Keene Barn

Thanksgiving in the Barn

A fitting table to share.

Thanksgiving is the best holiday. As Graham says:

It’s like Christmas, but without the stress – same food, same family, same time to slow down and enjoy traditions.

In recent years, we’ve been having our Thanksgiving feast in the barn at our country place.

With cobbled-together tables, a collection of chairs, an old damask drape for the table cloth we can finally all sit together. Gourds and pumpkins from the garden decorate the table along with wooden place cards cut from trees downed in the bush and found, vacant birds’ nests. A long work bench serves as the ideal buffet which features a turkey grown from a local farm just down the road.

So idealic. Just bring  a sweater.



We won’t be able to make it to the country this Thanksgiving. Instead, we’ll have a just-as-lovely time in the city. No matter where you are and who you are with, Thanksgiving is an amazing gift. Enjoy it at the table of your choice.

Photos: Ben Loughton


  • What a gorgeous way to celebrate Thanksgiving! Enjoy the weekend.

    • Thank you Lisa. I hope you and your lovely family are having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.

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