Thanksgiving 2010

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I have more than I can shake a stick at to be thankful for this year!

This time last year was difficult at best as my son struggled to recover from yet another major surgery precipitated by yet another bout with Crohn’s Disease. He was temporarily sprung from the hospital to enjoy the day with us, but he was unable to partake of the meal. Instead he received nourishment from the portable I.V. strapped on like a backpack. He took it like a champ. This year, although still not quite 100%, he is able to eat, eat, eat!!! I have prepared his favorite pecan pie just for him!

I am thankful for my family (Mom & Daddy, I love you so much; kids…you little rascals…you are so loved!), my friends (shout out to Sheri, Monica, and Rene!!!), my health, all the new friends I’ve made through this blog, and all else with which the good Lord sees fit to bless me. Last, but not least by any stretch of the imagination, I am thankful for my husband, Ramon. For nearly 20 years, he has been my rock, my sounding board, my shoulder to cry on, my biggest cheerleader, and all that I ever hoped for in a partner. (Lest I forget, he is also the muscle for all the tablescaping I do!) For all this I am so thankful on this Thanksgiving and every day.

I wish for each of you a safe, happy, loving and warm Thanksgiving holiday!

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13 thoughts on “Thanksgiving 2010

  1. Your “grownup” table is Stunning! I think it’s wonderful that you’re preparing the young peeps for the grownup table by making their table special as well. They’re never too young to learn proper table etiquette. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving filled with love and laughter. Gobble-gobble!

  2. WOW! Would it ever be special to dine at that table! You have created such glamour yet it has a homey feel too! Love the white pumpkins at each place setting! The candlesticks and vases on the mantel are gorgeous and must have created the perfect ambiance for your dinner. Very fun to have that separate kid’s table too!

    DD

  3. Alycia –
    Those lovely little Cinderella pumpkins look so perfect on your dark linens. So Beautiful!! Our children who are waaaaay past the childrens’ table still talk fondly of it. I actually think they would prefer to be at a table with just their cousins again.
    Enjoy every minute of your sweet family.
    Warmly,
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

  4. Alycia…

    Your tables are gorgeous!!! The adult table is so elegant and the colors are beautiful. The children’s table is adorable AND practical…I’m sure theyloved it!

    The menu sounds delicious. But the best thing is that your son is feeling better and able to eat. I hope he enjoyed his pie!!!

    I’m sure it was a wonderful day!

    Tess

  5. I know that it must have been a huge time for giving thanks because your precious son was able to participate in the meal. Everything looks magnificent. Isn’t it amazing the mileage that we can get out of an abundance of candlelight. The epergnes are gorgeous! If God looked kindly on coveting, I would definitely covet those…in the meantime, I’ll just be thrilled that you have something so very special. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

  6. So exquisite! Yes, your epergnes are soooo beautiful! Where on earth did you find those? Everything you do is just gorgeous–the white pumpkins look stunning on each place setting. I’m sure your guests were blown away!! Can’t wait to see your Christmas settings!! Thanks for your kind comments and for visiting with me! Take care!

    • Thanks, Betsy! I bought the epergnes from a wholesale place about 10 years ago when I had a shop. I have only used them one other time, believe it or not, even though I love them! I have maybe 4 other styles of epergnes in my storage that I rarely use. I think it’s because …heck, I don’t know why!!! 🙂 Have a great week, and I look forward to seeing your fun Christmas stuff, too! Christmas is fun, fun, FUN for decorating. I’ll have to ask hubby to lift his ban on my floral budget overspending! 🙂

  7. Oh, the grownup table is STUNNING! Love the dark brown tablecloth, but those centerpieces are amazing! I know all your guests were delighted to dine in such glamorous surroundings. And I am so happy that your son could enjoy Thanksgiving dinner this year!

    • Thanks so much, Tricia! The centerpieces were really easy to make, and I’m going to try and pull double-duty out of some of the foliage for another dinner party we’re hosting this week. My husband has handed down the command to cut my floral budget! 🙂

  8. Very elegant and beautiful sweet lady. Hope your well and ready for Thanksgiving day. May God bless you this Thanksgiving and many more.
    FABBY

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