a thankful island table...

posted on: 11.26.2012

When you live in twelve hundred feet of tropical bliss, read as not a single inch of spare storage in sight, but who's counting , really?  And you share that square footage with three boys, well, you learn pretty quick to keep it simple, reuse the heck outta things and, also, to always... go for the shell plates.  Always for the shells, it's a pretty decent island living rule, right?  


My mother in law sent these plates years ago from, World Market (?), in North Carolina and love does not begin to describe the affair I've had with them ever since. They're silly and sweet and just the perfect little nod to the sea. See?



Truth.  If pecan pie were an ocean I'd dive in and swim right through, from crust to flaky crust, mouth wide open.  It's a bit much, I know, but it's pecan pie and is so deserving of much.  Don't ya think?



That Pumpkin Crunch.  It's an island thing, sort of. There's a recipe, and some pretty sad looking photos of a very over done attempt here.


We did Thanksgiving twice this year.  

We had lunch at home together as a little tiny family of four, plus the neighbor kid whose grandma was at work and who practically lives here anyway, so, yeah, of course there was a place set for him and of course he jumped right in to fill it, and of course we wouldn't have had it any other way.  

And then we had a second turkey, (and third actually), and all the fixin's at my parent's home in Kailua, where our larger family and friends gathered later in the day.  

We are truly blessed, these boys and I.  Truly.  Blessed. Our little life here in this teensy bit of paradise is incredibly stuffed with goodness.  And so, of course, we are also truly thankful. 

Here's hoping you and your heart found many a sweet thing to be thankful for this year.  

live sweet, 

n




23 comments:

  1. Wow Nicole,

    this was a real perfect tropical Thanksgiving! I expected nothing else from you :)

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    1. Someday you will have to join us for an American Thanksgiving, don't ya think?

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  2. Your table looks so beautiful!! I love world market :) I love your Aloha sign too, so cute.

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    1. Awww... thanks sweet Claire. I think I could love World Market too. We don't have one here in Hawaii, but I sure do get the feeling it'd be my kind of place, right.

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    1. happy every little bit of this holiday season to you and yours Deborah. 'hope it's filled with good cheer, and, also, shell plates-- ' just sayin'. =)

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  4. I love those shell plates!! My mom sent me a whole plumeria like serving set. LOL My husband calls it "the Hawaiian plate stuff."
    PECAN PIE....I would jump into the middle and eat my way out! THE.BEST.EVER. I made a sweet potato pie but pecan is my ABSOLUTE FAVE!
    Oh I miss Hawaii...being around my family and how in a short 15-20 min I can see anyone in my family.

    Girl! What are we gonna do with all these boys?! ;-)

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    1. oh, these boys, what will we ever do with them? And sweet potato pie-- yes please, don't mind if I do. =)

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  5. The table setting is perfect and the shell plate make a perfect picture. I love how you've been so true to your personal style but very festive also. I love the browns. But I would love a piece of that pie more!

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    1. 1 slice of pecan pie coming right up. =) 'hope you and yours had a sweet day of thanks.

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    1. Thanks sweet you. 'hope you had a beautiful weekend.

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  7. Perfect for the tropics!
    I can't wait to go home. Every time I read your blog it makes me homesick!

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. Home is always here. Really, sometimes Hawaii is so it's own little time capsule of a place buried in that big blue Pacific sea. =)

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    1. you, being here... always makes me smile. 'hope you're weekend was joy filled.

      xo

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  9. Love love LOVE your blog! Your pictures are absolutely breathtaking and makes me want to take a plane to Hawaii STAT. Newest follower here and I look forward to your posts!
    xoxo

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    1. so sweet Christi. I'll save a spot for ya on the beach. =)

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  10. Hi Nicole! Thank you for the lovely message on my blog. Your Thanksgiving table is perfect! Glad to have found your blog!

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    1. My sweet friend. It is truly so very lovely to have you with us on this ride.

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  11. Your table looks so nice and the pies looks so delicious :)
    Thanks a lot for your sweet comment on my blog, i also following you on GFC ;)

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  12. Beautiful setting, yet very inviting. So much to be thankful for.

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