Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thanksgiving in my mind

I've been told by my husband that I have a vivid imagination.
That doesn't always mean a creative imagination.

I've seen the work of you wonderful ladies in bloggyland and there is no way I could ever come up with the ideas that y'all so brilliantly translate into reality.

So....I have to resort to translating other ideas & making them work for our family.
I frequently get a lot of these ideas from wonderful sources:
(there's a theme here)

You all know I have an addiction to my magazines.
Well, in keeping with a system that has never let me down, I have put together the perfect Thanksgiving Day.

Would you like to take a look?

The location:

My dream is to live on the water one day so in my mind that's where we'll be.

The Table:


(There are several choices. Which is your favorite?)






Some of the wonderful food:









And afterwards:





Along with a nap.

That's what is going on inside my mind, however what we get may be something altogether different.

Thanks for playing along.

(All photos borrowed from one of the websites listed above.)

26 comments:

Kim @ My Journey said...

OK, this is adorable. I'm the exact same way! I love all of those magazines and desire those photos. However, reality is not quite the same thing now is it? Cute post!!!

Darlene said...

Aren't those fabulous pictures? I would always wish everything would look like that in my life but alas it never will!! I can always just dream with the magazines right?

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Such yummmmy photos...thank-you for sharing. cherry

Rae said...

I love, love, LOVE the candle with the corn kernels. How easy and unique is that? I'll definitely take that pecan pie dessert! Oh yes, I will! Everything looks wonderful!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I am a magazine junkie...My husband tells me I need to go to magazine buying rehab!
:)

Davisix said...

I know Rae already said it but I love the corn kernels in with the candle!!! This was a great post! :) Ang

Christy said...

Those are all my favorite magazines too!

The centerpieces are so pretty and I too, like the one with the kernels. You are on to something with this one!

Thanks for sharing such a fun post!

Shannon said...

Love your dream Thanksgiving! :) I like the first table centerpiece.

I got my Pier 1 catalog in the mail yesterday and saw those birds! So cute!

Serah said...

I especially love the first table picture. I may even steal that idea for our Thanksgiving!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Your post today is making me hungry (and also jealous because I don't have time to make such beautiful arrangements!)
Carrie

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I love that dream ;) I think I like the arrangement with the apples in the glass bowl but I would take any of them ;)

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Oh they all look great! I love this post! So fun, I love looking through magazines, I just ordered a couple several weeks ago, I can't wait to get my first one!

Chris said...

These are awesome pictures! I've got Thanksgiving on the brain, too, so these were nice to see!

Susie Harris said...

I am so coming over to your house. My house is always too loud has the smell of burnt brown in serve rolls and grumpy kids that just want to be with their friends instead. Your dream sounds good to me. Awwww but I would miss all of my crazyness~

Jennifer said...

Ahem...I've got the setting for you, although here in WV it's too cold usually to eat outside on Thanksgiving ;)
I think I like the first table better for Thanksgiving, the second makes me think Christmas!

Michelle said...

Girl..I have the same thing on my mind today....I love the first setting!

Kitty Scraps said...

I love magazines and always grab one from the display to read while I'm eating lunch at work. Then about twice a month I spend a few hours at Barnes & Nobles reading their magazines. I'm a total magazine-holic *smiles*

Sandy Toes said...

Those are the same magazines I look at to get ideas...the table is important!!!
-sandy toes

Ms. Tee said...

What a wonderful post - I love it all! I love the table settings so much - those magazines are also my favorites. :)

Wendy said...

It looks wonderful doesn't it?

My home - My life said...

All of those photos look wonderful - love the outside dinner on the lake. Wouldn't that be amazing!

Davisix said...

Thank you for the comment you just left on my blog. :) And, YES, I couldn't believe all the paperwork that SC needed for my DL. I thought I had everything then had to run all the way home to get my marriage license. I was, "seriously????" LOL!

Kellan said...

You have some beautiful dreams and awful good taste! I love those magazines too!

Take care - Kellan

The Berry's Patch said...

Great table ideas. My table never looks this glamorous. :0(

Sandy said...

Great post! Beautiful pictures and only one thing that is missing: going back for leftover rolls and turkey at about 8 pm! :)

Hugs!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Great inspiration here! I saw a few ideas I would like to try for Thanksgiving too! :) ~Rhonda