11.26.2012

Rustic Table Setting and Roasted Lemon Cauliflower


 This is a fun way to use all the giant pinecones that I have been collecting in Mammoth Lakes, California. Using a chalk marker, I wrote names on chalk board tags from Save On Crafts.  (The names can be washed off with water).
I can use them again for gift tags.

The rattan placemats, from Pier One, I use all year long.  
The table cloth is striped cotton linen fabric (that I won from Design Indulgence--thanks, Sherry).
The black napkins are from Target.

 Try this super simple, tasty dish...
Roasted Lemon Garlic Cauliflower
  • preheat the oven at 400 degrees
  • chop one head of cauliflower and mince three garlic cloves
  • drizzle with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, sea salt and pepper, mix
  • bake for 20 minutes (should be getting a little brown)
  • sprinkle with 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and put back in the oven for 5 minutes
  • take out of oven, sprinkle with the juice of one lemon and two tablespoons chopped parsley

 Classic•casual•home was listed among T & G Interiors Blogging Friends post.  Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt are talented southern California designers.   Here's an example of their work.  Hopefully, we'll get to meet in person one day!

Lucky Gretchen Giannatti (comment number 24) won the $100 giveaway credit for the designer pillows from Woodyliana.  Congratulations, Gretchen!
 Here's another rustic look with the same grocery store roses and cloth and
whitewashed wooden placemats from West Elm.

On Saturday, during the six hour car ride from Mammoth to Newport Beach, I was a 
Pinterest Pinning Fool using my I-phone app (don't worry, I wasn't driving, our son Tommy was).   Now, I can see how people get hooked. 

Thanks for being here!
participating in 

38 comments:

  1. Definitely will have to give that cauliflower recipe a try! Beautiful table.

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  2. I am trying this cauliflower recipe today. I love Julie, she is a doll. Your table looks fantastic, as always. And congratulations Gretchen.

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  3. beautiful tablescapes! love the recipe- Im going to try it tonight!
    Have a great week ahead.
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  4. The recipe looks great! Love the use of the pine cones for the name tags. The table looks great! - Tonya

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  5. Beautiful idea, Mary Ann! I love the pine cones. Perfect tablescape.
    Happy Tuesday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  6. Gorgeous!! So far today I need to go find chalk ink, a few heads of cauliflower, 9000 upholstery tacks to create a wreath, and 500 felt circles for a wreath pillow! I get into such trouble blogging :)
    Kelle
    xoxo

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  7. So beautiful, Mary Ann! You set a wicked table :)

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  8. Yum! The roasted Cauliflower looks delicious and I will try it!

    Your table is very pretty. I like incorporating the natural elements ~ great idea to utilize the pine cones!

    leslie

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  9. Gorgeous! I am also hungry too:) Love the giant pinecones and namecards, so clever. I also love saveoncrafts...what a great site, just discovered them a few weeks ago!
    I love what you have done...great job!

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  10. It's really hard to say which of these ideas I love most... umm... I am going with ALL of them... and I can't wait to make the cauliflower..in fact, I think I am adding it to tonights menu!!!

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  11. The pinecones with the chalkboard tags is brilliant! I'm sure all of your guests loved it too! You are always so creative.

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  12. What a great idea! I have a million of those little chalkboards left over from my daughter's wedding! That lemon cauliflower is one of my absolute favorites!

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  13. Your table looks so pretty and I'm loving pinecones! I just purchased those chalkboard markers to try something festive for my front door which is glass. Your handwriting is so beautiful...can you come over and help?? Six hours of Pinterest...yep, that sounds about right!
    xo
    annie

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  14. Pine cone table looks great, who knew there was such a thing as chalk ink! Am a cauliflower fan, going to try your recipe, love the idea of lemon.

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  15. Love the table setting! I've been wanting to get that chalk pen! Now I will! XOXO

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  16. I'm not a fan of cauliflower but have to say your recipe and the idea of roasting it is very appealing. The table looks great.

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  17. First, Congratulations Gretchen! Hope you will share with us the pillow you choose! I knew you'd find a great way to use those beautiful pinecones. Your table is wonderful and perfect for the snowy holidays. I'm a big fan of roasted cauliflower so will give this recipe a try for sure. Great way to spend a 6 hour drive....pinning! I've been wanting some new ideas for Christmas decorations so will see what's there. Cheers!

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  18. Thanks so much for joining the Home For The Holidays Party! I love your post and that cauliflower looks delish! I think I'll be your newest follower!

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  19. Mary Ann,
    Great table and I love the pine cone place cards.
    Karen

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  20. Love your table and I am crazy for cauliflower. I am pinning this recipe. I am always looking for new ways to prepare it. Thanks for sharing.
    I heading over to get some of those chalkboard tags.
    Hugs, Ginger

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  21. It all looks so beautiful, Mary Ann and how clever to use the pinecones as placecards! Cauliflower is a favorite of mine - can hardly wait to try your recipe.

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  22. OH Mary Ann.....you are just to sweet.....we have to meet up one day. By the way, I love this idea...name tags that you can use over and over. Perfect!

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  23. That recipe sounds divine! I'll have to try it this week. Your table is beautiful!

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  24. This looks great - and perfect timing, I just bought cauliflower today! I was just going to use it with a veggie dip as a snack for kids, but this looks much better!

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  25. Oh my word I'm just in LOVE with your table settings and this recipe is one I could give a try tomorrow - we have all of those ingredients! Thanks for linking up to Miss Flibbertigibbet's ~ I hope you'll be back Thursday for Tablescapes at Bliss-at Home, because they are just so gorgeous. :-D

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  26. The pine cones as place names is such a good idea - I have some that I collected in a forest in France a couple of years ago. Thanks also for the delicious looking recipe.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. Love the rustic tablescape. I am using the image (with a link back) on tomorrow's post! You have such a knack for this! Love the chalk ink markers, by the way!

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  28. Really, really so nice pics and I like that style. Have a great day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  29. What a charming place setting idea! Loving the chalkboard tags...it's great that they can be reused over and over or as you said, as gift tags!

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  30. You set such a pretty table, Mary Ann. Love the black and natural elements!

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  31. Love the huge pinecones. I bought a chalk pen a couple of years ago and I have been surprised at hos many times I have used it! Your table turned out great! I have to try this recipe it sounds delicious!
    Taylor is a jewel in blogland, just love her and her design aesthetic. So wonderful to meet so many lovely friends. We are very lucky indeed,
    xo Kathysue

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  32. Mary Ann
    I love your tablescape-finally something to do with the garbage bag of pinecones my daughter brought home! Great ideas and beautiful designs--as always
    cheers! Barbara

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  33. Ooooh! I love the layered texture of this. It is rustic but pretty! Thanks for linking up to our party! xo Kristin

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  34. Really love the use of the large pine cones with the chalkboard tags! Such a great overall look!
    Kenley

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  35. I loved these both so much I had to give you a double feature today on the blog. Thanks again for linking up to the Home for The Holidays Link Party!

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  36. The last time I experimented with cauliflower, I breaded it and fried it. It was delicious! I think I’ll try your roasted version next. Seems a bit healthier!

    By the way, nice table setting.

    regards,
    Irene Jennings of Westport Fishing Charter

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