Sunday, November 30, 2008

Our second Thanksgiving,
a few ideas & a free image for you ~

Well, Saturday we had another family feast! My goodness, the food at Thanksgiving is SO very rich, isn't it??

My mom and dad drove down from north Georgia and they brought a truckload of goodies, cornbread & biscuit dressing & gravy, sweet potato casserole with brown sugar and pecan topping, squash casserole, an amazing marshmallow/pineapple salad and a couple of pumpkin pies too! We roasted the turkey and made the traditional watergate salad, made tea and had soft rolls. Sounds like a true feast doesn't it? It was incredible and was so steeped in the tradition of my family.

Seems like that's one of the most wonderful things about Thanksgiving, the tradition of it all. The same foods, at the same time of year, no matter was has happened along the way, through the year, here we are, together, eating wonderful food as we do each and every year and just loving being a family.

I realize that there are so very many who don't have much family, if any....but tradition is always important to us, as human beings. To observe the holiday in our own special way, it may be ordering pizza in every year ~ no matter, just to enjoy and appreciate all that we have been given is the most important thing of all.

A few little clippings from my collection that I though you might enjoy ~ I've always loved the Victoria magazine calling cards page ~ and of course this is one of my favorites! Click to enlarge to look at the beautiful business cards that were featured. This is a clipping from an old Victoria ~

From another old magazine, look at how beautiful this box is decorated. I think it's just one of those paper mache boxes too! The box would truly be the gift, wouldn't it? Click photos to see and read the instructions ~

Lastly, I scanned in a wonderful old Christmas card that I have ~ never used either! Just print it out and fold it in half then in half again! Don't you just love the snowpeople?

Wishing you a wonderful and blessed Sunday sweet friends ~

xxoo, Dawn


Vicki Holdwick said...

I've been lurking for a long time, but just had to say hi today and thank you for the lovely ephemera you are so generous with.

Betty said...

I'm happy to hear you had such a great visit and such good food! Rich food is right; gotta lay off now 'til Christmas or I won't be able to wear my clothes on the next big day!

Beth Leintz said...

Love seeing the calling cards page from Victoria- that was always one of my favorite features.

madrekarin said...

Oh, wow. You did have a wonderful holiday! I love the darling little things for your new granddaughter. I am so jealous. ;)
My sister and her new family left this morning and peace is reigning in my house once again. Now, to get rid of this bug I've picked up and everything will be back to normal.
Have a lovely, restful Sunday.

Charlene said...

Sounds like you had a feast of food & love! So glad for you. And I am jealous of all the pink. Had our 3 month old grandson here yesterday. They are so sweet at that age. Have a wonderful Sunday... rest & recover.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Thank you Miss Dawn,

I picked up a ratty old pink round box at a yard sale and have been waiting for the devine inspiration to hit :c)Your pictures today have given me a bit of a jump start. Thank you sweet friend :c)

Pattie :c)
Mazatlan Mexico

Vee said...

Rich? I'll say, as Rockefeller! ;>

Cute little holiday card.

Unknown said...

Hi Dawn, It sounds like you had 2 lovely Thanksgiving dinners with both sides of the family. How wonderful. It must have been fun having 5 boys and I'm sure BUSY. Your blog is always full of wonderful thoughts and images.I knowwhy you liked the Victoria calling cards page.It had birds and nests. I love them too.
Have a wonderful week ahead.

PEA said...

we had two dinners as well. One for the big family and one for our son's return home.
Could you please share that marshmello and Pineapple recipe? pretty please? sounds to die for!!! yumm yummm
Thank you for sharing the card. I will have to dig one up and share that. how very nice of you so giving.
Have a wonderful week and please if you can share the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the images, I appreciate each one you put up - they are always beautiful.

Tina Leavy said...

so glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. we did too! was so nice to have a few family members here.
we had a nice time..too much food, but all the love and fun was great.

Lena said...

Hi Dawn,

It's so nice to hear that your Thanksgiving was such a wonderful one. I can imagine how special it must feel to all of you, to think of sharing it with a new baby girl next year. What a lovely time that will be!

Thank you for sharing this card. I have an old fashioned looking, but new, hanky with these two snow people on it. It'll be fun to come up with a way to use the two of them together.

terri said...

Thanks for the great images that you so generously share. I have the exact magazine clipping of the lace covered box! Still keep it and have made a couple as gifts that were way awesome. Enjoy the holiday hustle-bustle.

the author said...

Oh wow, that box is just GORGEOUS!! Thanks for scanning in the directions for us :)


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