Many years ago, I was gifted with a beautiful red plate and it has become one of my most cherished possessions! Over the years it has been used for many special occasions in our family and the memories connected to it are priceless! What makes it even more precious is that the giver of this gift passed away, and yet each time I look at it, I am reminded of her love and generous spirit, and that makes the sentiment on the plate, “YOU ARE SPECIAL TODAY,” that much more meaningful!
This year I have decided to use this plate as part of my Christmas Decorating, and have given it a place of honor in the kitchen, right over my stove, where I will be spending LOTS of time baking!
It will be a constant reminder to think of all those special people in my life that mean so much, not just at Christmas time but each and every day!!
Along with the red plate, I have added several other items that rest on my noodle board . One is a Plum Pudding, that I made several years ago using a wonderful pattern by my sweet friend Sharon Mitchell of HOMESPUN HEART PRIMITIVES! Sharon is not only a talented artist, but a wonderful encourager and I thank her for her influence in my life! The pudding nestles in an old wooden bowl, and I think it looks good enough to rival Mrs. Cratchet‘s!
On the other side of the noodle board is a group of 3 primitive gingerbread men I made several years ago, using a great pattern by my friend Catherine Simpson of ANGEL AND THE CROW! They are nestled together in an old tin cake pan, with an old chopper, old cookie cutter and an old grater!! The lamp behind them is one that I won in a Giveaway from THE PRIMITVE HEART and I love the glow of the light from the pierced tin shade!
Also sharing the noodle board is another design by Catherine Simpson, a primitive snowman, made especially for me by Catherine! He is surrounded by some old biscuit cutters, a heavy iron heart mold, an old tin tea container and an old grater, with the red plate right above him, so I’m sure he does feel special indeed!!
I finally finished up my Christmas Decorating and with the help of my SPECIAL husband Jeff, you can see it on my picture trail, if you have a spare minute or two during this very busy time of year! Perhaps you will be inspired and if you have a moment, I would love to hear from you!
May you be filled with Peace, Hope and Love during this Blessed Season and my wish for you is that you would remember….
YOU ARE SPECIAL TODAY!!