Sundays at Southeastern Salvage

Here is my latest find at Southeastern Salvage...If you haven't been, start popping in every few weeks...you just never know what you'll find. These loveseats were $549 each. Available in charcoal, chocolate and natural. If we were only in a bigger house, then this would be great at the foot of our bed!


Charity Tablescapes Event

Last week Table Matters participated in a Tablescapes event at St. Mary's Episcopal church that benefited their GED program. Not only were the tablescapes there for decoration, but event goers actually dined at the tables!! It was so much fun!

 I started with my centerpiece and chose a stunning Jan Barboglio piece with a mercury vessel. It was perfect since the arrangement was high above the heads of the ladies. Then for the linens, I chose some items that I had at home since these might risk getting dirty!

The tablecloth is an Ann Gish silk ministripe topper. And the napkins are Chilewich in a khaki color, matching the stripes in the cloth and some beautiful, mulit-color beaded napkin rings. I also scattered mercury vases about the table and filled them with seeded eucalyptus. The placemats coordinated with the topper and the chargers were a combination of Juliska's Berry and Thread and Jardin du Monde. And the new Juliska colette Plum glasses set the mood and gave me inspiration for the flowers.

 With the inspiration from the plum colette glasses, I chose purple flowers of all shades to fill the mercury vessel - hydrangeas, stock, dahlias, smoke branch and seeded eucalyptus.

And our beautiful meal...cooked by some ladies of the church! Delicious!


Happy New Year!

A traditional, southern Rosh Hashanah Celebration. 

Happy New Year!

Preppy Wedding Shower

One of my clients hosted a wedding shower and the bride loves all things preppy. Here is the letterpress invitation finished off with grosgrain ribbon.


As the guest arrived they were to fill out an envelope with their address, so the bride would have it for her thank you notes (along with new stationary!). And there are also scorecards for a game in which they played at the shower - Guess the brides age in various photos scattered about the house.

Here is the setting a table filled with pink and navy and lime green. The napkins were finished off with a knot of the grosgrain ribbon.

Here is a close-up of the setting. We planned for sorbet for dessert. so each guest has a old fashioned teaspoon in various bright colors at the top of her setting!

And last, but not least the bride's chair - Tied with bows and beautiful pink and white flowers.

A close-up of the flowers, I used sliced limes in the vase in the center and scattered antique ironstone pitchers about.

It was a fun party to set-up for!!!Best Wishes Margo!