Monday, November 28, 2016
Thanksgiving Dinner 2016
I trust each of you enjoyed a bountiful Thanksgiving.
As one can see from the serving buffet,
"the chef" prepared an amazing meal for our
2016 Thanksgiving Dinner.
As is tradition in our home,
we pardoned the turkey again this year.
Beef Tenderloin was the main dish,
accompanied with many delicious sides.
~ Smoked Quail ~ Schnitzel Beans ~ Carrots w/ Fennel ~
~ Grilled Sweet Potatoes ~ Wild Rice w/ Brussel Sprouts ~
~ Fresh Baked Dinner Rolls ~
For Dessert ~ Apple and Pumpkin Pies
There were seven
of us around the table.
A Cinderella pumpkin atop
a grapevine and bittersweet wreath
served as the centerpiece.
Bethany Lowe placecards offered a
perfect excuse to use the silver placecard holders I
found at the Paris flea market several years ago.
Each a different woodland animal,
these pieces of the past remind me of the autumn season.
I layered the
table with neutral linens.
Vintage English bread boards were used
as chargers for each place setting.
Antique silver napkin rings collected
over the years from French markets,
held beautiful embroidered
napkins from William Sonoma.
Once again I chose to use the beautiful dinner plates
that were a gift from the sweet, generous
Previous tables set with this gorgeous china
Crystal ~ Denby
Flatware ~ Christophe
Steak Knives ~ Laguiole
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into
enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order,
confusion into clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a
home, a stranger into a friend." ~~ Melody Beattie
I'm grateful for each of you,