Wednesday, November 14, 2018

November Nesting



I don't have the cold temperatures or the snow starting to fly like many of you, but there is still something about the month of November that gives me the urge to nest. To use these next few weeks to get myself and my house ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I'm not talking about decorating; that can wait. But, doing some extra cleaning, planning my Thanksgiving menu and table setting and enjoying the last bit of fall where shorter days force you inside a bit earlier, with candles lit and a warm drink to end the day.

I put together a few of my fall favorites; both decor and food, that might give you some inspiration for your Thanksgiving hosting plans. My table will only have four place settings this year, rather than fifteen, but the plans will still reflect the specialness of the holiday. We will still have all the usual favorites, including brunch with mimosas while we watch the parade, a special cocktail and appetizers while we watch football and a pretty table at dinnertime. From these ideas shown, I'm making the stuffing and the chutney (traditional and delicious) this year and also have a new idea for my table with a Florida twist. If it works, I will share.


No Sew Burlap Table Runner


Indian Corn Candle


My Mother's Stuffing


Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette


Cranberry Apple Ginger Chutney


Simple Method to Preserve Fall Leaves


So Simple, So Sweet Place Setting

Happy Wednesday!


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  1. I feel like I can't stop with obligations here and all I want to do is nest. Maybe next week after the art sale. Or the week after with TG. Or ... (Pretty pix here!)

  2. Vicki, simple and beautiful is the best way! I love your pretty table runner and flowers. The brussel sprout salad looks amazing.

    Happy Thanksgiving. :)

  3. Beautiful! It's the being together that I look forward to the most! I am going to send my Granddaughter the salad recipe. She loves Brussel sprouts:) Have a blessed and beautiful day dear friend, HUGS

  4. I'm a sucker for burlap and mason jars. Love your sweet touches of burlap!

    Have a great weekend!

  5. This is our year to be alone for the holidays. It’s never easy to not have any of our children around, but they have other families now too and we understand. There will be no cooking for Thanksgiving for me other than desserts. We’re going to a friends house for dinner. It’s the new normal for us and one we’re having to get used to. I love all of your decorations and that broccoli salad looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us. Blessings, Betsy

  6. Looking like Thanksgiving . . .
    Cranberry Chutney looks enticing.
    Happy Thanksguving Vicki . . .


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