My brother and sister-in-law are blessed to live in a REAL log cabin, and yes, out in the country, on 13 acres:
I was going to first do a peak at the inside “logginess,” but why wait? It’ll set the tone for you, for a Log Cabin Thanksgiving day…they’ve been hosting all 30-some of us for the last several years. Yes, it’s lovely to spend Thanksgiving there.
Even the stairs are half-logs…and though I haven’t mentioned the decor, it’s perfect for the setting. They both have a lot of fun searching auctions and other interesting haunts for just the right pieces…
Because my SIL also suffers from the same china-and-silver-and-crystal addiction that so many of us do, she could not…WOULD not…give up her formal dining room—it’s in the loft! (For those old enough to remember Green Acres…she’s the Eva Gabor to my brother’s Eddie Albert—the gentleman who plays farmer.) And yes, it’s lovely to have such beautiful, dainty things in this rustic setting. That’s another post, but one I will surely do, because I know you will love it.
To host our huge crowd they move the feast to the walkout lower level, and does.she.set.a.table—well, tables. Take a look.
Table #2 (oblong, to the right): Whites Turkeys and Browns
Table #3 (top left): Cornucopia and Pinecones.
I know, I know…you want the details. Here are the close ups.
Table #1 – Friendly Village, with red and brown accents.
Table #2 – White Turkeys and Browns
Would you take a look at the crystal? And the bread plates? And the Pottery Barn white turkey plates? Oh…and the silverware? A table for 12 with all the trimmings. I think this year I will sit at the table where these figurines are…I just love them. Do you think she would know where to look if they went missing? ;)
And finally, Table #3 – Cornucopia and Pinecones
As I look through my pictures I realize I didn’t take pictures of our fabulous meal—we’re a big cooking family, and there’s always way too much food. I was either taken by the table (very likely), or very hungry (very likely). Note to self: Take pictures of the food this year!!
I leave you with Mr. Turkey—my cheese ball appetizer—and their darling little grandson, perplexed by this goofy-looking turkey! :)
Wishing you a blessed and happy Thanksgiving, surrounded by loved ones.
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