Saturday, November 19, 2011

Last Year's Thanksgiving

I'm republishing this post of last year because this year we are going to my son's and daughter-in-law's house for Thanksgiving. It is easier for them with the kids and it's little Jacks birthday the day after so we'll be having a birthday party too. He will be Three!!
I'll be cooking and bringing several things but Carl, my son, is deep frying the turkey.

Thanksgiving 2010

This is the first Thanksgiving in my new dining room. I wanted to make it perfect. Of course it never is. The names on the leaves were a last minute thought. I was so busy trying to keep organized in the kitchen that I didn't get any pictures of the food on the table or the family around the table!!! Really dumb mistake.

Another mistake was that I set the food on the "buffet" table then served the soup. Of course by the time everyone was done with their soup, the food was only luke warm!
Also have to make a note to use smaller soup bowls next year!!

The one different placemat is because I had thought the children would sit at a little table but Ava wanted to sit with the big people and I only had 4 of the other place-mats!!!

Michele took these last two of the table.

Jack's 2nd Birthday

Opening presents.

The big dump truck.

No one had to tell him he could ride in it!!

Happy Birthday little Jack.


  1. What a lovely memory. Your table looked so pretty and I for one, didn't even notice the one placemat that didn't match until you mentioned it. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving this year and now that Jack will be three it should be lots more fun for him and his birthday too.

  2. That's a beautiful Thanksgiving table. Have a Happy 2011 Thanksgiving and happy 3rd birthday celebration with your cute grandson. What fun!

  3. Hi Shirley...

    Well my friend, I think that your Thanksgiving table turned out perfectly and ohhh sooo beautiful for your new dining room's first Thanksgiving celebration! Your place settings are lovely! I love the extra touch of the names on the leaves! Your little guy is just adorable too! Thank you so much for sharing your family's Thanksgiving with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party this week!

    Warmest wishes and blessings to you and your family for a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving, dear lady! Enjoy!

    Chari @Happy To Design

  4. the table setting looks absolutely wonderful. Such gorgeous attention to detail. So beautiful.
    And happy birthday to Jack. My youngest grandson is three also. What special years these are to be treasured.
    Have a wonderful week, and thankyou so much for stopping by my blog to say hi.

  5. Beautiful Thanksgiving tablesetting! I think every boy needs a big Tonka truck - great post! Hope you have a blessed weekend,


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