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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

November 7, 2011

Tabletop-Holiday Decor

Wow what a week!  I bought tickets to Panama City Panama...for thousands of dollars...online with my credit card...but not really...the bank called me and asked me if I intended to travel to Panama?  Uh no not in the near future! Hahaha....took a look online at my banking and wow....what  a shock. So began some interesting fun (not!) but at least the bank believed me and I did get the majority of the money back...oh and it looked like I had stopped in Reno too for a little gambling...
If the person charging things on my credit card only knew that the bank knows I'm a farmer's wife and uh not given to reckless living! Unless you count chasing sheep and animals all over the property when they get out reckless.....Hahahha...you gotta laugh!

Above is a galvanized metal chicken feeder...I stole...yes I stole from the hens outside... it was just laying around...
there are so many of these...hubby will never miss this one...
I transformed it by putting fall goodies in it!

But oh how we have been blessed this week.  By God and oh what a whopper of a blessing. Someone gave...GAVE...us metal ranch fencing.  They bought property and intend to start a computer/online business and wanted the fencing off their property....hubby just happened to be near by and suggested he could get it with a friend.  The man wanted it GONE QUICKLY. Hubby offered to pay him for it and the man looked at him cross eyed like...pay? It's just junk!   How funny...one man's junk was our treasure!
We have prayed for years to find a way to get this kind of fencing!  Wow...

It is the month of Thanksgiving...and we are very thankful...grateful...daily realizing
how God does things for us...in the midst of heartache and trial...
yet something wonderful will happen.
 We have navigated many rough roads with my parents this year....and yet no matter how rough the winds,
how blinding the rain, thinking our little boat (family) won't make it...we are held steady by his unwavering hand and love...I prayed for many years for God to remove my storms ...but He just steadily brought me through them.  

We seem to face very rough scenarios with my dad (Doctor's reports and diagnosis') but God continues to bless us...bring us together...make us realize life is fragile, precious, wonderful, and at times rough.

Our turkeys with blue faces...and they all have attitudes...especially around the chickens...they think
they are better than the chickens!

 Each day we thank God for the gift of life...thank Him that although our storm is rough....He is our anchor and He is not worried about the size of the storm....He is not worried about the waves...although I feel at times as if they will overtake us...

All candlesticks and candleholders are thrifted finds! Yay!

Instead...He speaks to the waves and the storm....and He says "Peace be still"...
Holding onto Him...we remain peaceful, even in the midst of the storm.
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Marilyn said...

I'm a farmer's daughter and farmers are the biggest gamblers ever, every day! Just not the same as those gamblers in Nevada! THAT would be too easy.♥♫

Charlene said...

So glad you got your fencing! And thank you for the sweet comment on my blog about the trip to Laurie Anna's. IT WAS MAGICAL! Glad you enjoyed it. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Charlene

Unknown said...

Nice post! Thanks for sharing,Joann

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Your table looks great, love the centerpiece.

My bank called me too a couple of years ago...I was buying things in NY city!! NOT!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Such a beautiful post Debbie, I hope you realize what an inspiration you are to so many of us! Every day that I visit you I leave with a feeling of hope and faith, and always a smile. I adore seeing the photos of your beautiful farm! I just looked up at the turkey platter hanging by my sink, and realized that his face is BLUE! I will always think of you now, every time I look at my sweet blue-faced turkey :)
xoxo, Andrea

Unknown said...

It all looks festive and amazing! You did a wonderful job!

Tea & Chocolate Guy said...

Hi there visiting from BNOTP... Your table setting is so lovely! and I loved the message in your post ... have faith, never stop believing and YES, God will give us what we need! many blessings to you...xo HHL

Alycia Nichols said...

Hooray for the free metal fencing!!! Truly a gift from God through man! Funny how we rejoice in things that others would never even think of! Cool photos, especially the turkeys! I see a bunch of them that I presume are wild hanging around the back road all the time. They are really interesting animals. Beautiful post, Debbie. Have a good weekend, and enjoy your new fencing!