Friday, November 27, 2015

Delicious Autumn!

"Delicious autumn!  
My very soul is wedded to it, 
and if I were a bird I would fly about 
the earth seeking the successive autumns."  
George Eliot

Today we close the door on my favorite season 

and give way to the rush of holiday 

fever as we welcome December.

I hope each of you enjoyed a 

delightful Thanksgiving with family and friends.

Thanksgiving at our home was truly just that!

We hosted a much smaller group than usual,

but the afternoon was one of the best.

The chef prepared a non-traditional meal.

Perfect Filet Mignon in Rich Demi Glaze

Roasted Vegetable Slaw

Garlic Tart

Potatoes Dauphinoise

Lemon Meringue Pie

Pecan Pie

I'm a self confessed dishaholic and setting

a beautiful table is a priority for me.

This year's Thanksgiving table was set for four.

No linen tablecloth, just simple woven reed

chargers atop the bare wood of the table

to add texture to our crisp white wedding china.

I topped each with one of Juliska's Harvest Country Estate

dessert plates to give some added color

and removed them for serving dessert later.

Mini bouquets the colors of autumn, 

wrapped in burlap, and tied with ribbon

paraded down the center of our table 

and were gratitude gifts for our

two guest to take home.

We ended our meal with

sweet treats, a fitting goodbye to

Delicious Autumn!

Stacey @ Poofing the Pillows 

is hosting a group of Texas Bloggers for a

Christmas in Texas Blog Hop.

Mark your calendars and plan to join us December 7-11.

Hyacinths for the Soul is honored to be one of the first to share 

along with several other Texas bloggers on December 7.

I plan to share some uniquely Texan Christmas decorations.

Hope to see you there!



The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.