Sunday, October 12, 2008

Table scapes

While growing up my parents called our chores “our battle stations”. The battle station that I always hoped for was setting the table. Trying different combinations of napkins, plates and table clothes was always such a joy to me. My insightful sister who is somewhat an organizational guru was once trying to help me organize and eliminate. I was worried that as she saw my four sets of dished and 50 plus table cloths and many more such items crammed into my china hutch that she would quickly make me get rid of half. But instead she looked at me and said “Anne I know you, I know you find joy in the details and I know you need lots of options”. She was and is so right, I take so much joy is setting a beautiful meal for my family and friends. Every detail thrills me from the napkin rings to whatever I can find outside to put in a vase. There are an endless number of embellishments to a table setting. Place cards, menus, candles, napkins, chargers and so much more. I know there are still countless creations to be found yet.

9 comments:

Melissapher said...

You truly have a gift, Anne!

2P and Super B said...

wow. you are amazing. I am sending my friend Geidy over to your site right now. She would LOVE it!

Celeste said...

That is FANTASTIC! Have you thought about it professionally?

Gjovigs said...

Anne, you are woman after my own heart!!! I too find so much joy and a fun in table setting.. all the details thrill me.. and I have to say I LOVE your table settings. It's always so much fun! I also share the itch to be artsy-crafy all the time! It's fun and I love the challenge! Great job.. I'll frequent your blog often!!!

HDK said...

You give my mom a run for her money! I hope to one day be able to compete with you guys...by the way..you've inpspired me to make Elle an apron...three or four even, one for each season!

Taryn & Brendon said...

ok amazing. will you teach me how to do that?!

McKeowns said...

Beautiful, Anne. You DO have a gift!

g* said...

you are so amazing! i love you and wish we lived closer!

Stacey Keller Thompson said...

wow, beautiful! I love table setting too, you have lots of great ideas! (I am another of Kim Ning's sisters