This past weekend was Canadian Thanksgiving, and God gave us a picture perfect weekend to be thankful! Our family spent the weekend in the Annapolis Valley at hubby’s grandparent’s farm. Our travel trailer is parked at the edge of a big field, alongside a river. What a haven it is for us away from all the weekly hustle and bustle of urban life. I remember glancing at the thermometer on Sunday, and it was 26-27 degrees Celsius in the shade (80F). That’s not exactly common for Thanksgiving in Nova Scotia. But we will gladly take it, when offered!
On Saturday night, hubby’s family all gathered at our trailer for a Thanksgiving Potluck. Hubby said, “You know you’re in the country when half of the people arrive at a gathering on 4-wheelers!” There was an abundance of family, food, and fun. For which we are very thankful.
As hubby and our son wrestled in the hammock (I’m amazed it is still secured to the tree), the girls and I prepared our table. Two beige bed sheets made the perfect table cloths for our picnic tables. Then I folded over 3 burlap potato bags, and used them as a table runner.
I would like to introduce you to my pilgrim couple named “Prudence & Nathaniel”. I believe it was the second year we were married that I made them for our Thanksgiving table (1986). Their bodies are filled with bird seed. A few years ago a mouse found Prudence during the winter and had a bit of a snack, but I was able to stitch her up so she was still usable.
Several years ago my sister-in-law gave me this basket. It keeps our sun screen and bug spray in one spot all spring and summer at the trailer. I have to say, it is much more suited for the purpose of holding these apples. Gorgeous!
I had no plans on standing and doing dishes at this get together…it was plastic and paper all the way!!
“Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life… a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seed time and harvest, the ripe product of the year – and the deep deep connection of all these things with God.” ~Ray Stannard Baker
Of course I also had my own personal photographer with me for the weekend!! ;0) Thanks Honey!!
Fall Open House Party
Fall Table Decorating