The warmth and tradition of Thanksgiving
Everyone has a story. A story of tradition, a story of family, a story about what the holidays mean to you and your family.
Today I am sharing the warmth and tradition of Thanksgiving with my family.
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Growing up my Mom was a single Mother of two. My sister and myself. She was a waitress and worked most all the holiday’s. After all, it was her biggest money making days and being a single Mom she did what she had to do. With that said the memories of Thanksgiving were never really centered around my Mom and her table. It wasn’t until I had a family of my own, my Mom finally retired and it has been from then on for the past 20 years now Thanksgiving is our holiday spent together. So many fond memories have been made these past 20 years that I can’t even narrow down just one more awesome than the other. From the moment my Mom and sister arrive at our home the week is filled with laughter, food, fun and always a craft or two involved, oh and shopping of course, thrown in with a pedicure.
My Mom has always been crafty and a very good homemaker. One thing I will always recall is our home smelling so pretty. My Mom always had a scent of the season burning. Whether it be a pumpkin cinnamon, a winter green….you can bet there was always a candle going. Even now when I go visit her the first thing when I walk in, it feels like home, just from the scent. I think even the UPS man wants to move into her home. He has mentioned that he loves coming to door because as soon as she opens it he is going to smell something good. That cracks me up! Only Mom and the UPS guy could have that connection. Shhh..don’t tell her I told you, but he is there at least twice a week with a delivery. They are no strangers at this point. Let’s just say my Mom really likes her online shopping.
Setting the Thanksgiving table is always a joy. My Mom, sis and I do it together every year. Some years are fancy, some years are simple. It really doesn’t matter what they are because they are always together.
This year I wanted rustic and warm. With the candles being the center piece, fresh greens, berries, simple plates and colorful napkins with a warm pattern. Considering I have two sons, and a husband, we can’t make things too frilled up around here. Although, would they care? Probably NOT, just give them food! In fact, I am keeping it really simple. The food will be kept on the center island and it will be a help your selfie kind of day. Keeping the food on the center kitchen island will allow me to have a pretty, casual table without having to move around my candles and flowers.
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Hope to see you back again at Debbiedoo’s, where home truly wasn’t built in a day.
The warmth and tradition of Thanksgiving
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love this story. Your Mom is beautiful and I remember you showing us her flower garden a few years back, or was it her yard…..anyway she is so adorable. I don’t think I have ever seen your Sis though…..
Hi Jeanie, Yes, it was her gardens I have shared before.
Debbie I enjoyed your moms “make up” bag so much. She is so honest and gives such great tips. I was surprised to see her new hair color and style. She looked beautiful. I know you cherish her and you are blessed to have her. My mom has been gone 40 years and I miss her each Day. However, holidays and her birthday are especially hard.
Thanks for sharing your very special mom!
Blessings to you and yours,
Aww..Ginny I know. We always have our beautiful memories to cherish. That is why I love our traditions so much. Blessings to you too! xo
Debbie, your story is so sweet. Was the table setting the frame, two candles, the little saucers? Hi to your family!
Hi Jewell, I just had the table as you see it and move the the lazy Susan to the corner of the table with a candle so we all had room to sit. It was cozy and low key. It was great to keep the food on the Island this year.
:Your mom is beautiful! Love the story about the UPS man. . . And now I need to go out and get some new scented candles! Have a good weekend~
Thank you Judy! LOL on the UPS guy. It’s true.
Well ! I can see where you get your looks from ! What a pretty lady.
Thank you Chrissie:)
I love your story and your mom is beautiful…you look just like her
Thank you Norma. Funny how that happens when you get older. I never did till much later on in life:)
Judith Bush Polcari
Loved your story about your Mom and the UPS guy. At least she sees him, mine just leaves the package.
So nice that you had a nice Thanksgiving, will Mom be back for Christmas?????
No they stay home for Christmas. Thanks Judy:)
OMG! I am totally excited by the spatulas with an image in your table setting! I just love that idea. Why didn’t I think of that. I guess that is why I follow you because you always think outside the box. Thanks for yet another inspiration.
LOL..thanks Frances. It’s the little things people notice right. Thanks for stopping over.
Katherine Frasher Schmitt
I do the same thing with food at holidays, that is keep it on the island so my centerpieces can stay put. I don’t like to burn scented candles at mealtimes though as to me, it does interfere with flavors. You mom is lovely. My own mother is experiencing dementia now. She will be 87 in December?
I am sorry to hear that Katherine. My husbands grandmother has it as well. She is 88 and experiencing it for 8 years now. It’s tough:(
Are you sure your mom doesn’t just shop twice a week so she can see her UPS man? We used to have the most handsome driver, wonder what ever happened to him.
I have to wonder myself truthfully LOL! I’m going to ask my sister if she has seen what this guy looks like. Thanks for stopping over Bliss. xo