Toast: 2012 Summer Olympic Games

Friday, July 20, 2012
It only comes around every four years. It create a sense of national pride unparalleled to any other sporting event. It creates legends and forges relationships between nations. Yes, we are talking about the Summer Olympics. Beginning next Friday, you'll have until August 12, 2012, to break out the bubbly, serve your guests your award-winning food on the finest gold china, and maybe even break out that music playlist you tend to listen to when working out at home. (Don't worry; we won't tell anyone if it's "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor, "Lose Yourself" by Eminem, "Glory Days"by The Boss - and for our country's sake, "The Star Spangled Banner" (Whitney Houston version) and "We are the Champions" by Queen.) We've already done the hard part for you below. Whether it's china, flatware, stemware, chairs or linens, pick one of these and you'll have the golden stamp of approval with your tabletop. Go Team USA!

U: Acrylic Scalloped Gold / Arte Italica Vetro Gold Dinner Plate w/Gold Bead Charger / Gold Chiavari / Square Gold Salad Plate / Martini Compotes / Radiance Brushed Gold Charger / Gold Scroll Highball / Gold Sequin Mesh from Resource One / Gold Leaf detail / Gold Scroll Bowl / Gold Scroll Wine Glass / Gold Organza Chair w/ frog pleat from Resource One / Black + Gold Coffee Cup and Saucer / Barcelona Gold Charger // S: Beaded Gold Pebble / Gold Leaf Dinner / Crinkle Cut Taffeta in Gold from GBS Linens / Gold Chiavari / Martini Compote / Radiance Brushed Gold Charger / Jacquard Gold Swirl from GBS Linens / Gold Scroll Glassware / Gold Circle Ribbon Taffeta from Resource One / Acrylic Scalloped Gold Charger / Gold Leaf Salad Plate / Scalloped Yellow Florentine / Black and Gold China // A: Gold Contrella Dinner Plate / Radiance Brushed Gold Charger / Acrylic Scalloped Gold Charger / Damask Arabesque Gold from GBS Linens / Gold Chiavari Chairs / Barcelona Gold Chargers / Gold Dynasty Flatware / Martini Compote / Gold Petal Taffeta from Resource One / Gold Pintuck Taffeta from Resource One / Gold Leaf Salad Plate / Gold Leaf B&B / Gold Circle Satin from Resource One / Black + Gold Coffee Cup and Saucer / Gold Paillette Organza from Resource One / Gold Soutache Chair Treatment from Resource One

Who are we looking forward to seeing break records for Team USA? Clockwise from Top Left: Missy Franklin / The Williams Sisters / USA Women's Soccer Team / Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps / USA Women's Gymnastics Team / OScar "Blade Runner" Pistorius (All images courtesy of Getty Images)

On Trend: Laurel's Fall Picks

Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Texas heat hasn't let up, but we're already dreaming of fall tablescapes to cool off. Laurel gives you a taste of what POSH has to offer in the autumn months. Keep these in mind for your upcoming fall f├Ęte. 

Mottahedeh lace Charger and Mottahedeh Tree china / Exotic Bird cup and saucer

Chargers (Clockwise from top): Jan Barboglio Hammered / Mottahedeh Lace / Metallic Moss Copper / Brown Maple Leaf / Image on left courtesy of Sarah Kate

Tabletop Tuesday: Frida Kahlo

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Time to get festive with a tabletop designed for a woman whose artistry truly knew no bounds--Frida Kahlo. DFW Events along with The Garden Gate created a bright and blooming tablescape worthy of this wildflower of an artist. The main focus? Our vintage Classic and Parisian Carnival Glassware. Viva la Kahlo! 

Rental Items: Silver and Gold B&B, Gold Leaf Champagne Flutes, Clear Glass with Gold Rim Charger, Classic and Parisian Vintage Carnival Glassware, Fruitwood Chiavari Chairs. Design: DFW Events | Floral: The Garden Gate | Table Rentals and Chairs: POSH Couture Rentals | Table Lace and Runner: Bella Flora | Taco/Lime Appetizer: George Catering | Calligraphy: Debi Sementelli, Lettering Art Studio | Menus: Rhonda Camp Warren, Color Box Design & Letterpress | Dinner Plates, Candlesticks, and Napkins: Crate & Barrel | Terra Cotta Pots (for place cards): Jacksons Home & Garden | Venue: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek | Photography: Karlisch Photography

On Trend: Laurel's Picks

Monday, July 16, 2012

After getting a dose of her Agenda, see what Laurel pick's are for summer.

Acryllic Scalloped Chargers in Pink, Lime, Gold, Turquoise + Orange // Hot Pink Chloe Goblet // Green Chiavari Chair

Anything with color is spot on for summertime. I love anything hot pink, coral, orange or neon, which are trendy right now. Summer is the best time to break out vibrant color hues, and they are always chic paired with classic white. I like a white cloth with vivid tabletop items, like the Chloe goblets or scalloped neon chargers with the green chiavari. I also love the parfait overlays from Resource One. Just remember, an amazing burst of color or print can go a long way. This summer, peach hues in any variation seems to be the biggest trend.

Coral // James Nares // James Nares for Coach // (Top linens): Burnt Orange Peau D'Soie, Coral Nu Silk, Coral Peau D'Soie, Persimmon Nu Silk; (Bottom linens): Cameo Rosette, Salmon Pintuck Taffetta, Raspberry Reverence with Raspberry Nu Silk (All linens, Resource One, exclusively at POSH Couture Rentals.)

Blue and white is my current summer obsession, especially with the blue and green goblets. The colors are amazing, and they bring a simple white hemstitch to life. The Sevres Collection, one of Jami's picks, is another classic favorite. I love that you can mix the whole set, and no matter how many times you see them there are so many beautiful colors in the china you can pull a different look every time.

Blue Parfait swatch + chiavari chair treatment (Resource One, exclusively at POSH Couture Rentals) // Blue + White China