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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!  But...it 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!

Inspire Me Monday ~ Create With Joy
Masterpiece Monday ~ Boogieboard Cottage
Mop It Up Monday ~ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Debbiedoo's Newbie Party ~ Debbiedoo's
Mosaic Monday ~ The Little Red House
Show Me What You Got ~ Our Delightful Home
Metamorphosis Monday ~ Between Naps on the Porch
A Return to Lovliness ~A Delightsome Life


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


12 comments:

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

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  2. Love the tablescape. The food looks delish.

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  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

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

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

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

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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

    Wonderful to have you linking with Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!

    xo
    Claudia

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  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,
    Shelia;)

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

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  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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