Wednesday, November 26, 2014

my Thanksgiving table is all set !

Heirloom china, gold accents and orange tulips were the inspirations this year for my Thanksgiving table.  We have a small group gathering this year, but our hearts are full!  As our tummies will be with our traditional menu of 
Roast Turkey
Buttery Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes with Mini Marshmallows
Sauteed Haricot Vert
Ginger Cranberry Sauce
Mushroom Ciabatta and Blueberry Stuffing
Sweet Corn Cake
Homemade Gravy
Fresh Organic Pumpkin Pie
And yes, I am making it all!  The stuffing, sweet potatoes, pie and cranberry sauce are already finished!  Now I can relax until tomorrow!


Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. 

ciao! Fabiana

thanksgiving tulips

  I was inspired by these beautiful orange tulips,
so I made a few arrangements for my
Thanksgiving table. 
I started with a few green and gold Moroccan tea glasses.
Then I went out to my garden and cut a few springs of fuzzy asparagus fern.  They’ve got a beautiful bright green color.  I wanted to offset the brightness of the fern and the tulips with a little gray from my English lavender. Then I simply stripped the lower leaves of the fern and lavender to put in my little glasses.

ciao! Fabiana

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

adorable Thanksgiving desserts

Scarecrow Cookies
 Chocolate Pretzel Turkeys
 Turkey Rice Krispie Treats
 Pilgrim Hat Cookies

Chocolate Turkey Fondue

Sugar Cone Cornucopia

recipes 1 2 3 4 5 6 

ciao! Fabiana

Monday, November 24, 2014

helpful hints for entertaining

Thanksgiving edition    

I love these helpful hostess guidelines 
from pinterest for setting the table
and organizing a "user friendly" buffet table. 
Pass this one along to your Thanksgiving turkey carver. 
It's so important to let your turkey rest before slicing
and these instructions make for a beautiful presentation !

ciao! Fabiana

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

6 favorite thanksgiving tables

 simple and fun table design ideas 
add a few apples to your table
these elegant  gold- rimmed 
glass plates are so versatile
these little gold birds add a hint of fun
experiment with layers of different china 
mix silver and gold
rustic elements and formal dinnerware

photo credits 1 2 3 4 5 6

ciao! Fabiana

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