Happy Harvest

Thought I would post a couple shots from the "Wine and Cheese" event we hosted at the firm yesterday- the same event that I dragged hay bales into the office for.  We do these about once a month or so and last night's was a fall/harvest theme naturally. I am sure plenty of you are breaking out the autumnal decorations in your house and maybe thinking of hosting a soiree celebrating this wonderful time of year. 
For the center of the buffet I used my brown table runner that is embroidered with leaves. I borrowed my roommate's glass cake stand and arranged varying autumnal shades of red and orange candles and mini pumpkins on it. At the base I displayed bundles of Indian Corn. 
My favorite part was the menu cards. I took the idea from pinterest (where else?) and displayed the cards in pine cones.

Now for the menu:
Mini Pumpkin Pie Tarts

Roasted Turkey Slider on a Cranberry Muffin 
with Sour Apple Aioli 

Au Poivre Beef Medallions 
with Cranberry Port Sauce

Warm Onion Souffle 

Miniature Flatbread Pizze 
with Caramelized Apples, Onions & Goat Cheese

After all that work I didn't even remember to take a picture of the hay bales which I stacked haphazardly with larger pumpkins (don't ask me how I got those to the office) around the columns at the entrance to the room. I decided to leave them at the office because 3 metro rides was enough. But my commute home was still quite interesting as I carted home two large pumpkins, all the candles, the table runner and cake stand.

I've become something of a bag lady this week.


  1. I'm trying to picture teeny tiny you on the train with all that stuff : )

  2. What a lovely affair and you seem to definitely have the "knack" for decorating. I bet you were the cutest "bag lady" on the metro by far!

  3. Looks like it turned out beautifully and your hard schlepping work paid off!


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