Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 10, 2013
Have a wonderful Mother's Day. Get inspired for this weekend with these stylish moms.

Petite: Sophisticated Baby Showers

Thursday, May 9, 2013
She's having a bebe, baby! Time to get ready for a posh baby shower. Image via Pinterest.
What would a Mother's Day week be without a nod to all the new moms out there? While we will always love the tradition of pink and blue baby showers, we'd like to shower new moms with a truly posh feel. A sophisticated setting of black, white, and gold is perfect for modern moms and a Coco Chanel inspired shower is just the thing for the slightly more traditional yet stylish mother-to-be.

Chanel Bebe No. 2 inspired shower. / Design and photography by Pixy Studios. Image courtesy of Belle the Magazine.

Pixy Studios threw the adorable shower above for a friend, and we're taking note. We love the nod to "bebe" number two with the Chanel No. 5 inspired invitations. If you have them, vintage Chanel pieces would be fun additions to the centerpieces. We also like the idea of milk glass on the buffet of what are undoubtedly the most craved foods - salty french fries, bread, Oreos, and donuts! See the full gallery here.

Milk and cupcakes served by the hostess (left) and a sweet note for the mother and child (right). Design and photography by Hazelnut Photography. Images courtesy of on to baby

Black and white sophistication for an elegant baby shower. Design and photography by Hazelnut Photography.
Images courtesy of on to baby.
How about the sweet sophistication of this elegant black and white shower by the ladies at Hazelnut Photography, who both designed the shower and took the cute images above. Our favorite part is definitely the incorporation of a wooden train throughout the tablescape. This shower is perfectly styled to honor both mother and child in a cute and stylish way. For more images, click here.

Style your own sophisticated shower with P.O.S.H.: Gold Chiavari Chairs, Black Scalloped Edge Charger, White Chloe Goblet, Gold Parisian Flatware, Milk Glass, Black + White Striped Linens, Baily Stripe in Black or White.

Toast: The Grand Dames

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Today we're toasting the grand dames in our life - the matriarchs. Who would we be without the eclectic upbringing our grandmothers provided, the wisdom of our older aunts and female friends, and the unconditional love of our mothers. Their support comes in different forms, sometimes in ways we will never understand, and cannot be defined by any phrase or saying better than that one huge little word - love. We celebrate their uniqueness and originality; their quirks and their quips; and, especially, their love of celebrating life. It would be an injustice to not toast them with anything less than a fiercely fabulous tablescape. Tap into the personality of the grand dame in your life and set the table according to the style you see them exhibit in their daily lives.

Left: Mod squad meets modern elegance. Don't you want to meet her? | Right: A Jordan Payne designed tablescape featuring Mottahedeh Lace Charger, Loren China, Floral Elegance, Silver Rimmed Water Goblet, Silver Floral Lace Wine Goblet, Turquoise Trumpet Flut.
Women of a certain age are, in our opinion, the most beautiful beings on the planet. They have come into their own and ushered in new generations along the way. They haven't lost their love of all things pretty and pleasing and no longer get hooked on trends. So, how to set the table for them? We matched images of our fab ladies (including the awesome Iris Apfel) to tablescapes perfectly tailored to their looks. Both are at once traditional and elegant, yet exotic and textured; a perfect dichotemy for a well-rounded woman.
Left: Oatmeal Mesh Linen by Resource One, exclusively at P.O.S.H. Couture Rentals; Jan Barboglio Hammered Copper Charger, Barcelona Gold Charger, Mahogany Rose Dinner and Salad Plate, Exotic Bird Salad Plate | Right: The fabulous Iris Apfel

Tabletop Tuesday: A Nod to Tradition

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Nice stems! Blue + White China meets its match with our Blue-Green Swirl Stem Glassware.
 Oh, how we love blue and white. This traditional combo has made the rounds from head of state dinners and society functions to Mother's Day lunches. We love the idea of toasting our beloved matriarchs with this classic collection.

Don't stop with china and linens. Mom deserves the best seat in the house with our ivory chiavari chairs and tufted cushions.

This is a gorgeous formal tablescape designed for the SMU Meadows Museum grand opening (read more about here). Opulent centerpieces and cut crystal chargers keep an air of luxury. For a more casual affair, keep the gorgeous glassware but switch out the linens and use rattan chargers. Any way you set the table with blue and white china is bound to be a crowd-pleaser.

Our Lily Sorbet Server gets prime seating atop Blue + White China, Hand Cut Crystal Charger, and Michelangelo Flatware.

Design, Marin Fiske-Rankin for SMU Meadows Museum
Floral, Junior at The Garden Gate
China, Linens, Tabletop, Chairs, P.O.S.H. Couture Rentals
Photography, Tamytha Cameron Photography

Setting the Table for Mother's Day

Monday, May 6, 2013
You're setting the table for the most fabulous woman in your life. She's your best friend, your hero, your biggest fan; she's your mother. (And if she isn't any of those things, then for one sweet day, do pretend!) Polish the silver and get out your finest china. Pick a pretty Spring palette and supplement your collections with accents from P.O.S.H. You're sure to have Mom singing your praises, again. {Clockwise from top left, Sevres China Collection is a precious pattern that is a must for such a significant day. / Silver tea service is perfect for brunches and lunches. Add a touch of elegance to your home buffet with our best silver tea pots and serving pieces. / Go green for Spring to jazz up a tired tabletop. A fun and fantastic mom will appreciate the change from traditional to whimsical polka dot patterns and scalloped edges. / Chloe Goblets are the perfect way to punch up your tablescapes with color.