Since 1863, when Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a federal holiday, the turkey has been the symbol of the celebration. Benjamin Franklin even wanted to make the turkey our national symbol instead of the bald eagle, writing in a letter to his daughter that “the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird…” No disrespect… Continue reading Thanksgiving Table Settings–No Jive Turkey!
I have to confess that I have a serious dish addiction. It started nearly 30 years ago, when in order to set up my bridal registry, I stepped into the wonderland that was the fine china floor of Kaufman’s Department Store in Pittsburgh. I walked around staring at the gleaming bounty displayed on the shelves with the… Continue reading Dish-eveled How to Use Dishware as Decor