Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Check


I am all set for Thanksgiving except for a trip to the store this morning.


I literally have a fear of crowded grocery stores and avoid them like the plague.


So for as far back as I can remember, I have always done my Thanksgiving grocery run the Monday morning prior.


No crowds and everything well stocked. I do enjoy this shopping though. Everyone with their Thanksgiving fixins tucked in their carts. Such a wonderful family holiday.


32 comments:

Theresa said...

Absolutely love that wire basket. Love all you pictures actually. Your home looks so warm and inviting.

Cranberry Morning said...

Good for you! That's probably a very good idea. I keep a running idea in my head of what I have and what I need - and make a last minute dash for what's missing from the mental list. :-)

Elaine, Be sure to stop in at Cranberry Morning and enter my HomemadeSoapnSuch Christmas Giveaway! :-)

Ms. Redo said...

I drove past Walmart this morning around 10 and thought about going in to do my Thanksgiving shopping, but the parking lot was crammed so I thought I'd wait. Now I realized the parking lot can only be worse, right?! Haha, I'll get it done, one way or another - I am a last minute kind of girl but not because I like the crowds!

poppilinnstudios said...

Hi Elaine,
Like you, I really hate the crowded stores. I did the majority of my shopping this morning too-was at the store at 9am-sailed right through. Just need to run out for some fresh veggies/fruit/flowers Wed.-early! Now I'm going to do the prep work over the next few days and do my baking-peaceful in my house-Away from the crowds!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
-Lynn

Lois' Laughlines said...

I just got back from my shopping trip. Too many folks fighting for the last 20 pound turkey if you want till Wed. Less stress and a happy cook.
blessings to you.

Tilly's Nest said...

Lovely ideas Elaine! Thanks for sharing them. My email address to reach me is melissa(at)tillysnest.com

Wendi said...

I am with you on the crowds... yuck! I went out and did my shopping this morning. I forgot one thing... whipping cream... I am going to sweet talk hubby into stopping on his way home from work! :)

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

No crowds for me, or leftover slim pickings...

Great shots, and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Jen

SweetPepperRose said...

Hi! you have really cute creamy pumpkins too! And I like the hanging wire basket a lot ;-)
JoAnn

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i don't like shopping crowds but i will go if i have absolutely have to ... it is just something that you have to deal with if i forget that little something. luckily we don't live to far away from a grocery store. ha. ha!! but there are days where you couldn't pay me to go ... & i stay far away. ha. ha!! (:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I try to plan and shop the Monday before Thanksgiving. This year I'm not cooking so I'm really taking it easy!
hugs, Linda

Cozy Little House said...

Oh my goodness, thankfully there's someone like me! I avoid crowded stores and have as long as I can remember. It's claustrophobic. Your house looks fantastic!
Brenda

Debby said...

I can't do crowds at all. I went this morning and got what I needed. I even shop where it isn't as crowded anytime. I won't be at the malls till after Christmas now.

Debra said...

Going on Tuesday ....don't want last minute, ugh

THOUGH the turkey's in the fridge, thawing now...

TUesday is about sides and everything else :)

NanaDiana said...

Your house looks just darling-I can see that you are ready for the big day. xo Diana

craftyles said...

I love all your Thanksgiving touches. I do have to make one more quick trip to the store, but I'm like you. I hate going when the crowds are there.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Elaine, great Thanksgiving decor. Vintage, homey and pulled together well.

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

I love your pictures, especially the figurines. I just returned from the grocery - my husband and I have made 3 trips so far - keep adding to the list! I love seeing everyone filling up their carts. I feel so happy and talk to complete strangers - I was grabbing a can of cherry pie filling at the same time as a guy and said, "Making some cherry pie too?"

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love all of your decor, so beautiful. I am with you, I love to shop early. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Leslie said...

Elaine, you have some of the best Thanksgiving and fall decorations! I love the pumpkin candles in the muffin tin and your collection of rolling pins, too! It's all so cozy. I love grocery shopping for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I'd rather not be at the store in the height of the bustle, but sometimes I like knowing that we're all there for the same reason... To buy things to cook for the ones we love!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Leslie

Jonell said...

Indeed you have the right idea..I couldn't go today but wl get to the gro shopping tomorrow [tues] the 11th hour shopping scene just disturbs me..actually I begin to see sad situations with ppl that tug at my heart so maybe early gives me a way of escaping these.

Enjoy your loved ones and just keep on BEING THANKFUL..

Jonell

Shelia said...

I love all of your pretty vignettes. Love all your rolling pins! Happy Thanksgiving and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Liz said...

Love the sweet vignettes from your kitchen.... as I get older I hate crowded shopping too. What is that?

Happy Thanksgiving!

~Liz

chateau chic said...

I like to get as much as I can ahead of time to avoid the crowds. I make one last run for fresh fruit and vegetables the day before.
Mary Alice

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

All of your fall decor looks so prim perfect, Elaine! I love it all! We do have simliar styles, don't we? I could see me with any of those things! :)

I'm never the one to do the Thanksgiving dinner as we go to AL every year where all my extended family is from, so I don't do the shopping that way. However, believe it or not, I am one of those Black Friday shoppers. Only because I'm there with family and we have such a good time getting out early, having lunch, and just having a good ole time with just us girls! :)

Blessings...Happy Thanksgiving!

Tammy

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Elaine!
I, too, am an early shopper. Crowds and flaring tempers are not my cuppa tea. I bought my turkey over the weekend and am happy to have him thawing in the fridge.

I love your warm and cozy home and it's touch of Fall and your happy little pilgrims. Your little Q must love them, too!
Have a wonderful family time as you celebrate and give thanks.
Blessings,
Carolynn xo

corners of my life said...

Great advice - off to the store in a few hours hoping to avoid that crowd.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

I was at the store before 8 this morning and it was so peaceful and organized! I just loathe the crowded, messy store when the crowds really hit. Love your sweet displays Elaine! Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday,
xo, Andrea

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I hate fighting the crowds and meant to get the grocery shopping done yesterday but was too tired to go. Just got back from the city this evening...should've gone yesterday! :/
I try to stay away from the stores on Black Friday and the weekend following. I don't care how good the sales are! LOL
Love your vignettes...Happy Thanksgiving!

Gen said...

Pray you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. I am thankful for all of your inspiration! Love your cozy, warm home!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Your collections and vignettes are stunning. Visiting from The Charm of Home.
Joy

Sherry said...

I try to avoid the crowds too. Won't find me Black Friday shopping. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

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