November 25, 2010

A Day to be Thankful

Today was a wonderful day. I enjoyed time spent with my family and all the good food. I thought I would show you how the decorating turned out. I planned on taking pictures while everyone was eating but got so busy talking and eating that I forgot. So here are some pictures before the guests arrived.

The dessert table....My mom actually brought a coconut cream pie and a pecan pie. And my brother Tim and his girlfriend Sally brought a coconut cake. They were all yummy! I had a black cherry cheesecake and pumpkin pie, pecan tart and some cookies.
Here is a shot of the table. It looked so nice with all the food. I can't believe I was so worked up that I forgot to take more pictures. I was so worried that I woulded get everything done in time.

A close up

I was wondering what I could put in these baskets to line them. I got some nice ideas from my blog friends...I decided to use burlap...I have a ton of it...It is cheap...So if it got grease stains from the cookies...All is good.

I just cut a circle...sewed around the edge a half inch in and then frayed the edges. I love how it turned out. I also love the iced tea container that I got a while back. It worked wonderfully. I made ice cubes out of iced tea so that the tea wouldn't get watered down. The plan was to make a bunch of batch made then I forgot until very late. Went into the freezer to empty the trays and try to make more in time and what did I find? Larry had made a bunch for me while I was at work on that long 16 hour day. I almost cried when I saw them. He is soooo good to me. I know that it is just ice cubes but to me it was so special that he is always there to help me when I need it. I have so many wonderful things in my life that I am thankful many things that make me smile....The fact that God has brought this wonderful man into my life....For this I am truely thankful. I hope you too are enjoying a day to be thankful.

Here is a final shot...Carlee has been watching the cooking process so long that she has worked up a thirst. Marlee is eyeing the desserts. Funny dogs...They all got baths the other day with the hopes that they would stay pretty and clean for today....Well...Larry was just getting out of the shower this morning and he asked me...Where are those too? Meaning-Carlee and Maddee. He said I haven't seen them for a while. He looked outside the back doors to see them both digging by the outhouse(shed) and the dirt was just flying. Soooo...two hours before the guests arrive those two nuckleheads got a shower. Then of course had to clean the muddy foot prints. Dogs are so much fun. I have to admit there weren't that many smiles going around right about then though. Neither us or them. (Do dogs smile?)


  1. Well, it looks like you had a great day today. I bet you've forgotten all about your day yesterday. lol

    Everything looks great.

    Oh, by the way. Every time I see the name of your blog--I smile. Thanks.

  2. Your table looks lovely. That burlap was a great idea.

  3. Lisa ~
    Oh, yes. I do believe dogs smile :)
    Your tables look lovely! With all those desserts, I could just skip the main course. I hope it was your best Thanksgiving ever!
    Hugs :)

  4. Hi there~ everything looks just beautiful & it looks like it was a wonderful day! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  5. Your table looks great! I can tell you have adult gatherings ~ everything looks just perfect ~ just like I would like it to look!! I can't believe how long you worked the day before!! You had to be worn out ~ hope you had a restfull weekend! Your little rug on your header picture looks very cute!!

  6. Oh, Lisa- your table looks so beautiful!! Martha Stewart couldn't have made it any more gorgeous! I love how you used the burlap- great idea! And the dessert table looks so yummy- I think I would have started my meal there. haha
    I'm so glad you have such a sweet hubby- sounds like he does take good care of you... that is so sweet.
    I love how Carlee and Maddee had to have a last minute clean-up... I'll bet there is never a dull moment with those two! *LOL*

  7. Everything looks just beautiful!! Typical of the kids, oops I mean dogs, to get dirty at the last minute!!

  8. How beautiful your table setting is. I bet you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Love the 3 tiered dish and the desserts look yummy :)


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