this lovely candle to bring home & I
enjoyed them for days until the fluffy gold stuff
in the arrangement started to make me sneeze!
wallowing in sadness,
so I dove straight into making an elaborate
EARLY Thanksgiving dinner
for my daughter & family.
Thanksgiving with his girlfriend's family in Boston,
so we decided to hold our gathering a little early
so they could be together here with us
to celebrate ahead of time.
of my own flowers to use as a centerpiece!
plus that fact that the celebration
was a week early allowed me to cut
the last of my yellow mums,
plus a few yellow roses, too!
had PINK on it!
She has loved PINK since she was a tiny toddler &
said "My PINK",
every time she saw it anywhere.
placemats, wooden chargers &
my Eternal by Lenox china all before.
last year for turkey day, too.
with the gold trim on my china &
when Mary (Home is Where the Boat Is)
featured this Mikasa "Cameo Gold" pattern,
with 24 karat gold trim,
I jumped at the chance to buy it
with her discount.
goofy turkey cupcakes with Nutter Butter cookies,
candy eyes & red licorice.
of all sizes.
Mary was I used orange Tic Tacs
for their noses.
as well as the little round table
off to the side to set up the desserts...
chocolate chip cookies (DGS#1's favorite),
along with cashews &
chocolate covered almonds (MY favorite)!
my Mom's little after dinner mints
were on the table in my sugar scuttle as well.
for every occasion &
beautiful leaf-embossed oblong
serving dish by Hallmark.
It looked so pretty with its copper colored ribbon
that I didn't have the heart to unwrap it!
My collection of milk glass
continues to grow, thanks to my friends, sisters &
their families' contributions.
because this grieving process would have been
so much harder on him!