The Inspired Plate Challenge | November | The Holiday Table



Welcome to The Inspired Plate monthly challenge!

This month's Inspired Plate Challenge takes you into our personal spaces to see our Holiday Tables. Another busy month for all of us gals.. as you can see, our November post rolled a few days into December as we are all trying to gather ourselves back together after a very eventful Thanksgiving day of feasting and family gathering. I hope you all had wonderful visits with family and friends.. and I hope you had a chance to stop and take a few minutes to be thankful.. even the small things in my life that seem to have subtle value, if placed in the right perspective and light can make the dull and mundane liven up and bring life and worth to my everyday.  





My holiday table here is dressed simply with dishes of dessert, nuts and fruit.. and a delicious  coffee with a special frothed eggnog. Yum! 

Mini Pecan Tarts with a Shortbread Crust, Raspberry Thumbprint and Pirouette Cookies.
Fuyu Persimmon's 


Persimmons in season.. PERFECTLY DIVINE! I was introduced to Fuyu Persimmons last year. I had grown up with the Hachiya persimmon.. which I ate sparingly, but now I'm addicted to the crispness of the fuyu which can be cooked into a glaze for a pork or baked liked apples alongside a roast.


Black and Whites

The shear blue fabric draped across the table made a delicate center piece dressed with glittery aqua, silver and blue balls and little votives decorated with festive holiday stars and battery operated candles. I added silver sprayed eucalyptus branches for added festoon frillery.


The China is called "Liberty" by Lenox. Our wedding set that I love using and photographing whenever I get a chance!
Little snow painted pine cones tousled throughout the table decor adds a seasonal touch. I love the fanciful with the whimsy of nature. When you have kids.. it's inevitable that they will want to add some of their own touches too. 

Coffee with Egg Nog Cream
I hope you have enjoyed my holiday table! I ALWAYS enjoy your visits and if I haven't told you lately.. I am very Thankful for YOU!

I am sooo excited to head on over to the amazingly talented Jennifer Grant | Metro Detroit Food Photographer. She never disappoints and it's a thrill each month to see what she's styled for us!


9 comments:

Stacey said...

I'm speechless my friend - stunning, stunning, presentation and images. xo

Tammy Bilodeau said...

Beautiful! It all looks so welcoming, and the cookies and treats...well I could just pick one out and help myself I would! Great job :)

Jen Olson | Localette said...

And we are thankful for YOU, Laurie! Your sense of decorating and propping is just impeccable! What a beautiful table...and I love your use of food items as decor! The walnuts, especially the persimmons...they so represent this time of year!! Gorgeous, my friend!!

Jennifer Grant said...

WHOA Laurie! You totally outdid yourself this month! What an amazing collection of images-I'm sure you're going to inspire a ton of people to make a table like yours!
So beautifully put together-love the colors, props, and food! YAY YAY YAY!
I am blown away by home much effort you put into this-completely in awe!!

Kim - Liv Life said...

Frothed eggnog?? I will admit to not being an eggnog fan, however you have just made me want to try eggnog!
Beautiful table, Laurie... I've always wanted to set one so pretty. I love, really love, the blue. I guess I always thing fall colors, and my table always reflects that. The blue is so bright and completely appealing.
Stunningly beautiful photos! Though I think I'm partial to that very last one of the coffee.... :)

Joan Nova said...

Everything looks so inviting. A beautiful presentation!

Best wishes for the holidays!

Proud Italian Cook said...

You're so inspiring Laurie, beautiful table and photography, so inviting and warm, just like you!

Sabrina said...

Laurie, I am in love with your table!! It is sooo gorgeous, I love how you've arranged it with the blue tulle and pinecones and food placement! Inspirational :)

Sonia Monagheddu said...

Hi Laurie thank you so much for comment on my blog, I'm very happy to meet you and your delicious blog!
Buon Natale :)
Sonia