Cheers to the Weekend: Link Love

Friday, August 16, 2013

Happy weekend, everyone. For a little weekend reading, we're sharing a few links that will get you inspired to get your home, kitchen, and hostess planning duties in line for fall. 

- Wondering what to bring as a hostess gift for those last soirees of the summer? Rue has the best list ever here
- Revamp your home interiors, or at the very least learn a little history, with a detailed legacy of Jackie O's decorating style. Get the goods over at Apartment Therapy
- We try to be healthy; we really do. However, there is nothing better than chocolate, and we can't wait to try all the treats on Southern Livings Best Chocolate Recipes list. Man, don't say we didn't warn you. 
- Is there anything Gwyneth and her GOOP team can't do? Nope. See their tips for flower arranging by vase and have the most beautiful florals for your next festive fete.  

Take Note: Modern Rules

Thursday, August 15, 2013
With notes of masculinity and fresh modernism hitting the runways, we're inspired to move forward with bold lines in feminine palettes and truly show our stripes. We still love the elegant ease of Chanel's always on point looks, as well as the easy yet refined style of a simple stripe. As we're on the cusp of Fall's social season, we imagine our favorite tastemakers will start off with conservative theme before heading into really decadent thematic palettes in the holiday season. Are you loving the stripes and masculine trends your seeing?

Chanel Resort 2014. Image via / Modern style via Colin Cowie Weddings. Get the look for your modern place setting by stealing a note from Chanel's style book: Clean linens and minimalist palettes with a slight dash of color in just the right spot. We'd go for pure white china or stoneware, Silverbead flatware, and Ambe goblets.

Masculine looks never look so good. Chanel Miranda Kerr's look for a lunch look and steal the idea for your tabletop with our new striped linens, available in a rainbow of colors. Contact us today for details.


Host: A Birthday Tea

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Co-designed and styled by Ashley Baber  for Sincerely, Liz, Photography: Liz Cook, Sincerely, Liz: Photography | Design & Styling: Amanda Gray, Ashley Baber Weddings | Venue: Tresca on 8th | Flowers: Mary Ellen LaFreniere, Irvington Spring Farm | Linens: LaTavola Fine Linen | Chair Jackets: BBj Linen | 
Style Me Pretty has long been on our blogroll with its romantic wedding posts, but it is SMP Living that has truly stolen our hearts. With the best posts on entertaining, decor, and being an all around hostess, this is our first stop of the day in the blogosphere. Yesterday's post on hosting an authentic English tea party was inspired by a birthday celebration (a fun way to bring in the big 3-0 if you ask us), and thus inspired us to think about how we'd style our own tea. P.O.S.H. Vintage is making it's arrival, so of course we're thinking Depression-era glassware and goblets, floral patterns on mixed china, and fun scalloped chargers to pass around bits and bobs for hors d'oeuvres. We'd love to hear from you...How do you celebrate milestone birthdays? What occasions calls for a tea? Tell us everything!

Photography: Liz Cook, Sincerely, Liz: Photography

Get the look with P.O.S.H. Vintage: Mixed Floral China and Porcelain, Pink Scalloped Chargers, Depression-Era Pink Swirl Stem Goblet, tiered china cake plate service trays. Contact us today for availability and minimums.

Tabletop Tuesday: Hearts on Fire

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Image courtesy of Four Seasons Resort and Club Las Colinas

Catch a glimpse of this beautiful tabletop taken at a recent wedding at The Four Seasons Resort + Spa at Las Colinas. The classic bride and groom threw a nod to tradition with elegant chiavari chairs and the romantic pink, ivory, and gold palette. Additional vendors include The Cake Guys, Bella Flora, Switch Lighting, and BBJ Linens.

The Haute Seat: Chiavari

Monday, August 12, 2013
From top: Ivory Chiavari, Fruitwood Grand Chiavari, Natural Grand Chiavari, Black Chiavari, Pewter Chiavari

We're counting down until cooler temps hit and making the transition easier with our Summer Special. With just a few weeks left to save (!!!), it's time to book your chiavari chair order and put guests in the haute seat. Want tabletop with that order? We have it covered.

SUMMER SPECIALS TERMS: Orders and deposits must be made by Aug. 31, 2013. Valid on events held by Aug. 31, 2014. For more info, please respond to this email.
*Tabletop: To receive 20% off; place your entire tabletop order to include place settings of china, flatware and glassware. Please inquire for details and minimums. 
**Charger: To receive 25% off; add to your completed place setting order with your choice of charger. ***Chiavari: Available in green, red, pewter, silver, gold, ivory, black, natural, and fruitwood. Excludes custom orders.