Monday, October 9, 2017

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians!

Pumpkin teapot by Kaldun & Bogle
The lovely autumn/Thanksgiving cards that I received from my Canadian card and tea exchange group.

To celebrate Fire Prevention Week (Oct 8-14), I'm sharing this adorable fire safety for kids' book called "No Dragons for Tea".

Last spring, McDonald Canada's Happy Meals offered mini versions of this book (they could fit in the palm of my hand). If you missed the promo, you can also purchase the book from regular or online bookstores.  

Screengrab from the London Fire Brigade's Twitter Feed
My stone cold heart melted a little when I saw this sweet photo of Greenwich firefighters hosting a tea party with isolated seniors as part of their fire safety education program for older adults.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!

I'm joining the following parties this week:


  1. Happy Thanksgiving, here in the U.S. ours is in November!
    I love your pumpkin tea pot and oh wonderful the firefighters gave a Tea Party for the Seniors!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving, Margie! Love your pumpkin teapot! The firefighters do so much for our communities, don't they? They are heroes in my book! Have a super day with family and friends.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving Margie! So glad you are feeling better. Your display is perfect for the holiday. That book is so cute! I certainly haven't seen it. Would have loved that when I taught kindergarten. Have a lovely week and thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea.

  4. Pretty teapot!Happy Thanksgiving,Margie!

  5. We just got home from the great north so I haven't checked the mail for the rest of the cards from the group. Yours make a nice display.
    That really is sweet to see the firefighters having tea with the seniors.
    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving celebration Margie.

  6. Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friend! I love the Fox card. I wish our firemen would host a tea for seniors. I think I'm old enough to attend. :-)

  7. Oh my goodness! I love that about the firefighters hosting a tea party for seniors. WOW! Our Thanksgiving is Nov but happy Thanksgiving to you dear lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  8. What a beautiful pumpkin teapot. Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. I'm sorry that I'm late to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, my friend! I hope it was a wonderful one for you and your family.
    The book looks like a darling one and the firefighters having tea, melted my heart, too.

  10. What a darling photo of the firefighters having tea with the seniors. Such love and kindness!

    Hugs to you!

  11. Your stone-cold heart??!! Bah! Margie, you are one of the nicest people I know ;)
    Now did you completely ignore any important fire safety message in the book and zero in on the teapots and teacups only? Dragons and teacups! What a combination.
    Are these the same firefighters that make "those" calendars? Everybody loves a fireman, right?
    Your card display looks really nice, and of course, in total disregard for the thankful theme, I am coveting that sweet pumpkin teapot!
    Ok ... I'm done.
    Have a great (short!) week. They're the best.
    Wendy x

  12. What a wonderful post -- Happy belated Thanksgiving! I can hardly believe that OURS is coming up so quickly!! Those cards you received are so pretty - what a fun exchange!

  13. Wow! I was dazzled by "Greenwich firefighters hosting a tea party with isolated seniors as part of their fire safety education program for older adults." Sweet!

  14. Hi Margie: It is so good to be back. I forgot about the wonderful tea parties. I must join in next week. Thank you for stopping by. Hugs,Martha

  15. Happy Thanksgiving to you! That looks like a neat book!

  16. Hello Margie:
    I will not be having a party this week as my computer has been naughty and is in for repairs. I love your cards you received, teas and that sure is a sweet pumpkin teapot you shared last week!

  17. I've spent time this morning enjoy your blog. Such encouragement in your words and lovely inspiring images. Love the cup you received in the exchange. Enjoy this time of Thanksgiving.


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