Tuesday, November 23, 2010


is a great word.
It's also a uniquely American Holiday.

I was so touched by my friend Sharon, of My French Country Home, who penned this sweet poem, she calls, 

My ode to thanksgiving, or a holiday I can't join in with!

I wish we had a turkey day
to bring some festive cheer
I wish we had good reason
to bring our loved ones near
I wish we could shut out the cold
and warm our house right up
with friends, with kin, with family
invited in to sup

I want to dress my table
I want to light warm fires
I want to fill the house 
with smells of roast meats, sweets and wines
I want to have soft music
I want to offer thanks
for our rich and happy living
with oh!  such trivial wants

But traditions aren't invented
they come down through the times
they're in our blood. they can't be bought
like some expensive wine,
so I'm glad for friends so happy
to celebrate Thanksgiving,
and I'll wait my turn till Christmas
to light my Yuletide pudding!

I'm thankful for so many things... and as Sharon has reminded me, of the many new friends I have made not just from America but from all over the world!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! 



Blondie's Journal said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! I saw the poem on Sharon's blog, it is really cute! I really love the images you posted...one of these days I will use place cards!!


Seawashed said...

Ah I love this! What a sweet heartwarming poem. We have much to be thankful for whether we have much or have little...we always have each other. The first thanksgiving was all about that...having each other...giving thanks.

This is a beautiful post! I want that leather chair!!! And yes, I must try to make it down to the Bay area to meet you in the New Year. ox` kerrie

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

I love your Thanksgiving picks, Terri, especially that striped tray and delicate collection of candles upon it.

Have a lovely holiday time! xo

Acquired Objects said...

Wow, I must have missed that poem it's wonderful!!!! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and Sharon, we'll be thinking of you!


Unknown said...

This is such a great summation of Thanksgiving! I truly give thanks for my like minded souls out there, like you, who share the joy of the details!

Happy Thanksgiving, Terri!
xo Elizabeth

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Happy Thanksgiving Terri
Love Sharon's ode to this thoughtful holiday!! I too wish we had Thanksgiving here in Aus.. I may have to put aside some time to acknowledge what I am thankful for also...

Have a lovely week and holiday!! ciao xxx Julie

Cashon&Co said...

what a cozy post! happy thanksgiving to you too dear. i also am thankful for my new friends! xoxo

lisaroy said...

what a great poem!
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. Although we already celebrated our Thanksgiving in October, I have much to be thankful for in light of the past couple of weeks. Thanks for your loving comment. xo

Unknown said...

The poem warmed my heart, lovely! Happy Thanksgiving :)


Anonymous said...

Easy to love Thanksgiving because it is such a pure holiday - no greed or gifts, no tacky tinsel! Just getting together and giving thanks~

La Petite Gallery said...

Who wouldn't love those images. That fire place and loved the kitchen, lots of windex on those cabnets. Sending a big wish for a Happy Thanksgiving.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

and to you friend. I'll take the wreath, the front door and all the blankets, fabulousness!

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

Loving these picture Terri, especially the blankets. Thank you for publishing my little poem here, I'm more than honoured, I'll be thinking of you for your dinner thiks evening.

Party Resources said...

Have a great holiday!! xx

Privet and Holly said...
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Privet and Holly said...

WHAT a feast for the
eyes, Terri! Thank you
for gathering all of these
delicious images of
Thanksgiving. Love them....
and you! Happy Thanksgiving.
xx Suzanne
PS: I saw S's poem on
her blog....so sweet!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What a lovely poem. It's too bad this holiday is not celebrated all over the world. I guess that gives us more reason to include everyone in our Thanksgiving thoughts no matter where they are in this world.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.

A Perfect Gray said...

beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your friends and family, T.

Love, Donna

Anonymous said...

Love the inspiration! Miss you, honey, and Happy Thanksgiving to you, Chris, Chris and Mary!

Eddie + Jaithan

Kathysue said...

I missed this post yesterday, sorry!!! Love the images the poem and I love YOU!! Kathysue

Arabella said...

Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you! Beautiful post :O)