Hello friends and a very Happy Thanksgiving to you. Oh boy, am I ever looking forward to this day of cooking, family time, lots of conversation, and just a day to exhale and relax with my family of 5. Like many it will be just us, a much smaller group than usual and I have to say I am kind of looking forward to a more chill day. Of course I really miss celebrating this day with my parents and sister and family but we are all doing whats right. So since it’s just us 5, if I want to stay in my robe until noon, so be it:) Though our world right now is in major turmoil and there is sadness everywhere we look, I am choosing to focus on my blessings today. My family first and foremost, having a roof over my head and food to eat, feeling loved by special friends and of course a special appreciation for all my readers/customers/followers. You have enriched my life far more than you could ever imagine and I am incredibly grateful. I have made friends from all over the place that I would otherwise never have met. Such a blessing! I am also grateful to all our servicemen and women not able to be with their own families, keeping us safe. All the front line works, doctors, nurses who are heroes in the fight against Covid. Many giving up Thanksgiving with their own families to help others. There are many unsung heroes out there. Finally got my little table for 5 together.Getting there was a true comedy of errors. I was due to get gardenia in and they missed the shipping date so never came, then Weston Farms was shipping me one of their exquisite centerpieces and Fed Ex lost it. Thankfully a friend stopped by our warehouse yesterday and bought me beautiful hydrangeas and another friend 10 days ago sent me roses from Grace Rose farm and with those two and some foliage from the yard, I came up with a very last minute arrangement. I put the arrangement together and loved it but then felt wasn’t “Thanksgiving-y” enough, though so beautiful! So I went “shopping” in my own home late last night and my gorgeous faux amaryllis came to the rescue along with my lifetime supply of pine cones, and pears:) I went into the yard, cut some fresh greens and voila, it all came together, You know what they say about those best laid plans! I used my beautiful Mottahedeh china, pretty linens and called it a day. Wishing you a most happy, joyous and mostly safe Thanksgiving with you and yours. ________________________________________________ My beautiful square chargers (click here) and stunning Blue Imperial china from Mottahedeh to save the day! Nothing sets a table quite like a perfectly starched linen monogrammed napkin! (We will be holding our semi annual holiday monogram napkin sale within the week) Used my reeded ball flatware, such an elegant pattern (click here) Never underestimate the power of a sugarcane and some fruit (faux) I keep big plastic bags of them and use them for Thanksgiving and Christmas, they make a beautiful mantle too! Oh and here is the arrangement I call the friendship arrangement because it was made with the gift of flowers of two special friends:) My dearest friend brought the beautiful huge hydrangeas and greenery so I mixed them in with the roses in our. large pierced etched silver planter (click here) A special shout out to Grace Rose Farm for these roses that lasted a whopping 10 days!!! I kept them outside at night but wow, did they ever come in handy! ________________________________________________ And now my friends its time to go and start prepping for our early dinner later today. I wish for you, many blessings on this day of thanks and feel incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful group of people from all over the world that I call my friends! Lucky indeed. Happy Thanksgiving! PS Several have asked if we are having a Black Friday sale, yes, it will start after 7pm tonight until Friday midnight! Miss Teddy every Thanksgiving, how he loved those leftovers!