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.

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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.

33 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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,

    Jane

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Your Thanksgiving details are stunning!

    Hope you have an enjoyable feast. Hugs. ♥

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  14. So beautiful, Sarah. Happy Thanksgiving.

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

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

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

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

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

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  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.

    Judith

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  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.

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

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  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!

    xo,
    RJ

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  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.

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    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.

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

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  26. Wonderful arrangements for Thanks Giving.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.
    hugs,
    Jann

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

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  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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