Twenty Four Days of Tablescapes – Day 15

Today’s tablescape provides a sneak peek into one of my favorite chapters in my upcoming book, A Loving Table.  The book, co-authored by the talented Shelley Johnstone Paschke, is filled with examples of the traditions that we carry forward from our families.  This Christmas table was set by the amazing Bettie Pardee at her home…

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Twenty Four Days of Tablescapes – Day 3

This tablescape is inspired by a collection that my mother and I have assembled over many Christmas’s. Every year, Versace designs and releases a new Christmas Themed Service Plate and my mother, every year, puts one under the tree for me.  I have collection going back to 1998 and this seemed like a great time to use…

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Heritage Auctions Tablescapes

It was such a treat to return to the studios at Heritage Auction House to style some of the amazing china services in their upcoming Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts Sale.  The sale is on December 7th and features a section called “The Holiday Table.”  The only difficult thing about this collaboration was selecting my…

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Joy Dots – Links to make you smile this week!

Here are a few of my favorite links for the week that I hope will make you smile: ShopKSW has a new tablescape featured. It features the Harmonia pattern by Raynaud Limoges.  Head to the shop to learn more about this gorgeous pattern!  I mixed it with a dinner plate from the Alberto Pinto designed…

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Alfresco Entertaining

We have enjoyed eating together as a family the last 45 days in a row!  To make each meal feel special we have been setting tables all over the place, indoors and out!  Eating alfresco doesn’t have to mean paper plates and napkins!  On the table above, we mixed high and low with a tablecloth…

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The Veranda Orchid Dinner

If there is any annual event in history that I have “trolled” on social media it is The Veranda Orchid Dinner so you can’t imagine my excitement when I got an invitation to design a table at this year’s event!  Of course I said yes and I can’t wait to share more about my table…

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National Book Lovers Day!

Can I do a bit of self-promotion on National Book Lovers Day?  I hope you will scroll through my books featured below and find a little bit of inspiration for your next celebration! !function(d,s,id){var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? ‘http’ : ‘https’;if(!d.getElementById(id)) {e = d.createElement(s);e.id = id;e.src = p + ‘://’ + ‘widgets.rewardstyle.com’ + ‘/js/lookbook.js’;d.body.appendChild(e);}if(typeof(window.__lookbook)…

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Candlelight Dinner Al Fresco

Justin, JR and I were so dissapointed when we had to cancel our trip to London at the last minute earlier this year.  We were Britain-bound for the wedding of two people we adore, Justin’s cousin Philip La Londe and Georgie Dinham.  Because we missed the wedding, we decided to host a seated dinner in…

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