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Thanksgiving 2012

November 26, 2012
by thenestinggame

So I pretty much just had the awesomest Thanksgiving week ever. I took off Monday and Tuesday, giving me the entire week off. And? I didn’t have to go ANYWHERE. It was pretty life changing. And the total opposite of Christmas, when we’ll go everywhere, so I’ll take the couch time when I can get it.

We had a nice family Thanksgiving with the kids and my Mom here. We also welcomed our friend Angie and her lovely parents who might as well be family too. I used our wedding china for the very first time and felt all grown up.

The wine glasses have been used once or twice, however.

I went with a sort of ombre flower plan. Our chair fabric has purple, pink and orange in it so I bought flowers in those shades and went down the long table from darkest to lightest.

Working in small, low arrangements, I went with the cheapie alstromeria found in grocery stores everywhere. Although I love gorgeous flowers, I think the “use cheap items in multiples for a big impact” theory works too.

Taylor did a bang-up job on the turkey, using the Big Green Egg. Sadie’s not so sure.

I was impressed with his herb collection, though I totally can’t stand parsley. He snagged the rosemary before I could shoot the picture, though.

And it was nice having Mom join us from just up the street! She’s doing really well with her treatments.

And, BEST OF ALL, we finished the turkey leftovers today. Wahoo!! I don’t think I could take another day of gravy.

I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving weekend and took at least 1 nap.

See what we did for Thanksgiving last year and check out another Chef Taylor and Sadie shot with our turkey from 2010.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Elaine Smart permalink
    November 26, 2012 9:57 pm

    Your table was beautiful! Love the pilgrims.
    A fantastic picture of you and your Mom. She looks great!
    Taylor is a wonderful chef, but can make a mess or two. All worth it!

    • thenestinggame permalink*
      November 26, 2012 10:04 pm

      Thank YOU for the Pilgrims! They made the table!

  2. November 26, 2012 11:09 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving, Molly! Totally with you on the flower theory. I like a humble flower best, anyway. You all look wonderful. Glad you had a great holiday.

  3. November 27, 2012 9:29 pm

    Love your table, it’s absolutely stunning! Glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving!
    x
    Maria

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