A THANKSGIVING TO REMEMBER

Hello and welcome to A Thanksgiving To Remember. If you caught last week’s edition of Sundays With Celia you may recall that I mentioned we won’t be celebrating Thanksgiving with my DC dwelling son and his family this year. So, I find myself getting a little nostalgic and looking back to the beautiful Thanksgiving we shared at his home last year.

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Sometimes the flight path from Ontario, CA to Washington, DC goes right over our hometown of Lake Arrowhead. Sure enough on this trip I was able to look right down and catch a bird’s-eye-glimpse of our home and dock as we flew by.

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It’s always so nice to be at my son’s home in the fall. I love his pumpkin display on the porch, gathered on an annual visit to the local pumpkin patch with my grandchildren.

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Stepping inside it’s always fun to see the little vignette of the cloth pumpkins I’ve given them.

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Our early morning cross-country flight always gets us there just in time for cocktails, which are a welcome sight after a long day of travel.

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Who wouldn’t want to settle down with a frosty glass of Cranberry Martinis?

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A beautiful, tall bouquet of flowers adorns the bar.

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The enchanting dining table awaits the feast that will soon be enjoyed around it…

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while crystal chandeliers twinkle above.

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There is no shortage of flowers on the table, which is set with Lenox China, Waterford Lismore Crystal, Heirloom Silverware, and lovely linens.

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An assortment of gourds and miniature pumpkins compliment the flower arrangements that consist of white hydrangeas, highlighted by assorted flowers in lovely fall colors.

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Golden taper candles complete the look.

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And there’s my spot! What a pleasure it is to be a guest at my kid’s table. After decades of hosting Thanksgiving dinners in my home, it really is fun to be able to pass the torch, especially when I have kids that do such a great job of it.

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I just love the Turkey Placecards by Caspari. You can find yours in a set of 16 by clicking here.

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My son can be found in the kitchen where he’s putting the finishing touches on his yummy Butternut Squash Soup.

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The candles are lit and everyone is called to the table, where delicious wine is also being poured.

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The soup is accompanied by crunchy homemade croutons.

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My son is a master at carving the turkey, and he then displays it beautifully, garnishing it with fresh sage and thyme.

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Eventually it’s time for dessert. A dear friend treated us all to this amazing homemade carrot cake and and my NY dwelling daughter-in-law made an assortment of delicious pies. What an ending to a most marvelous meal!

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It truly was a Thanksgiving to remember. I hope you have a Thanksgiving to remember as well!

Oh and by the way, in case you (like me) aren’t a master of turkey carving check out this video on how to do it. They make it look so easy…

So there you have it: A THANKSGIVING TO REMEMBER

Thanks so much for dropping in!

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