Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving From The Beaux Mondes Designs Family

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  This year our family spent the holiday at home with just the four of us...Papa Dan, Daniel,myself and Cocco.   
Although we've enjoyed and missed the large gatherings with our extended families in the past,  it was really nice to celebrate with just our small family.
 It was great to wake up late and lounge in the family room in front of the fireplace watching holiday movies, surfing the internet and playing a few board games.  A couple hours before dinner, we took a long family stroll around the neighborhood enjoying the chilled weather.
Dinner was over the top delicious.  Papa Dan literally prepared a feast. Brined turkey, chicken liver stuffing, steamed asparagus,mashed potatoes and gravy made with turkey drippings,cream,cherry and stock .
A bottle of Cambria Chardonnay,Earthquake Syrah and sparkling cider for the little guy.  For dessert, vanilla ice cream with Pumpkin and Berry Pie topped with fresh home made whipped cream.

The little guy enjoying his cider from Papa Dan's secretary....Thank you Cynthia!
The turkey was so tender and juicy!
Little Daniel's sister Cocco coming to clean up after her brother's mess under the table.
 Looking forward to Christmas in Dallas, Texas with Papa Dan's family.  


xinex said...

Your table is gorgeous as usual, Julio. you really do have a very beautiful home, Your little American is growing and so handsome! Hope your Thanksgiving weekend is going great!...Christine

Rettabug said...

What a delightfully intimate Thanksgiving gathering, Julio! The tablesettings are exquisite & I'm SOOOO impressed that you...or Dan...bothered to stage the turkey presentation with lemons & sprigs of parsley, etc. I was too frazzled to even think of such decorations but they certainly added to the ambiance.

Enjoy the relaxing part of cleaning up & putting it all away. I enjoy this process almost as much a setting it all out. Its a quiet, reflective time for me & I was so grateful we had nice weather & everyone was able to make the trip here & back home safely.

Hugs all around the house,

MaryBeth said...

Just lovely, as usual. Happy Thanksgiving to your family.
Can't wait to see the Christmas decorations this year.

Janie's World said...

Everything looks beautiful and delicious. The little guy is getting so big! I hope your new kitchen was a delight to cook dinner in. Happy Thanksgiving!

Designs By Pinky said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Your table is exquisite! I love the paisley and burlap with the silver candleabra! Perfection, to me! Glad you had a wonderful day. The "little one" is adorable. XO, Pinky

Pigtown*Design said...

Love the blue willow china! it's such a classic. everything looks perfect, especially the little american! what a doll!


Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Everything is so amazing!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

HRH The Duchess of State said...

Absolutely ahhdored your table setting dahhling... so gorgeous!