Entertaining: Make It Beautiful

I’m getting excited that the holidays are almost here.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year.  However, I don’t wait for Thanksgiving to come around to enjoy everyday entertaining.  Sharing a meal with family and  friends or eating alone is an opportunity to set the table.   It doesn’t need to be fancy. Just make it yours.

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 I had the pleasure of entertaining in the garden.  See the story featured on the HomeGoods Blog
 

However, special celebrations deserve a little something more.   I have a great source to get you started.  I had the opportunity to meet Michael Devine on Wednesday for Fall Market at the D&D Building.  Michael is a noted tastemaker and designs beautiful hand printed fabrics.  Michael was there for a book signing and a lively conversation about entertaining and his launch of his new dinnerware collection.  I picked up a copy  of his  beautifully photographed book.  Michael shares his joy for gardening and entertaining in his garden.  The sections of the book are divided by seasonal entertaining with delicious recipes.  I recommend buy the book and try Michael’s pumpkin cake roll that he grew up enjoying.  It’s the perfect book to stay inspired throughout the year.

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If you can’t wait to get started on planning your Thanksgiving table, take a look at the rustic and fabulous Thanksgiving table décor by Svitlana Flom, Editor-in-Chief of Art De Fete.  Svitlana creates a chic, colorful and rustic Thanksgiving table and shows you how to get the look.  Planning and starting early is key to make it beautiful.

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Images 1. Ivy de Leon 2.  Michael Devine 3. Art de Fete 
 

Thanks for stopping by.

ivy

About Ivy de Leon

From decorating and home staging to entertaining and gardening, I enjoy bringing traditional style to each project. I love to combine new and vintage market finds to create elevated and inviting spaces for today's modern lifestyle. CONTACT: IVY@IVYDELEON.COM
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