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The Iconic Hostess :: Lucille Ball

November 16th, 2012

Thanksgiving Dinner Inspiration from Lucille Ball | Grown Up Shoes for Camille Styles

Ana here back with this month’s Iconic Hostess. For USA’s biggest holiday, I thought there was no one more fitting than the all America Lucille Ball. How fun does this vintage-inspired Thanksgiving look? I love the idea of finding different autumn colored goblets, like the red ones above, and mixing and matching them on the table. Whatever your traditions are, I hope you have a fun and restful holiday with family and loved ones. Here’s how I imagine Lucille would celebrate the big day:

The Drink: How about a cider bar? Good quality store bought or homemade cider with bottles of whiskey, apple slices, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. Yum! For the kiddos, leave out the whiskey and add a dollop of fresh whipped cream.

The Food: This one should be self-explanatory! Of course I imagine Lucille with a big pan of the classic green bean casserole with crunchy onions on top — seems like the kind of kitschy Americana dish she would love. Mashed potatoes are always the biggest hit at our Thanksgiving. I have the recipe memorized by heart!

The Entertainment: An after meal nap, football and pie are all you need after the big meal. Find a cozy blanket (I love the one in this collage!) and light the fire for a lazy night in.

I’d love to know: What’s your family’s favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal?

Happy Thanksgiving! 

*images: Leaf 1. Shoes 2. Apron 3. Candle 4. Sheet Music 5. Blanket 6. Goblets 7. Whiskey 8. Baking Notes 9. Plates

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8 Comments under :: The Iconic Hostess :: Lucille Ball
  1. Karin says:

    That’s really interesting, bought the apron last night….not sure what I was thinking, but I like the nostalgia idea of it.

  2. Jennifer Rose Smith says:

    Oh my gosh, Ana, I love this so much. And oddly, I’ve been watching a lot of Lucy reruns recently… amazing how funny those still are. Great board!

  3. My mom maks the most amazing cranberry bread and homemade cranberry chutney. She even has to make extra for all the guests to take home. It’s that good!

  4. McKenna Ryan says:

    Oh my goodness I can not explain to you how much I love love love those shoes!!! The colors the height the everything is perfect.

  5. Yelle says:

    Love the drinks! I can totally see it now…

  6. I fall asleep to Lucy pretty much every night. Isn’t that sad? I find it really comforting for some reason! Love the blog!

    xo
    Kara
    http://www.thebostonista.com

    PS: If you have a second I’d love it if you could come and enter my giveaway with Rent the Runway!

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