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November 24, 2015

Being Grateful and Thanksgiving Reflections

This week is about preparing for Thanksgiving Day.  I'm reflecting a little bit on past dining tables and feeling grateful for the times shared with loved ones.

This year is going to be a bittersweet Thanksgiving.  My brother in-law Jim is gravely ill from Liver Cancer and my sister Sherry and he will not be with us. 
 Normally we would be at their home for Thanksgiving Dinner and this is why I am co-hosting dinner at my Mother's.  This collage includes some quick pictures I took at a previous Thanksgiving at their home.  

These are previous tablescapes with a link to the original post.


For this year I didn't set up the table except for this daily display.

Most years we head down to be with family but this particular year we stayed home.


I am so very grateful for all the Thanksgivings I've had in my life and for the loved ones that I've enjoyed them with.  

Wishing you all blessings and a great Thanksgiving Day!

XO Liz


  1. Liz,
    Life has it's bittersweet turns as we get older and my heart and friendship reaches out to you.
    I know you will make this Thanksgiving a special one and there will be joy, and thankfulness.
    Such pretty table settings of Thanksgivings past!
    Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving,

  2. So sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. May he and your sister find comfort in each other. It does take it's
    toll on family. I absolutely hate that C word. No one deserves that! Try to enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family members at your Mother's house. I know you will make everything perfect. The main thing is, to be with family. Your tables are lovely. Always a pleasure to look back and take in the sweet memories. xo

  3. So sorry to hear about your bil. It is a terrible disease...we lost my mil to it. I hope the treatment isn't too terrible for him. Your whole family will appreciate the beauty you bring to the table.

  4. Hi Liz, I'm so sorry to read about your bil. May God bless him in the days ahead. I know you co-hosting Thanksgiving will be very special as you have a way of making everything perfect. This will be a blessing to all during this difficult time. Being with your family will make your day a blessing. Love your tablescapes created from your talents!! Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving! xo

  5. Just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you have a wonderful day. xxx Maria


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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