"Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come." Song of Songs

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I shared one of these plates before and
thought I would show you the whole set.

I picked them up at a second hand store.
      They remind me of harvest time when all the fruit
 is ready to be picked from the trees.

As Thanksgiving turns my thoughts to blessings in life,
these plates remind me of the blessings of harvest.
I am thankful for the abundance of fruit I have to choose from here
in my home town, in the state of California.

Isn't God good to give us so many varieties?

He also gives us another kind of fruit. The fruit of the Spirit.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control;
against such things there is no law.
Galatians 5:22-23

(These are fruits that are also harvested, but instead of placing them
in a bowl on the table, they are lived out in a life.)


      And of course the nicest thing about these plates
is that they can be filled with sweets to share with friends!

Here I have some Pecan Sandies
sprinkled with powdered sugar.

      I also want to show you this lovely teacup given to me by a dear friend.
She picked it up at an estate sale.


      It was hard capturing the art work on this cup
because of the light in the room. It is much prettier than my camera shows.
There are dots of gold in between the flowers and around the edges.

I like the little green feet and handle.

I'm thankful for so many things...I have a very long list.
At the top of that list are my family and friends.
Without these people in my life, all the blessings in the world wouldn't fill
the emptiness of a life without them.

Isn't God good to give us others to share our blessings with!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day 
that spills into each day of the year ahead.

As your cup overflows with goodness from above.

"Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your many blessings, see what God has done."

Count Your Blessings ~ Johnson Oatman, Jr.


  1. What a wonderful post! Indeed, we are showered with His blessings! I love your fruit plates and I absolutely adore the teacup! It is gorgeous! A treasure! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving...which we indeed should practice with His presence every day!

  2. Hello dear Charlotte,
    It's so nice to have you back with us again. Your plates are wonderful and the teacup is adorable with its little feet! I love the posies and the dots of gold on it; very pretty. You have very nice friends! Thank you for sharing this with us and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.


  3. Hello Charlotte,
    Your teacup is wonderful! So pretty! After being a lifelong tea drinker, I've just recently started collecting antique teacups! I don't know what took me so long! lol Happy Thanksgiving! I'm your newest follower.
    Hugs, Cindy

  4. Lovely plates and those cookies look yummy!

  5. Hi,
    I love your fruit plates. They definately remind me of bountiful blessings. I marvel at all that God has provided for us. Happy Thanksgiving.

  6. Hello Charlotte,
    your plates are great for every time but especially for fall season. I love the pretty soft borders and the fruits are nicely painted. And the cup is gorgeous. Whow, what a pretty one with the colorful flowers, gold and the sparkling green. I think this is really antique. And not at least your wonderful sandies make me hungry.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  7. Beautiful post. We all have so many Blessings and reasons to be thankful. Have a super Thanksgiving and thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  8. Your cups are stunning! The cookies are making my mouth water, I make some sugar cookies like that and yours just reminded me of them!! I love the fruit plates for fall and for having fruit, or cake, or cookies...they're sooo pretty. We have so much to thank for, specially for our family and our health so, wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving. FABBY

  9. Your teacup gift is exquisite and the plates have an interesting rim on them. The cookies would be nice with a cup of tea.

  10. Greetings...

    Your fruit plates are charming especially with the addition of those yummy cookies.... I love your teacup ...It looks to be hand painted...maybe even a Nippon from Japan... Such a lovely gift from a special friend... May you have many Thanksgiving sips from it ...

    Bright Blessings for a Happy Thanksgiving.

  11. Wonderful plates and a wonderful post.

    I hope that you have a great Thanksgiving
    full of happiness and lovely memories.


    x Fiona

  12. a very beautiful cup for sure - fushia is so vibrant1 Lovely plates! Thanks for linking!

  13. Dear Charlotte,
    I just discovered your beautiful blog and wanted to say I just became a follower and will be checking in often. God bless you and have a wonderful weekend!

  14. that cup is stunning and YES, I would LOVE some cookies, thank you very much. :) Thx for linking to the tea party at Sweetology

  15. What a beautiful teacup...and what a beautiful blog you have! So glad to meet you. ; )


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