Always Classic, Always New…Collectibles: Living with the Seasons
EXCLUSIVE FOR THE RANDOLPH STREET MARKET BY NENA IVON, nenasnotes
As we begin our three months of Holiday Celebrations, I wanted to start with a special day most of us celebrate in some way, Thanksgiving…definitely a family holiday…I am fortunate to celebrate with my “new” family at a bountiful feast each year, one that I am included in not only on the actual day but in the days leading up to Turkey day to assist with all the shopping and prep!!!!! An annual week I always look forward to and treasure! Its a time to break out all the vintage linen, heirloom china, glass wear and silver. We have been discussing using these cherished pieces for a couple of months on this blog (and will continue in my December collectibles post as well!) and I’m sharing more suggestions in this month’s post…some to be used everyday, such as the Spode china in the above photo, others with seasonal themes to come out once a year! Luckily the November RSM always falls before Thanksgiving so you can seek out additions to your collections or start a new tradition….always fun!!
Let’s look at a few single pieces and some tablescapes…..
Perhaps you are greeting your guests with a glass of bubbly, and need a a light nibble, serve everyone’s favorite…deviled eggs…I’d give you my recipe but I don’t measure the ingredients, let me know if you want the basics! Everyone loves them….just saying! Look for vintage deviled egg plate…the one above is a perfect choice!
I’ve done a RSM blog about brown transferware and I think it is perfect for any occasion and works exceptionally well for turkey day…here some ideas…
Carolyne Roehm is always a tastemaker we can look to for exquisite tablescape ideas…I’m noticing the tablecloth…a look I often use….a vintage textile, mine, paisley. Once again I suggest you seek out vintage linens at RSM…always, always collect what you like and always, always keep your eyes open for that new something..something!!!!!!
Other looks I gravitate to…layering as well as mixing patterns…what to think about…keep in the same color palette. Mixing textures can give depth to the table as well.
Using a runner allows you and your guests to admire the beauty of your wooden table. The simplicity of white stoneware…earthy, simple, made dramatic with metallic accents.
Love this idea….burlap in a double cloth!
Another more casual setting, the combination of plaid, transferware, pumpkins and hydrangea great combination!
Stunning…..pattern upon pattern upon pattern….definitely my cup of tea, not yours then take each element and coordinate it with solids
More Spode…..on the wall and a place setting.
Love using slices of wood as place mats…
Looking for some whimsy….how about a pottery turkey collection…why not!
A glorious Herend turkey…
1 (8 oz) can Whole Oysters
2 cups herb stuffing mix
2 cups corn bread stuffing mix
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup hot chicken broth
Preheat oven 350°F. Drain and reserve liquid from oysters; chop oysters and set aside. In large bowl gradually add reserved oyster liquid and broth to stuffing(s), chopped oysters, celery and onion. Gently stir to moisten all ingredients. Place stuffing in greased 2 quart casserole dish. Bake covered for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated.
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by Nena Ivon