Ahh! Thanksgiving! The Turkey is taking center stage this year.
Well - don't tell him but he is not the only Tom at the Table, he will be sitting with my husband, Tom, and our youngest, who we lovingly refer to as T.R. - also a Tom.
I will have to admit right up front - I have never cooked a turkey!! I have no longing to cook a turkey and I am fine with never having had to cook a turkey thus far in my life. Oh sure, maybe some day - but my wonderful mother-in-law is only 20 years older than me and has always hosted Thanksgiving for our family. That is just one of the many things I am thankful for! Working in retail service for a toy company has me very busy this time of year. I work very late on Wednesday before Thanksgiving and also get up early to work on Black Friday the next morning. So cooking a huge meal and hosting this holiday has never been top on my list of must do's!
Although, I may not cook the dinner, I do love setting the table! As a child that was always one of the chores I never minded doing, especially for the holidays. This was one of the few times my mom used her "good dishes"! There was always something about the gravy boat that I loved!! Weird, I know!
My dad and uncle always went pheasant hunting on Thanksgiving morning. Hunting, fishing and growing our own food were means of many meals back then.
If that were still the case - I would probably go hungry! Now the meaning for hunt is looking for a good recipe on Pinterest!
I picked a few mums from my garden for this beautiful fall ceramic piece that I just had to have because it matched the dishes!! I wasn't sure if I was going to fill it with mashed potatoes or broccoli - but I think I like it filled with flowers even better.
My prayers continue to be with my friends on the east coast, still unsettled from Sandy and the storms following. I hope all of you who stop in to read my blog now and then know how grateful I am for your friendship and how much I enjoy your comments. I have a lot to be thankful for!
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Dishes - tii Collections - Dol Harvest Leaves- from Butterchurn Kitchenware in Walnut Creek Ohio- a real deal at 40% off!!
Chargers - Better Homes and Garden- from Walmart
Flatware and amber water goblets- from World Market several months ago
Napkins - I made
Stick table runner - from Target last week
Giant Acorns with gold glitter - from Marshalls last year
Turkey - from Butterchurn Kitchenware in Walnut Creek
Wood Candle sticks and brown candles from Michaels
I will be linking with the following parties:
Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen
Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper