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Thanksgiving Menu 1905
by American printmaker and painter
Before enjoying our Thanksgiving menu, the tables were set and the house dressed in autumn regalia.
A fall arrangement of loquat branches, rosemary, and smilax accented with popcorn (chinese tallow) berries to welcome our guests.
Loquat branches and dried palmetto
The adult table
Inspiration for the gold turkeys (and sources) can be found here. Lesson learned....gold spray paint does not look like gold leaf. I should have followed Martha's directions....as usual.
Loquat, rosemary and popcorn berries tucked into a gilded vase
The kids table
The bar set with tea and water
Lemons and fresh mint
Desserts tempting us from the sideboard
Garland of rosemary, accented with gold foil turkeys and velvet ribbon hung on the mirror.
A southern holiday staple...buttered, salted pecans (via here) scattered throughout the house
Soon it was time for our banquet...Mischief calling all to the table
Loaded with carbs and sugar...Mischief and Mayhem exploded with energy
Not appreciated by all
Until finally...Mayhem crashed
The house quiet again