It's amazing to realize just how much change happens in one year. This entry is to remind me of just how very grateful I am for the blessings my family and I have received each passing year...
This is for my very first Metamorphosis Monday! Thanks, Susan!
November 2007; all we could afford was a vinyl tablecloth and some meager items for Thanksgiving. We had just moved that summer and most were confined in the storage plus things were much tighter than we anticipated. The purple linen was used as a shipping buffer, so we grabbed that real quick from another box headed for storage.
As you can see, I just set the table... We were truly just "Simply Grateful" for being together and blessed with enough for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner.
November 2008; Things turned around and we reflected that gratitude on our tables. Of couse, all items were either at 50% off or more, so we didn't break the bank. Thank goodness for that! Though everything else is different and new, I used the same plates to help remind us how it was like the year before...
I made my own centerpiece- spent $10 on three bouquets. The pot was a 99-cent find.
The placesetting was inspired by Texas sunsets in Autumn. Plus we gathered our own leaves to use for the place cards my children made and colored.
I made most of the desserts myself and played around with how to best showcase them all.
I hope you enjoyed my very first Met Monday. Make sure to check out Susan's blog (link under logo) and enjoy how others' participated.
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