Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas Geese by Vera

This vintage tablecloth seems out of character for Vera's tablecloths, but it is indeed a Vera with the typical Christmas geese so popular in the '80s.  I've never made a Christmas goose, perhaps this is the year to give it a try!

Hunter green chargers, White Post 86 Fiesta dinner plates, Scarlet Fiesta salad plates.  Candy cane glassware is from Pfaltzgraff, flatware from Home Goods, salt and pepper and peppermint bowl from Pier 1.  The cake stand is Fitz and Floyd, napkins from Tuesday Morning.

How To Cook My Goose - A Recipe For Disaster In The Making

After doing some research on the roasting of a goose, I think I will wait for a less visible dinner party to make my first goose.  It would take 4 geese to feed our Christmas dinner crowd! Apparently the bigger the goose the less likely you will end up with a tender result.  Small 8-12 pound geese are the recommended size to roast. So I will have to wait to "cook my goose" ....have you ever wondered where that expression came from? I will admit that at this early hour of the morning I can just about taste the wonderful dark full flavored goose that is in my future.  And apple plus plum stuffing or sausage stuffing ..... sounds like heaven! There is a goose in my future, just not for Christmas dinner this year.  Have a merry old time whatever you serve up on your table.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Carollers and Poinsettias Tablescape

These little carollers have been around for our Christmas celebrations for about 40 years.  Bought them on sale at a place on Watt Avenue in Sacramento for our first Christmas in California. The deer have been around almost as long and are made from hemp type rope over some sort of wire frame.

Vintage tablecloth with gold chargers, Scarlet Post 86 Fiesta dinner plates and White Fiesta luncheon plates with the green Christmas tree decal and Scarlet berry bowls.  The sterling is American Directoire.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Iochroma cyanea

Iochroma cyanea 'Wine Red'
Iochroma is a genus of about 34 species of shrubs and small trees found in the forests of South America. They range from Colombia to Argentina. Their hummingbird pollinated flowers are tubular or trumpet-shaped, and may be blue, purple, red, yellow, or white, becoming pulpy berries.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


The first few nights of cold temperatures always makes the Tagetes
burst into bloom. Tagetes lemonii is a carefree perennial
Marigold that reseeds freely and is extremely aromatic.

Thanksgiving Past

Looking back at some Thanksgiving tablescapes from past posts. 
  Have a wonderful relaxing holiday!
Click on each image below to view the full story on each tablescape.

Thanksgiving 2009
Thanksgiving 2009
Thanksgiving 2009
Thanksgiving 2009
Thanksgiving 2009
Thanksgiving 2009
Happy Turkey Day!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

More November Roses

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Lemons On A Fall Table

The latest crop of lemons is ripening in the late Fall sunshine.
If you've never seen a lemon tree up close,
be careful where you reach, the thorns are wicked!
This vintage tablecloth fits right in with the lemon harvest, with it's soft muted Fall colors.

Italian Glass Chargers - $1 each at Tuesday Morning
Post 86 Fiesta in Paprika and Ivory
Vintage Carnival salad plates in Yellow, Homer Laughlin China
Cambridge flatware from Home Goods
Striped tumblers from Target
Vintage juice glasses 
Napkins and napkin rings from Pier 1
Wheat stack from Safeway
Votive tray w/pumpkins from Michael's 

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