Amaryllis in Deep Red

I’m posting these pictures from Thanksgiving because a lot of people do turkey for Christmas also. This is our turkey deep frying. We started this tradition about 5 years ago. You haven’t tasted the best turkey until you’ve tasted a deep fried one. It is moist in the center and crispy on the outside. My youngest son, Greg, did the frying and carving.  It’s great to have family traditions that you can pass down to …

Large Turkey on Display

This large ceramic turkey is my favorite. He brings back so many memories from my childhood spent in my father’s grocery store. I passed many years there from the time I was in a baby carriage until I was a teen. Every Thanksgiving, we put a huge turkey in the window to let people know that we had fresh turkeys for sale. I found this embossed gold candle at Pottery Barn this year. Luckily, I …

Dining Room Buffet Decked Out for Thanksgiving

I love to deck out my dining room buffet for the holidays; Thanksgiving is no exception. I brought out my beautiful William Sonoma Thanksgiving turkey platter and matching dishes. I added some candles to a lovely paper leaf swag. I tied a brown bow, tossed in extra bleached pine cones, and scattered gold pears to complete the look. By setting in the small wheat bundle along with some plain gold and white napkins and the …

Sunroom Awash with the Glow of Autumn

My sunroom is the perfect spot to spend a chilly autumn day curled up on the sofa with a book or magazine. When the fireplace is aglow, it echoes the golden hues of autumn on the trees that peek through the curtains. Four neutral-toned napkins serve as the base for my mantel display of white. I brought out the owls and white pumpkins. I added a pitcher with some cattails and real grass. The bow …

Turkey Platter Centerpiece

In place of a coffee table, I have a large ottoman in my living room. I like to use a platter or serving tray of some sort in order to offer some stability for things placed on top of it. For Thanksgiving, I’ve opted for this large silver turkey platter from Lenox. It is a quite heavy piece. First, I placed the platter at an angle to add a touch of interest. Next, I added …