Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Silver and Gold

Happy New Year!

Excitement mounts as the new year approaches! On New Year's Eve we'll raise our glasses to toast the coming year. Come see the table I've prepared.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas Eve Dinner

I'm so glad you could join us! We have hosted dinner on Christmas Eve ever since we were married, a tradition carried over from my parents. The table is at its most formal, for after all the occasion calls for a celebration!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

I only do one holiday at a time, so I had to scramble to put together a table for a late night dessert this week. Most of our Christmas decorations are still stored away, but luckily I could easily get to Christmas china and linens.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

Due to conflicting schedules and obligations, we had a small Thanksgiving dinner for four. Nonetheless the holiday is a celebration and the tablescape reflects its importance. Modern elements play counterpoint to elegant vintage ware.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Woodland in Georgia

I was unable to prepare a table last week as I had planned to do. Which turned out to be serendipitous since I found these wonderful Spode Woodland plates at the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market today! I couldn't wait to get home and create a tablescape using them.

Fall has truly come to North Georgia at last. Flaming reds and vibrant golds deck the trees against brilliant blue skies. In celebration, I decided to do another autumn table that could easily become this year's Thanksgiving table.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Russet and Olive

Tired of take-out suppers, we decided on a late Sunday lunch with friends. With the time change and darkness coming sooner, it ended up being more of an early dinner!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Spooky Town

The raven feather wreath beckons you in...

Welcome to Spooky Town, our annual Halloween tablescape in the dining room.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Spiders and Crows Invade Halloween

We hadn't had a special All Hallow's Eve dinner since.....I don't know when! So I thought I'd pull together an elegant tablescape for the holiday.  I set it for four, to allow the table to be lit only by candles. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Casual Fall Setting in the Breakfast Room

Well, the calendar says mid-October, but it still feels like late summer here in north Georgia! Temperatures during the day still hover in the 80s, but the evenings have been cooler.  So I decided that it's time to begin acknowledging the calendar by designing the table in the breakfast room for fall.

The day was overcast -- disappointing for the photos.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Through the Glass, Darkly

My family and I spent last Saturday night at the Atlanta Botanical Garden experiencing the glass works of Dale Chihuly, a master of glass and neon sculptures.  You first encounter his breathtaking "chandelier" entering the Visitor Center.