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Friday, November 27, 2020

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!


Our Thanksgiving turned out differently than we had planned.  My daughter in law, may have Covid (she's waiting on test results) so we ended up with just the four of us.  I had to scramble a bit, because my part of the meal was turkey, gravy, and green bean casserole.  I simplified, which was fine with my family, and added rolls and mashed potatoes. Oh, I also made a chocolate cream pie.  I really missed my mom's pumpkin roll!

We enjoyed a lovely meal together.  It's delightful to have fun with your nearly grown adult children.  They had decided that because no one else would be coming to our home yesterday we should have a 'How To Train Your Dragon' movie marathon, and so we did.

Here is our table set for four! 

The last two photos are curtesy of Sarah.

I never use this tablecloth because it is a small round and only works when there are no leaves in the table.  Because it is a busy pattern, I kept the plates and napkins neutral and used red glassware to tie into the red in the tablecloth.

Today, we are going to try to get a tree, I'm hosting a very small gathering of ladies on Tuesday. Christmas is my favorite holiday, and I love decorating.

My decor is very simple usually, garlands, greens, ribbon, lights, candles.  It is nice to have into the New Year, too, though the tree doesn't always last through the New Year, the garlands, lights, and ribbons do last!  Always cheery!

I hope you all had a wonderful day giving thanks!


  1. It was a beautiful table! Love your go with it attitude and prayers that your DIL's test comes back negative!

  2. Yesssssssss!!!! You and I, are fully In To Christmas on our blogs!!!!!! 😊

    Best wishes for your daughter in law.

    You set a lovely table for the 4 of you. So glad you got to use the pretty smaller table cloth.

    Today we had to go upstairs, to get something, which my husband is going to modify, into shelving, for our "Return To A Deep Pantry Mode". And I brought down some~more~ Christmas!!!! 😊

    You had lots, of a movie series you love. Here we watched the new Hallmark Christmas movie, and the next one.

    Enjoy this lovely Season!!!!


  3. Your table setting is beautiful! And I love the tablecloth. So glad you had a nice Thanksgiving even though changes had to be made. Prayers for you daughter-in-law.

  4. It all looks festive! I love your colourful leaf tablecloth. Hope your DIL stays well. Happy weekend!

  5. I loved your table scape. Thanksgiving was just us 3 us, the guys did ALL the dishes, pots/pans. I had to work at 4:40 am this morning--all in all it was a good day. They are going over to our nephews tomorrow---I have to work tomorrow afternoon. Keeping your daughter in law in prayer. smiles

  6. I think one thing we're learning during these days is to hold our plans loosely. I'm sorry things did not go as you planned (and I pray for Kay to feel better quickly!), but I know how you feel about celebrating, whether a small or large group, and I am glad that you had a lovely time together! Your table was beautiful!

  7. I hope your DIL is negative and feeling better soon. And yay, for the Christmas tree. We put ours up Wednesday and decorated. It was fun to do and eat turkey by the sparkle.

  8. praying your daughter-in-love's test proves negative and all will be well. your table is lovely and i'm thankful you were able to redesign your meal and rest of the day.. love you.

  9. Oh my goodness, prayers that the test is negative. My son-in-law's sister had to miss Thanksgiving waiting on her test results. We had a small Thanksgiving meal but it was very nice. Your table is gorgeous! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!


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