I’m Grateful for You

Tomorrow we will be heading to my brother and sister-in-law’s for Thanksgiving.

This wildly creative duo puts on a fabulous, themed Thanksgiving dinner every year, hosting 30 or so family members and friends.

This year’s theme is “Country Chic”.

It being Southern California, the dinner is set up outside under a rented tent. Once the theme is determined, usually by early October, this amazing pair goes to work. They come up with clever and inexpensive ideas that turn out looking like something from Martha Stewart Living. And, as responsible citizens, they reuse and repurpose many of the materials year after year.

Last year my sister-in-law talked the owner of an antique store into letting her borrow a chandelier for the day.

They seriously need to write a book.


Sunflowers from the LA Flower Mart

I will share more pictures later in the week but, as a teaser, let me tell you that their attention to detail includes installing a corrugated tin roof on the ceiling of the tent.

Unbelievable, right?!?!

I’m so grateful for all of life’s gifts – but most especially my friends and family.

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Gobble, Gobble, Cheers!

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  1. I was looking for fall flowers today but only Christmas ones already! Craziness!! Have a good Thanksgiving!
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  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you!
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  3. May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I would much rather be outdoors in Cali weather now! It’s freeeeezing over here!
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  4. I would love to have your sister-in-law’s power of persuasion for just one day. I love that story about the chandelier!! 😀
    I hope you have a beautiful Thanksgiving, Mo!! –Lisa
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  5. Oh it’s fun when someone goes to that much trouble to make it very special – and I love, love, love sunflowers! Have a blessed time.
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  6. My brother and sister-in-law are a great team. This kind of creativity is so different from the skills they use in their profession that they love the opportunity to put together something beautiful (on a dime!)
    Happy Thanksgiving!
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  7. Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you had a wonderful day!
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  8. I can’t wait to hear more about it! And see the pictures!
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  9. A themed Thanksgiving! I join the bevy above who look forward to pictures of this celebration. I love visiting your blog, Mo.
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  10. Oooohhhh! They sound fun! Can’t wait to read your next post. Sounds like so much fun!
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