. It gave me such comfort to look at, since it was only two months after the horrible events of Sept. 11, 2001.
As the months went by, I bought the other three plates that are part of this collection called:

 The Four Freedoms

Freedom from Want.
Freedom of Speech.
Freedom of Worship.
Freedom from Fear.

FDR delivered his State of the Union Address on Januray 6, 1941,
 stating these four essential human rights.

This is the best picture I could get this evening.

This picture turned out pretty well, I think....but a little dark maybe?

"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many--not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." -- Charles Dickens


  1. Happy Thanksgiving Becky. The table looks beautiful. I love those little salt and peppers!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving, Becky! May your turkey-y appetite be as big as a Macy's Parade balloon!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving, Becky. Enjoy your day. When I count my blessings, I count you, one of my blog readers.

  4. If you do indeed do everything I say to do, please eat a piece of pumpkin pie, some potatoes and some stuffing/dressing for me.

    And, have a marvelous holiday (and give Vern some turkey).

  5. Have a wonderful Turkey Day Becky!! <3

  6. Hi Becky. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Your table looks lovely, and I can just imagine you all sat round there eating your turkey with all the trimmings! I also love your plates, especially that beautiful Thanksgiving scene one.

  7. I think it would be great to sit at your table today, Becky! Have a great second turkey day!

  8. Have a wonderful day!

    (I love that Norman Rockwell scene of the family at Thanksgiving.)


  9. Your table looks lovely! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Becky! :)

  10. I love anything Norman Rockwell, and the Four Freedoms are certainly among his finest works.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Critter Alley

  11. Happy Thanksgiving. Your table looks lovely and so welcoming. Thank you for sharing "The Four Freedoms" little lesson, I didn't know about that, but I have always been fond of Norman Rockwell's work! I wish you many blessings as we enter this holiday season! I'm going to follow you!

  12. I hope both of your Thanksgivings were wonderful.

  13. You table looks lovely. I do love the NR Thanksgiving plate. I have four Christmas ones. Have a wonderful weekend.

  14. Hi Becky...Hope your holiday was wonderful. Thinking of you. Susan

  15. I think we have the same tablecloth! Ha. Hope yours was a good one!

  16. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving Becky! I got my calendar from Robert on Wednesday! It is so beautiful! Thanks again! I also got my copy of Melissa's book - I thought I would read a chapter last night (at about midnight) and I read the whole thing! Great book! So glad you introduced me to it :)

  17. Your table looks lovely! Can I come over? I'm loving your tablecloth and centerpiece.

  18. The table looks lovely. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.


  19. Hi Becky, glad you guys had a great holiday weekend. I am going to cook our turkey today.

    Love your special plates!



  20. Happy Second Thanksgiving! What a wonderful tradition you have with your friends. :)

  21. I totally love Norman Rockwell's work! I think I have those exact same plates...though mine are packed away in a box...have been since moving into this house and not having the same amount of space we had in previous homes.

    Blessings and hugs,

  22. I love your blog and would like to know more about you. I am 64 (can that really be?) and a "wanna be writer".

  23. Oh, Becky, I love your Norman Rockwell plates! Your Thanksgiving was lovely, and I'm sure your Christmas will be, too! I'm looking forward to your continued nostalgic posts! Annie


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