Monday, November 29, 2010

Mom’s Thanksgiving Table

Just thought I would do a quick post about Thanksgiving at Mom’s house. For the last eighteen years I have lived in The Chicago area, and the parents live in Michigan. So that means I usually travel to Michigan for one of the two big holidays, and this year Thanksgiving won. It’s always a bummer to have to split up the holidays, just seems in my modern day life there’s not enough holidays to spread around. Someone is winning and losing one or both. When did this tradition start??

As far back as I can remember Mom is a table-scape expert… Even before the word “table-scape” became a word, and I’m still not sure it is (Microsoft-word is telling me it’s not). But she always has had a way with her tables, holidays or not. So this year I thought I would grab the camera and take some photos of her work, and share it with all of you. I know these are a day late and a dollar short for this Thanksgiving, but I think she did a great job, and I will be saving these for next year. Lucky for me she was starting her Christmas table the very next day, and I was able to grab some photos. I’ll save them for a little later, but not after Christmas.

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, and spent as much time as you could with friends and family.


  1. Beautiful - is it just a hobby or does she do it professionally??

    Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving - even though you had to travel!

  2. Cate, its just a hobby she has had for the longest time. I just don't have that skill set, wish I did. Hope all is well down under! Have a great week.

  3. What a stunning table... you are right... your Mom should do this professionally!!!

  4. I love table scaping myself-----every year my daughter takes photos of the table and has been ever since she was 10. She's 27 now and still doing it. Kudos to your mother---what a beautiful and inviting table!!! Just lovely and displays her love for her family. :)

  5. That's a pretty and festive center piece! Simply stylish! I wish I had the skill too!