Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays not only for the delicious comfort foods but for the mere fact that Christmas is around the corner. It’s the perfect holiday to count our many blessings with family. But not everyone is able to be with their families on Thanksgiving. I remember in the 90’s when I was doing the art show circuit I signed up for a craft fair in Boston Massachusetts the day after Thanksgiving. Set up was the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and we had Turkey Day off. We planned to stay with my best friend Carolyn at her tiny forth floor apartment. My husband Ross, Carolyn and I made the best Thanksgiving dinner that year combining our three family’s cherished recipes. I was so happy that I paid attention to my mom’s cooking! It was just the three of us and we created the most delicious dinner in her small kitchen that was a hallway niche and her counter a vintage ironing board. We didn’t care about the space it was all about the company. I guess that was the start of one of our first Friendsgiving. Nowadays, anytime I entertain in the month of November or even after Thanksgiving it’s considered a Friendsgiving. Here’s a little peek at some of the goodies that I’ve pulled together for this weekend’s “friends get together” aka Friendsgiving.
For this weekend Im using these off white italian pottery plates with an embossed swirl. I tend to gravitate to white dinner plates since it makes the food “pop”. I’m not a fan of dark colored plates. They make the food look drab and unappetizing. In true form to my love of mixing patterns I’ve mixed the lattice napkin ring holders with the diamond napkins and the plaid table runner. The color scheme ties them all together. I pulled out my vintage amber water goblets to add more autumnal colors.
I purchased these sweet bird plates for salad. The red and the greens from the fir branches tie in all the colors. A large green glazed ceramic platter serves as the centerpiece until I serve dinner. All these fabulous Friendsgiving items were purchased at HomeGoods. I especially love the fact that these plates, colors and designs can take you from Thanksgiving all the way into the winter months. Im looking forward to mixing and matching more of my dinnerware!
I will always look back to the Boston trip with fond memories and what we accomplished that night preparing our Thanksgiving dinner on a vintage ironing board. After all its the friends, the food and the memories we all create, Have you any plans for a Friendsgiving feast? I would love to hear how you entertain! xoxo Amie