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.
(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.