Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving

This is a turkey candle holder that my husband made for his mother many, many years ago. We still use it at Thanksgiving. Amanda from Joli House was looking forward to hearing about our holiday traditions in the upcoming weeks. That got me thinking about some of the Thanksgiving traditions our family has as I was preparing for Thursday. Of course we have the traditional New England Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, stuffing, potatoes, squash, cranberry sauce, and apple pie, but we also carry on a few smaller traditions too.



My mother-in-law always set a beautiful table at the holidays, and she always had a little handmade favor at each place setting, so we carry on that tradition each Thanksgiving with some little favor. Sometimes it's handmade. Sometimes it is store bought chocolate, but it is always there. This year it is pumpkin shaped sugar cookies drizzled with chocolate.



The other tradition we have is using the turkey plates that were handed down to us from my mother-in-law. I love them. They are so special. I only have eight, so sometimes the kids get to use them, and sometimes it is the lucky adults.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and thank you for stopping by and leaving me messages. They always make my day. Thanks also for all the inspiration you have given me from your blogs and websites too!

8 comments:

amanda said...

Now you're making me hungry! I love the idea of favours for everyone!

Jane said...

oh I love those plates. My grandmother use to have them. I wonder where they went to??? Happy Thanksgiving!

Stephanie said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

kim said...

And thanks to you as well for always presenting new and various crafts in your own inspiring way. You always mix it up and make it interesting. And you encourage others as well. I love your favors with the felted acorns. It's such a nice touch. I hope you and your family have a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

MadMad said...

I love those plates! And I love your traditions - they sound wonderful! Have a great holiday!

elliebelle said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!

Denise said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Your traditions sounds lovely, I love the candle holder and your pretty plates.

Philigry said...

happy thanksgiving! i love those plates.