I am starting this blog to express myself and journal my year through photos. I hope that some of these ideas reflect on the type of person I strive to be and hopefully give others some joy. The Glamorous Pursuit is my search for for art in the everyday and thinks that make me smile.
I was lucky to get home to Horseheads, NY (although Ithaca will always be my hometown) to spend time with my brother Luke and my Mom Helen and Step-Dad Rick. I love cooking with my Mom and helping prepare for my favorite holiday.
One of my roles this year was to set the table and decorate it for the meal. I thought that a white theme with natural elements would be a nice touch. I found all of these objects around the house. I liked the sheep on the side as a reminder of nature and where food really comes from.
I even found this nest outside which I placed on some boxwood sprigs.
Bits of shell and wood gave a nice contrast and were a good example of how I always like to have an odd number of design elements.
The food was delicious and was served on a mix of white china from my Aunt Daria and an antique floral set which is one of my favorite things my Mom and I have found together.
The hit of the meal was a spiced rum cake my Mom made and topped with pecans. Perfectly displayed in an 1950's cake stand and ready to eat!!
And of course I had my steadfast helper Hudson close at hand.
What could be more glamorous than that?!