Happy Thanksgiving!

This is my favorite day of the year! We’ll begin the day with my baked eggs breakfast, have some nibbles through the parades and football games, and enjoy our turkey dinner in the early evening. I promised a photo of the pilgrims with the little mini quilt from Autumn Jubilee a few years back. I put them with the little quilt on a stand with a pumpkin topper, a little turkey and rust color candles in clear depression glass candlesticks with silk flower candle rings.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is a tradition in our home, to be enjoyed with hot cups of coffee while we feel the magic of the holiday season beginning. Our local channel will also show our Asheville Christmas parade which actually was held about ten days ago. I wish the networks would still show other parades around the country, like the one at Disney World, the one in Hawaii, and the big one in Chicago. Maybe I can find some highlights of those on youtube. But for now, it is Macy’s, leading off with Tom Turkey welcoming the day.

Football games, a traditional turkey dinner with sourdough bacon and mushroom dressing, cranberry sauce, and spending time with My Sweet Babboo completes the holiday. There will be some internet surfing for great bargains as you never know what you might find and need to grab before it is sold out. I got my fabulous turkey plates by ordering them on sale on Thanksgiving morning a few years ago, for use in years to come. They sold out mere hours later.

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I’ll leave you with my cranberry sauce photo. Yes, we love the jellied stuff in the can, served in my grandmothers glass dish with the lines of the can on the sides! It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without it.

Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday, with lots of love and laughter. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

23 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Mary Jean Cunningham

    Happy Thanksgiving, Carole, and I give thanks for your blog – I know it’s a lot of work and it is appreciated. I love the stuff in the can with the ridges, too, by the way!

  2. Judy Ross

    I’m so glad others like the canned cranberry jelly! It’s a tradition for our family and so important to have the lines from the can show! Thank you for all the tips and inspiration you have provided this year, and best wishes to you and your family for Thanksgiving.

  3. Brenda @ Songbird Designs

    Happy Thanksgiving, Carole and your Sweet Babboo!! I don’t care what they say about canned cranberry sauce, I LOVE that stuff and do not like the homemade kind!! I may have to open a can and just eat it today! LOL Enjoy your day!

  4. Connie Wolfe

    Happy Thanksgiving! You’ve got a great plan for the day. Just finished meditating on gratitude and a family texting of holiday wishes. Bring on the football!

  5. lee

    Happy Thanksgiving! I love your turkey plates! I made fresh cranberries – I do not like the jellied canned ones – its good we all have choices.
    I will use your links when I holiday shop for sewing friends this season!

  6. Joan Sheppard

    Thanks for everything. Waiting for the family to arrive, fashionably late. And I forgot the Cranberry Sauce! My sister in law always made it but she’s going to the other sister’s house this year. Might need to send the kids out for some! (We even serve it with chicken.) Enjoy the day and thanks again.

    1. Linda B

      Glad I looked in my spam folder just now…there was your fun email! Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving to you too Carole! Always look forward to where your creativity is leading you. Thanks for a fun year of sharing. After I have a nap, I will take a look at those shopping links…later (:))

  7. Michele Bretz

    Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! My family hosted 3 veterans again this year. Two of them went to two different Hendersonville high schools and after talking turns out that they knew quite a few people or related to each other indirectly. I love when vets get together!

  8. Susan Nixon

    Your cranberry sauce looks beautiful. When we lived with cable, I always watched Macy’s on Thanksgiving Day, but I haven’t seen it in at least 15 years. I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving dinner on your beautiful tablescape you showed the other day.

  9. I start the TG day off with the parade and I love it. It never wears thin! This year it was a gentle morning as we went to friends’ for dinner. Yours looks like a great day! Now, onward!

  10. Arlene Reed

    I just read your email, I had the pleasure of spending Thanksgiving in MD with my family, first time in years since the shutdown. My 99 year old mother, sons ,daughter, daughters in law, sister, niece & 7 dogs . I laughed so hard I was sore the next day. A really good day and so much food. Every one brought something. Watched the parade and all 3 football games. Had great fun. Looks like you and yours did the same thing. Good to be back home getting ready for Christmas and my birthday. Talk later

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