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.


 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.


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.



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

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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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