Happy Thanksgiving + A Gilded-Giving Tablescape

Oh my, Thanksgiving snuck up on me. I’d planned to post this earlier in the week, but alas! It’s 8:30 the night before Thanksgiving and here I am. C’est la vie!

Saturday night, we had a small group of friends over for a Thanksgiving-themed dinner party. It was so much fun to bust the leaves out for my dining table and make recipes that you’ve always wanted to try but can’t on the actual holiday without complaints from your great Uncle Ed.

Know what I mean?

Anyway, I used my pottery-esque plates, woven placemats and olive green cloth napkins and accented the earthy colors with gold-speckled votives and gilded table linens. I love mixing rustic and gold elements, so I put this little tablescape together:

{clockwise from top: hydrangeas, wishbone, serving bowl, woven charger, dinner and dessert plates, votives, napkin rings, olive napkin, glassware}

As for what I cooked – a lot of the recipes I used came from Pinterest!

Apple-Bourbon Turkey and Gravy – Aaron made the turkey and it was amazing! The apple-bourbon marinade smelled like heaven!

Martha Stewart’s Macaroni and Cheese. This recipe is killer. I’m making it again for family festivities tomorrow. White sharp cheddar and gruyere with torn bread cubes on top? Martha wins, as usual.

Apple Pecan Cornbread Dressing – I had to try this recipe after having it at a friend’s house last year. Her’s was so delicious. While it was still good, mine turned out a little dry and probably could have used more apple juice.

For dessert – s’mores pie! The pie “crust” was closer to cookie dough and needed significantly more flour than the recipe called for, but other than that – it’s marshmallow creme and Hershey’s bars between graham cracker pie crust. You can’t go wrong.

There was much more, but we had pretty much demolished it before I even remembered I should take photos.

And that, my friends, is what Thanksgiving is allllllllllllllll about.

Have a good one!


2 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving + A Gilded-Giving Tablescape”

  1. 1 Natalie November 24, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Check out Martha Stewart’s tutorial on gilding your glassware with a dip in gold paint. I saw it in the magazine a couple months ago. Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. 1 Dwell Studio’s Modern Thanksgiving « rosemary on the tv Trackback on November 12, 2012 at 6:53 pm

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