Monday, November 26, 2012

...about a fall tablescape.

When it comes to tabletop styling, I’ve always gotten great ideas from advertising images, magazines, and catalogs. When I get the occasional professional styling gig, like this one for Lenox, the venerable china, stoneware, flatware and crystal company, even though the intent is to showcase and highlight product, I try to inspire viewers and readers just as much as I’ve been, with ideas you can take home.
From humble beginnings, and on a ad agency conference room table!
Flowers arrived ready for their close-up, courtesy William NYC Flowers. Read why I went with professionally-arranged flowers over on ApartmentTherapy, and why even at home, it's worth the splurge.
The best shot is always from the tightest corner...
...or up on a ladder!
Coming together!

Checking the shots
Head over to ApartmentTherapy to see more photos and read the six tricks of my styling trade to help you set a perfect table, whether a romantic dinner for two, or feast for a dozen, in the festive fall-to-winter days ahead. This set-up could even make a perfect Christmas dinner table... and might even inspire a custom wreath!
The Bird Salt & Pepper Shakers were the styling inspiration: Birds nest chargers, feathers tucked into the napkins and the centerpiece, and the woven basket for the centerpiece all came from these charming (and practical) little starting points.
Loved being able to mix and match shapes from this versatile line. 
A pair of cruets from West Elm make a great wine-bar touch you can bring home: personal decanters
There are more of my tips over on the Lenox Tumblr page, plus a great ongoing feature: recipes, including some that are only 3 ingredients! Who knew? You go, Lenox!

Flatware: Vintage Jewel, Lenox
Stemware, gold-rimmed:  Eternal Gold Signature Crystal Wine Glass, Lenox
Wine goblet (in soup shot): Lenox
Floral design: William NYC Flowers
Centerpiece ceramic woven basket: Pier 1
Woven placemats: Nito Placemats, Williams Sonoma
Multi-colored glass tealight: Mosaic RIm Tealight, Amber, Pier 1
Rustic Woven Chargers: Decorative Bird's Nest, Pottery Barn 
Dark brown rattan charger: Pottery Barn (discontinued)
Hammered brass napkin rings: Navato Napkin Ring, Gold, Crate & Barrel
Plum napkins: Cotton Currant Napkin, Crate & Barrel
Gold napkins: Gold Beaded Napkins, Pier 1 Imports
Individual wine carafe: Oil and Vinegar Glass Bottles with Wooden Stoppers, West Elm
Woven birds: Festive Quail Friends, (sold as a pair) Wisteria
Photos: Linda Greene for Lenox

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