Monday, November 28, 2016


Back in June, on the hottest day of the year, my niece Abby got married on her parents' farm. The reception was held in their old and very picturesque barn which is over 100 years old. At some point on that hot, hot evening, some of the cousins hatched the idea of having Thanksgiving in the barn.

And so we did.

What a wonderful day it was, too. My sister and her husband did lots to the barn in preparation for the wedding, so they had just a day or so of work to get it cleaned up for a feast. The cousins who hatched the idea showed up on Wednesday to set the tables, decorate, arrange the lights - all that fixy sort of stuff.

Here are some pictures of our magical Thanksgiving Day feast. Enjoy!

The barn: Ohio, circa 1890.
The food; fantastic; potluck style; yummy stuff!
Special touches - butter molded in shape of a turkey.
Looking up to the loft (haymow).

Looking toward the front door; dessert table and drink table to left.

One of my favorite shots of the interior; lights, table; loft.

Looking down from the loft; left side.

Look down from loft to the right side.

The loft became the living room complete with all the outdoor furniture and area rugs.
We even had a television rigged up for football!

The very best part: the family, plus extended family and friends.

Our 2016 Thanksgiving was certainly a memorable one! I hope you had a special day of thanks, as well.

Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. It looks like your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. You all made some great memories.

  2. That is an amazing picture of a LONG table.... grand.... and the butter turkey is on a beautiful plate. I am a plate turner as well as a quilter. Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. Wow! That is super! That barn is going to see many more gatherings! :-) Perhaps even a quilt-in? ;-)

  4. looks like you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. you have a large family and they look good in the barn.
    that was a great idea for sure. when I was younger we had a Christmas party in the barn and a Halloween party in the greenhouse. those are the best memories!


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