My Favorite Holiday

November 22, 2012 | My Jottings

The turkey is in the oven and the smell of sage and onion is already wafting to every room. This music is playing softly. Sara is getting ready to run the Gobble Gallop 5K. I’m sure Sharon and Carolyn are working on their contributions to the meal before they all come over in a few hours. And Michael just finished picking up Edith and Mildred’s yard contributions.

We are ready to give thanks.

Here is our lush centerpiece this year, which Sara whipped up last night in about ten minutes. Can you see the eggplant, pears, pomegranate, grapes and artichoke? And the mums, cedar, dead hydrangea blooms from our yard, and bi-colored magnolia leaves? Gorgeous!

Here’s the other side. She made little place setting “cards” on the leftover magnolia leaves…

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
    let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
    and extol him with music and song.

For the Lord is the great God,
    the great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth,
    and the mountain peaks belong to him.
The sea is his, for he made it,
    and his hands formed the dry land.

Come, let us bow down in worship,
    let us kneel before the Lord our Maker

Psalm 95:1-6

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From our home to yours, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Kay in UK says:

    What a beautiful centrepiece1 Well done Sara.
    (Oh to be so gifted …)

  2. Just Julie says:

    I will tell her your nice words, Kay! Thinking of you yesterday and today, and giving thanks for your friendship! xxoo

  3. Helen in Switzerland says:

    It sounds great – Happy Thanksgiving Julie and please tell Sara that her centrepiece is amazing!

  4. Just Julie says:

    I will tell her Helen…thank you so much! xxoo

  5. Ganeida says:

    The centre piece is stunning! I hope you all had a most wonderful time.

  6. Just Julie says:

    The day is winding down, Ganeida, and it was lovely. Good food, wonderful time with family, and listening to what everyone is thankful for, from ages 4 to 63. 🙂

  7. Marcia says:

    Just popped in to wish you a happy Thanksgiving, Julie. 🙂

  8. Just Julie says:

    Thank you Marcia! I hope your day was wonderful too. xxoo

  9. Shari C. says:

    Love Sara’s beautiful arrangements!!!

  10. Just Julie says:

    Thank you Shari! xxoo

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