Thanksgiving at the Junction

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Seasonal Sunday - Thoughts on the meaning of the season

         When I was asked to participate in the Seasonal Sunday posting by The Tablescaper, I sort of knew what I wanted to post as far as the arrangement was concerned, but I wanted to embrace her request, and addresss what the season means to me as well. As I thought about the 'season', like most my thoughts turned to family, food, gatherings and giving thanks. I wanted to expresss all of that in one photograph, and decided the collection of old family photographs in the equally as old secretary would provide the perfect backdrop.
Enjoying a cup of tea with them beside me is my reflection on the meaning of the season - family.

This old secretary, found many years ago
at the Red Barn on Long Island
 is keeper of our family portraits

A closer view where you can see the pics a little better.
There are some here who entered America through Elis Island

Now - on to the setting

This is part of a set I have by Royal Worcester.
It's called Hookers Fruit and has an extensive collection
 of serving and decorative pieces.
The teaspoon is a consignment store find from Connecticut.

A close up view of the fruit pattern.
There are several different pattens in the set.
And will be more postings of this -  I just love it!

One more close up

Here's wishing you a blessed holiday season
 from our family to yours 


  1. I really like the way you display your family photos. Even the fact that they are gathered together in the same place. Have a great celebration! Jacqueline

  2. I love that you have your family photos out on display. what a lovely reminder of the past.

  3. What a statement those photos make in the wonderful cabinet! Just a stunning display and makes your photographs even more important displayed so beautifully!

    Miss Bloomers

  4. That cabinet is beautiful! Now where on Long Island were you? You know that The Tablescaper and I live on LI!

  5. Such a beautiful tea, so filled with memories. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

  6. Hi Kathleen. Thanks for stopping by! We lived on L.I. for several years in the 80's. The secretary was a find on my way home from a House Tour on the north fork. Not sure if the place is still there, it was called The Red Barn, and it was just that; an old barn filled with treasures. This piece has made the move and found a place in each one of our homes since then.

  7. I love how you have all your family pictures displayed! Beautiful post.