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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Winter Tablescapes

Decorating for the holidays is so enjoyable and really brings the spirit of the season into a home. Holiday entertaining usually involves setting a table that is cheerful and festive.  Our first setting was inspired from winter itself and the whimsy that can be found in nature:  exposed bark, deer antler and windowpane plaids that make your want to curl up next to a fire.  The second scene was an attempt to recreate the gorgeously detailed illustrations of children author Jan Brett's winter tale books:  the Swedish Alps and the traditions of the Nordic culture captured in a presentation that would make something as simple as drinking hot cocoa a breathtaking celebration. The third table setting really evolved from the idea of decorating a holiday table in a contemporary approach; clean and angular forms that were inspired by the origami ornaments we found.  Striking and unique, their sculptural forms catapulted us into creating a geometric feel that made us think of a beautiful MOMA card: modern and simple while still maintaining a holiday feel.  Our hope with each of these was to try extend the warm fuzzy feel we get during this time of year last just a little longer as each of these could potentially make a gloomy mid-January table make you want to stay inside because they are something adults as well as children can admire and appreciate.  We hope you enjoy these as much as we did putting them together!
Please tune in on Wednesday, December 19th to Fox 8 and see all three of our winter tablescapes come to life!
(1) Surroyal Tureen - Anthropolgie (2) Stag Pewter Flatware - Horchow (3) Floral - Olive and Cocoa (4) Glass Ornament- Roost available through House of L (5) Wool Table Linen - Ralph Lauren (6 & 7) Plaid Napkin & Napkin Rings - Juliska available through House of L (8) Stackable Drinking Goblet - Crate and Barrel (9 & 10) Holiday Dinnerware - Juliska available through House of L (11) Butlers Tray Table - Crate and Barrel

 (1) Christmas Tree Cards- Roost (2) Woodgrain Pitcher - Anthropologie (3) Birch Candles - Lands End (4) Fringe Canvas Ornaments - Roost available through House of L (5) Decorative Pillow - Ankasa (6) Wool Linen - Ralph Lauren Home (7) Stag Horn Flatware - Horchow (8) Gwyneth Horn Dinner Plate - Ralph Lauren Home (9) Amber Glass Drinkware- Pier1 (10) Brenna Concho Napkin Ring - Ralph Lauren Home
 (1) Lit White Birch Branches - Roost available through House of L (2) White Birch Candle (3) Origami Ornaments (4) Castle Peak Dinnerware - Kate Spade/Horchow (5) Rock Drinkware - ZGallerie (6) Castle Peak Flatware - Kate Spade/Horchow (7) Red Lacquer Tray - Jonathan Adler
Be Informed...How to properly set the table