Children’s Tables

Last week I posted a brunch table setting for the mimosa drinking crowd, but let’s not forget the little ones. Holidays are a fantastic opportunity to create place settings fit for the smallest of guests. Including color, texture, and activity in a child’s dining experience are ways to ignite interest, appease the senses and keep them satisfied to remain in their seats.

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Delighting In The Details

Setting a table like this one doesn’t have to be a complicated task at all. Start with a little advance work. When hosting brunch, the window of morning prep time can sometimes be pretty slim.  There are a few time consuming details which can sneak up on a hostess, if not carefully considered.

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A“Heart-y” Party!

Since Valentines Day falls on a weekday when many families juggle home life, work, school, sports and packed schedules, some may be seeking an alternative to the traditional romantic dinner by candle light. Resist store bought cards and fixed menu dinners this Valentine’s Day. Create and play!

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All Saints Eve🎃 Tuesday Table Talk

Haunted house style was the inspiration for this table of terror. I started with fabulous black glitter beeswax candles, white pumpkins, and a bag of spider web material. I love the simple white of Kells. Versatility made this pattern the perfect choice for a dramatic black and white table scape. I layered antique silver pieces and candelabra for a haunted mansion feel. After all, witches prefer sipping from silver goblets:) It is fun to carry a theme into the details, and I loved the way this antique apothecary seemed to beckon, “pick your poison.”

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Make a Hostess Happy!

For the past few days, I have been enjoying a scrumptious bouquet, and a roaring fire in my living room. The first frost has visited us, and there’s nothing like a fire to warm the hearth and home.

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GoldenThread ❤️‘s Game Day🏈

This may not come as a surprise, but I was a cheerleader. And you know we’ve got spirit, yes we do! Well, GoldenThread perks up when it’s her turn to host on a game day and here are a few “happy to host” touch downs! 

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Sunshine On A Cloudy Day

It’s a rainy Sunday here in Nashville, but I’ve got sunshine looking back at pictures from a September Sunday dinner alfresco. Early fall can bring us those ideal afternoons when the weather just seems to lure us outside to savor. I consider this type of weather too good to take for granted, so we often dine alfresco.

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Sail away!

My husband and his long-time best buddy have birthdays just a few days apart.  We have always made an occasion of celebrating them together.On one very special occasion for the two, their fortieth birthdays, we cruised the French West Indies, on a catamaran captained by my husband. We provisioned the boat, and set sail- to adventure, eat, drink and be merry!

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Sunday Lunch

About a year ago, I took inventory of a heaping handful of pieces I had written for different purposes, ie. magazines, newsletters or personal enjoyment. Seeing a theme, stories compiled, and along came GoldenThread.blog. The sweetness has been working on this project with my mother and grandmother-discovering just how the golden thread glistens with inspiration.

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Celebrating Time-Honored Traditions

This past Saturday, May 12th, we welcomed Steeplechase-goers to our annual race day breakfast.   This year, the event held special meaning, as we toasted to the launch of GoldenThread.blog!

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