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Tabletop – Informal Chic

November 24, 2009

It is late at night and I should be going to bed – but I find myself drawn to my blog… you may ask why – and I have an answer for you.  I just read a post by Heidi of and I was quite moved by her beautiful simplicity – I really felt that I was seeing the world through her eyes and it was lovely.  Thanks Heidi! Please take a moment and check out her blog.

Anyway on to a post on Informal Chic for your tabletop.  The Holidays are fast approaching and what do we mostly do during the holidays?  We EAT!  So lets have a look at how to make the table puuuurty.

We should start with table linens – you could do a crisp white linen – but I thought it might be nice to create a cozy informal yet elegant look – so Burlap is my choice.

Up next are the dishes – recently I found this beautiful line of dishes that are made in Bulgaria, the American owner of the company has completely revitalized the small town where these works of art are being made just as they have been for generations.

Troyan Traditional

You can find many beautiful tabletop items at

Next I think we need to glam things up a bit and add in some vintage champagne glasses.

Vintage Champagne - The Red House Interiors

And some Sterling silver candelabra.

Some beautiful flatware from France

Claude Dezorme Laguiole

Fun and frivolous place card holders.

HomArt Zinc Placecard Holder

And last but certainly not least… the centerpiece.

Wheat Stalk Centerpiece - Kevin Monahan Photography

This is a casually elegant table – When I imagine the people that are at this table for the holidays, I think they must be laughing and having a wonderful time.  They are not worried about which is the correct fork to use, or concerned that they are presenting well – they are full of love and laughter and joie de vivre.

Have a great Thanksgiving – I hope you thoroughly enjoy it and maybe even snarf a little wine out of your nose!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 27, 2009 6:54 am

    I like how your blog is laid out I have bookmark this look forward to seeing more.

  2. November 28, 2009 12:30 pm

    What a lovely surprise to see this when we returned from Thanksgiving!!! Thanks, Michelle!!! xoh

  3. December 2, 2009 8:30 pm

    those dishes! wow.

    happy december!


  4. December 11, 2009 1:05 pm

    Wow enjoyed reading your blogpost. I submitted your feed to my reader.

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