New Year Resolutions

Thursday, January 2, 2014
We're actually not one for resolutions made just once a year. But with so much happening for POSH in 2014, we can't see a reason not to actually. 

Image via VMac+Cheese.
1. Throw more "just because" dinner parties for the people that really matter. We love a great holiday tabletop or celebratory shower or anniversary, but we really like the idea of taking a normal night out of each month and making it special with unique place settings and recipes to show the people we love the most that we indeed love them the most.

2. Cook more meals at home. If we do number one on this list, then this is an obvious second on the list. Be prepared to find more recipes on this blog, featuring local favorites, Southern treats, and healthy versions of our favorite spreads. 

3. Take care of our new store fronts. As in, a new website and a new warehouse. We will be launching a brand new website at the end of the month, and we cannot wait to show you what we've been working on. As for the new warehouse location, don't worry Design District neighbors, we are literally moving just down the street. It just means better ways to serve clients like you who allow us to do what we love doing.

4. Take time to smell the roses. We have a busy year ahead, but taking time for ourselves and families sounds like the best way to stay balanced.

5. Serve you better NOW. We're constantly working on this, and we'd love to hear from you. From comments to your own resolutions, give us a shout!

Image via Jessie Wright.

Welcome 2014

Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Throw some glitter! It's officially 2014!
Happy New Year! We're more than excited to welcome 2014 to the calendar, and boy do we have some exciting things in store this year. We hope you enjoy your holiday and check back with us this month for, among other things, new tablescapes, new entertaining ideas, and at long last, a new website! Stay tuned!

Countdown to 2014 | Part 2

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
We're sharing out favorite tablescapes of 2013 to countdown the New Year, and we did save the best for last. But first, let us wish you a very safe and happy New Year's Eve, friends. Enjoy the night by brushing up on POSH etiquette from the art of conversation to giving a toast and setting up the bar for the evening by browsing our POSH 101 series. Now, on to the pretty things.

A mixture of white Chloe goblets with Onyx and Stella black stemware on black + white striped linens from POSH Couture Rentals. Design by Todd Events. Image courtesy of Roderick Pena Photography

The TWO x TWO Gala this year was extraordinary in terms of raising money, harnessing creativity (we're looking at you Todd Events), and expressing the power of simplicity with a subtle yet striking black and white aesthetic. Todd knocked it out of the park, proving yet again why he is one of the most in-demand planners in the industry. 

Equally outstanding was this opulent beauty by wedding planner Diann Valentine. A mix of custom linens, gorgeous chairs, and silver place settings created one of the most romantic looks of the year, noted by everyone from Dallas industry vets to Grace Ormonde.  See more from this beautiful event here.

Barcelona Silver China, Floral Elegance Flatware, Silver Goblet, Silhouette Stemware. Image courtesy of Molly Hauge, MoHa Photography
Equally dear to our hearts is the Hollywood Regency shoot by Emily Clarke Weddings & Events. The Gatsby theme has proven strong this year, and with inspired tablescapes like this, we hope it sticks around. See the whole shoot 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. Images courtesy of John Cain Photography.
Our favorite Fort Worth gal Tami Winn also won over the hearts of thousands of girls planning their weddings with this seriously sweet spread for Brides of North Texas. It nearly makes us want to renew our vows in true Southern fashion. See more images here.

Get the look with POSH - Gold Rimmed Glass Charger / mixed china collections of Gold Leaf, Gold Scroll, and Barcelona Gold / Royal Gold Stemware / Gold Lyons Flatware / Vintage Glass Compotes / Fruitwood Grand Chaivari. Images by Tracy Autem Photography.

We can't talk about fairytale place settings with out mentioning our favorite POSH Petite tablescape, inspired by none other than Peter Rabbit, by our friends at Mathes & Co. (You can bet we'll be recreating this come Easter for our little ones.)

Get the look: Place Setting - Jan Barboglio Hammered Charger / Barcelona Gold Charger / Sevres China Collection / Gold Leaf Compote + Stemware / Light Green Chloe Goblet / Floral Elegance Flatware / Fern Bengaline Moire Linen / White Brighton Petite Chairs. Image courtesy of Mathes & Co.

Countdown to 2014

Monday, December 30, 2013
Image by Lightbox Photography. Rentals: Arte Italica Dinner Plate, Copper Metallic Charger, Elise Cut Crystal Wine Glass, Amber Chloe Goblet, Gold Floral Lace Champagne Flute

Looking back over the past year, we've been blessed to be a part of memorable events and unforgettable moments around the table. To commemorate our best year yet, we're counting down to 2014 by taking a moment to reflect on a few of our favorite tablescapes and posts on this blog. Do you have any favorites? We'd love to hear from you!

Going for gold with a gorgeous Arte Italica Dinner Plate and Copper Metallic Charge. The Arte Italica is one of our favorite couture pieces.  See more images and read about this tablescape here.
Images above styled and photographed by Lightbox Photography. Rentals: Arte Italica Dinner Plate, Copper Metallic Charger, Silverbead Flatware
Emily Clarke Weddings & Events captured a Marie Antionette moment with a gorgeous Spring tablescape for The Brides of North Texas. We still can't get over the gorgeous details! See more images and read about it here.

Mottahadeh White Lace Charger, Arte Italica Dinner Plate, Lamour Napkin
Rentals: Vintage cake stands and platters, Sevres Tea Cup and Saucer, Silver Service Tea Set, Three-Tier Trays
Rentals: Crystal Champagne Coups
Images by Andrea Polito Photography. Styled by Emily Clarke of Emily Clarke Weddings & Events. Rentals: Silver Goblet, Amber Goblet, Gold Floral Lace Wine

 To round out today's list is a favorite Four Seasons Las Colinas tablescape featuring a Moroccan vibe. With all this cold weather, we're looking forward to more like this sooner than later! Read all about it here.
Image by Rebecca Lorrine Photography. Rentals: Rattan Round Charger, Exotic Bird by Charles Sadek Dinner Plate, Vintage Carnival Glassware, Gold Floral Lace Champagne Flute, Floral Elegance Flatware, Bamboo Folding Chairs