We had to set up two tables to accomodate our guests (18 of us in all), so here is the dining room table:
One of the things I like about this time of year is using our amber glass collection. Here's Mr. Rooster holding homemade cranberry sauce for one table:
No, we didn't make these pickles, but don't you love the leaf-shaped dishes I found at a garage sale?
Our dining room centrepiece full of gourds the children picked at the farm a few weeks ago:
The kitchen table . . . with the cool Pottery Barn centrepiece DH got from freecycle. The picture doesn't do it justice -- but I really like how it looks in RL:
Below is the pumpkin arrangements one of our guests brought as a hostess gift. Isn't it adorable? I love how it looked on a pedestal candle holder. We used to put cranberries and mashed potatoes and such in pumpkin bowls (a la Martha Stewart) -- but I never thought of making a cute flower arrangement!
The ever-so-popular buns that DS11 and I made using the bread maker:
My SIL is a much better stager than I, so she set up this photo to show off the turkey DH cooked:
While she was at it, SIL snapped a pic of DH and me:)
Just a glimpse of the festivities -- DD13 and Papa playing a silly game of head-butt, pushing each other across the room:
The all-time fave -- pecan pie! So simple, but sooooooooo yummy!
Caramel apple pie -- minus the usual decorations because they were eaten (by one that shall remain nameless):
DD8's cranberry loaf using the recipe from Cranberry Thanksgiving:
And it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie, which I already showed you :
What are some of your favourite Thanksgiving foods?
Of course, it's about way more than the food. Do you have any favourite "thankfulness" traditions?
Check out all the lovely tablescapes at BNOTFP, where I linked this post:
And again at American Thanksgiving time: