I love everything about this table setting.
the casual yet elegant vibe, those golden goblets rising above
the eclectic place settings & cutlery,
the lovely apricot-colored embroidered linen napkins tied up in
the pewter acron napkin rings.
but most of all I love the color of the roses, those beautiful roses.
& when we are all seated around our holiday table let us all remember that
we are, indeed, thankful.
us Catholics say these, it's a ritual from the time we are children,
Before the meal
Bless us, O Lord! and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord.
After the meal
After the meal
We give Thee thanks for all Thy benefits, O Almighty God, who livest and reignest world without end. Amen. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
& because each one of us may add something additional to the prayer, we go around the
table and ask what they would like to say thank you for...
I always ask for blessings of the fields, the animals of our Earth,
& I tell the Lord I am delighted with the way my sonh & daughter-in-law have provided
a wonderful home for my 3 little grandchildren.
I ask each one of you to remember the military and their families as they have given so very much..
& that we pray for politicians who seem to be lost sheep,
they need to work for the common good, not their political party,
or we need a new broom which will sweep them all out of DC.
I think Whoopi, Ophra, Donald Trump, Dylan Ratigan
would make great Joint Presidents.
we need a little bit of everything they've got.
Happy & Safe Holiday weekend, my friends.
I am so thankful I have you in my life.
now, some more prettiness, let me know the one you like the best.
carolyne roehm's connecticut home
making the arrangements,
along with a bottle of champagne
NOW, for something scrumptious...