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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fall Gatherings from My Garden

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax with a cup of tea.   Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week??? I don't know where the time has gone.  Each year my church hosts a Thanksgiving dinner for around 400 people in need and I volunteer to decorate the tables - I take flowers, pumpkins and Fall decorations from my garden to use.  After the dinner, I take the pumpkins to the food bank to give to families to make pies for Thanksgiving - so my pumpkins get a lot of use. 

I am linking up with Pink Saturday for their Gratitude posts.  Please visit other posts at www.howsweetthesound.typepad.com.

Let's join Bentley, My Studio Assistant, and go into the garden to see what I will be taking to  church to use to decorate for the Thanksgiving dinner.

                                              All the pumpkins and scare crows will go.

Fall leaves and Mums will go.  I also take my watering cans to arrange flowers in.

I decorated 16 tables last year and literally took all of the containers from my garden.  I wanted the tables to be  homey and not to fancy and everyone loved the cottage look.

I found this sign last year at Michael's and thought it was perfect to use at our church Thanksgiving dinner.

Last year we fed two homeless dogs and this year a Vet volunteered to give the dogs a free check up. This year we are giving out new blankets, socks, toilet items, food to go and lots of love for one another.

Thank you for stopping by.  I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your comments,
e-mails, visits and those who follow my blog. 

Wishing you and your family a Happy and Joyful Thanksgiving.

Have a lovely week.  Blessings, Erin.

"They shall celebrate the fame of your abundant goodness."  Psalm 145:7


janice15 said...

Such pretty things in the garden....sounds like a wonderful thing to do for the church...have a lovely afternoon with love Janice

Red Rose Alley said...

That is so nice of you to help out those in need at Thanksgiving. I love all the scarecrows, and your decorations are just right for the holiday. Your little dog is so sweet. He can come and visit me any time. Happy Thanksgiving.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Sonia said...

Oh every photo is so pretty and enchanting! Your garden and accents are wonderful!
Miss Bloomers

Susan said...

Such a lovely garden and oh, those little scarecrow welcomers, so darling!


Terra said...

Each of your photos is fabulous, and how good you gather your punkins and decorate tables for your church dinner for those in need. And sweet the two dogs got help too.

Stacey said...

Hi Erin! Your garden looks just like my dream garden. Isn't it just a shame when it's time to take the pumpkins away? I'm thinking about putting mine out in the greenbelt behind my house this year. Maybe they will grow. :)

Nancy said...

Your garden is beyond beautiful but the best welcome is from that sweet doggie! Bless you for sharing with those in need. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. xoxo Nancy

Tami @ Creative girl Vintage said...

Hi Erin..your garden is so precious & welcoming.
Enjoyed every photo!!
Happy Pink Saturday & have a lovely Thanksgiving..xo Tami

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

You make the world a better place AND a much prettier one too.
Your photos are wonderful.

Marti McClure said...

Your garden is adorable! Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Thanksgiving too! ~Marti

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Oh my, what a pretty garden you have! I love the wagon filled with pumpkins. You are helping to make the world a better place. Blessings to you! Have a lovely weekend and Happy Thanksgiving!


Schotzy said...

What a lovely blog celebrating such a delightful garden... You a re quite a talent! Thanks for visiting my blog and the well wishes.... Hope you come back real soon!

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

would like to have a garden like yours.I like your wire mannequin scare crow. will do one next year if I remember.Happy PS

Kerrie said...

Beautiful post! Love your blog!

Jean Tuthill said...

I love all your little vignettes, so colorful and cozy looking. Happy Thanksgiving.

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Ruth Welter said...

Hello Erin, your garden is looking really lovely. I want to wish you the happiest of holidays.


Fit and Healthy Baby Boomers said...

I have to follow this blog. Your garden and art work is awesome. I'll be looking forward to future posts.

Anonymous said...

I saw the lead photo of this post in my email the other day - I just love that teapot and cup. I clicked on the link in my email and it took me to "this post not available any more" or something like that. At first, I thought it said your blog wasn't available - but I saw the header. I did check the current link for the current post and it's fine. Who knows what goes right/wrong off/on in the cyber world, or why.
I love the post - and its content makes me think and thankful for what you and your church do. It makes me think about having a church home and helping ... what a blessing. And that you are so thoughtful to provide a cottage setting - that has to be a special blessing to feel like home. Wow. Thank you for sharing this. Take care....Hugs! Jenn

Twinkle Terrior said...

Your page is the brightest, happiest, most cheerful & merriest of all !!! Happy Merry Christmas oxox