Recycled Remnants: Giving Thanks

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November 2013 090Immediately after Halloween, my (Litsa’s) Thanksgiving turkeys graced the dining room runner that my mother made for me with her gift of crocheting a couple of years ago. Her handiwork made a remnant of fabric from a window cushion perfect for our dining room table.

Early Fall 2011 294This year I wanted to find the perfect centerpiece for our dining room table. I didn’t make many trips to the retailers nor look online because the season came with it’s own challenges—-old bills to pay and new medical bills to cover from an unexpected hand surgery. But I had this! I could still be thankful in all of these life obstacles. I decided to remove the desire of wanting something new from my mind. Instead, I put creative thoughts in my mind——–yes! I could do this! I moved a glass container with sticks in it from our master bathroom to the dining room! The amber glass and length of the sticks were perfect. It’s branches were bare. But not for long……Christmas catalogs began arriving in the mail advertising cards and card stock type paper. Thus, I re-purposed them into our leaves. I then used the discounted kitchen twine I had on hand to string our leaves of thanks onto our branches.

November 2013 091It’s a display that is still coming together as I’m reflecting on how much I have to be THANKFUL for in this season of our lives but I know that when I begin to remove each leaf from the twigs at the end of the month, I’ll find even more to be thankful for—-each leaf adorned with words from our family.

Don’t miss Renae’s Thankful Branches from 2011.

How about you!?! Are you displaying your own thanks on branches in your home!?!

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Litsa is a stay at home mom to a beautiful little girl. She is a native of Greece and now resides in Tennessee. As a former teacher, Litsa wears many hats that it takes to make a home a functioning home!

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