We are honored to be part of Lindsay’s annual Blogger Stylin’ Home Tour series this Thanskgiving season… if you’re hopping over from Burlap & Lace, welcome!! As many of the other bloggers on this talented tour are sharing jaw-dropping tablescapes (we are mesmerized by the eye candy), we took a slightly different approach. Don’t get us wrong, we LOVE a gorgeous tablescape just as much as the next gal, but neither of us are hosting Thanksgiving, and we felt that sharing a tablescape that wasn’t actually going to be used by our family & friends just seemed a little weird. Plus, it didn’t help that Casey’s move has left her without a dining room table & B’s dining room is currently undergoing a mini makeover <– not perfect timing for a blog-hop that revolves around Thanksgiving. HOWEVER… instead of dropping out, we thought we could still represent the readers that, like us, may not be hosting yet still want to capture the spirit and tradition of the holiday. Just because you aren’t creating a tablescape for company this year, doesn’t mean you still can’t join in on the fun, right?! So without further ado…. here is an idea that we can all tackle in less than 20 minutes, without a ton of effort. To us, Thanksgiving is all about tradition, family, and being thankful for those around us and we think this easy DIY totally captures all of that…. and more. This idea is can be included in your kitchen decor, heck even your overall home decor, or could even be a sentimental gift for that special hostess this season. Either way, we hope you enjoy! xo, B&C
Unlike their granddaughter, both of my grandmothers were/are very talented in the kitchen. My grandma on my mom’s side, Grandma Judy, was known for her ability to cook up a meal of meat + potatoes and serve it hot at the exact time she told her guests… making the whole process look effortless and even fun (?!). My Gram on my dad’s side is still very talented in the kitchen and always, always, always has homemade cookies on hand and can whip up a homemade pie like it’s nothing.
It’s no secret around here that my talents in the kitchen look nothing like these talented ladies, and quite honestly, I would categorize my skills more along the lines of non-existent. Baking a homemade pie from scratch? In my dreams. Serving a meal hot at the very time I anticipated? …yeah right.
Needless to say, I look at the talent of these special women in a whole different way now. I admire their selflessness in the kitchen and the fact that they spent hours preparing & creating these masterpieces that have now molded our family traditions. In honor of these great memories, I have decided to incorporate these staple recipes into our kitchen decor… especially for the holidays!
I took each grandma’s “famous” family recipe (apple slices from Grandma Judy & chocolate pie from Gram) and framed them to display in our kitchen.
This is a super easy, yet extremely meaningful way to add personality to your kitchen. If you don’t have a ton of wall room to hang these recipes, you can display them on the counter like I did here. I love that I have a reminder of these women in my kitchen and a snapshot of the memories that were made while enjoying these sweet treats. Now if only I could step up those kitchen skills and do more with these recipes than just admire from afar….
What recipes are staples in your family? Which ones would you choose to preserve for all to see? While you take a walk down memory lane, we’re heading over to Dimples and Tangles blog to enjoy some more festive eye candy! Hope to see you there. =)
For more Thanksgiving inspiration, check out this all-star line up of Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours:
The White Buffalo Styling Co. // The Inspired Room // Swoon Worthy // Blissful Bee // Iron & Twine // A Storied Style // Claire Brody // DesignPost Interiors // Dream Green DIY // Chic Little House // With Heart // Inspired by Charm // Mimosa Lane // The Chronicles of Home // Cuckoo 4 Design // Nesting with Grace // Craftberry Bush // A Thoughtful Place // HouseSeven // Burlap and Lace // DIY Playbook // Dimples and Tangles // Eleven Gables // Restless Arrow //
and tomorrow we’ll be adding… The Makerista // Dwellings by Devore // My Creative Day // Cuckoo 4 Design // My Fabuless Life // Primitive & Proper // Simple Stylings // Amanda Katherine