Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!


 I spied this beautiful vintage copper and cast iron stove as part of a display at the Williams Sonoma store inside the Time Warner Center at 10 Columbus Circle a few weeks ago when I visited the Discovering Columbus art exhibit. (You can read about that fascinating and unusual art exhibit on this link.)  How I wish this were my stove!  I love its design and double ovens. Every year when I am cooking for Thanksgiving I wish I had two ovens, don't you wish the same?


The next few days will be busy ones as we are gather our favorite recipes, take out the good china, and work hard in front of our ovens to prepare the feast.  Afterwards we reverse the process and try to think of creative ways to use up leftovers.  Safe travels to those beginning the journey to, and from, family and friends' homes.  Enjoy this wonderful celebration where we gather to give thanks for all our blessings!
 
Some thoughts for the day...
  

 "Know that even when you are in the kitchen, our Lord moves amidst the pots and pans." 
~ St. Teresa of Avila
 

"There is something in every season in every day, to celebrate with thanksgiving."
~Gloria Gaither


"True gratitude, like true love, must find expression in acts, not words."
~ R Mildred Barker


"As we pause to thank Him for the blessings of the past year, we must not forget to thank Him for the lessons we have learned through our difficult times. We are not to be thankful for just the pleasant, easy things, but ALL things."
~ Millie Stamm


"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever."
~ Psalm 106:1


For each new morning with its light
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends....
...Father in heaven, we thank Thee!

 

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
 

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

 
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30 comments:

Maria M. Boyer said...

Yes, I wish the same all the time — my next oven will be a double! Pat: A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I am thankful for all you share with your followers. You are just lovely. Best. Maria

susan ericson said...

Beautiful post Pat...Happy Thanksgiving.

Marina PĂ©rez said...

Really beautiful, beautiful post. I wish more people think like you beautiful, thank you

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Pat, I loved all the wonderful old cookers you showed us, there was one which reminded me of my grandmother Ivy's cooker. Like you I especially love the vintage copper stove. I am lucky, I do have two ovens, and when our friends and family visit the ovens are in constant use. It makes planning meals a lot easier. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. Best Wishes Daphne

podso said...

Wonderful post, Pat, and I love all the old stoves. Just think of the many meals that were cooked on those in the past --probably quite a few Thanksgiving dinners. Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

Dotsie

ellen b. said...

Beautiful quotes! A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!

Barbara F. said...

I love each and every one of your quotes!!! Especially St. Theresa of Avila (my favorite saint). Happy Thanksgiving to you and Vinny. xo

Kris said...

I would give my eye teeth to have any one of those beautiful old stoves!!!!!
Happy Thanksgiving my friend!
xo Kris

Snap said...

Happy Thanksgiving Pat!!!

Paula's Postings said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Loved the pics of all the old stoves and beautiful quotes.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Lovely post Pat and such pretty stoves. Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours.
Sam

eileeninmd said...

Great post! Pat, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Cucina49 said...

What a fun theme for a post. Sure wish I had a double oven at this time of year, but my husband talked me out of it in favor of one larger oven. Sigh. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Really fun stoves Pat! That looks like a great store to visit! Happy Thanksgiving-enjoy the parade:@)

RoeH said...

I'd love any one of those stoves. And also the Williams-Sonoma store. I want everything in there. And I don't cook much.

Sara said...

What an interesting collection of stoves/ovens you have gathered here, Pat, and I love all the Thanksgiving quotes as well. Wishing you and yours a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving Day.

Jenny said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

Loved your post today!

Thanks for the smile.

Okay, back to work for me now!

Grace said...

What beautiful ovens! Happy Thanksgiving! Grace xoox

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Pat. We come a long way - stove and oven-wise ;)

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

What a beautiful Thanksgiving post...with such wonderful quotes from so many different people. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Pat!

diane b said...

Happy Thanksgiving.

annie said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day Pat.
Hugs sent your way.

karenmed409 said...

brings back a lot memories seeing these old stoves, I remember a few in my grannies homes.. Happy Thanksgiving!

ladyfi said...

That copper stove is lovely. Hope you have a great day!

Vee said...

Oh the meals that have been prepared on some of those vintage stoves...though they surely do look pristine! Hope that you enjoyed a very happy day and that you have all your favorites for leftovers.

Annesphamily said...

Such a cool share Pat! I love those old stoves, and the quotes are awesome! I love the Saint Teresa of Avila quote. I feel that way and always have when I do laundry. It is one of my favorite things to do! Hope your day was spent with those you love!

Sarah said...

Pat, stopping by to say hi. Hope your Thanksgiving was festive. Oh, how we wish we had two ovens. LOL The chef would love a copper store such as the one in the photo. I smiled at the second photo. Our first home came with its original stove ~ a Chambers that looked just like this one. It was amazing with a deep well, griddle in the middle, and a warming oven on the side. Way ahead of its time!
Happy Holidays ............Sarah

RNSANE said...

Wonderful stoves and wonderful quotes to remind us of the meaning of Thanksgiving. I'm home now...got here on the 16 so I had Thanksgiving with my three sons, my daughter-in-law and the granddogs. I'm going to be at the ultrasound on Dec 12th...very excited about that. Miss India, though, & hope to return in May, once I meet my grandchild and get skype in place on their computer,

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I love that quote from St. Teresa of Avila!!! I should put it in my kitchen!

Love all those antique range/stoves! I just got one for my "summer" kitchen a.k.a. the garage! I'll use it mostly for canning.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Have you sold your home yet?

Kathleen said...

Hope you had a great Tgiving, Pat.
we got to see our son and his 5 kids, so that was something to be thankful for!
Love that copper pot!
I have 2 ovens, but honestly, I only use them a few times a year.