Monday, 19 November 2012

Giving Thanks.........

For several years now our family has loved celebrating Thanksgiving (a beautiful get together just before Christmas)
Now Thanksgiving falls on the 4th Thursday in November so this year its on the 22nd.  What with both me and my sister now with wee ones we celebrated our Thanksgiving yesterday (Sunday)
Wonderful Mum and Dad hosted and I supplied the pud! Here are a few snaps from the day!

Pumpkins and Gourds galore!

Stunning orange roses

 Beautiful turkey dinner with sides of sweet potatoes and spinach gratin! Yummy!

Scrummy Pumpkin Cheesecake (recipe courtesy of Pinterest!)

Thank you so so much for a fabulous day Mum and Dad, love you lots!
Do you celebrate Thanksgiving?


  1. It looks like you have lots to be thankful for....a lovely family gathering and yummy food! Part of my family arrives tomorrow and we''ll have a traditional Thanksgiving on Thursday.

  2. My husband is from Chicago so we should celebrate, but with the kids at school and husband & I at work we tend to give it a miss. We always 'do' 4th July though - good excuse for a BBQ! XX

  3. Do you have links with the States? I've not heard of ThanksGiving being celebrated in the UK.

    1. Hi Lynne,
      No, no links just a lovely celebration and its always good to be thankful for all we have.
      Victoria xx

  4. ps sounds like you really went to town! That cheesecake in particular looks tremendous! Lx

  5. We don't celebrate but do think it is a wonderful celebration. So nice to give thanks for life, family, food on the table ... M x

  6. What a lovely family occassion - and that cheesecake looks delicious! XX

  7. What a lovely loooking meal and those orange roses are beautiful. I was just saying to my husband today that I love that Americans get to celebrate Thanksgiving and how it must also mark the start of the countdown to christmas x

  8. We don't celebrate thanksgiving, but I think it's a realy nice tradition.
    To be thankful and share it with your loved ones; great!

  9. We don't celebrat Thanksgiving here
    but it is lovely to read that you do.

    It sounds like a great time was had by your family Victoria and I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    Have a lovely week
    bet you will be busy doing your wonderful crochet.

    x Fiona

  10. It great to spend time with family, lovely food and good company, lots to be thankful for! :)

  11. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Holland, but it sounds like a lovely way to be together and be grateful.

    I hope you will have a good time with your family!

    Madelief x

  12. So beautiful! I celebrate Thanksgiving and looking forward to spending time with family, too!! Happy Thanksgiving to you!! xo Heather

  13. Sounds wonderful Victoria, yes we too have so much to give thanks for. I do wish it was something we grew up with.My sister lives in NYC and she has adopted this tradition wholeheartedly. Sometimes, I think it would take the pressure off families and the whole present frenzy of Christmas where it was all about celebrating family and spending quality time together over a good meal xox Looks like you all had a fabulous and yummy time xox Penelope

  14. In our country we do not celebrate thanksgiving, but it sounds wonderful. Your dinner sounds and looks so delicious.

  15. Just lovely Victoria, there is some thing very cosy about 'thanks giving' showing gratitude for what we already have!Every thing looks delish!
    Sending kind thoughts...
    Love Maria x

  16. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but I think it is a lovely tradition, and it is always nice to have a family celebration and to feel thankful. Yours looks wonderful...such delicious food!
    Have a happy week.
    Helen x

  17. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but after looking at your photos (especially the cheesecake!) I wish we did!

  18. I suppose we do Harvest Festival, which let's face it, began so that we could celebrate the fact that 'all is safely gathered in, 'ere the winter storms begin' Perhaps we should take the festival home as well as schools and churches!