Monday, November 19, 2012

giving thanks

 so very thankful
for the warm
 glow of love
 from my god
my family
my friends 
it envelopes me like a fuzzy blanket.

my old friend, steve made this awesome harvest table for me, with old barnwood that i had found.
and mr. dan sanded it.
love it!
my new friends, esli and david pelly, of pelly farms in kentucky,
searched their 3rd generation farm sheds and found these cool - old - black - boy scout folding chairs for me....david's dad was the boy scout leader.
david even power washed them for me!
perfect, PERFECT sitting around the table!
each one of them DIFFERENT than the other...which i love.
boy scouts sat on these back in the fifties and sixties.....and then they were stored away and forgotten about until i mentioned to esli that i was looking for old folding chairs....
i just hit them with some clear spray sealer....and some  earl  oil, so they fold up without a sound.

more than just a harvest table and folding chairs.
to wonderful people.

giving thanks.

my heart is full.

we will be traveling to my daughter and son-in-laws home in mississippi....their very first thanksgiving meal in their new home....served on the very same family table we handed down to them.... that was handed down to traditions ....connections...breaking bread is all so important.....
and i am so very thankful.

may you have a blessed thanksgiving



Kerrie said...

So, so beautiful Erin! And I love your writing about family traditions! I totally agree. Have a most wonderful Thanksgiving! Hugs, Kerrie ♥

Olive said...

Erin, the table and chairs are lovely. You are right there is so much to be thankful for, Olive

Mr Paul said...

Gorgeous tones Erin, your photos as always are totally dreamy. Love the wreath and the hydrangeas in the barrel. Have a wonderful thanksgiving. x Paul

michele said...

what lovely memories will be created with that handmade table as a backdrop. and the chairs are fabulous, erin. love how you have mixed them so stylishly with the rustic table.

love to you.

pop by and go shopping with me in paris, oui?


Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Erin - this a lovely post...Ah sweet Thanksgiving - I echo your sentiments about family and the trestle table - Hope you have a safe trip to Miss. and a great Thanksgiving.

oldgreymare said...

Have a safe and blessed trip and holiday dear girl <3
gobble gobble

jerilanders said...

Erin,I love it all. the table, the chairs,the boy scouts, the decoy, the crochet curtain, the view... it is lovely. Have a safe trip and joyous holiday with your loved ones.

poppilinnstudios said...

Beautiful post, Erin. Love your harvest table and the decor. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Gerry Snape said...

as usual an absolute mega bundle of gorgeousness! and I'm thankful that the potter came out of hospital today!!

KarenB said...

Wow, how wonderful it all is! The table is beautiful and all the more special with the labor provided by a friend. And those chairs? Absolutely wonderful! I can just hear your gratefulness in between the lines of your words. Have a memorable Thanksgiving with your kids.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your harvest table and chairs are a wonderful addition to your yard and I'm sure you'll enjoy many happy hours sitting there with friends and family. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Erin...I just adore when sweet memories and history and beautiful decor mix into something so fabulous! I love your new table and tablescape!

Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving with your sweet family! I'm grateful to call you friend! :)

xoxo laurie

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh Erin, such a beautiufl post..
I just love the table and chairs, most of all the history of them..
and to think you will be enjoying dinner with your daughter on the table you handed down to her.. I love it.
I wish you and your family a safe and joyful Thanksgiving..
Thank you so much for your visit.. I will be traveling to my brother's this year for a family gathering.
Love and blessings,

Georgianna said...

Your style is so warm and welcoming, Erin. I wish you could come by and give me some holiday decorating advice!

I am very thankful to have you as a friend and to be able to enjoy and appreciate your wonderful art and joy for life.

Happy Thanksgiving!!


Cindy said...

Awwww, what a cool post. And what an awesome table with the little boy scout chairs all different. Everything looks like it has a glow, and so nice to see you filled with appreciation for everything...


tree said...

What a lovely blog!

June said...

Everything is gorgeous at your house Erin. I'm sure crushin' on your new table and boyscout chairs. Oh yes, and the basket of hydrangeas!!!!
Have a safe trip and a Happy T-Day!

ps, thanks to you, I remembered to by my paperwhites today : )

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Erin...
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving. This post is so every way. Take care, Laura

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Such wonderful post Erin!
I hope you have enjoyed a happy thanksgiving.
Wonderful Warm Weekend Wishes x

Unknown said...

You have an incredible home - so full of character and history. Your photos are stunning as usual!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Erin,
Thank you so much for your visit and wanting to enter the giveaway for little Bei..

Mammaeco said...

Hi Erinni!I'm a new follower of tour deliziosa blog....lovely photographs and full of Joy!thanks for your love :-) greetings from Italy :-)

Deb said...

Beautiful Thankful post Erin & your table is just gorgeous ...lots of wonderful memories will be made around it I am sure ♥

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Good morning dear Erin,

You are my winner of the Christmas giveaway. Little Bei is yours.
I will contact you for your address.
Love and blessings,

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful, Erin. The table is gorgeous and like you I love that the chairs are each a little bit different.
Stopped by via Penny's to congratulate you for winning the soon to be newest member of your family, Bei. ;) After seeing that gorgeous patio of yours, I am sure she will be smiling from ear to ear. :)
Much love,

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Erin,
Thank you so much for your visit and kind words.
Bei should arrive today I hope.
You know, I never seem to win anything either.. So happy you WON!

Burlap Luxe said...

Congrats Erin, I ador Penny's hands that create felted little sweetness...I am sure you see the beauty in her works when you received your win.

Come visit my latest post French will see at the bottom of my post one of Penny's sugar plum fairy mice dancing on a stage of holiday performance.

A Joyeux Noel