Wednesday, November 15, 2017


I recently purchased a used book which
I found to be lovely and also refreshing.
It is by Barbara Rainey:

This book was written about 15 years ago
and shares the story of the first Thanksgiving
here in America.

 Did you know that "After 65 days at sea from Plymouth, the Pilgrims caught a glimpse of their destination, the new land where God would be worshiped freely and - in time- where freedom would flourish.  Shouting for joy and falling to their knees to pray, they celebrated by reading Psalm 110!"

Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.  Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing.  Know that the Lord Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves.....

I will certainly be celebrating
 Thanksgiving with
a cup of delicious tea:

I will celebrate with these 
that I recently won in a Victoria
Magazine drawing:

I recently had some new friends over
for lunch and Norma gave me this
Shelley Creamer.  I am thankful
for friends - both former and new.

What will you be thankful for this
Thanksgiving?  I hope you can join me
today for my Tea Blog Party below.
I will be sharing at:


Stephanie said...

Good morning, sweet Bernideen! Your post was a feast for my eyes with its lovely pictures. And oh, what a charming book you found!

Thank you for the delightful party. I am very happy to be linking up with you today.

Hugs to you!

Louca por porcelana said...

Your blog is inspiring as ever!Love the gorgeous chintz teaset,the elegant brown calico teacup and all your beautiful porcelain!Thanks for hosting,sweet lady!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Congratulations on winning the magazines, Bernideen! I especially love Victoria this time of year. The Shelley creamer is sweet and a thoughtful gift from your friend. I am a fan of Calico too and your teacup and saucer are perfect for showcasing your new to you book. Thank you for hosting your charming party and have a delightful day...Blessings...Sandi

Jean | said...

Bernideen, I love your new Shelley creamer. It's always such a treat to drop in for your tea time. I've linked my latest cake because tomorrow's post will be about gravy! Though, in honor of my Mayflower ancestors, perhaps I should link my Indian Pudding.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Both of the books you shared look like ones that I would love, Bernideen. I am so thankful for friendships of those that I have here and those in the blogging world. Thank you for your lovely tea party each week! Also, I have ordered several books already from the Discover Books website. Thank you for sharing that with us!

Marilyn Miller said...

What a pretty creamer. I will definitely be celebrating with tea and maybe a bit of pie too.

Margie said...

Congrats on winning the giveaway. I think I have the matching teapot to your Shelley creamer...I should share it on my blog one day. Thank you for hosting and have a great day!

Deborah Montgomery said...

I love that Shelley creamer! So nice to win a giveaway too. A friend recently gave me a subscription to Victoria, my all-time favorite magazine. xo Deborah

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

I'm hoping to get a tea post together! But if I don't Happy Thanksgiving! I have that book from Barbara Rainey too, and I love it!

Ang Specht said...

Your book looks really interesting! And all the pretty things you have to go with it. :) Such a nice post. I'm sorry to say I don't have anything to link up today; I'm just stopping by. Happy Thanksgiving!

Michele said...

Thank you for hosting this wonderful party, Bernideen.

Stop by when you get a chance, I miss your visits. Hugs. ♥

Have a blessed and wonderful weekend!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideen that sounds like a wonderful book! I love your pretty Shelley creamer of course, and the chintz coffee set. I am grateful for so very much...friends and family and the Grace of God that illumines everyday...if I let it! lol. Thanks for hosting, and for linking to Tuesday Vuppa Tea!

The Charm of Home said...

What beautiful china this week! Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for joining Home Sweet Home and hosting!

Sandi said...

Beautiful dishware!