Thanksgiving Thankfulness

It’s the week of Thanksgiving, and here at Preservation in Pink, each day of the week will be dedicated to a different subject of preservation thankfulness.

Monday Thankfulness. Tuesday Thankfulness. Wednesday Thankfulness.


Thanksgiving makes me even more thankful for home. No matter where your home is or what you think of as home, I hope you had a lovely day celebrating family + friends + the feeling of home. Home gives us a foundation and a sense of belonging and history.

The real Miracle on 34th Street house in Port Washington, NY. The addition since the movie is the dormer on the roof. Click for source.

The Miracle on 34th Street movie features Susie, a young Natalie Wood, who dreams of the house above and she asks Kris Kringle for it for Christmas. It’s one of my favorite movies; my family watches it every year in our cozy living room. It’s a good tradition at home.

A scene from the movie. Click for source.

Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you are grateful and thankful for everything you have, all year long.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Wherever you are, whatever you do, have a wonderful with family and friends. Today is a day of tradition and togetherness, good food, laughs, cozy homes, and hopefully nothing but happiness.  With my family, one of our favorite traditions is watching the parade in the morning while we bake and watching Miracle on 34th Street after dessert. We do not partake in Christmas festivities until after Thanksgiving, so Miracle on 34th Street is the perfect movie to tie the holiday season together. If you have never seen this 1947 movie starring Maureen O’Hara, Edmund Gwenn, Robert Payne, and Natalie Wood. The best way to describe this classic movie is by saying it involves hope, faith, the Christmas spirit, and it will warm your heart.  (Parts may be a bit sentimental or cheesy, but it’s perfect.)

“Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.” Click here for the clip. Or watch the original trailer – unlike most trailers today, it does not tell you the entire movie!  Now, go watch the movie.

Have a fantastic Thanksgiving and remember to give thanks for your favorite traditions and people.