This year, we had the privilege of hosting Brian's family for Thanksgiving. Setting the table with the special china made we want to do something special with the rest of the table. We don't have much in the way of traditional table decorations, so I had to get creative. I took advantage of the over-abundance of acorns that have fallen on the driveway in the last few weeks, and Jonathan helped me gather some, until we finally had enough to fill several glass candle holders. Then he, Brian and Papaw scoured the backyard for leaves that had changed colors.
Pulling the fall color into the house helped me feel a little more at peace with our Texas fall. I miss the fall color of the Appalachians more than anything else about the east (or at least as much as the mountains), so it made my heart happy to see so much color on my table. I got a little piece of autumn right here in Texas.