I'm hosting Thanksgiving again this year for my family here at our home. Though it won't be a huge gathering, I just want it to be very special and festive for everyone. Weather permitting, we will have it out in the Lanai, as we did last year. So peaceful out there...I have a small woods behind my home, so it will be more intimate that way, no noise except that from nature and the water feature. I have my table scape designed and ready for the dinning table out there, but for something a little extra, I wanted to try and create the same "semi tropical theme" on my dinning room table (or actually a pub table) located next to the bar, where I will be serving the homemade French Onion soup in the cute ceramic pumpkin with the little mouse on top, in the pictures below. But I wanted the decorations to be simple and from nature. So, I went through my back yard and took a cutting of a large Philodendron leaf and Croton, then placed them in a tall gun metal colored cut mirrored vase. It's really tall about 3' so it should not get in any ones way. At this point I'm not sure if I will use those two cuttings or go with palm fronds with Crotons, or orange bird of paradise. As I mentioned in my earlier post, I was able to find the mini white pumpkins, but then my daughter and her boyfriend found these white ones with green and orange speckles...too cute, I thought they would go well with the color of the Crotons.....Though I am a list maker, and huge planner, I am known to deviate and will probably come with 10 other ideas before I make up my mind, but that is the fun of it.......decisions!!!
- Desert Dreaming
- I was motivated to start a blog by reading all the wonderful talented individual's who have blogs out there. So, I want to make this blog about everyone who reads it. My family and God always comes first in my life. I want to share my experiences and in turn, hope to get feedback and ideas from you. I love unique things, I adore anything that sparkles (not over the top though) I love decorating, cooking, gardening, photography and shopping. My number one passion is photography! To me it becomes more than a picture, it can become a piece of art, or a beautiful memory. Decorating, though I am not a professional, and don't claim to be, has been a part of my life since I was very young, and just love searching and shopping for new ideas and incorporate the old, such as Mid-Century Modern and Hollywood Regency with contemporary. Living close to the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, and being of Hispanic heritage, I love cooking Mexican food, and love to share my authentic recipes. Though I live in Florida, my heart is in the desert southwest, and hope that my family and I will return there very soon…keep your fingers crossed that my prayers are answered SOON!!!