Thanksgiving Table for Two

Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Liberia, and the sub-national entities Leiden, Norfolk Island, and Puerto Rico. It began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. 

 

 

This year I will not gather with a large group for my Thanksgiving celebration.  Instead a simple meal for two will be shared at my table. My inspiration for my small Thanksgiving table is the thrift store angel I got last year.  The ceramic angel holds a pumpkin and the words “Give Thanks” adorn her skirt.  Perfect for my Thanksgiving lunch.

 

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Tips for A Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a day to remember our blessings and be thankful, but it is also a society-sanctioned time of excess. Everybody expects everyone to over eat and pig out.  According to the Calorie Control Council, the average American consumes about 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving. That’s like consuming three sticks of butter.  The over-eating continues the next day with all the leftovers, and you’re suddenly in the Christmas season.  Candy, cookies, pie – the list is long. Too much too often usually it means weight gains at the end of the year. Read More

Free Thanksgiving Place Card Printables

Many of us are already thinking ahead to Thanksgiving. I wanted to share a holiday freebie with you. I created a sheet of free Thanksgiving printables – place cards that you can use however you’d like during your Thanksgiving holiday. Whether you have a crowd coming to your house or you’re helping another family member, place cards are a fun addition either to label food on a buffet table or to assign seating at the table.   Today’s prints are two designs that are perfect for your Thanksgiving table design. Both designs are sized 8 1/2″ x 11″ and should be printed on card stock. Read More

Gather Together Thanksgiving Country Table

The U.S. Thanksgiving holiday will be here in 2 weeks.  This year my table inspiration is a vintage tapestry table scarf with a primitive country print. It reminds me of Grandma Moses a little (American folk artist, 1860 – 1961). It has a very old-time feeling.  I found it for little money in May at the thrift store. I knew immediately it would make a great basis for my Thanksgiving table this year.

 

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Thanksgiving Hacks to Make Your Holiday Stress-Free

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. From my early childhood, Thanksgiving has meant family, friends and of course, wonderful food. A perfectly roasted turkey is a beautiful thing. Mother would always use her best china, her silverware, a lace tablecloth, and her crystal. It was special. It also involved many pots, dishes, pans, and clean-up. I was usually involved in the clean-up.

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