As Thanksgiving approaches and I am busy going through recipes,
I am also thinking about my tablescape.
I like to pull out all of my best crystal, china and silver.
I always wash the crystal, despite the fact that it is stored away.
I want it to really sparkle in the candle light.
I was reading an older issue of Mary Jane's Farm magazine and saw
a pattern for a dish draining quilt. I thought about making one, and then
realized I already had the perfect little quilted piece to use as my own
dish drainer. It's just a prettier way to let the crystal drain a bit, don't you think?
There is something so satisfying to hand wash china, crystal and silver.
I love to put on a pretty apron, listen to some music and wash away. I usually
think back to Thanksgiving dinners from the past when my Mom and my Grandma, Aunts and girlfriends would gather in the kitchen to clean up. The chatting and
the laughing we all did are such fond memories.
I never think of prepping the crystal for Thanksgiving dinner as a chore. I
like to think of it as a gift of love to those who will be joining us to celebrate
this special holiday.
By the way, Dr Bentley is an excellent healer and I am feeling so much
better today. His bedside manner is very therapeutic and his fees are very
reasonable. His fee is a treat and some cuddling!
I am joining ~
Bentley ~ you are full of all the goodness and sweetness there is!
Susan and Bentley