Thanksgiving Sweetness

Holiday, inspiration

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, it always brings back memories of growing up back East and all the family traditions that come with the Big Thursday in November. Grandma cooking in the kitchen days ahead making four different pies, walnut torte cake (four layers!), her specialty cheese and apple strudel (the old fashioned way of pulling the dough) and cookies. The dessert table was indescribable. I wish I had pictures of those days gone by but unfortunately I don’t have them. The memories are burned into my heart and soul and will remain there forever.

Today, our once big family is now spread across the State of Oregon and weather will prohibit us all being together this year. That’s one thing I dislike about Oregon’s untimely snow storms and mountain passes. Otherwise, it’s a beautiful and peaceful place to live.

I felt very nostalgic when I read Crissyscrafts blog post “Be Thankful Frame” and had to share her blog with you. Crissy’s beautiful picture frames made me think of Thanksgivings past and the true meaning of that special day. I closed my eyes and imagined those frames on my mantle, with a fire burning and candles glowing. I hope you’ll feel the touch of the holidays when you see her beautiful creations.

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