Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Romantic Homes

It's that time again...It's Romantic Homes Magazine show and tell time!

Can you believe it's November already? Thanksgiving in just around the corner so I thought it would be a great idea to show you a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape...Romantic Homes style.

What a gorgeous tablecloth and love those amber glass turkeys.

Beautiful brown and white transferware in a "Furnivals Quail" pattern. I love it.

Here's a really neat tip for the baking impaired such as I. :-)

It's an easy and fast way to embellish a store bought pie while giving it a home-baked touch.

All you'll need is a store bought, unbaked pie shell, holiday pie from your bakery or grocer, leaf shaped cookie cutters, some cream or egg wash and sugar.

Roll out the dough and cut out leaves...enough to go around your pie. Brush the leaves with the cream (egg wash) and sprinkle with sugar. Then bake at 350 degrees for about 7 minutes according to the instructions given by Diane Sedo in this Romantic Homes article.

After the leaves have cooled down, arrange around pie and voila! Pretty neat huh? Wish that making the pie was as easy. :-) What's your favorite holiday pie? Mine would have to be my sister Lucy's apple pie....yumo! Can't wait! Hint, hint Lucy ;-)

As each new day arrives we should count our blessings and with a thankful heart begin the day. Remember that a thankful heart is a happy heart. Thank you all for stopping by. Blessings to all.

Hugs and Kisses,


Karrie said...

I would like to invite you to join my recipe swap on Nov. 13 if you get a spare moment please swing by I would love for you to join!

fairmaiden said...

Oh yes I love Romantic Homes is right up there with Victoria as my favorite. I've been swooning over this issue for a few weeks. But it's funny how seeing it here on your blog seemed like seeing it for the first time! I myself decorate with the whites and dark browns so I love this tablescape.

AND I would have to say my favorite pie is peach or berry. I like to make my apple and peach pies with a few blueberries thrown in. Yummilicous!

Deb said...

Love the brown and white transferware pattern! What a gorgeous table setting with the glass turkeys! We've already celebrated Thanksgiving here in Canada ~ now it's time to think Christmas ♥

Rebecca said...

Off to snag this Mag! I'm picky these days about which one I get!!!!!


Elise said...

Beautiful !


Such a pretty table setting and love the idea for the pie!

Sea Witch said...

There is nothing like the smell of hot, out of the oven, homemade pumpkin bread with black walnuts. I'm gonna make some tonight for my family and co-workers. Sea Witch

maría cecilia said...

Thank you Ana for showing this magazine, I never get to watch inside his pages and no possibility to have it here in Chile.
Maria Cecilia

Rita said...

Hola Ana,
thanks for stopping by and, just as usual. leaving the sweetest comment ever.
I love your post. That'a a great tablescae, with a great dramatic effect.
Love that transferware.
BTW, thanks for the quick tip for the store-bought pie. I'll make your tip mine on the next occasione I've friend over for tea or dinner.
Love and hugs

Fairy Footprints said...

Ana what lovely design you have chosen to share, we can find so many nice wonderful ideas through blogging and magazines we never though possible its wonderful.

Thank you for entering the giveaway.

Have a blessed week.


someplace in thyme said...

Oh my gosh Ana, that looks so good, I will have to go have a look. I do like to use leaves around the outer edges, look how beautiful they are, just perfect, Char

Miss Gracie's House said...

What a homey pretty with all of the browns! We always put *leaves* on our crust at Thanksgiving! Have a wonderful evening!

Mary said...

Hi Ana...I love Romantic Homes Magazine! I have about 6 full years of them stacked in my office...I look at them almost every day! Those plates are lovely, and the amber glass turkeys are favorite photo is of the pumpkin pie with the leafe trim...that is beautiful! I'm going to make that for Thanksgiving and Christmas both...thanks so much for sharing this!

Oh, and you mentioned that you wanted to be a redhead when you were did I, but I've never had the nerve to dye it that least I get to enjoy it with my granddaughter!

God bless,

Rosy Inspiration said...

I love your tablescape for Thanksgiving,lovely lovely touch on the pie.

Atelier de Charo said...

Qué linda la vajilla!!!

Vicki said...

Hi, Ana,
I loved this issue of Romantic Homes, too. In fact, I wound up with two copies. I had already bought one and forgot that I had. My favorite thing to do is sip my morning coffee and read my favorite magazines. Thank you for the reminder to be truly thankful. I try to remember because I truly have so much to be thankful for! Sending autumn blessings your way! Vicki

Kate said...


I love this post!!!! I don't bake at all and I think even I can do this. Thank you so much. Also you so blessed me today with your comment. Sending my love and the biggest hug to you.


T's Daily Treasures said...

I did a cross-stitching that says "Happy Hands, Happy Heart." Wonderful magazine. Can't always get it in Kuwait though. I love pumpkin pie and it's not complete without whipped cream! Yummo! Best wishes for your day, :) Tammy

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Ana.....The "baking impaired"...that was funny! I know what you are talking about, believe me! Anyways, that is a great idea...really makes it festive and unique!~Hugs,Patti

Sandra said...

Hi Ana,

Thank you for the nice comment you left on my blog. I love Romatic Homes magazine too and also Victoria(Bliss)magazine from Hoffman Publications, they are both full of romance. You have a lovely blog, home and I just became a follower!

Dawn said...

Beautiful inspiration photos! Great idea for the pies too.

Cindy said...

Thak you for the peak into the Romantic Homes Mag. I love that magazine. My favorite pie is strawberry rhubarb. Hugs, Cindy S,

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Ana, oh, this is so pretty. I have two of the amber turkeys and this has given me such a wonderful idea for my Thanksgiving tablescape. Thank you, sweet girl.

Ana, the rooster dishes are available at KMart right now.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Elyse said...

hi ana,

i am so glad that you highlighted this issue. it came in the mail and i think i just put it away someplace and forgot about it. i'll be digging it out for sure! i've already been reading the december issue!


Sares said...

Everything looks so yummy and those dishes are beautiful! Thanks for sharing and have a loveleigh day!


Great pie tip! I love that magazine. Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures and ideas!


p.s. Your dining room is GORGEOUS!

Carolyn said...

Hi Ana,
I enjoyed my visit here-your blog is lovely.I will definitly be back.
Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog.

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Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Hi Anna, I just came over to check on you - your always doing something fun. Love, Love your dishes. Thanks for the tip on Romantic Homes.