Monday, November 3, 2014

T Stands for Getting Ready for Thanksgiving T


For those of you who have been here this week, and know I don't have access to my internet or PhotoShop, I just want to point out this is a scheduled post.

Halloween is over, and Thanksgiving is in the offing. The decorations have been put away, and

it's time to start decorating for Thanksgiving.   I will use my new bath towelettes that compliment my bird theme bath.   I will also get out some definite autumn inspired scented votive candles to use in different rooms.

But possibly the most important thing tea wise, is the set of dishes I always pull out and use between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  They belonged to my grandmother, who had several beautiful sets of dishes far more elegant than these, but these were her favorite for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  The pattern is called "Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe," and I have shown the entire set on my blog before, even though the photos are rather bad.  In a way, these pieces really DO remind me of these two holidays, so I continue the tradition.

 Now it's your turn to show your T post.  Just add your T related link.  It can be anything from an empty cup to a vignette to a scrapbook page.  It might be art of some kind, possibly digital or maybe even hybrid.  It might even be a journal or altered book page that involves a drink.  You might even be out and about.  Whatever you link, you know Bleubeard and I will be around to visit, as will other T Tuesday participants.  Finally, Bleubeard wants to remind you that the photos don't have to be taken on Tuesday, but they must, in some way, relate back to something drink related.



Today is also Day 4
of AEDM.



25 thoughtful remarks:

massofhair said...

How wonderful that you own some of your GrandMother's dishes. Can see why she liked to use these at this time of year. Lovely blog post:-) xxx

Robyn said...

love your bird towels, and that china certain deserves a second look!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Your towlets are fabulous and the pottery very lovely indeed. The votives will add extra colour and light around the place. Happy T Day Elizabeth :o))

Carol said...

Happy T Day!!! Sure do hope you get your internet issues resolved soon :) Lovely dishes!!! I really enjoy old China ♥

dawn said...

Hello and Happy almost Tuesday! I'm still so excited to be on the computer, can't wait till yours is fixed too.
I love that your getting ready for Thanksgiving and carrying on the tradition with these beautiful cups. Will need to start my decorating soon too.
The weather was perfect today and will be tomorrow, so glad for these nice days when we can get them.
Have a great Tuesday.

Krisha said...

What a lovely tradition to keep up, and good memories surrounding the dishes. I can almost smell the turkey!

It feels good to be home and back on the PC after a week. Hope your back on the "net" with us soon.

Happy T-day

Nancy said...

Lovely china Elizabeth and those decorative towels and candles :)
I got home the day before Halloween and was able to give out goodies---only had 23 kids, but the costumes were great.
Happy to join you for T day :)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

SO good to have such fab tableware that reminds on grandmother..

Good luck with the PC Elizabeth...

Love to hear that you have a bird inspired bathroom.. that sounds fantastic ..I would love to take a bath there!
xxx
Susi

Vicki Miller said...

Lovely to use some of your gran's things. The old Curiosity shop is one of my favourite Dickens books. It will make you cry! Love your decorating bits and pieces

Julia Dunnit said...

It's maddening not to have Internet - thank goodness you have friends to lend you theirs! I love your grandma's service..as you know. The towlettes are really sweet, not often you see cross stitch on such things now. My link is a bit tenuous but really, I was on a tea break!

Bridget Larsen said...

That teaset is very nice and very precious too
Bridget #11

Divers and Sundry said...

Those dishes are quite a treasure! Holiday traditions are fun to maintain and keep the memories alive :)

see you there! said...

Looks like you are well organized for Thanksgiving decorating. I really like the fact that you use your Grandmother's china. Using it at a special time ever year just adds to the history.

Darla

Linda Kunsman said...

First off, I do hope you get your internet/computer problems solved soon-what a drag! Your towelettes are beautiful as are your vintage cups. I've gotten my Thanksgiving decorations out now too. Wishing you a happy T day!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

One thing about staying off the computer...you get a lot done! The new towelettes are really pretty. They will be great in the bird, er bathroom! Happy T day!

~*~Patty S said...

Sorry to hear your PC is still acting up E!
It is so special that you have that lovely china set to enjoy each year.
Your bird hand towels are so festive along with your other decos.
I used to be good at decorating the whole house for the changing seasons...fun to see your holiday cheer!
Happy T Day
oxo

Julie Jordan Scott said...

I love your alphabet posts. This one made me smile, especially because it seems as if retail has forgotten Thanksgiving exists and is straight into Christmas. Ba Humbug on that!

I am grateful for your thanks!

:-)

And simply for you, too!

Halle said...

I love those dishes. Bummer about the internet. I look forward to hearing from you as soon as you are up and running again.

jinxxxygirl said...

Traditions....... I love traditions...... I think they are very important to our well being. I look forward to when you are up and running with your computer again. Hugs! deb

Ariel said...

Love your grandma's teacups Elizabeth. Hope your internet issues will be solved soon.
Have a lovely week
Susan

Dianne said...

I look forward to seeing your wonderful vintage dishes for the Thanksgiving season each year! and candles are always good for making it cozy and brighter. I am not ready for winter, but it will arrive whether I'm ready or not! :)
Thankful for you and all the T Tuesday friends!

pearshapedcrafting said...

We have nothing like Thanksgiving here in UK - we seem to have picked up on the Halloween habit pretty well though - wish it was the other way round - there's so much to be thankful for! Can you guess I'm not a great Halloween fan? Hope you get fixed soon - I totally understand how you feel - we used to get a reply good signal at our caravan and would take the laptop so I could blog, e-mail etc - no point now…..!! Hugs, Chrisxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

That's really good signal!!!

Caterina Giglio said...

I love Thanksgiving... it is one of my favorite holidays.. I always feel so grateful... and of course, I give thanks for you, E... and Bleubeard of course! x

Rita said...

I remember that set! Traditions are wonderful. I absolutely love the holiday season--well, from fall to New Year's, really. :):) Enjoy your week, Elizabeth! Happy T-Day!! :)