Gathered ‘Round

I’m quite sure that there is no better holiday than Thanksgiving.


If fortunate, the food and drink are plentiful,

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 and family and friends are near.


From my home to yours, I wish you warmth, shelter, sustenance, and peace.  I’m thankful to have you in my WordPress World.


My son, Andrew, and me.  

Do you have a favorite holiday?

44 thoughts on “Gathered ‘Round

  1. Lovely. It’s so nice to see you pictured with your son. I’m glad you were all together for a beautiful day.

    PS One day I’ll have to learn how to photograph lit candles. You’ve done a masterful job.

  2. It looks lovely, such an inviting table.
    Now I feel cheated that we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving over here….but we do New Year pretty well in Scotland!
    Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving….and what a lovely looking son you have.

  3. The table setting is so pretty and you made it look stunning! Lovely to see your Andrew with you – what a fine looking young man! But what is it with our kids? They once lived in our wombs and then grew so much taller than us and we end up looking like very little people standing beside them. It’s the oddest thing isn’t it!

    • You are so right, Pauline! How do they get to be so much bigger? and full grown adults, too!
      Andrew was here for 3 days and it was lovely! We live 6 hours from each other so I’m grateful that we’ll gather again in a month for Christmas.
      He has two labradoodles (Wilson and Tela) and he sends photo updates regularly 🙂

    • I knew that Canada has a Thanksgiving Day in October, and I only learned that from blogging friends on WP 🙂
      It’s such a special day … without the commercial pressures that Christmas has.

  4. I’m a little late for dinner and it looked so warm and welcoming. I spent Thanksgiving with my grown son as well but we had to go to his friends home for dinner. He wanted to spend time with his Godchildren while the opportunity presented itself. He’s in the process of moving house and I’m helping so no cooking going on here but the basics. Glad you had a good one and I know how important sons are to us. Miss my daughter this Thanksgiving but will be with her for Christmas which is my all time favorite.

    • I’m so glad you’ll be able to see your daughter for Christmas. Family and close friends just make the holiday, don’t they? Good luck with the moving!

  5. You seemed to have fun hosting and made such an effort to have everything look fab. I’m glad I’m not the only one who likes to use place cards. I especially like to use them at dinners where not everyone knows each other. I think a good hostess will ensure the table sittings will encourage good conversation, rather than everyone who knows each other sitting together. I like too, that you used a pumpkin for the flower arrangement. That’s really cute. Don’t know when the heck you have time to bake pies, but they look yummy. I love pie crust more than the filling (usually) except for pumpkin, my favourite. I think it’s fun to make a big deal when hosting, I always enjoy making gatherings memorable.

    I guess my favourite holiday is Christmas. I like decorating the house and all the lights on homes around town. Everyone seems a little friendlier too. I don’t need to do too much shopping but enjoy picking out special things for the ones I love most. xo

    • Even though it was 4 days of cooking, baking, cleaning (repeat), I loved every moment! And like you, I like the pie crust better than the filling. In fact, I had one leftover homemade pie crust and I used it to make a yummy Turkey Pot Pie out of the oven, which I just pulled out of the oven. I’m pretty sure it would be delicious without the turkey, too 🙂
      And yes, I do love Christmas … as long as I can avoid the commercialism of it and stick to the music, the decorating, the traditions, and the love.
      I can’t wait to see what all you talented crafty people come up with!

    • Thank you, Amy. It was wonderful to have him home for … and for 3 1/2 days!!
      I’ve been thinking about you and hoping that you were able to crawl out from under all that snow!

  6. Oh my, next Thanksgiving I’m coming to your house! Everything looks so warm and inviting and those pies look absolutely delicious! AND…I see that you have an Andrew too! Grateful to have “met” you, Laurie!

Because Boomdee dared me: Lay a little sugar on me :-)

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