Thursday, November 24, 2011

How Was Your Thanksgiving?

Hoping all of you had a successful Thanksgiving.
Mr. and I cooked for his family today.
We had dinner at 5, so we were able to take it easy in the
morning and watch the parade and a little football.

Here is my table, not as elaborate as some, but
it is still with china and crystal.
My centerpiece was my silver compote surrounded by small candles.

I used my Grandmother's Johnson Brother plates. My Great Great
Grandparents silver I had shown you in a earlier post, I have
never used it before.

Vintage place cards

My Waterford crystal

Mixed in, a few of my Great Great Grandparents glasses
They look so colonial to me.

Great Grandmother's Ironstone gravy

My Mother's Holly Fostoria s/p shakers

Greta......eyeing this!
Cooked in my Grandmother's roaster

What if I look adorable?

Mr. very happy with how the turkey turned out in
our new oven with the "perfect turkey" feature

A good time had by all!

My beautiful 87 year old MIL at the head of the table.
My SIL's and nieces helped clean up everything,
and I am so grateful because tomorrow it is back to work for me.

Thanksgiving 2011
Wonderful Memories!


Tete said...

OH MY! Look at all the work you put into it! I have never had a turkey come out like that. I learned a long time ago to put it in breast down for juicy white meat- LOL. The butt sticking up just doesn't look the same- but it tastes better that way!
I cook mine until it falls apart.
Your table is beautiful and all the dishes and settings are wonderful. What a grand collection you have! I think we are just going to have to call you Martha Stewart, Jr.
Glad you had a good time and sorry you have to work today, but someone has got to feed that poor, starving dog!
She begs well!

Patty in Oz said...

How very lovely your Thanksgiving was! Love the photos!!

Found your blogspot this morning...I too am on a sentimental journey. Our thanksgiving day was AWESOME...we keep family traditions of sharing, caring and cookin'.

Be blessed with a quick day at work and a l-o-n-g fun weekend.

Patty in Oz

Donna said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time, Ann! Love your pretty table, from your Waterford to your dishes. My favorite is that gorgeous silver compote! How nice that you were able to incorporate family treasures, too:)

Lottie said...

What a lovely Thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing!


GardenofDaisies said...

What a great group of people gathered around that beautiful table!! It looks perfect to me!

Cindy said...

Your table was lovely!

Annesphamily said...

what a gorgeous day you had! I was surrounded by the phamily so it was perfect. Always wonderful to spend time with those we love! Terrific photos!