Thursday, November 26, 2009

Time for turkey

Two years ago, we went to celebrate Thanksgiving in France with my in-laws and turkeys are hard to come by. They are expensive in France too and the size of one's oven also plays an important factor. The ovens in most French homes are small. Sort of like smart cars as a visual.
Growing up one of seven, this classic Norman Rockwell image takes me back to a time when it really was all about the Turkey. I guess in many respects for some folks it still is all about the turkey and the time we share enjoying one another. Is it about time to talk turkey at your table? Oh, just a reminder, say a little grace, give thanks and cherish those that prepared the bountiful feast set before you. If you are the host, then pat yourself on the back and enjoy your day.
Images from illustrator Norman Rockwell, museum is located in Stockbridge Mass.

22 comments:

Debra said...

There will be about 25 of us around the table- so we will be talking a lot of turkey. I'm looking forward to the extended family gathering even more than the food- It's such a wonderful day. You have fun with your family and friends-Happy Thanksgiving darlin'.

pve design said...

Debra,
yes, we shall not be hosting but driving to friends.
Off to make the brussels sprouts with chestnuts!
pve

VictoriaArt said...

Hmmm, yumm! This sounds delishious and I am sure it will be great with your friends. We too celebrate with friends, lot's of children, pets and plenty of good foood. We all chip in and I made German potato salad...my mother's receipe!
Can't wait for the turkey though, love all the trimmings!

Happy Thanksgiving!

XX
Victoria

GrannySmithGreen said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Patricia! We are all so blessed to have one another. Have a most wonderful time with your family and friends--and plenty of TURKEY!

Greet said...

It is so nice to read about Thanksgiving on a lot of blogs today! In Belgium we don't know it!

Greet

Ideezine said...

Happy Thanksgiving PVE Design and family and friends.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family today Patricia ~ gobble, gobble. Enjoy!

home before dark said...

As empty nesters we have downsized from turkey to capon. Still enough to share with several home-bound neighbors. Not so much we have turkey until Christmas! Have fun with your sprouts, brussels and your own.

prashant said...

I'm looking forward to the extended family gathering even more than the food- It's such a wonderful day.

Work From Home india

Kwana said...

Turkey will be one of the 3 meats served at Nan's table today. And yes, always grace and thanks first. Have a happy.

Purple Flowers said...

Before we begin our meal, we all hold hands and say "hands around the table" and one by one tell each other what we are thankful for. But the time it's the last person's turn, all eyes are watered with happiness.

littlebyrd said...

Happy Thanksgiving Patricia!

Karena said...

Patricia, I am the oldest of eight, so we will have about 30 at out family celebration! Happy Thanksgiving, we all have so much to be grateful for.

Ina in Alaska said...

Lovely! Happy Thanksgiving! There were many at our childhood TG table and the menu included lasagna as well as turkey. I also loved to pick at the olive dish!! Putting a pitted black olive on each finger and eating them one by one....

Janet said...

I am about to head out, potato souffle and cranberry sauce in hand. The turkey is waiting...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! xo

Miranda J said...

So glad I've found your blog. It brightens my day!

Whitney Johnson (signed in as my daughter)

Visual Vamp said...

We have a small turkey for one of those small French ovens this year :-)
Have a wonderful day dear Patricia.
You are loved.
xo xo

Deidra said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your holiday, your family, and your turkey! Be blessed!

Prairie Girl Studio said...

oh my goodness, how i love that first illustration ... look at that bird and look at the pure satisfaction (with perhaps a hint of exhaustion) on her face ... priceless!
i am extra thankful to you, dear pve for many things as you celebrate thanksgiving ... for being and doing everything that you say ... designing, creating and inspiring an artful life to oh so many in this wonderful community ... you always lead us in so many thoughtful ways ... and if it wasn't for you, i might still be sitting on the fence, thinking about joining in ... thanks always for that first comment that brought more joy than you can imagine!
a sincere happy thanksgiving as you gather with those you love in celebration ...
prairiegirl xo
ps. please do pop by soon ~ i'm feeling good at a hundred ... ;) ...

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Yes, I was the hostess. So I'm rather pooped. But happy. For myself, it's all about the cooking.... much more than the eating. I do like the side dishes best, I think. I do hope you had a wonderful day. We all have so much to be thankful for. Getting to know you is certainly something I am grateful for!

honey living said...

i would love for you and your readers to join the discussion on my post "giving thanks," about what we're all thankful for:

http://honeyliving.blogspot.com/2009/11/giving-thanks.html

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Ha! I love the smart car reference. Soooo true!

It was a quiet day with just the handful of family I have. But it's all a blessing.