Hosting a Friendsgiving Dinner Party Again This Year

Thanksgiving is about following tradition; Friendsgiving is about making new ones.

Friendsgiving DinnerI know I have a lot going on this holiday season. I am a bit crazed but I kind of love it! So when the idea of hosting our annual Friendsgiving came up, I jumped at the choice to host again this year. I mean who doesn’t want a dress rehearsal for the big Turkey Day Celebration?

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How to Set a Thanksgiving Table for a Crowd

Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday and I have always felt the more, the merrier. But what do you do when you are feeding a crowd? It’s not hard to put two turkeys in the oven, but the secret to setting a large table is to use your space wisely and mix and match your china.

I am partnering with Portmeirion to show you how you can mix and match china patterns to serve a large crowd for Thanksgiving.

So where do you start? First, you need to decide on how the food will be served. If you are tight on space then you will need to serve a buffet. Next, take an inventory of the china and everyday dishes you have. Since we are going to mix and match don’t even try to match everything. Also, decide if you want a salad plate. If not, that will help to keep it simple. 

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Collecting Cranberry Glass

About ten years ago I found a small set of cranberry glass at an antique flea market. A few years later my mother-in-law gave me some of her mother’s cranberry glass. A few more pieces here and there and apparently I now have a collection of cranberry glass.

cranberry glass collection

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Five Common Mistakes to Avoid When Setting a Table

setting a table

One of my favorite things to do is set a table. I love mixing and matching and creating “art” on my table. A nicely set table can make a huge difference in a dining experience and I think how you set a table can affect how much your guests like your food! There are some common mistakes that are made when setting the table and today I am going to share what I think are the five most common mistakes setting a table.

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