Lots to be thankful for...

We at Tantalizing Tablescapes & Decor have a lot to be thankful for.  This month alone, has been an extremely busy one especially because this was our first month doing business as a corporate entity!  Woo Hoo!  On Saturday, November 1st we had a wedding rehearsal dinner that we added some 'red, black & white' decor to; just three days later on Monday, November 4th, we created, delivered and set up 25 centerpieces for the 4th Annual Melting Pot Golf Tournament to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. On Sunday, November 17th we had fun displaying our re-purposed 'baby items' for a 'very pink baby shower'.  By the end of that week, on Saturday, November 23rd, we rocked it out at a "Rock Star" Birthday Party for a very special 7 year old girl who also loves pink!

When we thought we were done for the month, we got a call from a local radio station, The Joy FM who asked us to help them 'spread some joy' across a few tables for their staff of 50!  We worked together to create a beautiful backdrop for this event: white table clothes, gold chiavari chairs, gold charger plates with a splash of orange and a splash of brown.  We agreed that the addition of a few eight foot pre-lit ficus trees along with a few floor lamps softened the HUGE freshly painted white room. Beautiful off white & brown ceramic lanterns with an orange candle on the inside adorned with fall foliage at the base, atop a 14 inch round mirror truly set the stage for an amazing Thanksgiving celebration.  What a honor it was to serve an awesome group of people that inspire us every day!  

On Thanksgiving Day, we joined nearby cousins for a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. My husband was signed up to cook his amazing smoked pork.  I was supposed to cook the Macaroni and Cheese and bring the 'decor'; my mother was supposed to cook the Jamaican Rice & Peas, Bread Pudding and make the Rum Punch.  As it stands, hubby made the pork, the mac & cheese, rice & peas, bread pudding and rum punch - the latter three with Mom's strict instruction & guidance!  HE TOTALLY ROCKS!!!!

Speaking of our Thanksgiving Dinner, pictured below is our 'non-traditional' Thanksgiving Tablescape!  I just love this tree, in fact, I just ordered 9 more!  So if you know anyone having a wedding and would love to add some silver bling to their reception tables, please send them our way!  This Manzanita Tree is a definite favorite, it really brings a splash of elegance to your tablescape.  However, it also reminds me of growth and we are definitely feeling a lot of that around here. Speaking of growth and trees, yes, please 'ask me about the other trees - the 6 eight foot ficus trees'.  Oh those trees!!!  Gosh, I am thankful for good friends that will get you out of a pickle without question, in the rain at 8 pm at night with six 8 foot ficus trees and a U-Haul truck to return!  

In all seriousness, I am truly blessed to be able to do what I absolutely love to do but I certainly could not do it alone.  I am so thankful for the wonderful friends and family that support me, encourage me, pray for me, inspire me and save me from the 'trees'!  LOL!!! Special thanks to my friends who get their hands dirty with me, making things happen around here and doing it out of the goodness of their heart because they love me and they believe in me and believe in what I am doing!  Gosh, I really have lots to be thankful for...