Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Tablescape for Two

...only it's not the two you think.



As much as I would love for all of us to be together at Thanksgiving, most years it's just not possible.

With my work schedule, the work schedules of my grown-up children, and they fact that we are all approximately one zillion miles away from other family members, it's not always possible to spend it together.  (Last year, my son and I drove the 450 miles Thanksgiving Day, just in time for a few leftovers and bedtime.  Then we turned around and drove back.  Never again, folks.)

So this year, it's JB (my grown up son) and me here in Winston, while DL visits his mom and brothers in Pennsyltucky.  Miss LC will celebrate Friendsgiving in NYC, and then we'll all get together at Christmas.




I will have my single-serving bottle of Barefoot, and JB will have some apple cider (he doesn't care for wine) and we will laugh a lot, as we share a similar sense of humor.  He'll drive back to his apartment (30 minutes away) with a box full of leftovers, and I'll clean up.  It will be a nice time, but not like when the kids were little and I had my whole little family around the table.

Happy Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving/Helpsgiving to you and yours!

8 comments:

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

We are staying put this year ,,,,just us. Have a nice thanksgiving...with your son.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

aaaaw have so much fun! that sounds divine and cozy! for many years we had thanksgiving as just me and chris... we couldn't travel because chris had to work the day after. when we moved to maryland we were able to celebrate with my parents and we love keeping it small. it's cozy and everyone likes each other. ;)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

It's been like that for many years for me. My daughter and family usually head to So. GA to spend Thanksgiving with much of the family that lives there. My oldest lives on the West coast and only comes for one holiday, this year it's Christmas. So usually I'm alone on Thanksgiving or go to a friends house. This year my Mom is here and my friend Carter is joining us at my home for a small meal. I'll enjoy it but I too miss the big family celebrations!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

I bet you have a lovely time! I would do a tablescape for 2 except most of the time we eat in the living room. Maybe I should do a coffee table scape for two. Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I am with you! No driving far places anywhere today! It is just the three of us (me, son, husband) as my girls go off with their father and his family. You might get a kick out of this.....we ordered our dinner from Wegmans this year. We have been going for years to Mario's in Brighton for their buffet but it is up to $45 a person now. So hopefully Wegmans comes through with a great dinner. We originally thought we were going to be 5 so we ordered the 8-10 serving dinner.....WOW are we going to have leftovers! It's okay, we will eat it all weekend while decorating the house for Christmas. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your son!!!

Feral Turtle said...

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your son Kirby. Enjoy your wine and maybe you could make Danni's mulled cider for your son, but with apple juice!

Sue Carr said...

Have a wonderful day with your son and enjoy your pink Muscato - my favorite!!!

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

So, tell me about the lid on that mason jar. And the branches. Are they real? So colorful and gorgeous!


Hope you had a wonderful day with your son!

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