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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. ciel_wilson says:

    My most memorable Thanksgiving was my first time cooking a turkey, at the last minute i went to the backyard and grabbed a branch off of a bush that my friend informed me was sage and shoved it into the turkey, I never knew turkey could taste so good!

  2. Pat D says:

    Love the chairs, and we have a big family! The first year I hosted Thanksgiving (many years ago) I was in the kitchen tyring to finish up the last minute preparation. I was shaking up flour and water to thicken the gravy. As I as shaking away, the lid flew off the container, and I let out an expletive just as my great aunt walked in the door. Oops!

  3. Kathleen G says:

    Fried Turkey, homemade cranberry sauce, and a gorgeous 82 deg. day were part of my most memorable Thanksgiving Day eight years ago when we first moved to FL. Growing up in the Midwest, I never imagined turkey being fried! Initially I imaginged it similiar to KFC! lol (really!) The only cranberry sauce I ever ate was from a can, until my very Southern neghbor gave me her recipe. Fried turkey is now tradition as well as the cranberry sauce. Now I wonder what took us so long to get here!

  4. erica says:

    MY Thanksgiving memory is the last one my dad was alive we made a small meal and it was so good and i will always remember that .

  5. @MyFreeCraze says:

    I will always remember as a child sitting next to my brother guzzling sparking cider as fast as we can and fitting olives on each of our little fingers. :)

  6. Victoria says:

    My most memorable Thanksgiving was last year. It was the first Thanksgiving since my son was born that I didn't spend with him. Although I spent a lovely day with friends, I missed my son terribly.

  7. carolina sirett says:

    I come from a country where we don't celebrate thanksgiving and coming here for the first time in the winter of 96 to be with my family and specially my mom who i hadn't seen since i was six by now i was 16 it was a real bless. But to get to be with all the family 20 something of us celebrating something new to me, welcoming me into a new country and culture and really good food made it the best thanksgiving ever one to always remember

  8. Peggy Wilkins says:

    The best Thanksgiving is a stress-free one, so eating out at a great NYC restaurant is my first choice. But the most memorable one was as a 20-something in the 1980's, having a pot-luck Thanksgiving dinner with all the stragglers who couldn't afford a trip home or weren't American at all and needed an introduction to our unique holiday. We ate on the floor, using a sheet of plywood set on cinderblocks, a tablecloth and the best dishes we could assemble. Everyone made their favorite Thanksgiving food to share and that resulted in the first and last time I ever had sweet potatoes with marshmallows and chocolate chips! An English guy at the table proclaimed it as his new favorite holiday after trying all these strange and delicious foods. Lots of laughter, wine, food. Can't beat that.

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  10. txash says:

    The entire family always gathers for the Thanksgiving holiday and it was finally time for me to bring my serious boyfriend (now my husband) home with me to meet the entire extended family. As my cousins were telling me how much they DIDN'T like him and 'he wasn't the guy for me', we caught a glimpse out the window of my 70 year old Grandma hitting on him. She was laughing and constantly placing her hand on his leg when finally my mother shouted out for all to hear "Stop flirting with your grand-daughter's fiance!"
    He had already asked my parents for permission to marry me and no one knew. We've been married for 3 years now….and the family finally likes him….especially Grandma.

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