Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Putting your best Vase forward

We all like to look good when getting dress to go to a party. Well, setting the table is alot like dressing for a party:

1. Dress the table with cloth and complimentary china in matching or contrasting colors. 2. Add napkins as you would a belt or scarf, 3. accessorize with the jewelry – shiny flatware, napkin rings, candles, and place cards or favors.

Last but certaintly not least, top it off with the centerpiece - - - with an outfit it could be a fabulous hat or a stunning pin. With a table, your centerpiece is your vase.

A vase is a twice-blessed design statement. Choose one carefully and you have a piece of sculpture, when it's not full of beautiful flowers. Assemble a few beautiful vases together and you have a centerpiece for your room. Either of these vases would make a stunning centerpiece.

"Hip-hip Horray"! This month's issue of House Beautiful is fantastic and the 101 vase story makes me wanna set my table for a party!!! Cheers.


ladyjicky said...

How strange - something spooky going on here. Yesterday I had to throw away a favourite glass vase as it broke and I was thinking its so hard to find a great looking vase. What makes a great vase to me is one that will not fall over when you put flowers in them too! So many these days are really not weighted enough. I had fun looking at the vase range let me tell you!

The Peak of Chic said...

I agree- this issue is fantastic. There were so many vases that I wanted!!!

Sarah Dennis said...

Courtney, I couldn't agree more, this issue was great. I don't even know where to begin. I could totally see any one of these amazing vases on my table, nightstand, desk, apart of my vase collection or given as a wonderful gift.

I'm glad you enjoyed the post. Thanks for stopping by ladies.

Anonymous said...

Aren't the 101 best lists just the best! If only I could see one of those when i was in the market for anything, need flatware, here are 101 choices, or time for mugs, here are 101 to chose from. Its just the best!

Its the little things in life that bring me happieness and 101 best lists are definitley one of them!


perfectbound said...

Great post. I am not a frequent reader of House Beautiful magazine but I absolutely will be looking to pick up this issue now. I'll also be looking to pick up some of these amazing pieces.

{RNVL} said...

Another great post, Sarah--so many beautiful things to look at and practical, too, since I'm always looking for vases for my fresh flowers. I also checked out the cheese knife set at Anthropologie, but am still holding out for a flatware set like your Ralph Lauren. Also checked out the mother-of-pearl flatware set at Pottery Barn from one of your earlier posts and I'm seriously considering it--thanks for the tip!


Mike said...

You most decorate your home in a amazing way.