Weekend Link Love

Friday, January 24, 2014

True Blue: Everyone is already in love with our new cream Finezza Charger from Arte Italica, so of course we have our sight set on its charming blue brother. An intricate lace design adorns this beautiful couture ceramic serving piece so beautifully it can stand alone or look lovely under layers of china. Read more our charger here.
Screen Sirens: This was a great year for film. We already gushed about Lupita and Jennifer Lawrence (and every other star) here, but we still can't wait for the countdown to the Oscars now that the full list of nominees is out.
Toddy Time: Like we said, the Polar Vortex may be over, but it still gets pretty chilly come patio time! We're keeping this Rue recipe on hand for the rest of winter. Our guests will appreciate it.
The High-Low: We pride ourselves on mastering the high-low when it comes to curating a personalized tabletop, but it gets a little harder when we take that ideology into our personal interiors. What's the perfect way to mesh Design Within Reach and West Elm? Of course Lonny knows. This link will prove quite helpful when Spring cleaning turns into Spring redecorating.

The Spirit of Collecting

Thursday, January 23, 2014
All tabletop by POSH Vintage Collection. All images courtesy of Tamytha Cameron Photography.
Monday we shared a bit of our POSH Vintage glassware collection, but today it's time for tea. The wonderfully chic and sophisticated world or Ms. Marin Fiske-Rankin and her team at the Meadows Museum had first dibs on setting a striking tea tablescapes with the vintage collection. The Meadows Museum was celebrating a monumental Francisco José de  Goya  y Lucientes acquisition. In 2013, Meadows Museum acquired 8 new works, ranging from Miguel Jacinto Meléndez to the Stewart Album, which is no small feat. Marin took the idea of collecting new works and transferred that spirit to tabletop with a collection of vintage pieces of course. No matter how it's layered or stacked, the mixed-and-matched patterns from brands like Rosenthal, Haviland, and Homer Laughlin (to name a few) made an incredible display for guests. Tamytha Cameron Photography captured every detail. See for yourself!

Assorted collections of tea cups and saucers make a statement in the entry.
Gorgeous gold chiavari chairs for guests to sit down and take in the beauty of the museum and the tabletops.
Assorted small plates with patterns ranging from Depression-era pink opaque to couture floral patterns means each individual plate makes a statement. Milk glass pedestals are perfect for displaying any amuse bouche.

The vintage collection hosts a wide variety of styles, sizes, and colors when it comes to tiered trays and cake pedestals.

Masks + Mirrors | Masquerade Ball

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Images left to right: POSH showroom. / Solange, Mrs. Knowles, Beyonce. Image via Beyonce's Instagram. / POSH place setting designed and photographed by Dr. Delphinium.
As female-empowered as we are, it's no surprise that everyone at POSH is a little Beyonce obsessed (aren't we all?). After clicking through her gorgeous mother's 60th NOLA Masquerade party, we have been trying to come up with every excuse possible for an Art Deco inspired, behind-the-veil party of our own - and we certainly have the best tabletops for such a fete.

Who's behind the mask? Only a mirrored charger will give you a true glimpse. We love our new Mirrored Charger alone or layered high with a mix of silver and gold. 
POSH PLACE SETTING (Above, left): Mirrored Gold Charger, Versailles Silver Dinner Plate, Barcelona Gold Salad and B&B, Silver Ice Cream Coup, Michelangelo Flatware, Valencia Etched-Glass Stemware

Between Solange and Beyonce, it's hard to pick the golden child. But when it's our party, we'd make our guest play the part. POSH PLACE SETTING (Above, right): Gold Beaded Charger, Gold Leaf Dinner, Salad, and B&B Plate, Gold Lyons Flatware, Gold Floral Lace Stemware

Tabletop Tuesday | Sneak Peek

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Place settings clockwise from top: Gold Beaded Charger with Sevres China, Rattan Round Charger with Blue+White China, Jan Barboglio Hammered Charger with Mottahedeh Tree China, Mottahedeh Lace Charger with Charles Sadek's Exotic Bird China; Flatware from left: Marie Antionette, Parisian Gold

Tonight we'll be celebrating the 5th anniversary of one of our favorite wedding publications - The Brides of North Texas. Those gals certainly know how to throw a ball, so be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter later for behind-the-scenes action. This image pays homage to our new website's virtual table, where you'll be able to play with patterns to your hearts content. We can't wait for you to see it! For now, we're counting down to the cover with the rest of DFW's best vendors. Cheers!

POSH 101 | Vintage Glassware

Monday, January 20, 2014
Just a few of our new Amber and Vaseline goblets in the POSH Vintage Collection.
For those of you who love your stemware to match perfectly--great. There is definitely a time and place for that. But for those of you jumping on the vintage bandwagon of mixing and matching not only different patterns and shapes but different eras as well, we're right there with you. This trend has taken off in the last year, and we are excited to be a part of it with the POSH Vintage line. 

After spending weekends out and about and evenings online sourcing the best vintage tablewares from antique and estate sales, you can be certain that our collection has something for everyone. From amber and vaseline goblets to pink, purple, green, red, and blue cordials, aperitifs, flutes, and tumblers, we definitely have your vintage bar covered.
Gorgeous pink and blue vintage goblets from the POSH Vintage Collection.
A few tips and tricks we've picked up when playing with vintage glassware:
1. Limit the number of colors you use unless they are in the same color family. We love mixing pinks and purples, for example. 
2. Don't be afraid to mix up patterns. The vintage collection is picked by color but comes in an assortment of stemware, from honeycomb cut crystal patterns to swirl-cut tumblers. The more eclectic the mix, the more distinctive and sophisticated the tabletop or bar appears.
3.  Mix in your own collection. If you're like us, you have a range of goblets and stemware passed down from family members or from your wedding registry that looks lovely, but you've used them enough that you'd like to spruce up your next event with a bold collection of styles. Adding vintage to your tabletop makes everything new again.
4. Check out the latest on wedding blogs. Our favorite It Girls, from Kate Bosworth to Blake Lively have used vintage in their weddings. We are always seeing something on Style Me Pretty or Martha Stewart Weddings that inspires us.