I cannot believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow, are you ready? Where has this year gone? I apologize for the silence this week. I had an incredible weekend and have been trying to finish up a few projects before Thanksgiving.
This past weekend we had a lot of family and friends visiting my parent’s home in Fayetteville, WV.
Ernesto was born in Cuba, began playing guitar at the age of 5 and has traveled all over the world playing classical guitar. It was amazing to hear him play in West Virginia. Paul and Matt studied with Ernesto when they were younger and are now both are pursuing Master’s degrees in Classical Guitar at the San Fransisco Conservatory of Music.
Family and friends started arriving Friday afternoon and left Monday morning. It became a running joke that the party just kept rolling from one event to the next all weekend. We enjoyed a big family dinner Friday, Saturday breakfast, a Saturday evening Cocktail party before the concert, the concert in Fayetteville, an after party at a local restaurant, Sunday breakfast, a hike through Fayetteville with the dogs. Then, we all got dressed up for the concert in Charleston and celebrated with dinner afterwards. The whole weekend was terrific, but my favorite part was after dinner Saturday night. Ernesto, Paul and Matt came back to the house after dinner and together played their guitars for us in front of the fireplace until 3:30 Sunday morning. It was truly a delight to listen to them and watch as they played off of each other.
The majority of the weekend was so relaxing I did not even take pictures! I did sneak a few for you of the dining room dressed for our Cocktail Party Saturday evening. My mom worked her magic and the table turned out beautiful. It was such a simple and inexpensive centerpiece for her to create, but truly stunning.
It would be perfect for a Thanksgiving centerpiece.
She purchased 3 small pumpkin pie pumpkins from the farmer’s market, chose fall leaves with berries from the yard and intertwined them together asymmetrically on a large serving tray. From there she worked out from the centerpiece, adding 2 large glass hurricanes to either side and two antique pheasants as accents.
I also snapped a couple photos of the overall dining room. It is one of my favorite rooms of their house. The color is a rich mustard, it is so warm, it works beautifully in the space.
Have you dressed your table for Thanksgiving yet?
Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow! I hope you are surrounded by family and friends.