Saturday, November 19, 2011

I'm Ready...

For Turkey Day

Meet Tom,
the boys and I made Tom 25 years ago.

The Tree
You've met "The Tree" before!!

Close up of my favorite ornaments.

Pretty glass pumpkins in the candlesticks...
little pilgrims in the corner.

Chuck and I...of the miniature variety!!
I don't know why but that's what I always think when I place these out.

Coffee table
I always open my scrapbook, so it displays one of our past
Thanksgiving Holidays. 

Family Room

Another scrapbook...I have oodles of these!!



Dining Room Table

There's a lot more, but I think you get the idea!!

Place cards, so everyone knows where to sit!!
What??  toooo much??

I always serve chicken, it's moist and juicy
and much easier for me to handle.

We are celebrating on Saturday because Mike has to work on Thanksgiving.
Chuck's birthday is also on Saturday.
He is truly the most wonderful person on the planet!!

I can't wait to have everyone home and all to myself,
for that, I am very grateful!!


  1. Hi Debbie, your home is just lovely with all the Thanksgiving decorations and I love the ornament tree and Tom the turkey. It does look like you are ready. THis is the first time in twenty years we are not having Thanksgiving dinner for the family. My sister is doing dinner this year and I am taking my Derby pie and a Pumpkin roll for dessert. I hope your weekend is great and that you have a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving. Eileen

  2. Oh wow, I just love, love, love all your Thanksgiving decorations Debbie. This is the first time I have seen your tree and love that too. I can see you'll be having a very festive and fun day. Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

  3. For show and tell on Friday Brady was supposed to take in an item related to Thanksgiving. I didn't have a single thing in the house, so I had him draw a turkey with his handprint. We should have swung by your house!!! It looks so festive I love it.

  4. Debbie your home looks so cosy and inviting and I love all of your decorations.
    Your menu looks delicious and you've obviously put a lot of thought into it. I hope you all have a great day and Happy Birthday to Chuck when it comes.

  5. Love all the decorations. I do not decorate for Thanksgiving. I choose to skip it since it is not my favorite holiday.
    I wanted to know where you bought the tree. I love it. It is perfect to decorate for all occasions?

    Have fun with the family. Enjoy your dinner.


  6. martha stewart would be proud. :)

    happy birthday, chuck!

  7. Your home is just homey and inviting. Just like you. It looks like a place I would love to visit with you and look at all of your scrapbooks.
    I am so glad you are ready. I wish I was. :)

  8. You sure are ready Debbie! I used to decorate for every holiday dinner, but now with the MS, I just don't have the stamina to haul it all out and put it all away! You're home looks beautiful, and the menu...superb!

  9. You look ready! What time should we arrive?? lol. I think the menu looks fantastic!

  10. How beautiful! I adore all of your decorations. I don't do much for Thanksgiving. Your house is so welcoming and lovely.

    The Tom Turkey you and the boys made is espcially darling. I've never seen one like it before.

    Your food sounds so yummy!

  11. Your Thanksgiving tree is a super idea! You certainly do look ready for the day!

  12. Wow. I don't know what else to say except ... wow. I love everything about your wonderful Thanksgiving decorations!

    Happy Thanksgiving, Debbie!

  13. Beautiful Beautiful beautiful!! You will have a wonderful time... Yum yum...which I come come:)!!!!

  14. It's so very festive and inviting. As I said, I love crafty things as I can't do them myself... You posted in a comment about bird feeders. I have bird feeders and bird baths and count bird for Cornell's Project Feeder Watch and I occasionally feed the ducks on the pond.. but not any more after the death of that duck for which I feel awful....Michelle

  15. Huh...I am soooooo NOT ready! oh well! I have til Friday ~ cause the newlyweds are celebrating with his fam on Thursday. You do it up right, girl!! AND I LOVE THE PEEK AT YOUR SCRAPBOOKS!!

  16. I haven't 'met' the tree before. That's pretty darned cool!

    Nice to see someone decorating and celebrating Thanksgiving before decorating for the next holiday (I do too). lol