Friday, October 8, 2010

Thanksgiving weekend...hostessing in the Bungalow

In Canada, Thanksgiving falls on October 11th...
we have a long weekend as the holiday is on the Monday.

A busy weekend is planned here in the Humble Bungalow...
and as the Hostess,
you know that I love to entertain friends and family.

I have a small dinner party for friends and a family brunch scheduled.

I have started by setting the table for the dinner, and making the dessert.
I find that if I do a few things ahead that I am more relaxed and can have some time to freshen up and get dressed before company arrives.
Mr. HB is in charge of drinks and wine...
I do food and flowers.

Thanksgiving officially reminds us to embrace gratitude and celebrate, and to give thanks.

I aim to be mindful of these every day...

The Humble Bungalow has been the hub of family gatherings for many years,
(and curiously, it's the smallest venue in the family)

Our Moms,  children, and grandbaby Isla will be sister's partner is golfing in Rancho Mirage and she is alone so she cancelled her scheduled riding class to join us.

I'll be absent from the blog arena for most of the weekend...I might pop in and see what others are doing, maybe leave a comment or two...but I think my apron will be on 24/7 and I'll be playing around with food and serving up some dishes to some very special friends and family.
Happy Thanksgiving.



  1. Hello Hostess
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Flowers look beautiful.

    SSG xxx

  2. happy thanksgiving leslie.

    do you do traditional turkey and whatnot?

    rancho mirage is gorgeous right now. it's only a short drive away from me.


  3. Happy Thanksgiving Leslie! Wishing you a fabulous weekend! Angie xo

  4. Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family.

  5. How nicely you have set your table! The lightning is perfect too. Being able to spend a whole weekend together with your dear ones sounds perfect. Just remember to take care of yourself too. Happy thanksgiving!

  6. Enjoy your weekend Hostess... and have a fauolous first thanksgiving with grandbaby Isla too...S-Expat x

  7. Dear Hostess, Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving. A wonderful opportunity to meet up with friends and family and to give thanks for the simple pleasures of good food and friendship!

  8. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Everything looks so festive - enjoy!

  9. Happy Thanksgiving! Have a wonderful weekend. Would love to know what your menu for the meal is!

  10. Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful holiday.(-:

  11. Hi...
    time challenged...posting a quick between food friends and family...check it out if you have the time.
    I am wearing my apron and food is getting prepped...