Thursday, November 24, 2011

Let the Holiday Season Begin.....

This year as in years past, we are celebrating our Thanksgiving on Saturday---with Thursday not being a holiday in Germany--everyone is working. I will be working at a friends house-cooking Thanksgiving there and then on Friday I will spend the day decorating our home for the holidays! So excited, the wait to play Christmas Music all day long is over! Then on Saturday, my own kitchen will be filled with family(sister, nephew, boyfriends and girlfriends, son and husband) cooking up our own Thanksgiving. As always the turkey will be on the grill---the only way to go for us. Here´s hoping this holiday season will be the start of a great and healthy future for all of us.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A surprise Thanksgiving

Greetings Everyone and Happy Tablescape Thursday! How are you all doing? Ready for Christmas? Presents wrapped and stockings stuffed? I am slightly behind schedule this year. The house is decorated, yet I still have  to bake the cookies and do the shopping. But, before I delve into all the Christmas Chaos I would like to share with you one of my thanksgiving tables.

Last year for my mothers birthday, I had bought martini glasses and recreated a holiday decoration I had seen in a magazine years ago.

Even had left over napkins from last years party! The napkins were also the inspiration for the silver and white tablescape.

The fireplace lit---it was nice and cozy when the guests arrived.

I love my individual gravy boats!

a view from above!

Champagne for our guests!

The candles are lit....


The food is ready 

The guest of honor!!!......(as always we grill our turkey on the gas grill-----soooooooooo goood!)

Now to reveal my secret....did you notice the dishes? They are not real----they are disposable!!! Awesome.!

I am usually not one to use disposable dishes, but these dishes look so real.....

Happy Thursday Everyone!

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yellow--orange and white----CANDY CORN!

This year I celebrated Halloween at Kim´s house---she lives in a great neighborhood where you get the "GOOD STUFF"! The young ones went trick or treating and afterwards everyone enjoyed an awesome buffet. Back home my husband and son took care of all the trick or treaters we welcomed----actually ran out of candy this year!!!

In the last of my series of Halloween tables, I brought out those yellow chargers I bought at IKEA and created a candy corn setting. As Thanksgiving is quickly upon us, I wish you all happy holidays--lots of juicy turkey and football games in the backyard.!

Do enjoy other wonderful tables at Between Naps on the Porch

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Kisses for Halloween

By now everyone knows that I love Halloween - nothing new, right? Right! So, sit back and enjoy a tablescape with a touch of purple!

 We picked up these skelton Cups a few years back--they were a perfect addition to this table. Oh and look there is that mouse again.

Who can resist a skull and a some hersheys kisses--of course in purple!

One of my new additions this holiday season-a purple pumpkin! The inspiration for this table setting.

The little lights on the table were bought at Kik--a discount store here in Germany--3 for Euro!

Make sure to stop by Between Naps on the Porch for some more wonderful table settings.

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