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Sunday
Nov242013

A Day For Thanks!!!

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year not only because it ushers in the cool weather (finally!) and Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes, but also because it brings one of the best holidays with it: Thanksgiving!!

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Thanksgiving reminds us all of how two diverse peoples, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians, came together to give thanks to each other and hope for a new friendship. Today it’s a special day to give thanks for all that we have been blessed with and for the people who are special to us. I am grateful for my faith, my wonderful family, my amazing staff, my clients, friends and the endless support from all of you which has continued to encourage me to peruse all I am passionate about!!! Many hugs!

Off to Tabletop Decor............

I showed up for a photo-shoot in a home that will be featured in our second book I am working on and the homeowner had such alovely Thanksgiving table set.  This tone on tone setting fit so well with her new décor which we took from dark yellows, greens and reds!! I posted this picture on Facebook and got so many warm wishes for publishing another book and homeowner Susie got over 200 likes on her tablescape!  Many thanks to my Facebook friends!!!

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 White pumpkins always work with any tabletop setting!! By carving out the center of the pumpkin, inserting a glass, and filling it with a colorful floral arrangement, you can create quite the centerpiece.

 

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Martha has a simpler version of white but still just as pretty!! That table runner looks like paper which is so fun for people to doodle about what they are thankful for right on the table and then read what they wrote!!

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For a rustic look, use slices of a tree trunk as plate chargers. I'm also loving the pumpkins and squash carved out and used as bowls. I found a few different options for thickness and size that you can purchase at DIY superstore, Save on Crafts, starting at $10 each!!

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Another twist to this same idea -- simply core some red apples and fill them with tea lights. Beautiful!! 

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...........one of my favorite ways to make a table special! Follow the links below each photo for instructions on how to recreate. These are simple to make and would be a fun family activity for the kids ages big and small!!

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Tastes of Thanksgiving
Whether you are cooking the big meal in your own home or need to bring a dish to a party, you can find an appetizing array of Fall-inspired treats below. The source below each picture gives the instructions on how to make these delectable dishes!!

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Nothing says "Fall" like pumpkins and this Roast Pumpkin Risotto is literally making my mouth water!!

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Thanksgiving would just not be the same without desserts - especially all of the pie!! This Apple Pie with Rosettes is stunning - I absolutely cannot wait to try this one myself! 

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Pumpkin shaped cheese balls mixed with cranberry and goat cheese make perfect Thanksgiving appetizers. 

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If you have any favorite recipes or fun tabletop decor for the Fall or Thanksgiving please do share!! I would love to include them on the blog for next Thanksgiving. Just send me an email with the recipe or pics of your table.  I get as much inspiration from all of you as you feel may get from me! I hope everyone has a blessed day with their loved ones!! Please know that I am so thankful to each and every one of you!!!  If you missed the open house come visit us at our new store 1414 Antoine, 77055, M-F 9-5.  Lots of great holiday gifts for all!!  Till next Monday! Xo, Leslie

 

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