gathering together

November 22, 2013

I've always loved Thanksgiving and when I was young it was a big family affair with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents coming from near and far.  I loved it for that and for the white tablecloths, shiny silver, best china and best behavior, even at the kids table!  And there was football of course.  I loved the bustling around in the kitchen and thought it was a miracle of sorts when green beans and turkey were done at the same time!  (Still do)  This past year, with it's mixed bag of good and bad memories, it's nice to have a day to spend with the family when you make a point of being thankful.  Even if our day to celebrate is not quite the same exact day everyone else is celebrating!

Our Thanksgiving table is set a little early.  We will be going out on the actual Thanksgiving Day but as a family we still like to gather around our table for our traditional dinner.   So, we are going to have it a bit early!  We are that family that never tires of turkey and 2 or 3 times a year I manage to roast one.  We have our dinner early in the day so we are ready for turkey sandwiches late evening.  Leftovers the next day, then turkey soup and sandwiches for days and days.  We hope it lasts all week!  Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers and Happy Thanksgivukkah if you are also celebrating Hanukkah! 

The links:

Paper place mats, Belle Banquet
Plates,  Arte Italica
LaRochere Footed Bee glasses, Amazon
Pumpkin Truffles, The Gourmet Work
Vases, The Botanist

Time for a GIVEAWAY!

 In celebration of the Knitionary Facebook page reaching 1000 likes 
I'm having a giveaway of a tower of yarn. 
A tower of Rowan yarn!  
These are all my particular favorites in colors that I love!

To enter you have to "like" the Knitionary Facebook page and
leave a comment on the giveaway post.  It's the post with this picture.
Next week I'll choose a random commenter.
I know some of my readers are not on Facebook, but don't worry,
I'll have another giveaway in December just for my blog readers.

Thank you so much for being a reader.

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  1. Have a Happy Thanksgiving dinner! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  2. I found you on FB and gave you a "like". Thanks for the chance to win some lovely yarn! Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!

  3. That silver glittered bird is so sweet, and I spy some gorgeous persimmons!

  4. I am not on FB :( . Waiting for December...
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Kristen, what a treat! Love when you post about memories!
    and what a generous give-away! Good luck to all who'll enter!

  6. FABULOUS dishes!!!! Oh, my gosh!!!! Just fabulous!!! I love how they look!!! Your whole table looks fantastic, and I love the persimmons placed along the center! SO pretty and very, very much in line with the Thanksgiving feel...contemporary AND traditional all at once!!! And that's simple sage in those vases??!?!?!! What a fabulous idea!!!

    Here's to you and yours that you enjoy a fabulous and loving Thanksgiving!!!!!!

  7. Your table looks beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving,

  8. What a beautiful and elegant table and I know the food will be wonderful, especially your dressing. Am looking forward to it. xoxox

  9. I love it when you post your beautiful tables. Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Kristen!


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