Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 from our home to yours

Table for two with Thanksgiving decorations. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!

We’ve placed an order for takeout from a local restaurant, and will be having a family Zoom in the afternoon. Other than that, it should be a quiet day. No complaints!

I’m so thankful for our health and wellbeing, and that of our family and friends. And I’m thankful for all of you who read and share your thoughts here. Be well, be safe, and enjoy the holiday if you’re celebrating.

Just a note: due to Covid, many more people this year are struggling to feed their families. If you have a few moments and a few extra dollars, may I encourage you to donate to your regional food bank? Thank you!

Stay in touch.

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24 Comments

  1. Eve
    November 26, 2020 / 4:30 am

    Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your meal and your quiet day. That’s what we will do. Just enjoy the peace. Read, and watch some tv shows with sub titles on Netflix. I did cook dressing and bj smoking a couple of Cornish hens. The rest I bought,. Call family & friends on phone. Give thanks for all we do have.

  2. Kathy Martin
    November 26, 2020 / 5:09 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Thank you for your beautiful posts and style ideas. Always love them!

  3. Elizabeth Palladino
    November 26, 2020 / 5:39 am

    Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving! One thing I am thankful for is your blog. It has helped me so much!

  4. Paulette Levy
    November 26, 2020 / 6:27 am

    A very quiet day planned here too! Just two of us – we’re usually 12-18 people! Despite Covid restrictions we are grateful we have our kids nearby and their kids and extended families. In my heart I know 2021 will be better!
    Enjoy your peaceful day! I’m cooking smaller turkey and mini everything else. One dessert instead of assortment.
    Stay well!

  5. Louise
    November 26, 2020 / 6:36 am

    Happy Thanksgiving. Yours is like ours, but we still have much to be grateful for. I enjoy your blog everyday. Be well.

  6. Vicki
    November 26, 2020 / 6:41 am

    Just two of us today, after years of big festive events. It’s ok and the right thing to do.
    I thought your suggestion about food banks was spot on, so many people truly suffering this year.
    If you don’t mind me asking, what is your silverware pattern? Lovely.

    • Susan Blakey
      Author
      November 26, 2020 / 6:45 am

      Thanks! The silverware was inherited from le Monsieur’s grandparents. The maker is Holmes & Edwards. Then there’s a mark “IS”. I’m not sure what the pattern is.

      • Susie
        November 26, 2020 / 7:09 am

        I think the silver pattern is Royal Dainish by International sterling company.

        • Susan Blakey
          Author
          November 26, 2020 / 7:20 am

          It’s close, but a different maker and slightly different pattern.

          • LaDonna
            November 26, 2020 / 10:43 am

            The pattern is “Danish Princess,” introduced by Holmes & Edwards in 1938. See Silverplated Flatware by Hagan.

  7. Linda Mitchell
    November 26, 2020 / 6:51 am

    Thanksgiving has always been ‘our’ holiday – a time for the extended family to gather, taking turns hosting over the decades, handing down the tradition to our children now. So, this year we take a pause in activity but not in gratitude. We’ll have a takeout meal as well and Zoom later. I’m grateful for your blog, Susan, and your down to earth sensibilities.

  8. Diane B
    November 26, 2020 / 7:11 am

    A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from Canada. We must be thankful to have a loved one to stay tucked in with and you are so right about taking the time to still share with the less fortunate.

  9. Alexis I
    November 26, 2020 / 7:27 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Susan. One of the things that I am grateful for is your blog – Thank you!

  10. Penelope
    November 26, 2020 / 7:48 am

    Your table looks lovely. Thank you for your always inspiring blog. My husband and I will enjoy our vegan version of the traditional meal for two but as our family and grandkids are nearby, we look forward to a hike with one family and backyard visit with the other (with pie slices promised). Much to be grateful for amidst all the crazy. I second your recommendation of supporting our local food banks. The need is great and the lines are heartbreakingly long these days.

  11. Marybeth
    November 26, 2020 / 8:37 am

    I invited Me, Myself & I & we are going to have a grand celebration! Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Sonja
    November 26, 2020 / 10:30 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Susan and Family from your reader in Zimbabwe. Thanks for a lovely blog.

  13. November 26, 2020 / 10:36 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and le Monsieur. After dinner at a local restaurant, we will watch the last 4 episodes of Admiral on Prime. It’s Russian (subtitles) and quite interesting. Locations and costumes are beautiful before the revolution. Russia has such a sad history as do many Eastern European countries. On a happy note, I am thankful for you, your blog and wonderful insight into color and fashion. Thank you!

  14. Pat
    November 26, 2020 / 11:17 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Same to all your readers!

  15. Carolyn
    November 26, 2020 / 11:53 am

    Have a peaceful and relaxing Thanksgiving. Just me and my son, same pod.

  16. Kay
    November 26, 2020 / 4:34 pm

    Thanksgiving has been too often a day of stress, family drama, hurt feelings and pointless arguments. I welcome this change.

  17. Mary Beth Duke
    November 26, 2020 / 7:49 pm

    Where did you get the wall art?

    • Susan Blakey
      Author
      November 27, 2020 / 6:02 am

      Hi Mary Beth, we purchased this vintage lithograph at a poster shop in Paris. I don’t remember the name of the shop, but they’re on blvd. Saint Germain, west of rue du Bac.

  18. Christie
    November 26, 2020 / 10:37 pm

    Dear Susan,
    Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful. Love your table setting. So pretty!

  19. carole leone
    November 28, 2020 / 5:06 am

    OMG – Great minds must think alike! I have my late mother’s silverplate flatware – same pattern. I also have the same stemmed glasses, mine a slightly different shape – bought at Off Fifth many years ago. I even have the same white and green pumpkins. Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving – we had dinner from The Fresh Market, a turkey roulade, and it was delicious!

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