Hello Ladies, welcome to the Harvest Challenge at Let's Dish.
I have lost my mojo . I think listening to all the horror stories and seeing what people are going through after Super Stupid Storm Sandy has gotten to me. There will be no Thanksgiving for them, Christmas either for some. Everyone is tired, the stress has taken its toll. Please keep them in your prayers.
We were so lucky, and I thank you for all your good thoughts!
I couldn't wrap my head around a table for tonight. I am not hosting Thanksgiving, so I didn't drag out the china! I went with something casual.
I used the striped linen cloth I got for a dollar at Duralee Outlet.
A simple brown metal pumpkin filled with faux flowers and a candle serves as the centerpiece.
The amber stems are from Villeroy and Boch.
White turkey s and p's from CTS.
Rattan charger, 2.00 Pfaltzgraf, chocolate brown dinner, Pier 1, white square plate, leaf plate and the white pumpkin soup bowls, $1.99 a few years ago, , all CTS.
Leaf napkin ring from Pottery Barn Outlet, treble clef flatware, clearance BBB, napkins from there too. The name card holder matches the napkin ring.
It is a feather that has a lip where you place the card.
In the little cloche are come acorn cakelets.
The pan is from WSonoma Outlet, a few years ago.
Hey, Yvonne, did you use yours yet? :)
You can find the recipe here. http://www.myownlabels.com/blog/acorn-cakelets/
I made them this time with a gingerbread cake recipe, and put whipped cream in between.
My tip is to slam those pans down, I mean gently tap, tap, tap, so you don't get air bubbles like I did. :)
I think the blahs I have are partly do to a lack of shopping, or getting out of the house!
The gas supply seems to be coming back, so maybe the odd even rationing will be lifted soon. I have been a miser with my gas, I didn't want to wait on line!
Last time I shopped at CTS I picked this up. (It seems like forever ago!)
It was the only one they had, and it was less than it was marked when it rang up, a few dollars. I thought I would fill it with different spreads to bring as a hostess gift on Thanksgiving.
What do you like to receive as hostess gifts?
Don't forget if you bring flowers, bring them in a vase so the hostess doesn't have to run around looking for one while she has other things to do. I have no time to dig around looking for one while I am trying to serve others. :)
I will try to get next week's post up early, as so many will be busy prepping Wed. night for Tgiving.
Your turn, ladies.
One dish related post, and please link back to this party.
Visit as many as you can. I have been delinquent in the storm's aftermath and spotty cable service, I will do better this week!
I will be joining TTT at Stone Gable
Susan's Tablescape Thursday, and Thrifty Things Friday at Diann's
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!