Sunday, November 27, 2011


Thanksgiving Holiday 2011 is history.

It's a little difficult to destroy the carefully arranged centerpiece and pack away the fall colors so quickly.  But the rush is on to prepare for Christmas, so no time to dally. 

As I disassembled the mantle,

I wondered if a cleaner, more simple display would not have worked just as well.
I thought the same thing about the food.  Fewer desserts next year might not be a bad idea.  Left over dessert is really testing the will power.

These cute little acorns I saw on pinterest, however, deserve an encore.

The cranberry salad is a long standing family tradition and I'm in favor of a double batch next year.  There was just not quite enough left over.

The apricot sweet potatoes were prepared by my sister, Marg.  They will both be welcomed back next Thanksgiving.

The brussel sprouts were a risky new addition to this year's menu.  They were meant as nod to healthy eating...sort of an absolution of gluttony.

By now all thoughts of pumpkin orange have turned to thoughts of Christmas red.  Well, maybe not everyone thinks of decorating for Christmas in red.

This year I'm going for silver and bluish green.  Ah, that's a post for another day.  But for now, I think it's time to warm up some turkey and dressing.


  1. It all looks beautiful. I like the pared down look on the mantel.

  2. Guess I shouldn't have kept so much cranberry salad for myself. There is always Christmas cranberry salad!

  3. Looks like you had a yummy Thanksgiving. I can't believe that dessert was left over. Love the tree. I think your color scheme will be beautiful.