A CAPITAL THANKSGIVING

One advantage to having grown children is that at long last, the torch has been passed to my oldest son to host Thanksgiving in his beautiful DC home. I don’t escape all the work, as he and I make a great team in the kitchen and we enjoy cooking together. But the magnificent tablescape is the work of my daughter-in-law, who is very handy in that department. So we will be enjoying a Capital Thanksgiving again this year.

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Beautiful fall leaves remain on the trees, matching the array of pumpkins, gathered on an annual trip to the local pumpkin patch.

A CAPITAL THANKSGIVING | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

A CAPITAL THANKSGIVING | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

A CAPITAL THANKSGIVING | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

A CAPITAL THANKSGIVING | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

The lovely foyer is a welcome sight, as I know my grand-babies will be just around the corner, awaiting our arrival.

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A CAPITAL THANKSGIVING | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Having traveled from the west coast, we generally arrive at our son’s home at the cocktail hour…

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where the bar is set and ready for our traditional Hendricks and Tonic.

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A CAPITAL THANKSGIVING | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

More pumpkins adorn the living room coffee table…

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and cloth pumpkins (made by yours truly) decorate a credenza.

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A light appetizer of assorted cheeses, crackers and fig jam accompanies our cocktails.

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A beautiful table is set in their stunning formal dining room.

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A CAPITAL THANKSGIVING | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

My daughter-in-law is a master flower-arranger. Three lovely arrangements of white & green hydrangeas and coral colored roses line the center of the table along with golden taper candles.

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A CAPITAL THANKSGIVING | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

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The table was set with gold chargers, Lenox Eternal China, Waterford Crystal and exquisite linen napkins, a sight to behold! The sterling flatware is a family heirloom.

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A CAPITAL THANKSGIVING | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

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Not only do my son & I cook, we also employ the help of my granddaughter, who is a splendid sight in the kitchen. If I live long enough maybe one day she will be hosting our family Thanksgiving.

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Back in the dining room a side table is set up to house the champagne, wine & water that will be served with dinner.

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A CAPITAL THANKSGIVING | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

So that’s a capital Thanksgiving for you. I need to get back in the kitchen and make sure dinner gets served on time. Here’s wishing you and all the people you love a wonderful holiday. In closing, I also wish to sincerely thank you for following my blog. I am ever-so-grateful for you.

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So there you have it: A CAPITAL THANKSGIVING

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