Happy Thanksgiving - Down Home Style

November 26th, 2009 in member junk     
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We didnt have a centerpiece so we shopped my sister in laws house to come up with this simple tablescape.
The leaves were made out of screen.  Just trace a real leaf and add some paint.  My sister in law made them.  Arent they cute?  And she claims shes not crafty.  Could have fooled me!
Southern Fried Jive Turkey.  As some of you know, I grew up just outside of Boston.  So, this was a first time for me.  I am totally hooked!  It was just a plate full of juicy goodness!
Isnt this a masterpiece?  Can you say food coma?!?  Check out my blog for more pix and some tasty recipes.  http://downhomediy.blogspot.com/2009/11/thanksgiving-celebration-southern-style.html
On a pre-feast walk, I saw these great shutters.  I love the historic charm of Charleston!
p.s. I was too full to even think of walkiing post-feast.
Another first...Pickled Peaches.  OK, repeat after me Pick some pickled peaches and put them on your plate.  Now say it 10 times fast! 
They were really good!
My bro-in-law and hubby not only fried the turkey, but they also put up this old railroad bell.  It was my sister in laws grandfathers bell from when he worked at the railroad.  It is a beautiful heirloom!  I think they should have broke out into the tune Ive been working on the railroad all the live long day while they were installing it...but they didnt.  Go figure.
We didnt have a centerpiece so we shopped my sister in laws house to come up with this simple tablescape.

We didn't have a centerpiece so we "shopped" my sister in laws house to come up with this simple tablescape.

Photo: www.downhomediy.blogspot.com

A Thanksgiving spent in Charleston, SC with family.  You can't beat that! I just wanted to give you a glimpse into my Thanksgiving celebration...Down Home Style!   I am thankful to have a fun creative community like JMS to share it with.  I hope you and yours had a very Happy Thanksgving too. 

Pattern or design used: My own design
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Comments (9)

shabbychick writes: Marybeth - looks like a fabulous Thanksgiving - the tablescape looks divine (and the little screen leaves are very cool). And, it looks like what was put on the table was heavenly as well - A day of great food, family and even great junk - perfect!!

Thanks for sharing your day!

Kathy Posted: 2:14 pm on December 1st
MimiToria writes: Looks like you had a great day Marybeth with family. Fun post.
Gretchen Posted: 5:09 pm on November 28th
JunkArchitect writes:
You can buy an already cooked southern fried chicken in Connecticut but I think most of the fun is frying it yourself…and not setting something on fire. Thanks for sharing your holiday and junking talents with all of us.

Jim Posted: 11:28 am on November 28th
Grasshopper22 writes: I never had southern fried jive turkey...looks like the boys had a lot of fun cooking it. The table looks fabulous and my goodness that is a plate full of food. Posted: 7:43 am on November 28th
CottageElements writes: Marybeth, what a great post. Love how you shared different aspects of your day. And I would have loved to have some of that turkey. Mmmmm . . . I've never had it like that. Sounds good! And sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Take care and thanks for all you do!

Lani Posted: 1:26 am on November 28th
WhisperWood Cottage writes: Absolutely loving that bell! Glad to hear your day was full of family and fun!


Posted: 5:56 pm on November 27th
georgiamoon writes: Wow I love everything you came up with but that plate of food looks YUMMY! Nothing like a Southern cooked meal. Looks like you had a beautiful and fun day..thanks for sharing, Georgia Posted: 1:56 pm on November 27th
suewhitney writes: Beautiful, Marybeth. Hope you had the best Thanksgiving ever! Thanks for everything and enjoy this holiday weekend with your family.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 12:18 pm on November 27th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Beautiful...especially like those screen leaves! Posted: 10:46 am on November 27th
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