Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Another Thanksgiving To Remember At the Farm

Some photos from another memorable Thanksgiving Holiday here at the farm. We had the added excitement of a foot of snow on Wednesday which added to the suspense of who would be able to come and who wouldn't. We were expecting 17 and 15 made the tables. The kids always hate being at the "kids table" so this year I was able to sneak it into the corner of the room so they were close by and could enter into the conversation. 

We were extremely lucky to only lose power for a couple hours. Many around this area, including neighbors up the road, lost power for over a day and had to rearrange their Thanksgiving plans. We got lucky although I can imagine that those who did lose power had a real Thanksgiving to remember and talk about for years to come.

Before - the shipping table is cleared and the room is ready to roll.


Outside, it looked like this....







 

The table is set and ready for the gang.....


Besides the grocery store flowers which I managed to make into a somewhat decent arrangement (boy do I miss my garden flowers), I used some kale from the garden in large Italian pottery vases for a bit of fun. Now we get to eat the kale. 


During the feast...... I post this picture because I want to remember this day for the rest of my life surrounded by the ones I love, with some missing - maybe next year they will make it. 


We couldn't do the hayride this year because of the snow and the ice but everyone took a nice walk with the dogs. The day after the dining room looked like this - everything ready to go away again until next year. It's a bit lonely.....


The next day, we headed to sister Nancy's place and had leftover turkey sandwiches, turkey soup, and a day of making. What a nice way to spend Black Friday - our day is called Craft Friday. We glittered pine cones, made wreaths and garlands and caught up.





I hope you and yours had a lovely holiday weekend if you celebrated Thanksgiving. Now onto the melee that is Christmas and the holiday season. Cheers everyone!

By the way, have you noticed my new blog changes? You have Helen from Wyoming to thank for that. Her eyes have been getting less young and she told me she was having trouble reading the gray type. I've changed the type color to black. I've made the headlines bolder and darker. It was a bit of a challenge for this non-HTML girl but I figured it out.

There's a giveaway going on this week - see the next post down to enter. I'm doing giveaways every Monday in December. Pop in to enter.

9 comments:

Barbara Wallace said...

So appreciate your traditions with family! Just want the holiday should be about! I so enjoy your blog!

Rikki Snyder said...

So beautiful, Kristin! We got the snow too, 10 plus inches, it was gorgeous though. I love the shots of your table, especially with all of your family there and the candles all lit with the snow showing through the windows. So cozy.

And craft day? How fun is that!

Next week the review copies ship for CACH, I am overwhelmed with excitement. I can't wait to see it in person!

xoxo

Kathy said...

Your pictures are beautiful Kristin. Thanks for sharing them. I love your tradition of crafting on Black Friday. What a great idea. We go to my sister-in-law's house for turkey hash. But crafting sounds extra fun.

Caroline aka FiberTribe said...

What beautiful photos, Kristin. You have a lovely and warm family and house! Happy Holidays!

Susan said...

Craft Friday.....what a grand idea! I might be borrowing it next year.

BERMD said...

Thanks for the pictures and thanks to you and Helen for the new type.. Happy December!

BER

Dee Long said...

De-lurking to say...

It looks like your holiday was filled with warmth, good food, and especially love and friendship.

PS-that is one of the most beautiful dining room tables I've ever seen. Was it custom made? We needed a table that sat at least 10 and we ended up having to get a table from IKEA because it was the only one we could find. It's served us well for 10 years of special occasions but it's no where near as gorgeous as your table.

Anonymous said...

Lovely rendering of your Thanksgiving,in word and photos. Your "shipping table" appears to be a twin to mine - when I can get it cleared off, that is. I presume a leaf comes up and out of each end.......Mine has served many a happy meal, as has yours.
Thanks for sharing, Roxanne

Reneelynn said...

Love the darker print! and everything else :)