Weekend To Do // Fall Favorites

Friday, October 4, 2013
Happy Weekend! We're hoping Fall weather will actually happen this weekend, but either way, we're excited about the Texas State Fair and a few new items that are making it to our home and showroom.  What are your plans for the weekend?
1. Table Talk: Modern monograms and hand-embroidered elephants for linens? Definitely.  The fine-linen couturier Julia Berger collaborated with super society calligrapher Bernard Maisner on these beautifully detailed napkins that beg a place at the table this month.
2. Fashion Forward: Every girl loves Matthew Williamson for fashion, but now we can add his bold patterns and colors to our homes with ten vibrant prints designed for Osborne & Little this fall. Even if you don't add it to your walls, then at least grab this seriously cute umbrella.
3. Wall Love: We love everything from Deborah Bowness, but this glass tableware wallpaper takes the cake. It just might deserve a place in our showroom. 
4. Take Note: Taking the time to read blogs and newspapers is just fine, but especially with cooler weather to keep us bundled up and reading on patios, it's time to find a really great book. Stone Fox Bride, which we featured this week on the blog, has a reading list that we find quite refreshing. Get those Kindles fired up.
5. Warm It Up: The best thing about Fall is reintroducing warm soups and chilies to our family dinners. We've pinned several of our favorites to our Autumn Ardor Pinterest board.
6. Southern Tradition: If you live in Dallas, you can't help but notice the arrival of the Texas State Fair. Bigger and better than ever, with more friend foods and a new, improved Big Tex, we can't wait to get out there with the fam. 

This Just In // Arte Italica Cream Charger

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Just in time for holiday planning, our new Arte Italica Cream Charger has officially landed in Dallas. The storied Italian brand salvaged and reclaimed antique molds for these handmade ceramic chargers. The name Finezza means "reclaimed", and we couldn't be more thrilled with the painstaking work that goes into each piece. Curated by Jami and Laurel to mix with our POSH Vintage Collection and couture pieces, it is literally the only accessory you need to make a bold yet elegant statement with your tabletop. We are adding more to this collection come Spring. Stay in the loop and be the first to know when new items arrive by signing up for our newsletter.

WW // Bohemian Rhapsody

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The Stone Fox Bride Sarah led down the aisle (left) and her bohemian tabletop (right). Photography by Stacy Newgent.
With all the beautiful weddings we see, it's hard not to have a #WeddingWednesday on the blog (Texas vendors and planners know how to do it right, y'all.) Today, however, we are inspired by a West Coast wedding featuring the anti-traditional team of Stone Fox Bride. Their vibe is anti-bridezilla, and their brides's Big Day always looks like the best party you wish you were invited to. The wedding of Sarah and Tom came across our blog feed, and we immediately fell in love with the chill mix of tradition meets bohemian rhapsody. It also fits the autumn looks we're feeling right now, so we picked our favorite POSH pieces inspired by this breathtaking wedding (which you can see in it's entirety here.). Are you in love with this look like we are?

Love the autumnal mix in the floral runner. Get the look with POSH with a white hemstitch overlay and jute linen with our new crossback cafe chairs.

Clockwise from top left: New Floral Damask linens in Silver, Ivory, and Taupe. / New crossback chair // Vintage amber goblets / A mix of couture and vintage for the perfect place setting: Gold Bead Glass Charger, vintage dinner and salad plates, vintage crystal cordials, mixed Michelangelo and Floral Elegance flatware, white hemstitch napkin


Tabletop Tuesday: Hollywood Regency

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The glitz and glamor of the 30's Golden Age has made a major comeback in terms of event styling. Bringing in theatrical elements and luxe details, Emily Clarke channeled the look and feel of Hollywood Regency for Brides of North Texas in this polished and plush tabletop. Art Deco influences show up in the place settings with and crystal stemware with rich black and white hues mixed with gold while a geometric element in the linen. Perfect for the modern bride who wants to put a spin on tradition or tastemaker with a flair for the dramatic. Jean Harlow, eat your heart out. (To see a behind-the-scenes look by When It Clicks, visit here.)
Place Setting: Scalloped Black Charger with Sparkle, Barcelona Gold Charger, Black Banded Dinner Plate, Black + Gold Salad Plate, Dynasty 24 Karat Flatware, Elise Cut Crystal Red and White Stemware, Onyx Champagne Flute.  All POSH Couture Rentals.

A close up of the geometric details of the Barcelona Gold Charger - a perfect choice for the Art Deco look.

The drama continues with sweets luxuriously stacked as true confections should.

Boxwood walls create an added wow factor which tease guests arriving with the concept about to great them.
Beautifully lush florals add depth and drama to the tabletops.
To top it off, tent the head table with fabulous bold colors.


Presentation // Time to Shine

Monday, September 30, 2013
Champagne Coups get the Fall treatment with fresh apple cider and stacked champagne towers.

It's time to toast our favorite time of year, and there is only one thing to remember - PRESENTATION IS EVERYTHING. 

We asked Jami and Laurel to give us insight into the top tabletop trends for the upcoming season, and one thing continues to catch everyone's eye - bright and shiny additions like crystal and cut glass. Bring in luxe details that stand out, like bubble bars with coups rather than flutes and stacked champagne towers to really set a celebratory scene. Laurel loves Fall ciders, which we see making an appearance in October with our champagne coups.

For tabletop, go with Jami's favorite look - a mix of bone and ceramic china with crystal pieces. You will instantly upgrade the most simple place setting to a plush tabletop in no time. For parties pass drinks in a combination of vintage crystal coups, cordials, flutes, and goblets for a Gatsbyesque feel that is making a huge mark this Fall. If all else fails, pick a piece of crystal to show off, and toast the season in style.
An array of POSH Vintage crystal champagne flutes, cordials, and compotes for toasting the season.