Friday, November 11, 2011

Decorating and Dining - Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. What could be better than celebrating the things we have to be grateful for with a fabulous meal as the main event? With good planning the day is relaxed, devoted to the cooking, and enjoying the company. Regardless of how many we will sit down, my husband will prepare a feast that provides for ample leftovers; I will focus on setting a festive table. Here are some ideas that are inspiring me this year.




I have a growing collection of glass and tableware, some vintage, some new. I really can't resist when I see something I love. Pottery Barn has a great collection of seasonal decorations this year, and I will likely be placing an order. I also have my eye on the gold rimmed glasses - I like a little gilt here and there.






Whatever the occasion, I like a lot of candle light and simple centerpieces. More ideas...



When it comes to the meal, we are very fortunate in Vermont that the culture has embraced 'locavore' ideals and fostered organic farms, purveyors of naturally raised livestock and poultry, and some serious cheese makers. The turkey is coming from Vermont's own Misty Knoll, ordered through Killdeer Farm in Norwich which provides beautiful, organic produce throughout the growing season as well as poultry, beef, baked goods, cheese and packaged foods from like-minded producers.


I love to bake so the one part of the meal I take full responsibility for is dessert. Pumpkin pie is our kids' favorite. King Arthur Flour has one of the best recipes I have tried on their website along with any tools you might need.


However and wherever you spend the day I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving and much to be grateful for!

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