Thanksgiving Tablescape

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Normally I tend to plan far ahead for Thanksgiving, but for this particular Thanksgiving tablescape in 2013, I didn't have a ton of time to get it together, so I decided not too sweat over it and kept it very subdued. I figure the Pilgrims didn't worry themselves with too much fancy dinnerware and besides, and when it comes down to it, it's all about the food anyway. I pulled out everything I had … [Read more...]

CORN!!!

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CORN!!! I love corn everything! So I created this tablescape to go along with a corn themed menu.  Each dish incorporated corn in some way.  Corn is a great starch because it lends itself to savory and sweet flavors. I figured roosters eat corn so I used them as my jumping off point, as well as the color of corn, "yellow."  Blue is another color that works so well with yellow … [Read more...]

Cowboy Dan Tablescape

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As part of my personal chef business "Cookin Wild", clients often ask me to create table designs, or "tablescapes" to coincide with menus they want.   I have a fetish for dinnerware, table linens, and center pieces and I have a whole storage unit devoted to my obsession!! I create the design and menu items ahead of time, to catalog them for clients.  It helps them visualize my concept. … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Tablescape

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Grab your jersey and get your "game face" on! It's time for Super Bowl XLIX, He Hunts She Cooks Style. Even though the Steelers aren't in the Super Bowl this year, it's still a great reason to party. I've created a mini version of a tablescape you can re-create in your own home to bring life to your Super Bowl party. With a trip to your local hardware store, and Ikea, this table is a cinch to set … [Read more...]

Ice Skating On The Pond

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Ice Skating On The Pond I love this tablescape! My inspiration for this tablescape came from mini ice skate ornaments and sweater ornaments I found on sale a couple years ago at Michael’s Crafts after Christmas.  They reminded me of a day of ice skating on a wintery pond, drinking cocoa, and wearing a colorful red sweater.  So I set about to gather other sweater/ice skate … [Read more...]