Even though it's been awhile since I've hosted a big Holiday/Family dinner, I do like to have some snacks and drinks ready for the kids when they roll into town. They're usually ready to gnosh on something easy until we all get together to head out for dinner. Cheeses, sausages, breads, crackers, olives and some raw veggies; easy things that don't require seating. Actually we usually just grab a napkin or plate and stand around/and over the spread.
I think a large breadboard to corral it all, keeps it looking good,
and can easily be scooted around the counter or table
to make room for more goodies and treats.
I found these wonderful Spode salad plates at Tuesday Morning a few weeks ago.
They're perfect for grabbing your food and letting the snacking commence!
Remember when we were making these pastry/cupcake stands
out of random vintage glass candlesticks?
I must have made a half dozen with orphaned plates, salad plates, and saucers.
I still use them when I want to elevate something.
I don't mind a bit using paper goods like paper plates and napkins;
they're so easy for a quick put-together and clean-up.
My mom loves to do monograms,
and seasonal tea towels are her specialty.
They make a wonderful hostess gift,
The large breadboard was from Antique Farmhouse.
I have another one that is a large rectangle.
I don't use them for direct cutting of bread or meat;
just for food placement and decor.
Thanksgiving will be here before you know it,
Let's make it easy and fun!
Now pass that cheese ball, please!
(for some great transferware Thanksgiving Inspiration click here)
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