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what I do

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I will be cooking Thanksgiving dinner for my favorite people ... my husband, my two daughters, my new son-in-law and my mother. A perfect table of six! After our meal we will join my husband's family for dessert. I made my acorn and leaf cookies to take with us. They are both favorite recipes of mine. The acorn cookie is one I found or maybe from a friend - I can't remember, and they are delicious and buttery and just so great looking. The leaf cookies are from a recipe passed down to me from my mother. They have just a hint of almond and they are irresistible. I use the same recipe at Christmas for my snowflake cookies.

I like a simple table setting. Not too much fuss. I prefer a white tablecloth with a simple runner. This year I am using the burlap runner I have had on my table for months now that I picked up at Pottery Barn. It is a nice width and works great for all occasions - It can be dressed up or dressed down. 

My napkins I have had for years - I picked them up for a couple of dollars each from Pier One and I just love them. I have no idea what they say - it is in French.  I used the pumpkins that I bought for Halloween and picked up a bunch of orange roses at the market today. Simple. 

My inspiration for my place cards were these from Martha Stewart:

When I saw them I thought - how genius! I have those little balls in abundance in my front yard. They fall off our trees. I just printed our names on card stock, trimmed them to the right size in the paper cutter and stuck them in the balls. I love how my turquoise glasses go with my theme this year (turquoise and orange!).

The cookies came out great - I love all the colors - They really look like Fall.

The cheeseballs are a favorite appetizer for our family and also a favorite gift to give to friends and neighbors. They are easy to make and look wonderful wrapped in cellophane. 

A friend of mine dropped of this beautiful molded butter for our table that she made! 

She brought it over presented so beautifully!

I have so many things to be thankful for and as I count my blessings I am reminded that every good thing comes from God above. For everyone who is reading this - I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving too. I thank you for your support and for all your lovely comments and encouragement! May God bless you and may you be reminded today of all the good things you have to be thankful for. xo Sherri


Debbie said...

This is absolutely beautiful and so very different! I love the elements of nature that you used, too. The place cards are perfect. I'm going to steal that idea!

Marigene said...

Beautiful table...the turquoise and orange go so well together. I think your glasses are like the ones I have used today.

Unknown said...

Your table is stunning! I love the colors you've used..so perfect together!


Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I love the table and those napkins, oooh la la!! I love them too. Sorry I missed those at Pier One, I haunt that place. The molded butter is cute too. An Italian market here in town carries molded butter and I always enjoy picking one up during the season. Happy Holidays!

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Your table is lovely. I especially like the blue accents.

Alycia Nichols said...

Fabulous orange roses!!! They add such a great punch of color juxtaposing the turquoise! Love the way you used the little spiky things for place card holders! We have a bunch of those on the tree in our front yard, and I would never have thought to do that! Perfect!!!

Entertaining Women said...

Well, I adore your tablescape...of course, teal and coral is a color combination that I use to decorate in my own home. Yours is beautiful! The unexpected graphic of the napkin is a great choice. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Noelle at Gray Paint Decor said...

What a lovely table! I love the white with burlap runner.