Friday, November 23, 2012

A lovely thanksgiving..

spent with the dearest of friends.


Our lovely day started out with baking pies


carving a delicious turkey 


and decorating ((lots of decorating!!))


For the seating.. I decided banquet would be the best option. I love having all of my favorite people close by!


For the tablecloth I used Kraft paper and drew the place mats ((we have a limited supply of linens so this ended up being a great option!))


 for the seating chart I put an envelope on each plate and it included a note telling each guest why I was thankful for them


The last item that was needed was mason jars. In my opinion.. mason jars are an important aspect of every get together ;)


Ok. Now for the festivities..

We spent the day hanging outside on rocking chairs.. in flannel 


 and watching the football game. ((we had a lot of football fans!))




After the game, we sat down for the best part of the day.. the food. the fellowship. and the wine.



then came the dessert ((Three pumpkin and one pecan pie.. yes please!!))


While eating.. some of the guests wrote what they were thankful for. My favorite list was from Logan.. he is two.  ((My husband made it on the list!! I too would put Ben on my list, Logan. He is pretty great.))







I ended the day in my backyard. Surrounded by friends. Warming by a bonfire. With Apple Cider in my hand. Baby Cuddles. And a Thankful Heart. 


Hope you all had a lovely thanksgiving!

xo 

anna lizbeth




39 comments:

  1. Looks like the most beautiful day. Seriously, LOVE the table and the lights...looked like perfection. Thank you for sharing! :)
    XO,
    Stephanie

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  2. It was absolutely perfect. In fact I want to do it again. You hosted a beautiful thanksgiving dear friend!

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  3. I love what you did with your space! I have the same wine rack from Pottery Barn and love it! Where did you get your table from?! I am in love!

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    1. so fun! I got the table from an antique store and then found the rack later.. it was the perfect match :)

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  4. Looks like such fun!! Awesome pics girl! =)

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  5. What a great day! I really love the lights that you strung up. What kind are they?

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    1. They are bulb lights. I got them from target. :)

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  6. love the decor!! good job!

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  7. This looks amazing! I love the bulb lights :) I spent the day at work wishing that we could do Thanksgiving in England... or at the very least pie appreciation week! xx

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  8. Oh my life!! You made it all look so beautiful!! Happy Thanksgiving, indeed! X

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  9. Such a great day! Everything was lovely. Now on to some Christmas parties. :)

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  10. Your home/decor is beautiful! You have great taste!

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  11. everything looks soooo nice!!!

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  12. You are the best host!! Love your Thanksgiving table and so glad you had a wonderful day!

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  13. You did such a great job!!

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  14. Your thanksgiving looks like perfection!!! I love it all! Seriously the prettiest little thanksgiving I have seen!

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  15. your home looks GORGEOUS! you did such a wonderful job!!! so happy everything turned out so lovely and that you had a wonderful time!

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  16. you're house is so adorable! i love the banners, chairs and those glasses! so great! i hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving and if you're ever itching to come to korea, i'll let you decorate my place : )

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  17. I am SO in love with your blog! Everything on it. I read your his and her info page, your wedding page (ahhhh! ADORABLE! what a perfectly beautiful wedding. I want something very similar!) and I just love all that you have to write and share. I can only hope you have the time to visit me sometime soon. I will be following from now on; please have a lovely weekend!

    xo,
    Brani Laine
    thatsjustlovelyb.blogspot.com

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  18. I <3 the idea for the place mats drawn on the paper for your table setting. So cute! :)

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  19. Lovely photos! Love your blog, I'm your newest follower!!

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  20. okay, so i just discovered your blog and i'm so glad i did because now i am officially aware that you're the most adorable person on earth. cool. haha

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  21. wow! your house look amazing..love all your decorations! looks like such a fun thanksgiving! xoxo

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  22. oh my, what a lovely thanksgiving feast and fellowship you had! i love the lights strung up, and the placeholder envelopes is a great idea. can i be invited next year?

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  23. All the small details you had in decorating for your Thanksgiving meal were spot on perfect! Looks like a good time was had by all :)

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  24. so cute!! looks like a blast- how much fun!

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  25. Looks like a fantastic Thanksgiving! I love the idea of using kraft paper and drawing placemats! So clever!

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  26. your home is lovely! Looks like you had a great day!

    http://www.mythriftychic.com/

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  27. It all looks wonderful!! Is that turkey deep fried?

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  28. Well, aren't you the cutest thing there ever was?!

    I just love how much personality you've given your apartment ... I wish I would've been more creative with our apartment spaces.

    Happy belated Thanksgiving! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving some love.

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  29. Beautiful! I love the idea of putting a note at everyone's plate telling them why you're thankful for them.

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  30. Happy belated thanksgiving! I could see that a lot of effort and love was put into this day!

    And it looks like it paid off!

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  31. Oh my it looks like you had an AMAZING Thanksgiving! Lovely blog by the way :)

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  32. awww this was so super cute- i love how the little one is thankful for Goofy haha! I absolutely LOVE how you decorated- it's so festive and so clean. My favorite part was that with the name tags you wrote a note on why you were thankful for them. That was a sweet touch and I'm totally stealing that for next year ;)

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  33. Hey nice blog here! Visit mine and let me know what you think, maybe we could follow each other!
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  34. Hi Anna!

    This is absolutely gorgeous!! You did an amazing Thanksgiving. I love the Mason jars and such beautiful photography too!

    Lauren
    www.stylelixir.com

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  35. everything just looks so wonderful! what a greatly decorated thanksgiving you had.

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbit.blogspot.com

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  36. I love Thanksgiving! It's my favorite holiday of the year! I love that there is no obligation for anything but food, friends, family and Thanks. One year we had so many people at our house we not only over roasted a turkey, but BBQ'd and deep fried one... WOW! All of them were amazing. My hubs' sister told us about a cajun rubbed turkey they had at a friends house one year for Thanksgiving so I am hoping to have that next year. Anyway, your Thanksgiving looks lovely and I love the decorations and kraft paper idea. XO

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