Sparkle for the Table

2015-fall-kim-seybert-laurel7mHello! Welcome to the final days of 2015.

Last week, I took a little time off to spend with family and just make the most of the merriment, but I sure missed being here. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and are winding down 2015, while gearing up for 2016. So many people I know are out of town this week, but I truly love being home. I’m cleaning out, getting organized and taking advantage of some prime family time.

With most of our friends out of town, I won’t be hosting a big NYE celebration, but if I was, I would absolutely be setting a table full of sparkle and glitter. It’s one night where “more is more”. Layer it on… the more glam the better.

I was admiring some tabletop items by Kim Seybert and then realized she has the most glamorous placemats, runners and napkin rings out there. Makes me want to have a party!!2015-fall-kim-seybert-mirror4m 2015-fall-kim-seybert-mirror3m 2015-fall-kim-seybert-fete6m 2015-fall-kim-seybert-diamond2m 2015-fall-kim-seybert-city-slickerm 2015-fall-kim-seybert-aurora2m

Are you hosting a fancy NYE celebration? Even if it’s just a party for 2, it’s the perfect night to pull out all the stops.

Here’s to ringing out the year in style!


NYIGF – Let Me Entertain You

Are you ready for another round of color from the NYIGF? I’m already thinking up party ideas! 
Dransfield and Ross delivered a big dose of deliciousness with their place mats and napkins. With any of these combinations, Joe Nye will be asking you for table setting ideas!
Did someone say monogrammed napkin? I practically attacked the cute men working the Julian Mejia booth, to get a closer look! 
At the forefront of tabletop treasures is Kim Seybert. I was instantly drawn to the pink ombre napkin. Available in March.
Jill Rosenwald just keeps creating happy things! Her pottery can be customized in the color of your choice and if you’re like me….with a monogram. I’m loving that navy Hampton Links tray with the LM monogram. Great hostess gift!
I was on the lookout for Cake Kitchen Papers, as I received a monogrammed set for a holiday gift and I went crazy for them! The place mats are paper and come in an oversized tablet. You just tear off what you need. Ideal for casual dining.
Finally, the charm and handmade quality of this children’s tabletop line by Alex Marshall Studios just made me smile. This is the perfect baby gift…customized or not. The company also creates the most adorable line of lamps.

Entertaining is really about bringing people together. And, creating a beautiful setting, to celebrate a birthday, a holiday or just the joy of having friends, is one way to express yourself. So, whether you lean formal or casual….have fun with it.

I hope these colorful highlights from this year’s gift show leave you inspired! It only takes a spark!