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Monday, November 28, 2016

Thanksgiving Dinner 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


can be found here and here.


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,

my readers.


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