Thanksgiving Mantel

  Hi Everyone
 Happy Friday
Gathering together for
is a family affair in our home everyone pitches in 
 extended family joins us from all over the country
It is time to
get the house ready, polish the silver
get the recipe binder out
and start planning the menu

Thanksgiving is  about counting our many Blessings
 gathering together with family and great food
using old cherished family recipes that have been passed down
 from generation to generation

We all look forward to  Great Grandmothers walnut stuffing
 now made in her memory
as well as our daughters homemade tangy cranberry sauce made with oranges 
 a  yummy new addition to our menu    

catching up on each others lives
 hearing everyones grateful's at the dinner table
watching football
playing cards 
more food and most of all just being all together 

The familiar delicious smells of turkey in the oven 
and homemade pies 
and the family walk on the beach after dinner
So much to be Grateful for

Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving this year too
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romantic saying for today

"Always speak well of each other Believe the best is yet to come
 and Cherish every moment as if it were your last"



  1. I love your mantel. It is what I call "simple elegance." It is perfect. And I especially love the oil lanterns - we collect (and actually use) them! The stuffing recipe sounds very rich...thank you for the reminder that before long, we will be busy with holiday - but a good busy. :-)

    Big hugs

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    2. Thank you so much Elizabeth
      grateful for your visit
      Love that we have alot in common

  2. Beautiful mantel as always. I only do Thanksgiving every other year at my house, this way, my kids can have thanksgiving with their in-laws. This is NOT my year to do Thanksgiving so my husband and I will be having our little Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg, TN. This is will the second time we've gotten away and while we love having family come over and cooking, it is a nice little treat for just the 2 of us to get away.

    I would love to have your grandmother's stuff recipe to try next year. ♥

    ~ Lisa from Indiana ~

    1. Oh My Heavens Lisa
      sounds like such a a romantic Thanksgiving
      will do a post about grandmothers walnut stuffing I will be sure and send it to you too
      Thank you for asking

  3. I adore Thanksgiving. I have all the family and friends in that our home can hold/ We exchange Christmas ornaments and work on puzzles. We play games and laugh all day long. I put up all my Christmas decorations because this is the only time we are all together and I just don't want to miss a thing.I guess we celebrate both holidays together. Dianntha

    1. What a fun idea getting everyone involved in the Christmas decorating too
      sounds like your house is full of Love
      Thanks for the great idea

  4. I really like how you decorated it. I wished I had a mantle to do the same to.

    1. Hi Betty
      I was a flight attendant and was gone every holiday on Thanksgiving
      I always decorated the hotel room with a few small candles
      I would take a walk and pick up branches and pine cones or what ever was pretty
      (a few flowers} I would just put them all over the hotel room
      always made the room feel a little more like Home
      Have you tried decorating your kitchen
      it is the heart of every home

  5. Oh Pam, this is so beautiful, serene, and those mirrors and vines....just perfection! I'll be featuring this post on Be Inspired this week. xoxo


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