Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thanksgiving Entertaining

America is a melting pot of ethnic, cultural and religious identities. Yet, we all come together as proud
Americans to celebrate our nation’s traditions.
Thanksgiving is a wonderful American tradition. I am very fond of it. Year after year, we celebrate it with
great passion. Ever since we moved to California, I have been hosting elaborate Thanksgiving parties for
family and friends.
Every summer, I plant gourds and pumpkins in my vegetable garden especially for Thanksgiving.
On Thanksgiving day, I use them to decorate our front entrance, along with fall-colored mums to
welcome the guests. I like to make colorful table settings with fall leaves, miniature gourds, pumpkins,
persimmons, pomegranates, ornamental corn and candles.

 Here is one of my Thanksgiving tablescapes.

The jars of homemade preserves serve as party favors as well as place card holders.

Please visit for more Thanksgiving tablescapes and Thanksgiving recipes with a touch of Indian spices.

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