Friday, November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017

While the first official day of winter isn't until December 21st, I think we can all agree that Thanksgiving marks the end of autumn.  The Friday after Thanksgiving (today!!) is when I start to decorate our home for Christmas. I already have paperweight bulbs spouting little green shoots on my kitchen window sill and a boxwood wreath on my front door.  But before I start to bring up the basement bins of decorations, I wanted to capture a few photos from our Thanksgiving.

We have much to be thankful for this year, in particular, my Dad, who underwent major open heart surgery about 8 weeks ago.  We are thankful the blockage was discovered before he had a heart attack or stroke and especially thankful for the skilled hands of an incredible surgeon, that we found thanks to the connections and recommendations of a good friend.

Unfortunately, Andrew has a cough this year and my Dad didn't want to risk picking it up, so we had a last minute change and ended up with just a small celebration with our family and my Mum instead. Hopefully everyone can stay healthy for Christmas and we can celebrate as complete family! :)

As always, I'm thankful of all of you that still read this blog.  You encourage and inspire me!  I hope you each had happy and bountiful celebrations with people you love!

Here are a few pictures of our day...

^^Made Martha Stewart's recipe this year.  It was so gorgeous it almost looked like a movie prop.  I had visions of the exploding turkey from the movie Christmas Vacation before I carved it. Haha ^^


  1. I didn't think it was possible for you to out-do previous years, but this is beautiful. Beyond beautiful. Tessa--could you tell us about your stemware? I need new, and yours is lovely. XO--Amanda Burkett

  2. You have inspired me to try her recipe next year!

  3. I'm a new reader and love reading all your posts! So much lovely inspiration and design! And I think its wonderful you're a fellow RD. :)