Friday, November 26, 2010

What I Am Thankful For...Benefitting Tessa with Inspiring Table Settings

This Thanksgiving I have been reflecting on how blessed I am, a wonderful family and the best job ever. The last time I posted a blog was two months ago, very unusual.  Business has picked up for sure.  Priorities have been with clients and special events, not on the continual post.  I'm back, with a post I am thankful for.

The beginning of October I participated in Tablescapes Benefit 2010 for the second year in a row.  Seven homes and seven designers participated.  All of the proceeds raised this year went to Tessa.  I'm thrilled to announce that $10,000 was raised this year.  Such a great reason to be thankful.  I am also thrilled with my final design, "Sense And Sensibility."

The peaceful world of an English countryside reminiscent within the world of Jane Austen.

Crisp green pears paired with clean white place settings, framed in gold flatware.

Accents of acorns and mischievous squirrels.

White pumpkins with traditional floral arrangements compliment the place settings.

White porcelain, green plates and glass are such a lovely combination of elements.

Characters of "Sense And Sensibility" sit at their seats.

Tea and dessert are served after dinner.

Candles are wrapped in text from Jane Austin's book.


Layering the elements, tablecloths, runners and dishes in different sizes.

The catering was provided by C Cobb Creations.  They provided delicious scones, cucumber sandwiches and flavored waters.


  1. Wow Jane! Very, very impressive! It looks so beautiful and the best is that it was for a great cause. I am so glad you took all the pictures- there is so much to look at! I love all the little details you used. Really great job!!

  2. Kelly, thank you so much. Sometime too much does not work, but in this case I was going for over-the-top on purpose. Tablescapes are my favorite! So glad you like it. WIth the Holidays here, I will be posting a lot of table top photos and such.

    Have a Happy Halloween Kelly! <|;D

    Jane the Snob