‘Tis the season for stress, procrastination, and heavy pours in your rocks glass. This year I’ve taken the usual 25 cocktails of the Alcoholidays and upped it to 31 – a full month of tasty libations, if and when you want one. Want even more? Check out recipes from years past: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
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These pieces all work together to create one incredible table full of glass, metal, and wood with cool undertones. But they also make great additions to whatever you already own because of their neutral simplicity. (Forever my go-to pieces.) Similarly the decor pieces I lean towards are transitional, great for fall and Thanksgiving but just as seasonal as we move into December’s holidays and beyond!
Clockwise from top left: Blanco and Tinto Wine Glasses // Set of 3 Gold Serving Spoons // Table Runner // Cinch Acacia Short Salt and Pepper Mills // Arabesque Gold Rimmed Double Old-Fashioned Glass // Baroque Platter // Stoneware Gravy Boat // Set of 3 Nesting Bowls // Acacia Cheese Board // Simply Smooth Wooden Bowl // Oblong Metal Dish // Organico Platter // Stoneware Mug // Terra Cotta Evelyse Plate // Set of 4 Napkins // Gold & Wood Servers // Glass with Gold-Colored Rim // Crinkle Serving Bowl // 20pc Stainless Steel Silverware Set // Low Serving Bowl // Metal Beverage Serving Set // Merci Deep Plate
Clockwise from top left: Gold Fern and Berry Wreath // Handthrown Ceramic Taper Candle Holder // Stargazer Glass Bubble Lights // Metal Lantern // Mixed Eucalyptus Wreath // Limelight Glass Tulip Vase // Glass Cloche // Vertical Stripe Doormat // DIY Thanksgiving Floral Centerpiece // Zinc Adjustable Taper Candle Holder // Wooden Taper CandleholderPosted In accessories, entertaining, holidays, house and home, kitchen, living, thanksgiving
For the past six years our Thanksgiving coverage has always included You’re Invited, a post featuring a menu, tabletop, and decor that made up my idea of the perfect holiday setup for that November. This year things are changing up, and I really hope you enjoy it as much as you’ve liked the turkey posts of the past! I’ll still be sharing Thanksgiving tabletop and decor ideas in a later post, but this one is for those of you missing bits of a menu, inspiration for what to take to the potluck you’ve been invited to, or ultimately planning an entire meal if you’re playing host next Thursday. (I like to call it Choose Your Own Adventure after the popular book series.) Follow the prompts to create your own perfect meal – my suggestions are based on 10 to 12 dinner guests so adjust accordingly!
Row 1: Baked Goat Cheese Balls // Blackberry Cucumber Caprese Skewers // Charred Corn Sweet Pepper Crostini Row 2: Cranberry Salsa // Feta Spinach Stuffed French Bread // Fried Brussels sprouts with Lemon-Chive Dipping Sauce Row 3: Gruyere, Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Bites // Mini Cheese Ball Truffles // Pumpkin Queso
Row 1: Apple Cider Glazed Turkey Breast // Citrus Tea-Glazed Roasted Turkey // Grilled Spatchcock Turkey with Maple Butter + Apple Cider Brine Row 2: Herb and Butter Roasted Turkey // Sausage, Cherry, and Sage Stuffed Turkey Breast // Smoked Turkey
Row 1: Butternut Squash and Wild Mushroom Stuffing // Caramelized Onion Stuffing // Ciabatta and Sausage Stuffing Row 2: Classic Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing // Gluten-Free Sage Chestnut Stuffing // Healthy Sausage, Fennel, and Cranberry Stuffing
Row 1: Broccoli Apple Salad with Yogurt Dressing // Brown Rice Salad with Carrots, Feta, and Pine Nuts // Kale Salad with Cranberry Cinnamon Vinaigrette Row 2: Lemon Sea Salt Arugula Salad // Matchstick Apple and Celery Salad // Wilted Cabbage Salad
Row 1: Hasselback Potato & Shallot Gratin // Mashed Potatoes with Saffron Garlic Butter // Polish Dill Potatoes Row 2: Pumpkin Potato Gratin with Brie // Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Garlic and Herbs // Savory Sweet Potato Casserole
Row 1: Blueberry Applesauce // Cinnamon Spice Baked Apples // Easy Maple Apple Cranberry Sauce Row 2: Instant Pot Apple Cider Apple Sauce // Roasted Apple Cranberry Relish // Tangerine-Port Cranberry Sauce
Row 1: Balsamic Broccolini & Mushrooms // Broccoli Mash with Garlic and Parmesan // Caramelized Brussels Sprouts Row 2: Cauliflower Puree with Sautéed Mushrooms // Grilled Zucchini with Chili and Mint // Healthier Green Bean and Pepper Veggie Casserole Row 3: Roasted Vegetables with Rosemary Maple Balsamic // Rosemary Roasted Beets // Sticky Miso and Tahini Aubergine Wedges
Row 1: Apple-Cinnamon Pie with Lattice Crust // Biscoff Cheesecake // Brown Butter Maple Chess Pie Row 2: Chocolate Peppermint Upside Down Dessert // Cranberry Tart // Easy Tiramisu Row 3: Hazelnut Pumpkin Tart // No-Bake Chocolate Cream Pie (V) // Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Pecan Streusel & Bourbon Cream SaucePosted In cocktails, entertaining, food, holidays, living, round up, series, thanksgiving
Bump is a collection of borosilicate vessels designed by Tom Dixon that’s just about perfect for entertaining. Each double-walled piece is handmade in muted pinks and greys, resembling building blocks we all played with as kids. The collection includes three vases, a teapot, a jug, tea cups, and glasses.
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Dorota and Sylwia, two sisters from Poland, make and sell the most beautiful linen pieces under the moniker Taftyli. The creation of each hand-dyed design is backed by their motto of simply and naturally, as well as their love of playing with color.
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I’ve never come across a puzzle I’d like to frame when complete, but that’s exactly what I’d want to do with these geode puzzles. They’re designed by Nervous System, with algorithmically generated pieces that twist into incredibly distorted shapes, making them all the more difficult to put together.
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Now that we know it’ll be the Philadelphia Eagle and the New England Patriots facing off in Super Bowl LII, we can get onto the very important task of party planning. Or more specifically menu planning. Because if either of those teams aren’t your favorite – this Pittsburgh Steelers fan included – then the most important thing happening at the Super Bowl party you’re hosting or attending will likely be the food.
I’ve only been to two types of SB parties in my lifetime – the kind that includes paper plates and cans of beer, and the type where it would be frowned upon to throw the plates or glasses into the trash. In other words, basic and fancy. Basic parties include the old standbys while fancy parties step outside the box a bit more. Both types of party foods are fantastic and delicious, and I wouldn’t turn down an invitation to either!
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