October 20, 2017


Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, for a variety of reasons, but planning, purchasing and preparing the food is a big part of what makes it such a special season. I am blessed that David likes to cook more (much more!) than I do, and he is much (much!) better at it. My role, and what I love to do, is making the rolls for Thanksgiving dinner and setting a pretty table. I love making a bouquet in one of our vases or arranging mums in our pansy ring and placing a candle in the center.

When one owns a pottery store, there is no limit to the dishes and serving pieces available for a beautiful dinner table setting, and there are so many ways to use each piece. In our home, our regular place settings are the Chocolate Wheat dinner set. The glasses that go with the set are perfect for serving sparkling cider or for carrot and celery sticks. The bowls nicely double as appetizer dishes or soup/salad bowls. Our family feels Thanksgiving dinner always needs to include turkey. Served on one of our pottery platters, the turkey looks beautiful and is easy to pass around the table. Our salsa bowl is just the right size for cranberry relish. The square serving dish is perfect for a mound of mashed potatoes, a green bean casserole, or a nice cherry cobbler. The small batter bowl and ladle pair nicely for serving gravy. David’s blue ribbon award-winning apple pie always looks pretty in a pottery pie plate, and can be served on the cute little dessert plates that go with our place settings. 

Whether one has a beautiful set of pottery, China dishes, or simply paper plates, there is still so much to be thankful for in this country we call home, and so much to celebrate. I am so thankful a day has been set aside to remember our blessings. While the food certainly is a highlight, it is also a reminder that there are many with little or nothing to eat. It is a great time to donate to a local food bank or other worthy cause whose goal is feeding the hungry.

From our house to yours, have a very blessed Thanksgiving.

Jennie Lockie

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