Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Night

A Kansas City tradition that I grew up with
And often participated in

Was the Thanksgiving Night lighting of the Plaza lights.
It's awesome to see the Plaza going from darkness to a lit wonderland

And the Plaza lights have always been part of our Christmas traditions.

And on Thanksgiving night at Linderhof . . . 

We turn on our lights.
Always  the big white lit wreath on the front of the house.
(Except last year -- with street construction, we kept dark --
the road was blocked and no one drove past!)

And this year we added:

 These battery operated timed wax dipped tapers to the windows at Linderhof

They're quite pretty with the flame colored glow

One in each window in glass candleholders.

We think it looks festive for the season.
(To be added this weekend -- greens for the planters and window boxes)

We didn't have Thanksgiving at Linderhof
Alas, no turkey sandwiches tonight for dinner.

But our contribution to the Thanksgiving table was dessert
Pumpkin pie and these "Starbuck Cranberry Bliss Bars"

One of these bars and a glass of milk will be a perfect snack tonight!


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

I have never been to the Plaza or seen its lights at Christmas! I need to do that. So beautiful!

Fox and Finch Antiques said...

I didn't know they lit the plaza in Kansas City either. That is really lovely.