I can’t believe that I started this site 6 years ago. Everyone asked me, “What is a tablescape?” Today many individuals are creating tablescapes. My goal was to show people how to use antique and vintage goods - sustainability. My second goal was to reduce my personal collection.
Well, it’s time to move or rather add the next “idea”.
It‘s not just the table decor but what YOU bring to the table! I like to sparkle! My clothes closet is the home to many vintage sparkles. N
Think of all the artist who have created beautiful still life’s – “Harvest Portraits.” I have an affection for fruits. Every time I see a fruit design plate, I had to have it! I favor the transfer ware from Germany. Then, the ceramics from Italy and Portugal caught my eye. Before I knew it, I had enough for a party. Whether you start with a bowl of green apples, lemons or limes or a bowl is an artist’s interpretation of fruit. You have a great centerpiece. Since it’s the
Fall is a great time to entertain and provides many themes to use; fall, football, Halloween, or Thanksgiving. I’m an Iris Arpel follower; “more is more and less is a bore.” I emptied my storage unit and discovered that I have more and more and more! So much china that I couldn’t decide on a theme for my table this month. If you follow me on Instagram, you see many of my practice tables. Instead of a tip this month, I’m going to focus on themes using my china and pumpkins. A
As much as I love white, blue and funky pumpkins, I still have to have a traditional orange pumpkin. 1. Love the color orange. 2. Orange is the new black - not really relevant here. 3. Go Orangemen . I'm a Syracuse fan. 4. My living room has lots of orange. The color orange radiates warmth and happiness. It offers emotional strength in difficult times, and helps us to bounce back from disappointments. The psychology of color states that orange is optimistic, uplifting, and re
Peaches, pears, plums, grapes and apples - it’s harvest time, and I love creating the fall tablescape that relishes in these fruits and the colors of fall. Whether you go with a fruit or leafy theme, there are lots of plates to choose. Keep it simple and let the plates talk to the season. Here we have a combined the basic white china dinner plate with a bountiful fruit motif dessert dish. Frequently, these are vintage and stamped with Bavaria, Germany or England. Place Settin
Let's move from the pumpkins to grapes to wine for our fall tablescape. Have you noticed the trend to smaller wine glasses? In Europe a small juice size glass is the go to for a glass of social wine. To highlight these small vessels, today's table is "Wine" - from the color to the glass. Centerpiece: It's not easy to find the "right" wine color flowers. Mixing shades of red, burgundy, and rust was a challenge. Dahlias provide a great choice of colors, are plump, and add body