It's quiet this year at Linderhof
Thanksgiving will be just Husband Jim and I
celebrating and giving thanks
that his surgery is done and that he is healing
And we will be celebrating our
46th Anniversary as well
Had I given some thought 46 years ago, I'm not sure I would have gotten married
But . . .
it is what it is!
This afternoon, however,
after the pumpkin pie was in the oven
after the cranberry sauce was made
I had a couple of friends over for tea
In the breakfast room
Touches of fall
the compote of fall fruits
(apples and pears)
The "new" old turkey salt and pepper
Because on Thanksgiving Eve there should always be
a turkey on the table!
These have a story
Replacements for the ones I misplaced
that I bought in 1970
When we celebrated
our first anniversary
with a Thanksgiving Dinner!
I also bought a centerpiece turkey which matches.
The original salt and peppers somehow got misplaced over the years
But I found them this year on eBay and bought them back!
These I won't put in such a "good" place!
They'll go with their big brother centerpiece
(and the companion one I found years later for pennies --
but then I like things in pairs!)
The nosh for a Thanksgiving Eve Tea?
Decorated fall cookies
Alas, not mine
but bought from Friends Lori and Rosemary
Who make them for a fundraiser that's held at our Middle School right before Thanksgiving
Fall turkeys, fall cookies
on my beloved blue and white
For a Thanksgiving Eve Tea