Great Ideas For Creating A Memorable Thanksgiving

Reflecting back over this past year I am in the mood to consider all that I have deep gratitude and appreciation for. A lot is said about the topic of gratitude this time of year and it makes me appreciate that we have a holiday that calls on us to reflect on the people and the situations that bring so much joy to our daily lives.

On my long list of gratitude is the community that has supported and encouraged the growth of my business through sharing my name with their friends and family, after all word-of-mouth referral is by far the highest compliment I can think of.

This year to show my appreciation to you- anyone who responds to the question “what are you grateful for?” on my blog will be entered into a drawing to win two hours of interior design services and the winner will be announced in my next post.

Idea #1: Create Deeper Emotional Connections With Your Guests (brought to you via the creators of Inner Mean Girl Reform School: Amy Ahlers and Christine Arylo) This sure fire way to help you feel closer more quickly can be used with perfect strangers or long time friends and it goes like this… If you really knew me you would know…and then you finish the sentence.

So here is my share…. If you really knew me you would know that I am petrified of public speaking but want to be a public speaker.

Idea #2: A Simple Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece. My good friend Evelyn reminded me of this just the other day and I thought you could use it too. Lemon tree branches baring fruit are colorful, fresh and readily available at your local flower market or dare I say your neighbor’s yard (just be sure to ask before pruning).

Photo Credit: Scott Hargis

November 22nd, 2011|Dining Room, Heart Talk, Interior Design|


  1. Mara Jeffress November 23, 2011 at 11:10 am - Reply

    I am grateful for my fabulous husband who helped to see me through a tough year and half of poor health. Hope all is well with you and yours! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Trevor Johnston November 23, 2011 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    I am most grateful for my loving family, friends and health. Being able to wake up in America and know I am blessed to enjoy the freedoms and opportunities the men and women of the armed forces provide us. Being able to do business with the most amazing people who are a joy to be around. I’m grateful for each and everyday I get on Earth. 🙂

  3. Hugh Groman November 24, 2011 at 11:44 pm - Reply

    I am grateful for my health, my husband, my family, my friends, my healers and guides, and for being challenged and miserable, and coming out of it on the other side!

  4. Evelyn Brocchini November 29, 2011 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    I am grateful for my husband and children…without them my life would not be as enriched.
    I am grateful for me the chance to experience the world around me.
    I am grateful for my family and friends…for listening and being there whenever I need them.
    I am grateful for life’s challenges..helping me grow in becoming who I am.

  5. Angie McLane November 29, 2011 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    Thank you, Universe, for gifting me with an array of experiences that has shaped me into the human being that I am today. I am very grateful for the air I breathe, the love I share, and the opportunity to partake in this very surreal and amazing existence.
    I thank you, Life, for this incredible journey, for the people and furry beings that surround me; for the food on my plate, the roof over my head, the warmth of my friends’ smiles and generosity, and all the beauty around.
    Thank you, for the pain and the suffering, for every tear, every hurt… For without them, we would be unable to appreciate laughter, love, and community.
    Happiness, is a lifestyle, not a mood.

    I am thankful for being truly happy, and for the gift I’ve been granted, for the thirst of learning and the hunger for sharing.

    I, am thankful.

  6. Angie McLane November 29, 2011 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    Oh, I almost forgot:

    I am very grateful for Neil Peart and Miguel Bose…

    That’s it 😉

  7. […] Sharon Wright, our winner of two hours of design time—for sharing what she is grateful for in my Thanksgiving blog post. Thank you, Sharon, and everyone who posted; it was a delight to read your responses.) […]

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