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Entries in mikasa (3)

Monday
Dec262011

Silver SPARKLE Tabletop for NEW YEAR'S

Just like trying to get into a hot new club or venturing out for a huge parade, going out on New Year's Eve sounds more fun than it actually is. If you've ever been out on the 31st, you know exactly why it's called "Amateur Night". Bars are packed, restaurants are all full, trains are like sardine cans, and forget about trying to get a cab!

Still, we party-lovers can't resist commemorating the flip of the calendar. How about having a lovely dinner at home, instead? Dress your table in silver and sparkle and ring in the new year without having to shimmy your way through a crowd. This tabletop features the same Mikasa Italian Countryside pattern from my Rough Luxe Thanksgiving and Whimsical Christmas tables. Everything else is from Tablescapes here in Chicago, and is available for rent. Happy New Year!

Monday
Dec052011

BRIGHT and Whimsical CHRISTMAS Table

Today's post is part of the #HolidayHQ Blog Hop. See the links below for more posts from the best party and entertaining experts!

If you saw my "Rough Luxe" Thanksgiving table, you might recognize one of the patterns on this bright and whimsical Christmas table....we're reusing Mikasa's "Italian Countryside". It's a totally different look (and I'll have one more for New Year's)! I'm sure some people have full sets of dishes that they swap out for each and every holiday, but urban living doesn't lend itself to that kind of storage space. Here, I've supplemented the base pattern with beautiful rentals from Tablescapes. I especially love the cute patterned plate.

The napkins are rolled in a style reminiscent of Christmas crackers. In fact, you could even place a small treasure in the middle of each roll, to be discovered when your guests unfurl their napkins. How fun! Remember to keep centerpieces low, so that guests can easily make conversation over them. Here I've used a small bowl full of retro-inspired ornaments and pom-pom garland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Housewife Bliss |  Holiday Salt Dough Ornaments
The Gracious Girl |  Holiday Parties, Let Your Heels do the Walking
Second City Soiree  |  A Bright and Whimsical Christmas Table
Tatertots & Jello  |  Holiday Party Mantel
With Style & Grace  |  Holiday Sweet Treats & Homemade gifts, minus the gluten
Party Bluprints  |  Ring In The New Year Right with Brunch
Celebrations at Home  |  The Kids' Christmas Table
The TomKat Studio  |  Easy Oreo Truffles with Printable Tags & Recipe Card
The Daily Basics  |  Christmas Cupcakes, Cake Ball and and Cookie Baking Supplies

Join us on Twitter this Thursday, December 8th 8pm EST for another #HolidayHQ chat. Get ideas, recipes & tips from top crafting, foodie & entertaining experts!

Monday
Nov212011

Thanksgiving Table Inspiration: "Rough Luxe"

Need some last-minute Thanksgiving table inspiration? Here is a vintage-inspired table I'm calling "Rough Luxe". The white plates are Mikasa's "Italian Countryside" pattern. Everything else (the glasses, the crystal plates, the linens...everything) is available for rent from Tablescapes, a marvelous resource here in Chicago. In fact, it was Tablescapes owner Kathy who dubbed this look "Rough Luxe" and I think it's entirely appropriate.

Take a peep at this casual-meets-elegant look. It's not too late to get a bit of inspiration for your table!

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