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Tablescapes

Here we feature our favourite seasonal tablescapes.

Canadian Thanksgiving in Rust and Pewter Grey

Canadian Thanksgiving in Rust and Pewter Grey

We had a perfect autumn day to host our family Thanksgiving dinner last weekend. If I hadn't set the table the previous day, I would have been tempted to move it outdoors. This table began with the napkins. I've had them for a few years and can't remember the pattern...

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Mason’s Quail Blue with Chinoiserie Pumpkins

Mason’s Quail Blue with Chinoiserie Pumpkins

The beguilingly days of fall are with us, with just a touch of crispness in the air.   I'm not quite ready to go the complete fall Monty, though. I still have a foot in the summery shades of blue and white, but some brown and white transferware helps bridge the...

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Bronzey Pee Gees on a Paisley Backdrop

Bronzey Pee Gees on a Paisley Backdrop

As long-time readers of the Entertablement Blog know, I'm a big hydrangea fan. While I favour the big, floppy mopheads in all of their glorious colours, I also have a soft spot for the cone-shaped Pee Gee variety. The prolific paniculata really comes into its own...

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Dahlias Delight

Dahlias Delight

I've never been a big dahlia fan. They're a pain in the butt to grow. The magnificent flowers come from quite unprepossessing tubers that need to be hauled in and out of the ground each year. Tulips and daffodil bulbs survive (and even thrive) on the cold winter...

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A Vibrant Fall Table with Mason’s Game Bird Green

A Vibrant Fall Table with Mason’s Game Bird Green

It wouldn't be fall without a Game Bird table. Especially one that features ducks. Mallard ducks. Enter Mason's Game Birds. In green, as opposed to the polychrome version, which is also lovely, and easier to lay your hands on. But for this table, let's focus on the...

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Fall Foliage and Wild Birds – Autumn Vine

Fall Foliage and Wild Birds – Autumn Vine

Hey! Elegantly etched transferware, featuring beautifully depicted foliage and wild birds. On sale! Where? Look no further. Autumn Vine by Williams Sonoma is a new pattern this season. Described on their website as: "Opulent yet understated, these porcelain salad...

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Recipes

Enjoy browsing our new recipe section which has been organized to simplify creating the perfect menu.

Seasonal Food and Flora 

Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes.

Chèvre Soufflés with Mushrooms and Red Peppers

Chèvre Soufflés with Mushrooms and Red Peppers

Soufflés sometimes get a bad rap—fussy, intimidating and altogether too much work. Nothing could be further from the truth, but there are a couple of tricks to it. First, you can get all the way to Step 5 in the preparations in advance, leaving only a few last-minute...

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Crispy Potato, Vegetable and Egg Skillet Breakfast

Crispy Potato, Vegetable and Egg Skillet Breakfast

This skillet breakfast brings an entirely new meaning to "home fries". It starts with a hearty dose of crispy, skin-on potatoes. The onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, and spinach add colour, texture and a ton of flavour—the perfect vehicle for tender, soft-yolk eggs!...

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Fall Vegetable Chowder

Fall Vegetable Chowder

This quick and easy soup can be on the table in under 30 minutes. While it may not have the depth of flavour of Roasted Vegetable Soup, the brevity and simplicity of the preparation have a lot going for it when you're pressed for time and want something nutritious and...

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Gingerbread Loaves

Gingerbread Loaves

It's no secret that I adore gingerbread. While I'm very partial to crisp gingersnaps, my real favourite is the spicy, sticky, thick sort my Nana used to make. Usually, I employ a traditional 7" square tin with a loose bottom, but this novelty pan from Nordicware makes...

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Rosemary Spiced Bourbon Old-Fashioned

Rosemary Spiced Bourbon Old-Fashioned

Enjoy this spicy twist on one of the most venerable drinks in the cocktail kingdom. Homemade rosemary spiced simple syrup replaces the traditional sugar cube, and when combined with toe-warming bourbon, citrus juices, and a dash of orange bitters, you have the perfect...

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Entertablement Abroad

 

Enjoy our travel journal of castles, cathedrals, country houses, wonderful tableware and delicious meals.

Entertablement Abroad—Stirling Castle

Entertablement Abroad—Stirling Castle

Castles have a long and complex history, much more so than stately homes. Fortified structures built during the middle ages by the nobility or royalty, their primary purpose was defence—keeping those inside the castle walls safe and keeping the violent attackers out....

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Entertablement Abroad – England in the Autumn

Entertablement Abroad – England in the Autumn

The long-awaited, oft-rescheduled trip to England was a heady mix of emotions: apprehension as to how difficult it might be to navigate changing requirements, elation at the freedom of travelling again, disappointment and frustration with the National Trust, amusement...

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Entertablement Abroad – Ely Cathedral

Entertablement Abroad – Ely Cathedral

As cathedrals go, Ely Cathedral is one of the biggies. Literally, at 537 ft long, but also because of its story, which began in 672.  A lot has happened in the intervening 13+ centuries. Not just the usual political squabbling and overly ambitious clerics, but...

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Entertablement Abroad – Sudeley Castle

Entertablement Abroad – Sudeley Castle

Most of the grand manor houses we see in England have a history involving a lot of ups and downs. Sudeley Castle is the veritable Snakes & Ladders of the genre. The tale began innocuously enough with a commonplace event: William le Boteler of Wem married heiress...

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