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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. Terri1 says:

    That's cute who wrote this, "look whose coming to dinner, your snooty friends and those proper in-laws." Hope you win those four chairs. ; )
    How do you know if your the winner of Freebie Friday's, will they contact you for blogging or do you enter somewhere?

    • CplusE says:

      They draw randomly from everyone who posts a comment here. On Monday after noon some time they will post the name of the winner here and send them an e-mail — the winner must contact them within two weeks.

  2. LavanderFields says:

    My most memorable Thanksgiving was with my children (then 10, 9, 9 & 4 yrs. old) in Rome, Italy. It was our very first ever as most Asians don't celebrate it with a Turkey, we had our first bite of this big bird! We all dressed up for the occassion and had a picture taken to remember this meaningful event– and that is being Thankful for family & friends & all the bountiful blessings that is bestowed upon our lives…a year at a time!

  3. Sam V. says:

    Our Thanksgiving tradition is actually steak. Not sure why, but since the past couple years have been nice enough to grill out we've capitalized on it and made steak instead of turkey.. Still love those mash potatoes though!

  4. Artist Collaboration says:

    I never have enough chair when I have friends over. I would love to have these chairs to entertain with…They are so beautiful.

  5. My favorite Thanksgiving Day memory, (even though it wasn't funny at the time), has become hilarious now that my sister and I are all grown up and often making our own Turkeys. It was about 11:30'ish am on Thanksgiving Day. Mom was in the kitchen. Dad came in from deer-hunting and surprised Mom as she had the oven rack pulled out with the giant turkey in her biggest roaster pan; and wouldn't you know it, somehow she lost her grip on it, (I'm already laughing), and the giant pan slid off the oven rack onto the floor; where the giant turkey slid across the linoleum. They proceeded to try and pick up the juicy, hot, slippery 25+ lb, mostly-done turkey. It took at least 3 times. She finally got it picked up, she plopped it in the sink, where she rinsed it off, and then she slammed it back into the roaster pan, and back into the oven. Nobody mentioned the floor-turkey; which Dad carved and we ate. This will be our tenth Thanksgiving without Mom, this year; but we are very thankful for all of the memories she gave us; and of course for her teaching us how to make the best turkey ever!

  6. KYRA says:

    Thanksgiving 2004. My mother had just come home from the hospital, and we all knew any day was going to be her last as her cancer could no longer be controled. My dad and I were beyond tired because no one was getting any sleep, so there was no way anyone was going to do any cooking. But my Dad's boss was really nice and sent us a catered Thanksgiving day meal, which really helped out and at least made it feel a little bit more like a holiday. It was the most memorable Thanksgiving cause it was my mother's last (she died 4 days later), but it is hard to define if it was good or bad, it was not either really……..it is just a sad memory.

  7. Crafty Mama says:

    I don't think I've ever had a super memorable Thanksgiving! We usually do the same things: eating food, hanging out with family, and watching the parade and dog show. :)

  8. Maria Black says:

    My most memorable memory is our first Thanksgiving being married. We were able to get both of our families together and had a blast eating at a large table in the living room.

  9. Lakestationgirl says:

    Last year was the most memorable. We camp at a state pro every year in our RV. I had prepared everything ahead of time, except the turkey, which I had ordered to be smoked. My husband brought it out to the campground the day before the big event, and it smelled heavenly. Since space was tight and the temperatures cool, I locked it up in a cooler underneath the RV. Next morning was beautiful, crisp and sunny. After tidying up and getting a fire going in the fire pit, I decided to slice our turkey. I opened the cooler to what can be best described as what a Jiffy Pop popcorn pan looks like when it's exploded!!!! The foil and turkey were in shreds! While looking at the decimated bird, I noticed several greasy footprints around the cooler, on the steps of the RV, they were everywhere. Some raccoon had deftly helped himself to the turkey without disturbing the position of the cooler. (how he unlatched it is still a mystery.). So, in complete defeat, I gathered up the sad remains and carried them to the dumpster. Imagine my surprise when I lifted the lid and found a 25-pound raccoon sleeping off his turkey coma!!!! Argh!!! What else could this varmint do to me? So, after throwing the carcass at the sleeping masked man, who didnt wake up, I had to laugh at the entire debacle and send my husband into the small town next to the park for a Wal-Mart rotisserie chicken. And it was good.

  10. crash_the_dog says:

    The first time that that my wife and I hosted thanksgiving for our combined families, we were faced with the dilemma of how to keep the respective patriarch's ego in check. Our solution was to divvy up a couple of the "head of household" tasks such as carving the turkey and making the gravy. My old man got the gravy responsibility, and he was determined to awe the in-laws. He bought another turkey to cook at his house just so that he could make stock from it, and arrived at our place with a 3-gallon pot full of liquid gold – actually, he almost arrived with it – he tried to bring it up the stairs while also bringing his dog inside. The dog bolted, yanking his arm, and dumping three gallons of all over our stairs.

    Dad yelled at the dog, gather up his pot (leaving the gravy pool), and retreated to his house to make another batch. Dinner was late, but the gravy was well worth it.

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