Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Time to Give Thanks

I know everyone is busy with their preparations for tomorrow.  I bet the kitchen smells heavenly!
The winner of the Cookie Party Kit from William Sonoma is Carolina Jewel.  Please send me your address so I can get it out in the mail.  Congratulations, Jewel!  I hope you share pictures of your cookie exchange with us!
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I don't have a new table to show tonight, so I'll share a few from the past.
This from 2008...
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And a less formal table.  I love the cloth ,my friend gave it to me.  It is a piece of fabric, and it looks like acorns.  :)

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I used my Cornucopia pan from WSonoma Outlet to make one of the desserts for tomorrow.
Laurie, at Bargain Hunting with Laurie won one too, I wonder if she tried it out?  I see she posted, I have to pop over for a visit!
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It's a pumpkin cake, I tried a new recipe.  I will let you know how it is in the next post!
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I'll put the glaze on before serving.  Trying a new glaze too, I am adventurous serving it to other people without trying it, LOL.  How bad could it be?
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After dinner tomorrow the children get their traditional little gift.  The countdown to Christmas  begins!
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I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I hope you will count your blessings, I count all of you among mine. :)
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I am joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday
Gollum for Foodie Friday
Thank you so much for visiting!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Kathleen, to you and your family. Your cornucopia cake looks great! I am thankful to have found your blog. xo

  2. Kathleen, A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!

  3. Kathleen, fun to see your tables. Have a splendid holiday. ~ Sarah

  4. Happy Thanksgiving, Kathleen! I love your tablescapes!

    A special mention...

  5. Happy Thanksgiving. I'm sure your cake will be fabulous.

    - The Tablescaper

  6. Kathleen -- that cake is wonderful - just love those pans :)

    Happy Thanksgiving!


  7. Love that cake pan! Your tables were beautiful!
    Glad to be able to join in this week; it's been a while!

  8. The pumpkin cake looks lovely, and I know it will be delicious. Thankful for your friendship!

  9. I do count my blessings, Kathleen and more are coming. Your past table is beautiful. I can imagine how gorgeous this year's will be. That cake is so pretty. I am not cooking. I ordered a complete Thanksgiving dinner from Boston Market. I'll be busy traveling. Happy Thanksgiving to you

  10. Your cake looks amazing!! Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.

    Jocelyn @

  11. I love the cake pans that make such awesome designs. This one is terrific. I hope your Thanksgiving is filled with love and laughter. I am grateful for you. xoxox

  12. Your cake looks fantastic. It looks like it came out of the pan perfectly! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

  13. You are my inspiration Katrhleen, you always get me into the cooking and baking mood. I love your cake and all your tales are stunning. You're a perfect lady and I count you as one more blessing among such wonderful blog friends who soemhow I spend more time with almost every day. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. FABBY

  14. Happy Thanksgiving to you dear friend Kathleen! May you have a wonderful day with your family.

  15. Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving, Kathleen!

  16. Happy Thanksgiving To You & Your
    Family Kathleen!
    Hope you have a wonderful day...
    Your pumpkin cake looks yummy...
    I'm looking forward to hearing how it turned out.

  17. Stopping by to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. I love the idea of the calendars for the kids. Oh well, maybe next year because I'm not going to run out tomorrow and try to find any :)

    Hope you have a wonderful day.


  18. Happy Thanksgiving K! Wishing you a wonderful time with family and friends:@)

  19. As always your tables are magnificent; Enjoy!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  20. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Love the cornucopia cake!!

  21. Happy Thanksgiving you and yours.

  22. wish to be there in USA today, because here in Europe we don't have any Thanksgiving :(, but anyway today we're going to have Turkey for Dinner..... have a special DAy with your friends and family, hugs and blessings, Flavia

  23. Wishing you a Blessed and Joyful Thanksgiving! Your cake looks wonderful! hugs, Linda



  25. Que vc e sua família tenham feliz dia de ação de graças!!! Lindo, lindo, lindo!!! Parabéns. Beijos

  26. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Kathleen. The Cornucopia cake has great detail! I wish the CTS would start carrying our beautiful white pumpkins again. I am using mine as candle holders this year...found the perfect candles that fit them nicely. And no dripping!

  27. Happy Thanksgiving. Love the white pumpkin tureens. I will be looking for some post Thanksgiving sales. Happy Thanksgiving. ~CJ

  28. Your tables are as usual gorgeous. And your cake looks like a work of art. I bet it tastes as good too. Hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  29. Beautiful tables! I really love that acorn fabric! I love pumpkin anything, so I bet the cake is wonderful!

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Creating Wonderful Spaces

  30. Hi Kathleen,

    I love your tables from previous years. This cornicopia cake is sooo pretty! I would just hate to cut that, but I bet it's tasty. We ate at my MIL's, and I took a broccoli casserole and deviled eggs. We'll be eating at my parents' tomorrow evening. Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving day.

    Denise at Forest Manor

  31. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Kathleen! I enjoyed seeing these past 'scapes and especially the one with the floral rings around the tureens - an idea I've still to try! That cornucopia cake looks fantastic! Do you get to put your feet up and relax on Black Friday or will you be out getting those terrific bargains?


  32. The cornucopia pumpkin cake is outstanding; I think that I'll have to get one. Thank you for stopping by for a visit. I pray that you had a blessed Thanksgiving surrounded by family friends. Cherry Kay

  33. Hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving and get to relax a little today!
    Cake look great!

  34. We all know YOUR kitchen smelled like heaven for sure!!!!!!!! I know you churn out some incredible food this time of year!!! I really love that Thanksgiving table from 2008. Fantastic!!!! Take care, my sweet, and enjoy the remainder of the Thanksgiving holiday!

  35. I so love Williams-Sonoma! This was a wonderful centerpiece! Love it!

  36. I'm finally finding a little time to catch up! Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful, Kathleen. I know with all the food you made, it was delicious! Now, on to Christmas!

    Congratulations to your winner!

  37. Love how your cornucopia cake turned out. I like the table with the acorn tablecloth best..just beautiful fall colors.

  38. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Kathleen!

    Because my daughter's birthday fell on Thanksgiving Day this year, and also a great niece's birthday, we had ice cream cake for dessert (along with pumpkin pie!) on Thanksgiving so I didn't get a chance to use my Cornucopia cake pan..I loved the maple cake recipe that came with the pan, however, as I tried it last year. Let me know how your pumpkin cake turned out.

  39. Your tables are all beautiful, but I especially love the first one with the white tureens at each setting.

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  40. Just lovely! I hope you had a great one!


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