Today I am feeling quite reminiscent of days gone by. My youngest son started his first day back to school for his senior year. In addition to that, my oldest son has just completed his last day at culinary school, and so begins the rest of his independent future. I sit here remembering all of their first days of school, and how scared and excited they both were and how very hard it was for me as well. Nowadays, the hardest part was getting my youngest to bed at a decent hour last night after a long hot summer of late, late nights!
While we are not a fishermen, we are a sailing family and brave sailors are we through all of life’s changes. While I was pinning this weekend, I came across this wonderful old book that I fondly remember reading to my sons when they were little. I haven’t had the time to go through all of their old books we still have packed in the attic to find this one in particular. However, I thought I’d share it with you in a tablescape I’ve set for myself this morning in celebration of my two sons who are off chartering their own courses. I hope you will enjoy!
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Winkin’, Blinkin’, and Nod
Winkin’, Blinkin’, and Nod, one night sailed off in a wooden shoe;
Sailed off on a river of crystal light into a sea of dew.
“Where are you going and what do you wish?” the old moon asked the three.
“We’ve come to fish for the herring fish that live in this beautiful sea.
Nets of silver and gold have we,” said Winkin’, Blinkin’, and Nod.
The old moon laughed and sang a song as they rocked in the wooden shoe.
And the wind that sped them all night long ruffled the waves of dew.
Now the little stars are the herring fish that live in that beautiful sea;
“Cast your nets wherever you wish never afraid are we!”
So cried the stars to the fishermen three – Winkin’, and Blinkin’, and Nod.
So all night long their nets they threw to the stars in the twinkling foam.
‘Til down from the skies came the wooden shoe bringing the fisherman home.
‘Twas all so pretty a sail it seemed as if it could not be.
Some folks say ’twas a dream they dreamed of sailing that misty sea.
But I shall name you the fisherman three – Winkin’, Blinkin’, and Nod.
Now Winkin’ and Blinkin’ are two little eyes and Nod is a little head.
And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies is a wee one’s trundle bed.
So close your eyes while mother sings of the wonderful sights that be.
And you shall see those beautiful things as you sail on the misty sea,
Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three – Winkin’, Blinkin’, and Nod.
Thank you for joining me today for a magical trip and for;
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Today I am offering a sneek peek at a few goodies I picked up from my recent trip to The Christmas Tree Shops. I went to one located in Augusta, Ga. which is about an 1hr and 30 minutes from my home in SC. It was quite an adventure and I am thrilled to have scored so many beautiful tablescaping goodies at fantastic bargains. Please be sure and check back soon to see more. If you have one of these stores nearby you are certainly blessed. If your like me and have to drive a bit, I think it is certainly worth it, especially when they are changing seasons and clearancing things out.
Have a great weekend everyone!