Saturday, September 27, 2008

autumn tablesetting!

My gorgeous momma, Heidi at Foxgloves, Fabric and Folly, is hosting an Autumn Tablesetting "party" today! I set a beautiful little tablesetting in the dining room earlier and I had so much fun doing it- one placesetting is so easy and carefree compared to setting up for a whole party! And it so got me in the "fall decorating" mode as well... now I've got to toss out my orange fall flowers everywhere haha!!

Go pop into my mom's blog to see a list of everyone who is participating in this fun little event today, and take a peek at everyone's fall recipes as well- I definitely will be!! :) Thanks for hosting this, Mom!!!
I used simple, everyday pieces to complete this cute look!
The flowers are from last year when I raided the WalMart floral aisle- super cheap and they are still in perfect condition! I drug them out of the garage and they look amazing still!
I covered a regular gift tag in gold glitter and then wrote "Eat, Drink & Enjoy" on it.. so glam and cute! :)
I found this white candlestick (actually I have a pair of them!) at Target on clearance a while back and I just love them. They hold a large pillar candle, but since I couldn't find any today, I used three little votives instead and love the look!! :)
And my super-yummy autumn recipe is from, who else?! Martha Stewart!! Don't you just want to jump into that bowl of mashed potatoes???? Oh I do. :)

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
2 large heads garlic
1 teaspoon olive oil
4 pounds all-purpose Maine potatoes, peeled and quartered
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups heavy cream

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Slice tops 1/4-inch off garlic heads, and discard. Coat heads with olive oil, and wrap heads in aluminum foil. Bake until tender and golden, about 45 minutes. Remove from oven, and let stand until cool enough to handle. Carefully peel garlic cloves; set aside.
Place potatoes in a large stockpot, cover with cold salted water, and bring to a boil. Cook until very tender, about 12 minutes. Drain in a colander, and pass through a potato ricer or food mill over a large bowl.
Heat butter and cream in a saucepan until butter has melted and cream is hot. Pour over riced potatoes, season with salt and pepper, and stir well to combine. Gently stir in the roasted garlic cloves; serve.

Thank you for hosting a fun little "autumn" day, Mom!! I can't wait to visit everyone else's pages and get some fun inspiration!!! :) xo!

PS. If you haven't already, sign up for my
Christmas swap!!! :)


mysteryhistorymom said...

I love your table setting! The glitter adds the perfect amount of sparkle.:) Oh yes, the garlic mashed potatoes look sinful and delicious! I need to get my table setting organized as I am participating in your Mom's fun, too! Lori

LBP said...

Your tablesetting is beautiful! I love the golden colors and the glittered tag---OH MY, I love glitter!



Heidi Ann said...

Dear Holly, Your beautiful tablesetting is so "Martha"!...And the recipe,... we just have to make up some of those delicious potatoes real soon!...Great post!....Love, MomXO

Becky said...

Your tablescape is pretty. You are following in your mother's footsteps. She had a beautiful one as well.

Jennifer said...

Holly, I found your blog through your moms.I love it we have so much in common also!!I love your table setting.I LOVE Martha Stewart.Is the tater recipe from her new book?My Mom got me the subscription to it for xmas a couple years ago and I still get it. My mom loves her too.She quilts also.I sew and am going to learn quilting soon.I wish we had a Michaels.I found Marthas new stuff at Hobby lobby wed My mom and I went she has so much stuff I want to go back and get.I want to join your swap,But I will come back I have a headache and can't think straight right now.Happy Fall it was sonice to meet you and I will add you to my blog list.Jen

Anonymous said...

Your autumn table looks so welcoming! Love your "glittery" touches with the tags and how CLEVER of you to place three votives together like that on a candle holder--brilliant! LOVE your use of thrifty flowers--it's so much more fun to decorate when things are cheap OR FREE! dana

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Holly, your table setting is so pretty! I just love the dishes and the 3 candles on the candlestick! You have inherited your mom's eye for beauty and design! :) ~Rhonda

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Oh....Thanks for the pototo recipe! Sounds really tasty!!! :)

Patti said...

Your tablescape is the glam; very creative! I love garlic mashed potatoes and am looking forward to trying your recipe- yum!

ReFabulous said...

Tablesetting -- gorgeous! And I'm printing out the potato recipe... thanks for sharing!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love the 3 votives on the candlestick pillar - just as much light if not more without the height that interferes with a table.

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