a home sweet home thanksgiving

My boyfriend and I hosted Thanksgiving for the first time in our new home yesterday for 13 family and friends.

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I didn’t have much time to decorate but I remembered I had this 1940s silk scarf with a Thanksgiving theme. I loved having it on display. It’s such a piece of art.

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I actually found our mix matched vintage glasses endearing.

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I didn’t know what I was going to wear, but I knew I had to continue my tradition of wearing this 1940s fall leaves hat. Here’s me wearing the hat in 2010, 2011 and 2014!


I went with a comfortable dress with fall colors (the belt came off before the feast, of course).


70s floral dress: Thunderhorse vintage in Sacramento (RIP)
1940s felt leaves NY Creation hat: ebay
Minnetonka Women’s Thunderbird Moccasin: via a shoe shop in Berkeley, CA
Bakelite bangles and ring: via ebay, thrifted and bought with trade credit at Relic Vintage
vintage handpainted shell Indian chief brooch: via The East Bay Center for Creative Reuse
vintage celluloid leaves earrings: from an antique mall in Beaverton, Oregon




Thanksgiving was always my favorite holiday growing up and yesterday reminded me of why that is; being surrounded by loved ones and amazing food and drinks. Looking forward to many years to come of warm Thanksgivings in this home of ours. I hope my American readers had a great day as well. Now excuse me, I’m going to unpack all my Christmas decorations.



  1. Janey

    That scarf on the window is too adorable and perfect! I also love your brooch.

    Happy Thanksgiving!


  2. bonita

    What a fabulous hat! I love that you have a tradition of wearing it each year, it looks so good with all the different looks you’ve paired it with! ❤

    bonita of Lavender & Twill

  3. Jessica Cangiano

    That sounds like such a cozy, beautiful Thanksgiving. I love that this year’s reminded you of why you adored this day as a child. Aww! (Nostalgia for the win! :))

    Happiest wishes for the coming winter holiday season!
    ♥ Jessica

  4. Lorna

    Such pretty outfits !



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