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Guess who’s coming to dinner? Your family and friends, this holiday season, that’s who.  And, for one lucky winner, four of those holiday guests will be sitting on these modern-classic Thonet chairs from Bauhaus2YourHouse. Based on the design from modern classic furniture pioneer Michael Thonet, these streamlined beauties will look just as home alongside a traditional dining set as they do by an Eero Saarinen tulip table.


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Chairs like these – with a bentwood frame, a woven cane back and a gingko chocolate faux leather seat — will elevate your Thanksgiving dining room (or heck, any-room) decor, and keep Uncle Bernard from dwelling on a few pesky lumps in the gravy. Okay, maybe not that last part, but they’ll be comfy enough to carry to the living room for some post-meal board games or football-watching, whatever your pleasure. To be entered for a chance to win the set of four Thonet chairs, simply leave us a comment in the field below before 12/11c on Monday, October 24.

This week’s question: What has been your most memorable Thanksgiving (good or bad)? Did you catch the garage on fire with a deep-fryer? Eat Chinese food on the floor of your new house with a few good friends? Make the best cranberry sauce ever? Tell us now.

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149 Responses

  1. Deb says:

    Thanksgiving at my grandmother's house was always full of family, fun and food. She was from Italy, and made garlic-ridden turkey, delectable roasted potatoes with rosemary, some vegetables and best of all: HOME MADE SPAGHETTI !!!!!!!!!!! There was usually 12-20 people there to celebrate the holiday. She and I would eat together in the kitchen and be the only ones who would have the pasta as our meal. We devoured the noodles and her made-from-scratch sauce. Being Italian, the conversations were extremely loud and demonstrative. The holiday is not the same without her.

  2. samc says:

    Thanksgiving in LA! Visiting my son, an actor, for the first time for Thanksgiving. We had two dinners. The first at 1:00 p m, was at a fabulous Hollywood Hills house, with breathtaking views and a telephone beside the toilet in the bathroom. You never know when you need to call the producer, right? The second at a friends tiny LA apartment, where we played board games into the night. Wonderful!

  3. Angelways says:

    The chairs look great for any large family meal. They would help tie our dark & light chairs together!

  4. Cynthia says:

    An intense work project kept us all working over Thanksgiving. Not wanting to disappoint my husband I urged him to make a reservation at a favorite restaurant in hope of salvaging the holiday. I had only time to run home, after a sleepless night, and change for the meal. We had such a wonderful meal. The restaurant fireplace was lit and the placed trimmed for the coming season. We enjoyed ourselves so much that it became an annual tradtion during which we've hosted friends and family.

  5. Ron Miller says:

    Two years ago, plane was diverted/canceled to Vegas because of weather, we were stuck in North Carolina and instead of a Vegas Buffet for Thanksgiving, it was at the airport Cracker Barrel in NC.

  6. Heather S. says:

    Last year was pretty memorable. I had a small gathering on Thanksgiving, but a few days after the holiday I happened to get a free turkey from the grocery. They were throwing them out, and they offered me one but said that I had to cook it within a few days or it would go bad. I'm actually vegetarian, but I invited about 10 people over for a pot-luck, and they took care of the turkey. It was my first ever "week after Thanksgiving meal", but it was very special. I'm thinking of starting a new tradition :)

  7. Jason Santiago says:

    My first Thanksgiving at sea on the USS Annapolis (SSN 760). There's nothing like being under the ocean with over a hundred of your shipmates, each one of them missing their families!

  8. Kelli says:

    My most memorable Thanksgiving (not in a good way) was the one right after I had my wisdom teeth out, and my mouth was too sore to enjoy any of the food!

  9. Rhonda says:

    I never had a memorabe Thanksgiving that i can remember, sad to say but true growing up with divorced parents there were no memorable holidays period! I think why to this day it is hard to get into the holiday spirit for the past experiences. One day who knows what the future holds i just enjoy watching others durring the holiday season and wonder if all i see is as i picture it to be.

  10. simplydab says:

    It was Thanksgiving 1986. I was in college at the time, and about 15 of my friends who didn't have any other plans all came over for Thanksgiving. I played Martha Stewart and cooked a HUGE spread! Everyone chipped in 5 bucks per person to help cover the cost of the food. It was great, and everyone really enjoyed themselves and we all had enough leftovers to last us several days :) Good times.

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