Agenda // City Lights

Friday, November 15, 2013
Have a great weekend everyone! Here is what's on our agenda:
SEE: Holiday season is officially here. As always, Downtown Dallas is taking it seriously with family friendly festivities along Main Street beginning at 6 PM Nov. 15th. The lighting ceremony will be at 7 PM at Main Street Garden. You'll enjoy pictures with Santa, live entertainment, street vendors, and more.
READ: Liv Tyler may be known as the beautiful muse/rocker child/actress, but she's about to be known for her manners. Seriously. Along with her grandmother Dorothea Johnson, Liv has compiled an elegant guide to 21-centry manners for professionals in business and social arenas. You may have your doubts, but it is surprisingly insightful and spot-on. Get it here.
ENTERTAIN: Check out these pretty place setting picked out from the Brides of North Texas team. You'll be itching to entertain or get inspired for setting your holiday tabletops in no time. POSH Place Setting: Scarlet Filigree Charger, Sevres China, Vintage Glass Compotes.
BUY:  The Barneys Holidays Lookbook is the absolute best, y'all. We our especially loving the home for the holidays section. What is the perfect gift for the hostess with the mostess? The Fornasetti Bocca Round Tray from the iconic photographic black and white face collection (love those bright red lips) and a Rablabs Emerald Bottle Stopper for that great bottle of wine you're bringing over. 
INSPIRE: We came across the Amazing Pictures facebook page by chance and are now officially addicted. Seriously, the most amazing pictures you've ever seen and sure to inspire you this weekend.

Let It Glow // Illuminating Tabletops

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The holidays revolve around family and friends gathering 'round the table. Illuminate the season with trusted, key pieces that easily transition with family pieces or add a rich element to your upcoming celebrations. Here are a few tips on adding posh elegance:

1. We love the idea of cream and ivory additions adding a subtle glow to tabletops. Both Arte Italica Cream Charger and Basket Weave Ivory China Collection have intricate details which prove there is nothing bland about the season's favorite neutral. Bring in POSH Vintage patterns for a truly seasonal look that celebrates both the past, present, and future. 

2. Give guests a gracious welcome with fine crystal and stemware. The new Valencia Etched Stemware Collection give a gorgeous glimmer to cocktail hour and make an impressive display on luxe vignettes and bar carts. 

3. Bring something bright to the holidays with a richly hued Stella Goblet. Purple is the color of royalty and a nice break from the typical holiday hues - what better way to toast your guests?

4. Speaking of the typical holiday hues, we still love bringing traditional colors and patterns into tablescapes with our linens. Damasks in gold, red, burgundy, and deep greens adds a Southern touch while keeping the season in mind.

5. If you really want to add a festive shine to a fashionable feast, the new Silver Versailles Charger and Dinner Plate instantly adds glamor to winter whites. Just add statement stemware and you're set.  


Wednesday, November 13, 2013
As Southerners, one of our favorite things about the holidays is definitely the food. We love the Founding Farmers Cookbook, (read more about it on yesterdays post). Their Holiday on the Ranch section is packed full of mouth-watering recipes sure to win over a hungry family. Their tried-and-true recipes don't really mess with tradition; rather, they are just perfected versions of holiday favorites. We've shared two below, but you'll have to get the Founding Farmers Cookbook for the rest! 
Serve your Roasted Chestnut-Corn Bread Stuffing on Noritake's Mahogany Rose China and the Cranberry Relish on the Mottahedeh Tree China, available at POSH.

Toast // Chef Joe

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Chef Joe in action. Image courtesy of The Founding Farmers Cookbook.
We interrupt this Tabletop Tuesday to give a sincere shout out to an acclaimed executive chef, great dad and husband, and all-around good guy. Joe Goetze, we're talking about you. Cheers to staying young in your old age. The POSH fam couldn't be prouder. We wouldn't pass up a meal with you any day. Happy Birthday! 

We love hearing stories about Joe. From these tales, we've learned never to ask to be his assistant in the kitchen unless we have a strong knowledge of serious cooking ingredients. Jami was once asked to get flour from their pantry, but once she found them, there were about ten different kinds to choose from. Needless to say, he sticks to cooking and she sticks to tabletop. Sounds like the perfect couple to host an excellent dinner. We also live for when she brings his leftovers to work. Fortunately, now we can try to recreate his magic with the The Founding Farmers Cookbook. We already have our copy but would love to share more with you. Read and excerpt below from The Founding Farmers Cookbook and get your own copy on Amazon.

Meet Executive Chef Joe Goetze
"There's an intimacy to cooking," says Goetze, who is known around the restaurant as Chef Joe. "It's up close and personal." That's way he crafted a menu for Founding Farmers full of what he calls "food that hugs you."...Throughout a notable career heading up kitchens around Dallas, including eatZi's Market & Bakery, Sipango, and The Landmark, he was know for always striving to get his food just right. That mean making sure the ingredients were sustainably sources, were local whenever possible, and fit his strict quality guidelines. It's all about building unforgettable flavors that make you want to come back again and again. 

Thinking About Thanksgiving

Monday, November 11, 2013
A festive kitchen and deserves an equally festive place setting. Right, concept and design by Jordan Payne Events. Image courtesy of ThisbeGrace Photography.

It's hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. Time for turkey and mashed potatoes, ciders and pumpkin pie, heirloom place settings and vintage serving pieces, and best of all, time with friends and family. However you're thinking of celebrating this American tradition, we hope you're setting each seat with style. 
 Get the look with P.O.S.H.
Chocolate Metallic Charger with Mottahedeh Tree Dinner and Salad Plate, Copper Metallic B&B Charger, Gold Lyons Flatware, Green Vintage Carnival Wine and Water Goblets. Resource One linen, exclusively at POSH.