Grateful

Grateful

I was asked to decorate our church for this coming Thanksgiving weekend.  So, I hit Pinterest, of course, to come up with some large scale projects.  It’s one thing to decorate a house, but it’s easy to have things get lost in a bigger space.  So, I needed reinforcements from Pinterest to lend a hand….

gratefulI found a cool project where people get to write the things they are grateful for on giant chalkboard letters.  I didn’t think I could swing giant plywood letters that sit on the floor { you know, space and my fear of the power tools… }, so I made letters out of foam core and hung them at the back of the church.  We won’t be in our church this Thanksgiving to write on the letters, but I still hope to get to photograph them before we take them down or the words get smudged.

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I also did two displays at the front of the church with old bits and pieces from home and some goodies from the garden.  I was quite pleased with how they turned out….nothing big and showy, but simple and rustic.  I hope they know what they were getting themselves into when they asked me!  If it’s old and chippy or covered in rust, I’m gonna use it!

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One of the benefits of having a garden is being able to use the produce for this kind of project.  It makes the garden seem way more satisfying and rewarding.  We had these out of our front step for a bit and then I hauled some of the pumpkins and squash into town.  The girls are worried about getting them back, I assume they’ll be safe at the church, right??

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I added a little bit outside the main door into the sanctuary so when you walk up the stairs, you can see this grouping, too.  Just a little something to make the foyer feel a little more festive and welcoming.

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This Thanksgiving, I hope you take some time to think about what you are grateful for….whether it’s your health, your family, the food on the table.  I feel as though I have been so richly blessed over the past year, and it doesn’t go unappreciated by me.  My girls are a continued source of joy, my handsome Mr. Byrne, my family, and my friends are such a huge part of  have my life and I treasure each one.  I am so thankful to be living in the house of my dreams.  And so thankful for everyone who entrusts me with their home,  I am honoured to be welcomed in.  The opportunities that I have been given this past year have been wide and wonderful and I am thankful for each one.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
To be continued,

Lori