Blog

Nov20

How to Set a Beautiful Table During the Holidays

The holidays have always been a special time in my home, and one of my favorite things to do is set a beautiful table. My table decor starts out simple, but I incorporate interesting items or personal, family items that have been passed down from generation to generation that create conversation and conjure fond memories of past gatherings. The more authentic the pieces, the easier it is to create something special and unique. Combining these items with fresh products, such as flowers and pumpkins, provides beautiful detail for the table. Of course, I include candles – I never have a party without candlelight – it’s a fantastic way to add a touch of romance and makes everything (and everyone) look great!

Traditional Thanksgiving Table Designs

ImageMy dining room designs were created to work with my traditional antique mahogany table.
I created a traditional floral arrangement with orange and chocolate-colored roses, along with rose hips, red orchids, green hydrangea and Hibernicum berries for texture. To further enhance the detail, I choose an antique glass fruit bowl to hold the flowers. It belonged to my mother-in-law, so it adds a personal touch to the table.

(more…)

No Comments
Nov20

EAT Your Veggies

Created in hopes of giving the little ones some nutritious inspiration

In my opinion, creating a whimsical and playful kids’ table is much easier than an adult table.  Here is a basic how-to on re-creating this table or something equally youthful that will appeal to your younger diners.

1)  I took a rustic table top off of an existing table, but you could utilize any wood top. If you don’t have access to a similar table, consider covering your table in butchers’ paper – provide some markers or colored pencils in a mason jar and let the kids create.

Image2)  I created the base of the table by stacking two milk crates on top of each other (don’t forget to stagger your supports to make the table sturdy). Then I wrapped scrap burlap, left over from Halloween, around each crate to disguise the crates.

(more…)

No Comments