On this day, we reflect on the many blessings we have and continue to be thankful. As I prepared dinner for my loved ones I thought about how there are many who don’t have a family to prepare a meal for, or who don’t have food to prepare a meal for loved ones. Even though it was an exhausting endeavor, it was through the love I have for my family that gives me the unrelentless desire to prepare our thankful meal. Initially, I was not going to set a dinner table thinking “Oh – why bother – we’re just going to eat and watch TV”. But then after seeing beautiful settings, and realizing my family deserves a beautiful setting, that prompted me to do a quick table setting.
So I scrounged around for things I already had in the house and created this quick setting. Luckily, I bought the candle holders at a yard sale last weekend for twenty-five cents a piece and they were perfect. The vase by the fireplace became the centerpiece and I picked some greenery from outside to create this simple tablescape.
When I stepped back and looked at the finished product, I had to say – “thank you God” for all you do for me and family. We don’t have riches, but all that we do have – I am truly grateful for.
God knows I’ve been blessed to find such thrifty items to make our house into a home. Do I feel under-privilege because I shop in thrift stores.. Nooooo.. Do I feel under-privilege because 99% of my items are used.. Nope again… I’m just grateful that we have a house we made into our home.
Through this blog I’ve been blessed to have readers who enjoy my thrift stories, makeovers, and other tidbits of my life that I love to share. Today and everyday – I wish you all the happiness and many continued blessings that you’ve been thankful for.
So here’s to good eats and sore feets! From my home to yours – Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!
As I always say, beauty doesn’t have to be costly. Happy hunting while you thrift your house into a home!