getting ready


Hello dear friends.  It's 2:45 pm Pacific time here in the USA.  I just thought I'd touch base with you and let you know what I've been doing today.  I have 8 adults and 3 littles coming tomorrow so this is the plan I hatched.  First I cleared the area and brought in a 6 ft folding table and vintage folding chairs.



I thought I may use this old black and cream toile drapery panel. 




I changed my mind and draped the table in a v old RL linen and cotton king sized sheet.  I have had this forever!  Then I layered a RL cream colored tablecloth over it all and brought in some branches and votives.



I added plates and mixed Pottery Barn napkins.


I'm liking it a lot.



I still have tons to do as you know.  But the turkey is brining, the apple pie is made and all the veggies for the stuffing are prepped.  Everyone else is bringing their favorite sides and wines.  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone and having as relaxed day as possible.  It's such an emotional time.  I'm doing ok though.  One day at a time...x

27 comments

  1. Thinking of you. The table looks beautiful. Enjoy those surrounding you.

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  2. It looks so great, I wish you much love around that table.

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  3. This looks beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving. Sounds like good company to keep you from feeling blue. Hard to celebrate those firsts without your love.

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  4. It looks lovely - Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. It's beautiful. A hard time, but full of love, too. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  6. Warm and inviting table. It's so nice you and Larrys Dad will be together.
    Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  7. Life can be so hard and yet so beautiful...I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by love and laughter.

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  8. What a beautiful table. I know the holidays can be especially hard. I hope you are surrounded by so much love tomorrow. xoxo

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  9. It's perfect! Happy Thanksgiving! May the company of your loved ones provide you with much comfort, peace, and joy.

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  10. Your table looks gorgeous...so natural, so you! I think you made a good choice to hostess Thanksgiving dinner. It will give you focus & a bit of distraction...it will also bring life & laughter into your home.

    I pray for & wish you the best on this special Thanksgiving Day.

    Anita ~ the cabin on the creek
    ...all is grace!

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  11. Very lovely and festive. Wishing you all the best for a wonderful Thanksgiving. Susan

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  12. As always, Janet, it's beautiful! I love seeing the way you put these things together. I hope being with those who love you and Larry brings you much comfort. As hard as it must be for you, I'm happy that you chose to open your heart and home. xo

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  13. It is beautiful. Happy thanksgiving and all the best to you.

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  14. It's a beautiful table setting.
    May you be surrounded by love today.

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  15. Fresh and lovely. Wishing you peace!

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  16. Hope you have a wonderful day with your loved ones. Your tablescape is inspiring! I may go exploring with our little to find some fresh greenery for our dinner table here in Connecticut.

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  17. Love the greenery with the votives!
    Natural accents make for a relaxed tablescape...
    I have never bribed a turkey before but heard that this is a guaranteed way of ensuring that it will be tender. Much love will surround you this Thanksgiving from your guests at your table and those of us from afar who send their support and love.
    XO 💐

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  18. Wow I love your table! Gorgeous. You're really putting together a lovely day for your family. I'll be thinking of you today as I know the holidays are very difficult after the loss that you've had, but look at you putting all of the love and care out there for your family, may it come back to you one hundred fold today. xoxDani

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  19. Your table and house are beautiful. I hope you're having a nice time with family today. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  20. thought about these seats being taken by those who happily shared this day of thanks with you, your home filled with their voices, everyone sharing, helping, loving you . . . blessings these though they cannot fill your yearning they lend a happiness all their own

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  21. Janet, a lovely table you set up for your dinner guests. I was happy to hear you were hosting Thanksgiving at your home...and that Larry's dad was going to be there. Hope you had an enjoyable time with your family.
    Linda
    xoxo

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  22. What a lovely table ~ you have that touch. Holidays are less painful when busied with friends and family. Be well

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  23. Dearest Janet, Was thinking of you yesterday & hoping the day would go well. I think your beautiful, natural tablescape would set the mood for a relaxing, lovely time with your family. Did you feel Larry's presence there as well? In my heart, I KNOW our loved ones are still with us. Love is such a strong bond & emotion; I do not believe it ever dies. Even though my dear Mom & Grandma passed many years ago, I still feel their loving presence so strongly. Wishing you love & peace, dear Janet! Katie from Huntington Beach

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  24. Just beautiful, J! These are my favorite kind of posts from you. So glad you made it through! xo

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