Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Ours is extra special, having Nichelle home from Indonesia. It's too bad Nicole isn't here, but we'll be seeing her soon when she comes home for Christmas vacation. We're having a really simple Thanksgiving dinner today, so it's a pretty low key day for us. We'll have a bigger one for Christmas when Nicole gets here. We're also trying to get my ILs up from California to spend Christmas with us. I'm not sure if that's going to happen, but we're working on it. My FIL really wants to see Montana in the winter.

Pictured above are two decorations I put out every year. Every Thanksgiving we write what we're thankful for on the table runner. It's pretty cool to look back on it and see what was important to us over the years. The other is a flower centerpiece I made three years ago. I painted a terra-cotta pot black and added a cardstock rim to make it a pilgrim hat. Each year I ask Rick to bring home some fresh flowers for it. Well, as you know, those are expensive and a big autumn bouquet can run as much as $25. This year I found these artificial flowers on clearance at Walmart for $2.50. I figured that would be a better deal and I can use them every year. I took the picture right after I set them up, and looking at it now, I need to fluff them up and bend them around some more. But still, $2.50 is way better than $25.00!

Whether you're having a huge feast with lots of family, or spending a quiet day alone, I hope you have a great holiday. I'm thankful for every one who stops by and reads my blog. Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. looking at those flowers they look real. so you got yourself a good deal not sure about the witches hat though. have a good weekend.

  2. The table runner is such a wonderful idea! I wanted to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving Rena!


  4. A wonderful idea to express your thanks on the table runner. Over the years, many get forgotten, I guess!