Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving Eve ~ 2017

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into 
enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend."  ~~Melody Beattie 

Tomorrow we will celebrate with friends, 
but on this Thanksgiving Eve,
I invite you to share a quiet moment
to remember all for which you are grateful.
The following is a look back at a simple evening
spent here at home, just the two of us. 

Simple Pleasures
~ A Quiet Evening ~ 

~ Candlelight ~

~ Table for Two ~

~ Amber Turkeys ~

~ Layers of Rich colors ~

~ Autumn Details ~

~ Vintage Accents ~

~ Roast Turkey Breast ~
~Stuffed with Spinach and Pine Nuts ~
~Rice ~ Green Beans ~

~Sweet Endings ~

~ A Heart Full of Gratitude ~
Set a pretty table, even if it's just for two.
Slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

~ Autumn ~ 
My  Favorite Season
It's rich tapestry of colors and textures 
warm both my heart and soul.
It's a season of thanksgiving.
I'm grateful for each of you,
my readers.


The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you, my dear friend, and Monnie!!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving Sarah, I'm enjoying your Thanksgiving Eve table and vintage pieces. Lovely amber turkey, napkins and flatware. Your meal and sweet look delish.

  3. Beautiful table as usual, Sarah! Enjoy your Thanksgiving with family and friends!....Christine

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you & Chef A, the table setting looked wonderful and I know that dinner was delicious.

  5. Sarah,

    Not only is your table and food presentation outstanding, your words are so respondent. It doesn't matter who or how many are at your feast, it's the love all around. I truly love appreciate your sentiments.

    Happiness and blessings, this Thanksgiving and always,


  6. Happy Thanksgiving Sarah! Your stuffed turkey looks great, enjoy the day:@)

  7. Your table is wonderful. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Sarah, beautiful table and presentation! Your thoughts and sentiments are perfect. Happy Thanksgiving~

  9. Happy Thanksgiving, Sarah & Monnie. A beautiful quote, and equally beautiful sentiment carried out in your table for two.

  10. Such lovely vignetes Sarah.
    All the very best to you on this Thanksgiving day.

  11. Happy Thanksgiving Sarah~such beautiful words and thoughts!

  12. Sarah,
    Beautiful post. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Enjoy. Dianne

  13. Dearest Sarah - Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and yours!

    Your Thanksgiving details are stunning!

    Hope you have an enjoyable feast. Hugs. ♥

  14. So beautiful, Sarah. Happy Thanksgiving.

  15. Lovely. You are so right -- it is the love that matters.

  16. Awesome post!Love each detail,absolutely adorable...Happy Thanksgiving!

  17. Lovely thoughts for Thanksgiivng and such a lovely table to enjoy a delicious dinner. Happy Thanksgiving Sarah..........

  18. I love your quiet and reflective table for two! Happy Thanksgiving Sarah! I hope Miss Sadie is enjoying a little turkey today. ♥

  19. Happy Thanksgiving, Sarah! Beautiful post...

  20. Happy Thanksgiving, Sarah. Your joie de vivre is a reminder to me to live fully in the moment, relishing what we have and with whom we share it.


  21. Your table is so pretty and your advice to slow down is so appropriate for this time od year when one hears "Black Friday" more than one hears "Thanksgiving". I hope your holiday weekend is as lovely as this post.

  22. Such a beautiful table Sarah - love the Nicole Sayre Thanksgiving piece!

  23. I really love your pretty autumn details, Sarah. I love the turkey, the linens, your pretty rich colors.....everything is lovely! I hope you're enjoying your Thanksgiving weekend!


  24. This table setting is beautiful. Your message is as well. I am curious about your napkin rings and flatware. Vintage bakelite or ? Honestly your collections always evoke feelings of history and elegance. Have a peaceful holiday season.

    1. Kathy, thank you for your visit and thoughtful comment. The flatware and napkin rings are what the French refer to as French Ivory. It is a celluoid with silver accents. I much enjoy living with vintage things. Happy Holidays to you.

  25. Happy Thanksgiving to you dear Sarah, and Monnie!! Love the French Ivory!

  26. Wonderful arrangements for Thanks Giving.

  27. Your Thanksgiving for two is beautiful. Making gratitude a part of daily life adds much richness to each day. Thank you for the reminder.

  28. This was our first Thanksgiving in our new state and without family. Our neighbors graciously invited us over - so thankful! In the future, I can see many "Thanksgiving for two", and I hope to do it as tastefully as you have.

  29. Sarah, I do feel that I have much to be thankful for. Even though this year brought some trials, the blessing have outweighed them heavily! I love your sweet cornucopia gal and turkeys! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  30. Wonderful table settings and decorations. Thank you for showing the details. Good memories.

  31. Beautiful, Sarah, and the stuffed turkey breast looks really, really good! I’m sure it had an amazing flavor! I hope you enjoyed every delicious bite!


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