Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Monday, October 3, 2011

A Home of Warmth and Love....

A big thanks to Marty for welcoming me to her "Table Top Tuesday."  You deserve a banner of Blessings!!

                   For me....Hospitality is opening our heart and our home and sharing with friends the wonderful Blessings of our family.    So.....Welcome to our Home!!

For me, my tablescape is like taking a walk down memory lane.

Remembering how my mother loved to decorate and how she always
made sure that our home was warm and welcoming....

Our home was always decorated for each season...I really think that my mother must have been fond of the Autumn Season...
There were always orange pumpkins sitting around.....Jack o' lanterns that burned bright and candy....oh yes, orange, yellow and white candy corns..

The one thing that always excited me was.....her baking!
Fall....was the time for baking...German Chocolate Cake,
Apple Cakes, Pound Cakes, Custard Pie....and our
home had the BEST fragrance ever.   It always smelled like
fresh baked cookies and cakes!

When I have these thoughts, my heart overflows with happiness!

I remember the fun times.....

I am so thankful for the example of God's goodness that my
mom passed on to her family.. I am thankful for her excitement of life...I am thrilled that she
planted the beauty of celebrating the seasons in me....

Thanks for visiting me today....
May you be Blessed!

Shug ~


Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Reading about candy corns--which was my favorite Halloween candy as a child--I was in Ulta this weekend and Philosophy has a Candy Corn shower gel. It smelled goooood! I didn't buy it but it's still nagging at me so I may go back and get it. :)

Your house looks so festive with all the pretty autumnal decor!

Hope you have a lovely week.

Katharine said...

Everything looks beautiful! I love decorating for very favorite season!
Autumn Blessings!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Shug, this is such a wonderful post. I think your mom and mine would have been great friends. Your descriptions sounds just like our home when I was a kid growing up. I loved the smells of her cooking and everything always looks so pretty and so welcoming. She also had the most wonderful smile in the whole world. I am sure your mom did too. I love your beautiful tablescape, and you know it's my favorite colors. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Debbie said...

just beautiful....warm and very inviting!!

Barb said...

Hi Deb!

I just want to come and sit at your table, visit and laugh with you and just enjoy your warmth and the cozy feeling of your home!

What wonderful memories to have of your mother... :0)

Warm Hugs,

Farmchick said...

What a beautiful space! So gorgeous with those fall colors.

AshTreeCottage said...

What wonderful memories and such a happy and loving spirit. I am your newest follower. I hope that you will stop by and pay me a visit. I'm still dreaming about the freshly baked cookie aroma coming from your home!

Susan and Bentley

Chatty Crone said...

I love your beautiful fall decorations! Lovely. sandie

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous Fall decorations, Shug... I have good memories of my Mother also--and all that she taught me and gave to me. God Rest her Soul.

Country Dreaming said...

It is looking quite festive at
Shug's house!


Ginny said...

What a lovely table setting! The place mats are so rich looking! And I love the idea of the votive holders on each one, I think I will steal that idea.


Your Mother sounds like a lovely lady. How blessed to have such beautiful memories.Beatiful post. xx

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

What a pretty tablescape, Shug! Love it. Your home reflects your warm and caring personality. Have a great day!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Shug...

Ohhh...your home and table look sooo beautiful all dressed up for autumn! I love autumn as favorite season of the year! I am so thankful as well, my mother loves her home and family and passed those same values down to me! She will be 74 at the end of this month and she still enjoys decorating!

Well dear lady, I sooo enjoyed this sweet autumn post! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and inspiring words with us! I also wanted to say thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my autumn mantel! I sure enjoyed your visit, my friend!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

What beautiful photos! Love all the warm colors. And, of course, the thoughts of German Chocolate Cake, cookies, pies, etc. Yum! My mother's gingersnap recipe is one of my favs. Linda

Designs By Pinky said...

HI Shug, SO nice to meet you! I love your table and your HEART! It is wonderful that you grew up in such a loving home and have these memories! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, please do come back! XO, Pinky

Nezzy said...

Oh darlin', your tabelscape is so warm and invitin'. It just screams hospitality!!!

Now what time ya servin' up supper??? I'll bring a chiffon pumpkin pie! :o)

God bless ya sweetie!!!

Debbie said...

All the way around, I love this one. Not only is the table just wonderful and HOMEY, but I loved what you said about your mom planting the love of the seasons in you. That was wonderful, and I feel the same way.

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