A Winter Table with a Story

“How many lessons of faith and beauty would we lose, if there were no winter in our year!”   Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Hi Friends,

I am doing a tablescape that I dearly love. I started doing this around January 5 and have been enjoying just looking at it for a while.  It brings back memories, both good and bad….lessons of faith and beauty!

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I remember the first time I ever saw this plate. It was during Christmas of 2017.  I had spent the entire month in Columbia, S. C. sitting with my beloved MIL, Hazel Sharpe during the last month of her life. I came home for two days at Christmas and Connie emailed me her beautiful tablescape with these dishes. She knew I was extremely tired and heart broken.  She knew this would lighten my heart a bit.  Even dishes have stories to tell. There were no decorations at my house.

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Of course I wanted them too and Connie went out on quite the search to make sure I had them.  She even had her sister in Memphsis on a search.

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This year I found the Better Homes and Gardens full size dinner plates that match them. While picking them up, I went through the Christmas area and found these wonderful JOY ornaments.

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I used a blue linen tablecloth that I love with winter tables.

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My rabbit has been around a long time.  I think he and the trees work so nicely as a centerpiece as they almost mirror the plate.

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May the JOY of the Lord reside in our hearts even in dark days.

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My MIL, Hazel, lived 96 beautiful years witnessing for the Lord.  Connie and I have been friends almost all of our lives. She has the ability to know when and how to listen, respond and is such a blessing to me.  She has seen me through the saddest and happiest times always knowing what to do.  A friendship like this is made in Heaven and I am thankful for her every day.  

“How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!”   Thomas Wentworth Higginson

   Dianne

 

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