GUEST BLOGGER: Glamorous Thanksgiving Tablescapes
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 9:24 AM EDT
Every table needs to shine! The current trends make it easy to bring
the latest fashion at your Thanksgiving table. Let’s review two styles.
Plums, violets and browns look hot with bright orange accessories. A sense of luxury and glamour emerges from the velvet napkins and the intrinsic patterned dinnerware.
A good option is the old-world charm of the Arabesque dinnerware set. When you display the walnut Baroque-style chargers, you achieve a more formal look. No need to bust your budget. You can easily dress up your white dinnerware by adding a baroque salad plate.
Customize the food presentation to suit the occasion. Shape savoury cookies as maple leaves for appetizers. Or give sweet cookies as party favours. Dessert does not have to be complicated. Sophie Conran serves her chocolate pudding in a cup with chocolate leaves.
The second tablescape takes form with the major brown Aerial placemats and the Thicket Persimmon napkins by Dwell Studio.
Devise a flower arrangement where one or two glamorous birds would take centre stage. The reclaimed barn wood tealight holders expand the nature theme.
colour dinnerware is preferable with this scheme. A word of advice
about ceramic dinnerware, a glazed interior is essential for cleaning
purpose. Furthermore, a glossy finish conveys elegance.
By Kim Vallee, Lifestyle and Entertaining Expert who runs a daily blog: At Home with Kim Vallee.