Friday, November 22, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Counting down the days until Thanksgiving? Are you one of those people who loves turkey and all the trimmings? I have to confess, I'm not. The traditional foods just aren't my favorites, but I love, love, love the concept of gathering with family or friends and setting aside one day to reflect on all that we are grateful for.

I'll be taking next week off to celebrate a special anniversary and the holiday with family, so I thought I'd leave you with a few things.

The photo above leads you to a very simple, but amazing Thanksgiving tip from the Stone Gable. Trust me, if you're hosting….it's worth checking out!
Next, this is a really pretty pie, right? Well, here's the great part for you non-bakers. The pie is store-bought and the leaves were cooked separately and laid at the edges to hide any imperfect crust. Finally, the raspberries were rolled in a little sugar for a glam touch and give some color to an otherwise dull looking pie. I know there's something about home made….but if one of you gets in a pinch, just remember to "embellish"!
Finally, even if you're bringing food to a gathering, it is so nice to bring just a little something for the hostess. No matter how much you're cooking/baking….he/she is doing it all. This year, that someone is my sister-in-law….and I think she deserves something special for all her efforts.

I just embellished some autumn tea with cinnamon sticks and a beautiful gift tag from my favorite source, Watson Kennedy!

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share with you, each week. I look forward to returning in December with holiday gift ideas, hostess advice and all around good cheer!


The enchanted home said...

Enjoy your week off for the holiday and special anniversary! I love the way you embellished the gift, amazing what an elegant tag and pretty ribbon can do! And love pie idea....that is something I would totally do since I love to cook but not much of a baker:) Enjoy the holiday!

Karena Albert said...

Elizabeth, Happy Thanksgiving and Anniversary!. These are wonderful tips. These embellishments bring the holiday pie and gift to a whole new level.

The Arts by Karena

quintessence said...

Wonderful tips! Receiving a little something from you would be an occasion in and of itself. Wishing you a marvelous anniversary celebration and a very happy holiday with your family!

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Good morning Elizabeth...Thank you for all the great tips!!

Have a lovely weekend and a Happy Thanksgiving! xoxo

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

PS...And Happy Anniversary!

I Dream Of said...

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Anniversary! I love seeing a little bit of Seattle in your post - the Watson & Kennedy gift tag. I hope your week is full of family and joy. I'm very thankful for all the brightness and inspiration you share with us each week. XOXO

Lisa Mende Design said...

Happy Thanksgiving you to Elizabeth. I'm not a fan of the food either. I typically make a salad or something I like like smoked salmon tray so i have something to eat. Also adore Ted kennedy and his fab store.

Leslie said...

Enjoy your time away Elizabeth and Happy Anniversary!

Love the tea;) and I need to head over to Yvonne's to check out her recommendations. I am hosting and need to get organized!

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Buzz Blog said...

Wishing you a wonderful week and a very Happy Thanksgiving!
C + C

pve design said...

Wishing you an extra special Thanksgiving and a Happy Anniversary too. You always share such sweetness here. I am so grateful to know you and to feel connected here to such graciousness.
What a lovely gift of tea and spice.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Dear Elizabeth,
Enjoy your break, and have a wonderful and warm Thanksgiving!!

Debra Phillips said...

happy celebrations elizabeth!

love the pie leaf idea, may go back to baking

designchic said...

Loved the tip from Stone Gable - great idea! Enjoy your time off and have a wonderful anniversary and Happy Thanksgiving!!

Teresa Hatfield said...

Enjoy your time with family! Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Anniversary.

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