Happy Wednesday, my wonderful blogging friends, and welcome to my tea cottage once again. I hope your day is bright and beautiful, just like you are, and that visiting some of your favorite blogs will warm you inside and out.
I wasn’t going to show you anything Christmas-y until after Thanksgiving, but with this being White Wednesday and Rednesday, how could I control myself? And besides, some of these little gems were thrift store finds that area screaming to be shared with you. Be sure to visit Kathleen at http://www.fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/ for more beautiful Whites, and Sue at http://suelovescherries.blogspot.com/ for some cheery reds! Click on the buttons to the right and you’ll be right there.
I found these adorable napkin rings, in perfect condition, for $4.00 at my favorite thrift store, you know, the one that I don’t even tell my best friends about. I don’t want any competition.
The red and white snowflake tablecloth is from Home Goods. What a nice backdrop for these beautiful little holly leaves and berries.
And these gorgeous Lenox salad plates are from T.J. Maxx…I just got them yesterday…had to go to 2 different locations to get all 4
And also another four with a coordinating pattern. I’m not sure, but I think I prefer more holly and less ribbon. However, in order to have 8 plates, I will have to mix and match.
And here is the pasta bowl…I’m not sure…do you think its supposed to be a serving bowl for pasta, and not an individual bowl? It is rather large…could anyone eat that much pasta? YES!
The white underplate is also a T.J. Maxx find last summer. Since I didn’t find the dinner plates to match, I will use the white…I think its just fine, don’t you? BUT…if I do find those matching dinner plates, they will be mine!
This beauty is also from my thrift store…”MY” thrift store! It is salad size, and also in perfect condition…I love the hexagon shape…I’ll probably hang it on the wall, rather than use it. Don’t want any crumbs on it, ya know! How much? Only $1.50!
I love the colors of Christmas, and since my house is primarily greens and pinks/rosy reds, its quite easy for me to decorate with these wonderful colors. I can live with them all year, with just a little softening of the shades for spring and summer.
I do apologize for jumping ahead of the season of Thanksgiving…that is a very important time for us in America to celebrate…and Canada too. I still don’t know much about the Canadian holidays, but am learning by reading some of the wonderful blogs from our neighbors. I do hope that Thanksgiving brings hope, joy, and thankful hearts to all of you…even in the midst of change and war, we still have very much to be grateful to the Lord for. I pray that we all remember that He is the giver of all good things, and that He walks with us when things are not so good…we just need to stay close and trust Him to lead us into the future.
Thanks so much for visiting me today…I absolutely love company…I do hope you enjoyed your time here, and will come back soon.
God bless you all!