Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Baby is a Gift

Think pink!
That was the original theme for the baby shower my mom and I planned for my cousin, who is having a girl. My mom did such an amazing job pulling all different elements together to make the tables incredible, but after all the elements were put together, we decided the theme should have been "A baby is a gift". Because we had "packages' all over the place. My mom had such a great idea by using the gifts from us as the centerpiece. Table runners were placed across the table so the table itself looked like a package. We used large pink safety pins as napkin rings. My cousin has a huge sweet tooth, so we filled glass baby bottle with jelly beans and tied a "it's a girl" ribbon around for fun. For this occasion, we definitely used our favorite motto "Fake the Food". We purchased boxed lunches and cupcakes for dessert, so we could spend more time on the fun part, setting the tables!
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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

We were on TV, again

My mom and I had the pleasure of doing another segment with View From the Bay's House Doctor Lisa Quinn. She was so much fun to work and visit with. To view our 4th of July segment, click here. To view our recent segment about tips on setting a table click here.

We are in the middle of designing our Fall and Holiday table settings, so stay tuned.

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Family Gathering

Talk about the ultimate gathering.... a family reunion. About every other year we gather from my mother's side of the family to catch up with everyone, laugh and cry while remembering the ones that are no longer with us, and chat about the promising future. My cousins hosted this year at their beautiful home in Petaluma. They did such an amazing job! They made all the food which was delicious, provided endless beverages, and took pictures throughout the day to cherish the memorizes made that day. Coming from a large Italian family, most gatherings are all about the food, and this year my mother and another cousin gathered family recipes from the entire family and created our own family reunion cookbook. It is filled with wonderful recipes created from past generation, new concoctions, family favorites, and to top it off old photos from the past. It was truly a memorable occasion.
But the most important thing we all remember is, besides the great food, we just love to gather!

We hope you have the opportunity to gather with your family or friends before the summer runs out.

Happy Entertaining!