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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. I remember one particularly interesting Thanksgiving. I was about 8 or 9 and my mom had made a wonderful meal, as she does every year. However, my aunt brought over her "famous potato salad," and I should have known disaster was about to strike, My aunt is not necessarily renowned for her ability to keep food fresh, and the potato salad was no exception. I got a stomach ache, but that wasn't the worst of it. My mom made fudge as well, and as a child (well, who are we kidding, even as an adult) I find it nearly impossible to resist the temptation of anything chocolate. I started stuffing my face, and I remember my grandpa telling me that I should slow down. I did not heed the warning.
    I ended up face-first in a toilet bowl of the rest of the night. In the background, I still recall hearing Michael Jackson singing on the television. To this day, I associate fudge and Michael Jackson with unsanitary porcelain. :)

  2. CplusE says:

    This is a hard question, as I have so many years' worth of Thanksgivings to choose from! xD I guess I would have to say my most memorable one was the year I had to be in charge of all the cooking for my three siblings, my sister-in-law (whose arm was in a cast) and her brother. We were all young adults in our twenties, and it was the first time since our parents passed away that my siblings and I were able to get together for Thanksgiving at our old family home, where my brother and his wife were living. Since my brothers don't cook, my sister-in-law was out of commission, and my sister and brother-in-law were arriving late, I was in charge of kitchen duties. I ended up making my mother's recipe for turkey and stuffing (I don't care what the "experts" say, it is not a Thanksgiving turkey if it is not stuffed, and no one I know has never gotten ill from eating a stuffed turkey!) and also some of my sister-in-law's family favorites. Everything came out perfectly and we all had a great time. This was also the only time over the years that all of us have ever been able to get together for a holiday, so that is what makes this particular Thanksgiving so special!

  3. StacyH says:

    Being with family and playing touch football and lounging around and playing fun games is the most memorable for me.

  4. Diana H. says:

    It was the Fall of my 5th. year my Uncle came home from the Korean War AND it was Thanksgiving Time. My Dad had fed this Live turkey all yr. then when it was Thanksgiving he hit it over the head and ask us, his family to then eat it for dinner. We weren't THAT hungry!

  5. Arianna says:

    My most memorable Thanksgiving was the first with my now husband- I was 17 years old. My grandfather was newly diagnosed with Alzheimers and was not with us that Thanksgiving. It was pretty hard on my mom and myself, but my new boyfriend was very supportive. It was bittersweet to continue the traditions that had been set in place with him there, but it was a tradition we happily continue in his memory to this day, 11 years later. It was a very memorable Thanksgiving for me- to be my first year without my grandfather, whom I was very close to, and my first time bringing a boyfriend to Thanksgiving.

  6. @clothbyerin says:

    Our most memorable Thanksgiving moment was when our yellow lab ate our holiday ham! She just hopped up on the counter and downed the entire ham in what I swear wasjust seconds! We all got a good laugh but then quickly realized no one was going to get to eat that awesome ham!

  7. SweetLiz says:

    We had recently moved to our new home and had invited my husband's family. There were about 12 people and it was the first time I had prepared the entire Thanksgiving meal. I had started the coffee maker so we would have fresh coffee with our pumpkin pie. We were in the middle of dinner when I heard a strange sound coming from the kitchen…it was my coffee maker pouring coffee and coffee grounds all over my counter and floor. I had forgotten to empty the basket of coffee grounds from the morning coffee!

  8. Kst says:

    One of my best friends from high school is a professional baker, as is her husband, and so we have Fakesgiving, because they have to work the actual holiday. The food is fab, and I always go home with pumpkin chocolate chip bread that makes my life worth living.

  9. mtb says:

    The Thanksgiving we had a whole salmon was my most memorable because after dinner we had an earthquake, thus forever linking salmon and earthquakes together in my mind. Thinking of trying the whole salmon/earthquake thing again this year just to tempt the fates. Bwa ha ha ha ha!
    And the chairs? Beautiful!
    And the stories on this blog? Terrific, just terrific. I enjoy reading them all.

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