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23 November 2012

Thanksgiving Recap and R&R

It's the day after Thanksgiving, and I feel like at least 40 trucks have run over me, backed up, and run over me again!!  We haven't been home a week yet, and we've produced two Thanksgiving meals in the last eleven days! was fun, and everyone was able to attend!

Here are a few pictures of our 'latest' endeavor:  

A sweet visitor, Nana Diana  clued me in on how to hang this wreath using a 3M hook; worked like a charm!

Drop cloth for a table cloth; woven chargers from Julie's; pumpkin tureens that I've had forever; Johnson Brothers' 'His Majesty' china; stems from the Dollar Tree.  Original post here.

I am NOT a baker and I never make desserts (sweets aren't my thing).  However, I found a recipe for these fabulous, easy, delicious, and RICH individual pumpkin trifles.  I highly recommend it!

For the centerpiece, I centered a smaller vase into a large vase from HL, and filled the perimeter with assorted dried beans in various colors:  red beans, white beans, split peas, black beans, and red lentils.  Very colorful!  In the smaller vase I used grocery store flowers and faux leaves.  Two smaller vases on either side held nuts and candles!

Vases were placed on a large galvanized tray which was filled with small pumpkins and assorted faux garlands I've had for years!

If you ask me, THIS is the best part of the dinner!

I hope that all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!

My Christmas decorations don't go up until December 1 and stay up until Twelfth Night, so I have a little time for some serious R&R!  I'm also hoping that some of the parties will allow this guest in with her tardy autumn decor!

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Masterpiece Monday ~ Boogieboard Cottage
Mop It Up Monday ~ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
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Mosaic Monday ~ The Little Red House
Show Me What You Got ~ Our Delightful Home
Metamorphosis Monday ~ Between Naps on the Porch
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Nifty Thrifty Tuesday  Coastal Charm 
Time to Shine ~ A Diamond in the Stuff 
Table Top Tuesday ~ A Stroll Thru Life 
One Project at a Time ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons
Tuesday's Treasures ~ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Show Me What Ya Got ~ Not JUST a Housewife
Be Inspired ~ Elizabeth & Co.

Welcome Home Wednesday ~ Vintage on a Dime
Wordless Wednesday ~ Create With Joy
What's It Wednesday ~ Ivy and Elephants
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday ~ Primp
Wow Us Wednesday ~ Savvy Southern Style 
Show & Share ~ Southern Lovely

Home Sweet Home ~ The Charm of Home
Home and Garden Thursday ~ A Delightsome Life
Tips and Tutorials ~ Stone Gable

Potpourri Friday ~ 2805
Vintage Inspiration ~ Common Ground

It's Fall, Y'all~ Thrifty Decor Chick

Furniture Feature Friday ~ Miss Mustard Seed

Saturday Nite Special ~ Funky Junk Interiors


  1. What a beautiful Thanksgiving and looks yummy too :)

  2. Love the tablescape. The food looks delish.

  3. You have been busy. The center piece is stunning. Do get some much needed rest. We have been working in the yard all day and I could go to be without supper. xo, olive

  4. Beautiful centerpiece - clever use of the beans! I am glad I am in charge of Christmas - much easier to me than Thanksgiving!

  5. Everything looks lovely, Nancy. Hope you get to relax a bit before the Christmas rush. Thanksgiving was so early this year. xo

  6. I love gravy too. My favorite thing to do is pour gravy over toast ~yum. Lovely pics!

    Susan and Bentley

  7. Wow! You've been busy. You need some r&r!

    Wonderful to have you linking with Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  8. Enjoy your R & R - well deserved, I might add! Everything looks simply lovely.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  9. HI Nancy! Everything looks so pretty and I'm sure your two meals were wonderful. I hope you can get some well needed rest! I've had company and not any time to do any Christmasing! :)
    Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,

  10. Hi Nancy, I am a new reader and I connected to your page via Debbiedoo's newbie party. I love your Thanksgiving decorations!

  11. Sounds lovely Nancy and I love the centerpiece. I think that very same truck came and ran me over too!


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