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Friday, January 23, 2015

Dinner Together



Last Saturday evening the family (minus a couple) gathered for a turkey dinner. I didn't cook a turkey over Christmas and had one in the freezer. One of my favorite parts of preparing a meal is setting the table. 

All the drizzly grey had me craving color. I really love the Anna Maria Horner fabric I used for the table runner. 
 

X marks the spot. Or in this case, a K. Each place was marked with the first letter of the person's name. The Little Misses know their letters and could easily find where they were to sit. Nana messed up a little, though. She'll know next time that the cousins want to sit beside each other, not across from each other.

Cooking and eating a turkey dinner without the accompaniment of Christmas was a very calm event. 

I'll be taking a blogging break for a week or so. See you in February!

31 comments:

  1. I like to cook turkey with none of the expectations that come with Christmas dinner. It then becomes a very easy meal.
    The table runner is an antidote for all the rain we've been having!

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  2. Turkey is not just for Chridtmas, here in France turkry escalopes are available year round and we enjoy them often. It must have been nice to have a family meal together the runner makes the table look quite festive.Enjoy your break, going anywhere nice?

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  3. OK Lorrie, see you soon. Have fun !

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  4. It looks lovely! So bright. I love how you put the red spotty fabric on the back of the table runner for contrast (I think that's what I see?) AMH is one very talented lady ~ there are many of those about,
    including you!
    Enjoy your little break, my friend.
    x

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  5. I too find setting the table one of my favorites about having guests over. The letters look really cool. Have a good week.

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  6. Your table setting looks bright and colourful for a dreary January day. And so nice, as you said, to enjoy turkey dinner with the family without the holiday rush. I like the idea of the letters for place markers. Enjoy your break! Blessings. Pam

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  7. That sounds like a nice dinner! I love that fabric too.

    Enjoy your break.

    Deanna

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  8. Lost one... (that's in case you find it...ha!)

    Have a lovely time away from blogging. A turkey dinner for no good reason other than clearing the freezer and the gathering is a mighty fine idea, especially in winter.

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  9. Hmmm...and maybe you'll have the luxury of leftovers for soup and a turkey sandwich, my second favourite part of preparing a turkey dinner!
    Enjoy your week off.

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  10. I'm around some little ones these few days and it's funny to see them fighting for the spots next to each other when it's time to sit down to eat. Love the bright table and that letter idea is a lot of fun!

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  11. Beautiful color for our dreary grey days. Even I am getting a little weary of the constant rain - and I love rain. I like the idea of the initials at each place, until I realized that out of 8 people we have 4 with J as their first initial - so - next idea please. Thanks for the fun post - see you next month.

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  12. What a nice idea to have a family turkey dinner in January. I love your choice of the bright table centrepiece. It seems perfect for the dull days of January. Enjoy your break and safe travels if you'll be on the road!

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  13. Lovely bright and cheerful table! Have a great break!
    Helen xox

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  14. I had to smile, as I called mine Roasted Turkey Day as I did not prepare one for Thanksgiving, or Christmas. On Thanksgiving I had a brunch for the family and for Christmas, we went to 2 of our 3 daughters home and I too had purchased one and so I fixed it. Your table looks very cheerful~

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  15. You set a beautiful table, Lorrie. Enjoy your blogging break.

    Karen

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  16. That's a great overhead shot of your table and I love the pretty bright fabric of the runner! And what a neat way to mark each person's place at the table.

    Take care!

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  17. A colourful table with a relaxed turkey dinner sounds inviting to me.
    Enjoy your blogging break!

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  18. Your table is beautiful and I love the idea of the letters to mark each place.
    Just today I was thinking I would like a turkey dinner soon. That does sound
    so good. I think I will get a nice turkey breast. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  19. Lorrie, your table is gorgeous! I love those big alphabet letter "place cards". Turkey dinner always seems hectic trying to time everything to be ready at the same time. Enjoy your time away!

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  20. What a great idea to host a turkey dinner in the bleak mid-winter!
    Enjoy your bloggy-quiet. Then return refreshed.

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  21. I agree with Pondside - I used to keep one turkey in the freezer for later just to have this experience. What a great feast!

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  22. Now that is a great idea and your tablescape was so pretty and cheery. Taking a bit of a break myself. See you when you get back.

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  23. Your table looks bright and cheerful, nicely done. Have a nice break!!

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  24. I love the runner! So festive and cheery. Have a wonderful break.

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  25. Hi Lorrie, Your table looks lovely, and I also like your fabric for the table runner. The colors are so pretty and cheerful! The letters to mark each table setting are a great idea; I think I've seen a selection of letters like that at our local Hobby Lobby store. Thanks for sharing your idea. :)

    I think a turkey dinner in January sounds perfect, my friend. I'm sure everyone enjoyed your meal and fellowship. Enjoy your break and we'll see you in February!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  26. A lovely table and meal! The rynner is very pretty--a bit of Spring to brighten a winter day! Enjoy your blog break, Lorrie

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  27. I like the idea of a lovely turkey dinner in January after all the other fuss of Christmas is a memory. I too love setting the table for guests. There's a joy in thinking that the arrangements will give pleasure to people.

    Wishing you a beautiful time 'away'. I'm almost ready to come back to my blog.

    Brenda
    xox

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  28. Certainly very colourful. Enjoy your break.

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  29. Lori, I like how you rolled out some cheer with that beautiful table runner. Those letters are a fun idea....and turkey is good any month of the year.

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  30. AH bright cheery color ! It's snowing here and there's been alot of White and Gray lately here too. Pretty table

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