Saturday, November 26, 2011

feast or fashion

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I had a lovely Thanksgiving :) These photos were taken just before we turned onto the road to my parents' house--it's just there, in the hills at my back.

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(dress: h&m; shoes: seychelles; feather fastener: gift from k)

We arrived around 11 and immediately started eating--cheeses and crackers, shrimp (for those who eat shellfish), and veggies with dip. Oh, and eggnog. Because it was too early for wine? My grandmother and uncle (mom's side) came up from Connecticut, as is tradition, and we hung out and chatted and made merry until it was time to eat.

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(clockwise from 12 o'clock: candied carrots and string beans [cooked in maple syrup]; mashed potatoes; creamed onions; butternut squash; cranberry sauce; applesauce; also: salad, bread)

I don't eat turkey, but I never go hungry on this holiday. All but the onions and cranberry sauce came directly off our property, and the turkey was a local free-range bird from Misty Knoll Farm.

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After dinner we played a little music, watched The King's Speech, and (finally) dug into the pie. Yet another wonderful Thanksgiving come and gone... and it just keeps getting better and better. My parents and brothers went down to Connecticut this morning to put the roof on the cottage, so K and I are housesitting (aka taking care of the dear old dog)--we're currently sitting in front of a roaring fire. What a life :)

27 comments:

  1. I'm absolutely blown away by how beautiful these photos are... All of the snow flying around and the backround of these photos is just phenomenal! I also just love your outfit so very much... You look so beautiful in the mustard dress and those tan oxfords are to die for! When I was looking at these pictures my mom walked past and asked if they were mine because we look so alike! Both long brown hair and blunt bangs :)

    Glad to hear you had a lovely Thanksgiving! xx

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  2. These pictures are SO gorgoeus, you are in a beautiful winter wonderland :) I love the bright mustard dress against this backdrop and your lovely clip in your hair. Sounds like a great thanksgiving :)
    xJennaD

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  3. WHOAH! These photos are great! The sudden snowyness is shocking. I love that dress. The colour is fab and you matched it perfectly with the shoes and belt. I hope your thanksgiving was awesome! Nothing beats food! Especially cheese! AH!

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  4. LOVE these photos and very jealous of your snow. Your parents' home looks so cozy! Happy belated Thanksgiving!

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  5. great photos and I adore your hair

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  6. That sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving! I'm kind of jealous of all the snow!
    -Katie

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  7. What a spectacluar place! You look lovely in the mustard dress, sounds like you had the perfect holiday.

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  8. Wow the first pictures are so amazing! It looks like your standing in front of a painting, so beautiful! Your pretty yellow dress pops so nicely in all the snow and how cute is this little feather hairclip?! <3
    Looks and sounds like you had a fantastic Thanksgiving, I wish we had these festivities here in Europe too. Family get-together, all this yummy food, oh if I lived in the US Thanksgiving would probably be my favourite holiday :)

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  9. What a gorgeous backdrop to your photos! I have to say I am a wee bit jealous as we will hit 70 degrees here in NJ today...too warm for this time of year!
    Looks like a lovely Thanksgiving...enjoy your time housesitting!

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  10. These photos are soooo beautiful! The color of the dress pops so well in the snow. I can't believe its snowing where you are!

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  11. oh my you are adorable!
    lovely blog you have here, i just ran into it!
    this dress looks great on you,
    i'v had my eye on this dress but i never find it in my size!
    i love the pictures too!
    xx

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  12. You look completely gorgeous in these photos! I love the yellow against the snowy background (I sniff a recreation of this coming up if it snows at Christmas). Your thanksgiving looks amazing and reminds me (as usual) why I can't wait to see my family!

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  13. What a great color on you, you look so pretty! It looks freezing but glad to hear you had a great Thanksgiving, that's so awesome you grow so much food yourselves! Sounds amazing relaxing in front of a fire :)
    http://dusanabotswana.com/

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  14. Looks lovely! I cooked a turkey from Misty Knoll Farm. My first time cooking a turkey and it came out great. Lots of leftovers though because my sweetie is a vegetarian.

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  15. Wow those pictures are gorgeous!! LOVE your dress, the whole outfit is really great!

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  16. the top photo is just so stunning!

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  17. Beautiful photos! I love that dress.

    Glad your thanksgiving was wonderful!

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  18. This sounds like an amazing Thanksgiving! Beautiful pictures and outfit!

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  19. So stunning! I love your Thanksgiving outfit and the snowy background is too perfect. Sounds like you had a great holiday!

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  20. I have the same plates...
    and I love your outfit!

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  21. This outfit is adorable!!! I just found your blog and I'm totally following!!! <3

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  22. This is painfully overdue and nearly irrelevant being a week later (last week's festivities seem so oddly far away now...), but your Thanksgiving both looks and sounds like it was so cozy and wonderful!

    I also really wanted to tell you how gorgeous your outfit photos are. Your dress is simply divine.

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  23. Your dress is absolutely beautiful, I just adore the colour <3
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  24. Wow! The background in your photos is stunning! How beautiful to have a winter wonderland right in the backyard. It's nowhere near snow time where I live!

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  25. These pictures are so stunning! Beautiful colours, beautiful dress, beautiful winter atmosphere!

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  26. so surreal! you look great :)

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