Oh my. I’m pretty sure I rinsed the dishes after Thanksgiving dinner, went to bed, woke up and it was December 9th. Seriously, this season is moving at light speed! I’ve literally wanted to share these photos with you since the moment I took them, but….well, you know. Can we just pretend I didn’t cross the “It’s Christmas, silly, we’re way past Thanksgiving, ok?” deadline? Gracias.
Anyway, it is the season of feasts, and my did we have a glorious one this year on Thanksgiving. I wanted to share a few shots of my holiday tablescape (and a bit of the fun that followed), particularly because I tried something new this year by using a family quilt as the runner. This was a first for me, and admittedly, I was nervous about it getting spilled on or it looking too thick or lumpy, but actually, I think it turned out great! Decorating with quilts seems to be my new pastime. Admittedly, I haven’t touched it since the glorious feast (other than to gobble up those pomms). Mr. Quilt, I think you can stay for at least a couple more weeks (or until my cutting mat says, “move over, buddy!”).
The other thing that was a bit new this year was that I didn’t buy a thing for table decor, as I have in the past. Nope, strolled through Hobby Lobby and didn’t buy a thing. Shopped my house instead for some favorite treasures, and I love how they came together in such a homey and lived-in way. I love anti-stress decorating!
Ah, but the magic really began when it all came to life… Silence for the first couple of minutes, as the reality of the sheer volume of amazing food kicks in and everyone is heartily focused on chewing…and then my brother tells a goofy story, my dad throws in a few puns, more chewing…more laughing…for me, it doesn’t get better than this moment right here.
The kids table was a packed house also! I think this is the most we’d had so far, and they loved every minute of it.
Some new food this year as well. Didn’t make my usual spinach souffle, which I honestly didn’t think anyone would miss, but everyone ended up asking about. Go figure. In it’s place I roasted some brussel sprouts with cranberries and pecans, drizzled in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a touch of maple syrup. I fear it might have looked prettier than it tasted, but, c’est la vie. At least it was healthy!
Football ensued, of course, so the chicklets piled on my bed for a movie…(heart melt)
So many precious moments with the little ones…
Hope you had a glorious feast as well, surrounded by the ones you love and filled with special moments. Oh, and stay tuned! Next on the docket- a super quick 2-in-1 jelly roll quilt that makes a great last-minute baby gift! Wrapping up the 2nd of my 2 of these this month, and I can’t wait to share the tutorial with you this weekend!