Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014 at the Cottage

May this Thanksgiving be
 
a time that overflows with happiness...



And may the beauty of this season warm your heart
 
 in all the days that follow





"His children will be mighty in the land;
 the generation of the upright will be blessed."
 
Psalm 112:2

 
 




This Needlepoint piece was
a gift from a sweet friend
 


 
 Keep striving for simplicity,
joy, and peace.

And never give up!








Armoire topped with Leaves and
Autumn Accents










To Be Prepared...

Meat, Giblets, Celery,
 Onions for the
Dressing


A Messy Kitchen equals
a Delicious Dinner!





It began to snow and the boys begged to go
out and play...
how perfect!
 

The Antique Hutch is dressed for
Autumn


Our Foyer

Designed to Welcome Warmly


Wedding promises remain in site...

Accented with fall leaves


We dressed the Turkey with
braided peppered bacon
and fruit.

before applying the bacon,
I rubbed the bird with butter, and stuffed
Garlic Cloves under the skin for
seasoning.
Inside, I placed a quartered Apple,
a quartered pear, and 2 quartered yellow onions,
not to mention a whole bulb
of chopped garlic, sage, and thyme


I await the look on my dear Mother's face
when she beholds the
Dinner Table!

So many meals she has prepared for us...
countless thousands, no doubt.

Now it is her turn to be served!

The Dessert Table


The Children's Table

Buffet Style, my Brother, Curtis, and
Byong, our adopted Korean son
begin the Feasting


Teen's Table

(We had 23 total guests)

Just some vignettes...


Colorful Fruit/Vegetable/Nut Table


Fruit Tart and Apple Crisp







New Addition
The Hot Cocoa Bar

The children especially loved it!

 
 

3 comments:

Natalie Anne said...

Everything was divine! You worked so hard! Thank you for pouring your heart and soul out in preparing this meal for our family. We will always cherish the memories made!

Dawn said...

It was all worth it when I saw our Mother's face light up!

Regina said...

Oh, Dawn! You made your home so comfortable and inviting. I hope you are very blessed this holiday season. We miss you so much here in Arkansas! Hope you come visit soon. And bring your Peanut Butter Pie!