Thanksgiving at Williams-Sonoma

One of my favorite things to do at this time of year is to venture into my other Happiest Place on Earth – Williams-Sonoma, and see what’s new for the season or to visit things I annually covet.

Embroidered pumpkin napkins. 

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They were on-sale in the store at 15% off for a limited time only, as they say.  With the heady holiday scent of the mulling spices simmering through the store they rendered me powerless to resist. 

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These napkins had friends. Turkeys and squirrels.  Both so cute.

I think we all have something that speaks to us.  I had a whole conversation with these copper leaf cookie cutters.  They kept saying, “You need us, take us home.”  I answered, “Okay.”  Really, what’s the point in arguing?

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We usually brine our turkey using Alton Brown’s recipe which is super but I find the juices that run off the turkey too salty to make into gravy so I’m considering a turkey rub that goes on 24 hours before cooking.  Sounds interesting doesn’t it?  It has fragrant notes of chili and paprika.  Yum!

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WS also has some recipes online that look delicious.

Another must have is the mulling spices.  You do know about W-S mulling spices, don’t you?  You must get a tin for yourself and a friendBesides making the best mulled cider by just simmering a couple heaping spoonfuls in cheesecloth or a large tea ball in a pan or crock pot, you can simmer this all day long for the fragrance alone.

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But my favorite bounty item this Thanksgiving is this ~ our heirloom tomatoes from our garden.  Picked today.  To which I truly give thanks.

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Hope you’re enjoying the anticipation of the holidays!

Comments

  1. Sighing as I am always drawn in to linger in that same happy place never leaving empty-handed!
    xo Cathy

  2. Poetry, my dear friend. Poetry. 🙂

  3. Your tomatoes have me DROOLING….nothing like a tomato right off the vine, so jealous! Love WS…..they are better than ever in my opinion!

  4. Lady Kate says:

    I am so envious of your tomatoes!

    As for Mulling Spices, I always have them on hand…great to have the house smelling so wonderful when people com in the door. They always ask if I have been baking….little do they know that I don’t cook!

  5. I swear I could live in the store…it is SO much fun!! Cute finds!

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  7. Tina ~ I love Sur la Table too. So many gadgets! 🙂

    Kate ~ I happen to know you cooked a winter soup yesterday but your secret is safe with me.:)

    Barefoot and Preppy ~ Thank you for visiting today. I agree such a great store. 🙂

  8. apronsandappetites says:

    Those tomatoes do not even look real they are so beautiful! I soooo want them. Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. This is the first post I’ve read that actually makes me look forward to Thanksgiving and the holidays. Stuff does speak to me, and I feel happier just walking into Williams Sonoma. Happy holidays my friend.