Monday, November 17, 2014

thanksgiving according to pinterest


my friends, today it's thanksgiving. i have unlimited time and money, a luxurious accommodating home, and very nimble smallish fingers. my body does not require sleep (and yet i look perpetually dewy and youthful). i have seven nannies, an in-house chef, and at least two maids. my garden is also full of fresh bounty (both the floral and the food variety), which maintains its colorful luster and flavor indefinitely inspite of frost and snow. my mom, who totally lives in town, spent long but joyful hours leading up to today laughing and cooking with me in matching aprons in my gourmet kitchen. my friends, this is a pinterest thanksgiving, and oh we are gonna have it.

come on, pretend with me...it'll be amazing.

my table will be perfectly curated to look uncurated, with draping garlands, seasonal blooms, and dishware mis-matched just so. (at this point you're wondering if there is sarcasm in my tone. no! this is really what my house and life would look like if all the above variables were true).

{via apartment 34}

my walls would be adorned with gorgeous wreaths and draped with vines and fruit and fresh garden foilage. i would make all of this myself, of course, after a quick jaunt to LA for a design love fest wreath-making workshop. 


i would have a few minimalist touches to balance all that lush greenery, like these adorable pear placecard holders. they'd be perfect take-home favors as well, because i would make them with wooden pears.


food would be left to the chefs because it's not really my thing (well, eating it is my thing for sure, but not cooking it). here is a sampling of what would be on the menu:

ok, i have no idea if those flavors will really go together to create a well balanced meal, but the food styling is so good, who cares?! i'll be saving my culinary energy for pie-making:

{via the williams-sonoma blog, and guess what?! i actually own the leaf pie crust cutters and emile henry pie dishes in real life, so i have a shot at these outside of fantasy land!}

{this apple pie with rosettes is all over pinterest and the web so i looked long and hard to find the original source. after reading all 158 comments on the post, i have determined that yoli deserves the credit. aaaaand my pie-making plans slide solidly back into fantasy land.} 

what else do we need for the perfect thanksgiving? um...how about adorably packaged leftovers for you to take home?


ok, i can't help it. one more favor for your goodie bags, because i love you so much: 


ahhh, that was great. i never knew a fake thanksgiving could be so grand. thanks so much for coming! i'm about to spend the rest of the day on the couch in a food coma, pinning christmas decorations. my butler will see you out. 

23 comments :

  1. Oh my gosh, hilarious! Seriously, this is the best post ever!

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  2. I wanna come to your fancy Thanksgiving! It's gorgeous and PInterest perfect!

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    1. we'll have to add this to our list of awesome parties to throw. :)

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  4. A very nice Thanksgiving fantasy, but we are eating OUT!

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  5. What a beautiful Thanksgiving dream! Thankfully, I don't host it so my stress level stays pretty low. If I tried to put together the above Pinterest Thanksgiving, I would probably have a nervous breakdown. That pumpkin pie is adorable. Since you already have the tools, you should go for that one!

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    1. This comment made me laugh out loud!!! Yep, I definitely think I need to get my fancy pumpkin pie on this year!

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  6. Pinterest does make you feel sort of "plain" doesn't it? I mean, I can't even make pie crust, much less form those little leaves with dough that look so pretty once baked. Pinterest is kind of like the "Jones" of every neighborhood, don't you think?
    Brenda

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  7. Where do I begin? Everything is SO gorgeous! I can almost feel the love in the house!! But the real question is this: Where are the olives and gherkin pickles? Can any Thanksgiving be complete without those??

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    1. A wise woman once told me that, no, no holiday is complete without the olives and the gherkin pickles. Funny thing though, it's hard to get good photos of those for a blog post! Something about a picture of a pickle just doesn't make you go mmmm. hahaha!!

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  8. Wow! Your Thanksgiving looked fabulous! And challenge accepted on that apple rosette cheesecake!

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  9. Love this! I told my husband last week, "I want to live in an Instagram/Pinterest house." His response? "So you want to live in a lie?" If only it were all so perfect in real life!

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  10. You are too funny! That rosette pie looks amazing... if I can make rosettes out of fabric, surely I can out of dough?! ;)

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    1. Oh totally! :) I want those pictures when you do!

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  11. I enjoyed that little fantasy right along with you. It really was pretty perfect! Lots of fun, Laura!
    Thanks,
    Elaine

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  12. wow! looks excellent! I’ll definitely have to try this… thanks for the recipe

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