Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Disney Dream Dinner


Earlier this month we celebrated one night by dining on our retro disney diner plates.
A fun way to announce to our family that we were going on a Disney Cruise the week of Christmas.
{We had dinner for breakfast -- breakfast casserole and Mickey waffles!}
The ornament frames were given out as our 2015 ornaments.
{I plan to eventually switch out the Mickey for favorite photos from our trip.}


{The Disney Cruise ticket was a printable from the cruise site.}


We knew we'd be on the Disney Dream -- so I put out a DREAM sign just for fun.


You can read a little bit more about our trip adventures here, here and here.


{Not great lighting that Night}

We served breakfast casserole & Mickey waffles with berries and cream.
{Why is it that all things retro -- and aqua -- make me so happy?}


Disney Diner Plates -- Disneyland
Bubble Glasses - Tuesday Morning
Chargers - TJMaxx
Frame Ornaments -- Michael's
Silverware - Disney Store
Mickey Waffle Iron - Amazon
Disney Cruise Ticket -- cruise site
Mickey Mouse Silhouette -- Pebbles In My Pocket


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015


For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Thankful for family time.


Our 2015 Menu:

Pumpkin Soup
Turkey & Ham
{Gravy - Cranberry Relish}
Green Beans
Salad de Maison
G'pa's Homemade Crescent Rolls
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Turkey Truffles*
Pies -- Pumpkin, Berry, & Key Lime 


Table Runner -- TJMaxx
Chargers & Gingham Napkins - Pier One
Turkey Napkin Rings - Tai Pan
Velvet Pumpkins -- Love Feast {Several Years Ago}
Pumpkin Tureen - Martha Stewart Macy's 2015 
Dinnerware - Queen's Myott Thanksgiving Pattern

*Turkey Oreo Truffles -- beautiful little treats from a dear friend!

Happy Thanksgiving from Our Home to Your!

A few past November tables:
2014 and 2012
Another 2012 November Table
Still another November 2012

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Paddy's Day



I usually just post Sunday tables,
but I thought it would be fun to post our St. Patrick's Day table.
We are having green pancakes & fruit, with bacon and eggs.
Lots of pretty green foods today!
{And a partial-green lunch for the littlest little!}


Top O' The Mornin' --

Table Marquee is from Cotton On.
Bee plates are from Anthropologie.
Gold-rimmed green dinner plates from Williams-Sonoma.
White chargers from Pier One.
Chalkboard tray is from Hobby Lobby.


Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Enjoy celebrating in fun ways with your family!

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day Table


Here is a quick look at our 2015 Valentine's Day table.
Lots of red and white, and a little pink.
{A fun find this year -- conversation hearts in Spanish!}


Dinner -- Sparkling cider, salad, chicken and roasted veggies [potatoes and beans].
The girls made a yummy chocolate cake from their cooking class. 


Enjoying a family weekend.

Dishes - Tuesday Morning 2013/2014
Napkins - Hobby Lobby [seasonal a few years back]
Red glassware - TJ MAXX
{Chair valentine pouches from Amy @ Our Scoop.}

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

January 2015 -- Birds and Branches



Today while we were setting our Sunday table,
I realized I love to use bird & branches in January.

Just a few days ago I picked up my little guy from school for a lunch date,
and we saw an enormous bald eagle watching over our neighborhood.
I think I love January because the trees are a little vulnerable without their leaves.
 The bare branches mean that spring is soon to come again.
The the birds, they can't hide in the leaves of trees,
so we see them easily.
And aren't they beautiful?
I love to use this Chickadee dinnerware by Kate Williams in January.
I also love to use these Winter Song {Lenox} plates in January.
I think they are meant to be Christmas dishes, but they are my favorite dishes to
use in the quiet months of January & February.


My girls helped me this afternoon to set our birds & branches table for tomorrow --
blue and gray dinnerware, 
a blue plaid tablecloth, 
white trees wrapped in burlap, 
silver birds,
and some fun birch candle holders.

It feels perfect for January.


I love this time of year for the quiet that it brings,
and the opportunity to hibernate a bit.