Taking my cue from the beautiful painting on the pot . . .
At any and all angles – an orange on the top . . .
And, apples on the back . . .
And, signed by the artist, no less . . .
And, marked on the bottom by its maker, Arthur Wood & Son . . .
I set out a small plate of fruit-full treats reflecting the still life captured on the pot!
Note John Alden and Priscilla Mullens in the background, keeping watch over my tea table – laden with their own “first fruits” of the harvest season – for which they thank Thee, the Lord.
Delicious red grapes and a golden pear are flanked by my newest yum goodie – Italian Herb Goat Cheese!
Oh, my! Such a delight a slice of this hard cheese with tea and fruit is to the taste-buds! Thankfulness abounding!
Of course, my organic green tea – ever at the ready – is served today in a Johnson Brothers “Harvest Time” cup with yet more fruits on the pattern and sweet muted Autumn colors that warm the heart.
A delightful respite before the busy of making my home ready for guests and a day of feasting with joy and thanksgiving to He Who gives all good gifts and fruit in its season!
Joy to you this holiday week – and don’t miss the grand finale of the Thanksgiving Story posting Wednesday and Thursday. Missed any of the series? I’ve got them linked below! May the tests and trials of our faithful forefathers inspire you this season should you, too, know storms and disappointment. Be ye glad – the Lord’s redemption and purposes in all good things and beauty are on the horizon!
Don’t miss all the story installments on THANKSGIVING – by Kathryn Ross:
Thanksgiving Part 4: Lifestyles of Plimoth Plantation
Thanksgiving Part 5: With a Thankful Heart
But, as a prayer request – my husband, Ed, is out of work for a bit with a herniated disk in his lower back. Has been for a couple of weeks, which has added to my busy and not so much blog reading time. How I hope to get back in the groove. He is in a great deal of pain and the healing process will be weeks. I think the Lord may be re-arranging his furniture, too. Prayer on his behalf would be most welcome.
Sharing my Thanksgiving Pause for Teatime this week with: