I had one of the best nights in a long time tonight, a few of our good friends came over and we did a mini Thanksgiving with the eight of us adults plus two toddlers, one three month old and one little tiny dog. We turned our table and put a little card table at the end to fit all of us.
I moved our Burlap Squared banner to our large window on the buffet where little hands couldn’t grab it and rip it (can you guess what happened to it to prompt this switch?). I love it in this spot, it’s so much more perfect than on the banister.
The pallet box has been revamped yet again with candles, apples, pears, clementine and some sprigs of bittersweet. Our last centerpiece was made into applesauce. 🙂 I love the colors together and how they look fall-ish without being too typical.
A few more zoomed out pics after our guests left, a zillion calories were consumed and the table was put back… AJ and I are vegging on the sofa now catching up with emails, and obviously blogging. I love this type of night to process what happened during the day with each other.
We had an amazing amazing dinner… the rule behind our Thanksgiving dinner was that everyone had to bring a dish they have wanted to try but never made before. I made Ruth Chris’ Sweet Potato recipe (incredible) and Coconut Hot Chocolate for my two new recipes. Yum. And now I will eat salmon and raw veggies for the next two weeks to cleanse my system. Other fun dishes were a recipe from Martha Stewart for stuffed onion and a spinach casserole.
Each day this week I’d like to focus on something I’m thankful for and today it’s that we have good friends that don’t make me too nervous coming over if the house isn’t 100% clean… or dinner isn’t completely made… or I have stuff from cooking still scattered over the island (including crumbs and drips).
It’s really great to have those kind of people in your life… the ones that you want things to look the best they can for but they don’t have to be perfect. And for that, I’m super thankful.