Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving America! 

The table is just about set, and at the last minute I'll add several more chairs to the table. This year we'll have 19 for dinner. I love every minute of hosting Thanksgiving dinner!

Soon we will have a belly full of turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie!Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

"To make a glorious day complete,

To make each hour full and sweet,

To thank the Lord for life worth living--

That is the real and true Thanksgiving."
~ Abigail Falk

Salad Plates - Pinzon (purchased on Amazon a few years ago)
Dinner Plates - Pier One several years ago
Leaf Bowls - TJ Maxx
Tablecloth and Napkins - April Cornell
Candles - Five Stripes
Acorn cap napkin rings - handmade
Candle holders - a gift (does anyone know what kind of glass they are?)

For more tablescape fun, visit Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

To see what else is cooking for Thanksgiving Foodie Friday, visit
Designs by Gollum

I am offering my first giveaway, since giveaways are what’s done in the blogosphere to commemorate milestones. The giveaway prize will be a surprise. I know you will love it! Followers of this blog are automatically entered, and if you'd like more chances to win, just leave a comment on this post. Or you can send me an email. 

If you'd like to become a Follower, I have finally (after two years) added the FOLLOW button. I kept my blog fairly private for the last two years. But, I have now opened my eyes after several requests to add the FOLLOW button, and appreciate that you would like to follow my blog. THANK YOU!
Your comments make me SMILE!

More about the giveaway ;o)

Mr. Mountain Breaths will draw the winning name.  The announcement will be made on December 4th. All you have to do is leave a comment, or be a follower.

When I started this blog, I thought it would be a modern diary. I assumed only Mom, Hubby and my dear family and friends would be reading.

Two years later, and blessed with many blogging buddies, I humbly celebrate and smile at this adventure.

Thousands of insightful comments...
LOTS of smiles ;o)

Two years later...THANK YOU for being a part of my daily SMILES!

When I started blogging, I really didn't have a clear game plan other than sharing random thoughts, recipes and pieces of my life with my family, friends and loved ones. I want to thank all my dear readers for visiting to see the world through my eyes.

The Smiley Face cookies are courtesy of my blogging friend Teresa at  Blooming on Bainbridge. When I visit her blog, I can't help but smile.

Thank you for stopping by! You have made my day so sweet.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. Love your table - have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. What a lovely table setting! It makes me wish I were right there maybe eating some tasty turkey and drinking a nice wine!
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  3. Wow! 19 for dinner. That sounds like a great crowd. I would love to be entered into your giveaway it seems so mysterious. I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving.

  4. Love your table! We will have 17 sitting at several tables tomorrow.
    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving :-)

  5. The table looks beautiful! Pretty April Cornell set. Have a wonderful Tgiving!

  6. Beautiful table, Debbie! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

  7. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. What a beautiful table...I love those candles!

  9. Debbie, I started my blog for the same reason, but after becoming enthralled by Tablescape Thursday, had to take it public! Thank you for sharing your beautiful table -- those linens are just stunning, and the centerpiece is magnificent! I know all your guests feel blessed to be around your table!

  10. Nice table. I am sure everyone will have a nice time.

  11. Happy Thanksgivings. Your candles.. your candles are magnificent!!
    I love your salad plates too. and the way you put it all together. It's a great table. You are truly blessed to have 19 grace your table and they are blessed too to be there with you.

    Happy Thanksgivings.

  12. I knew it would be eye candy to open this page...gorgeous table, Debbie.
    I remember when a few of us bought those Pinzon salad plates a few years back...I ended up giving mine as a swap gift, wish I had kept them!
    A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  13. I love your blog and all the pretties that you post frequently. I hope to become a follower.


    Mary L

  14. I love the tablesetting and you photographed it at the perfect time of day with the sunlight reflecting on the crystal. Gorgeous!

  15. Your table is stunning!
    I am a new follower to your blog.
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  16. Your table is so pretty, as is your blog. The banner is just gorgeous. I'm your newest follower. I look forward to reading more.

  17. Your table is stunning!! Count me a follower. Your blog is very lovely :)


  18. I can't even amagine me cooking for 19 people but your table is lovely and I know you must have had a wonderful time.

  19. I saw your Adirondack tablescape from your previous post. Are you in the Adirondack mountains? We live in the foothills and go up often (my sister has a camp there!)

    Your table is lovely and 19 for dinner?!?!?! That is a wonderful and loving task (we are only 4!)

    I trust your Thanksgiving was wonderful! Thank you for sharing!


  20. Debbie
    what a beautiful table you set!! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and everyone took time out to remember just how much they had to be thankful for!

  21. You've created a warm and beautiful table to welcome family and friends for Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  22. I am a new follower. Love your table.

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