Thanksgiving Recap

We had a great Thanksgiving this year.
It was very relaxed and intimate. 
A very small gathering, only five of us.

I tried to make it as special as possible this year for my sweet mother-in-law. This was our first holiday without my husband's father.   He passed away in September and is missed so much. 

My mother-in-law, Peggy, is very wonderful.  She is so helpful and kind---and she makes the best chocolate pie ever.  That is the only thing that I had her bring.  I made all of the rest. 

Needless to say, I'm still tired and probably won't be hungry until Christmas--that's probably when our leftovers will run out.

We had quite a menu (--I made one for each place setting).

Here is the original.

They turned out really cute.  I downloaded the print from The Graphics Fairy and added the menu at  I added some cute card stock and a ribbon to each.  

Here are a few pictures of the entire table.

I tried to keep everything simple and with natural elements.  I clipped a few branches from our Magnolia for the greenery.  I used my favorite "Lynn Holland" plates, copper chargers, antique salt and pepper cellars and shakers.  The beautiful fleur-de-lis glassware is Mignon Faget.  The cute acorn plates were bought a few years ago at Pottery Barn and the ceramic gourd place card holders are from Williams-Sonoma.  The linen is from Target.

The entire meal--

I also made an appetizer table for before the meal munching.  I guess I thought we wouldn't have enough food.

I'll share recipes soon for most of the dishes.  


  1. What a beautiful table and scrumptous feast looking forward to the recipes.

  2. WOW. That is pretty. Elegant and fresh, so southern. I am sure you had a wonderful Thanksgiving gathering! Hope you don't mind, I pinned a couple of these for my ideas in 2012.


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