The air is crisp and the leaves are turning beautiful autumn colors. It’s almost Thanksgiving and there’s nothing better than having your family and friends over for food, fun, and fellowship, especially this time of year. A little preparation, however, is a surefire recipe for success if it's your turn to host Thanksgiving dinner!
Centerpiece by Barri Thompson Interiors
Begin by planning the menu — make as much ahead of time as possible. Iron your linens. Rinse off your serving dishes, crystal, and silver. Consider making the turkey the day before. Don't be afraid to delegate or ask for help. And always be sure to stock the bar! Whether your guests are sipping and celebrating or drowning in their sorrows over Thanksgiving Day football, a good cocktail will always make things better.
Ever wonder whether it's a Rococo or Régence? Louis XV or Louis Philippe? A Bergère or Fauteuil? Each week, we will highlight a word, term, or phrase to help identify antique furniture, periods, and styles.
tor·sade [tawr-sahd, -seyd]
noun [tawr-sahd, -seyd]
1. Furniture. refers to the twisted column that was a chief element in furniture design during the reign of King Louis XIII.
2. Clothing & Fashion. an ornamental twist or twisted cord, as on hats. Also called barly twist from barley sugar twist.
Origin: 1880-1885;< French from obsolete tors twisted, from Late Latin torsus, from Latin torquēre to twist.
When this self-described Francophile is not reading or writing about all things French, she's dreaming up charming new ways to showcase Lolo French Antiques et More or traveling to France with Lolo to buy delightful treasures for their store. Mimi, Lolo, and their new French Bulldog, Duke, live in Birmingham, AL.