Thanksgiving Gratitude / Holiday ready

I always find Thanksgiving to be a good time to reflect, wind down, and to take some time to put things into perspective. I wear bright colors, and feel holiday ready. Thanksgiving gratitude fills my heart.

Thanksgiving gratitude is a time specific emotion; time to acknowledge all that I am thankful for.

Below, sunny skies and a red coat have me feeling holiday ready.

red coat outside

Below a shot of my friend at lunch. Chic, beautiful inside and out! model wearing faux fur coat

We passed a bakery and decided that Chestnut tarts would be a perfect thing to bring to the Thanksgiving holiday dinner. I have two coming up… Doubly grateful , talk about Thanksgiving Gratitude !chestnut tarts

My sister-in-law, and her husband,  did a fabulous job preparing a feast for a very large family gathering. Their house was beautifully decorated and lavish with Thanksgiving decorations, and the warm colors we associate with Thanksgiving gratitude : the spirit of thanksgiving.

I wore a brocade jacket thrifted many years ago. The style is trending now, but for me it remains a classic. I felt holiday ready in these autumnal colors. My nephews were running in the backyard and I was looking out the window.

blogger wearing embroidered jacket

The lovely tabelscape and rich decor of my sister-in- law’s house. I love the rich wine color of the walls, trimmed with white chair molding, such a crisp contrast, and perfect for the season. I also love the murano glass and sterling serving pieces. Old world beauty.murano glass bowl

red dining room

So very much to be grateful for this year. Yes, there were some sad events, but overall I feel so lucky to have such good friends, family,  a rich social network online , and in real life. My bevy of friends who support me, and keep me balanced and well.  I so appreciate each and everyone ! My loving husband of 34 years… My adult children doing well.  SO MUCH! Thanksgiving gratitude is such a warm, palpable and welcomed presence in my heart .

Do you feel gratitude on this holiday,  assuming of course, you celebrate it? What do you feel most grateful for?

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34 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Gratitude / Holiday ready

    1. Thanks so much!
      I did have a wonderful holiday. There is a Facebook icon at the bottom of each post, but I am not too active on it. I am active on Instagram.
      xoxo, Elle

    1. Thanks so much Greetje! Both are true, but happiness and gratitude is winning… one day soon I will share some good news. I do miss my dog though, as you know. ..
      My Chinese brocade jacket was thrifted years ago, and my red velvet coat was bought on sale an upscale children’s shop, very inexpensive for such a coat ! I also bought the same coat in a peach bouclé !

  1. I’m bless every day I get up so very grateful for all of my blessings. You look like you had a fab time love all that delicious pastries even though I might be able to eat only one.

    1. That is a wonderful attitude Jackie! I also feel grateful everyday. I did have a nice day, for sure. Happy holidays!
      xoxo, Elle

  2. Oh that jacket is beautiful, and you ended up complimenting the lovely thanksgiving decor with your outfit, haha! 🙂 Sounds like you have had a wonderful thanksgiving.

    Hope you are having a good weekend, and you got some bargains in the sales. I made the most of some time off earlier this week and shopped at a few stores for Christmas presents but I haven’t bought anything in the sales yet.

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  3. Oh that’s a beautiful jacket, and I love that you complimented the thanksgiving decor so nicely with your outfit, haha! 🙂 Glad you had a nice thanksgiving 🙂

    Hope you are having a good weekend, and you got some bargains in the sales. I made the most of some time off earlier this week and shopped at a few stores for Christmas presents but I haven’t bought anything in the sales yet.

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    1. Thanks so much! I thrifted it years ago, and yes I matched the decor! Lol ! I am glad you made some progress in your gift selections! Yay you!
      much love , Elle

  4. we don’t celebrate thanksgiving in the philippines but I love the thought of taking time out to spend time with loved ones and reflect on things to be grateful for <3 Gratitude is something to be celebrated and reflected upon often

    1. I know you don’t. you do not need a formal occasion to be grateful for all you have though, I agree!
      I hope all is well!
      xoxo, Elle

  5. Elle,
    It speaks again in your favour that you feel and live gratitude in such an impressing way! I think Thanksgiving is really a good time for reflecting the last time and you are doing so right to do this! Love both of your looks – always fantastic and inspiring seeing what you wear. And the decoration of your sister in law, simply wow!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    1. I am so glad you like the looks. It is a wonderful to to reflect!
      Yes, thank you, my sister in law is very talented and a well known doctor, too!
      xoxo, Elle

    1. Thanks love, I did! I do love the decor at my sister in law’s house, I agree it looked perfect for the holidays !
      xoxo, Elle

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