Friday, November 28, 2008

My tablesettings

I just love styling table settings, whether it is for an outdoor lunch or a formal dinner. I especially love setting up wedding and banquet tables. Here are a few of my table settings that I would like to share with you. I use a lot of fresh seasonal fruit, especially grapes, and for the formal setting I was lucky to pick grapes off the vine from one of our local vineyards in Bowral.

As a stylist/collector I have cupboards full of china, glassware, food styling and decorating items. As I style food, interiors, fashion, weddings and children I am hopeless, every time I see something great, I have to have it!!! . Andrew, my husband jokes that he needs to build a warehouse for all my collections. I do use everything!! not all the time, maybe once or twice a year. I just don't want to get rid of any item as there just might be a time when I need it. I am quite well known at the second hand shops and recycle centres around town, the treasures that I find are amazing. Even if it has a crack in it, I can still use it in my photographs. Actually, I'm off in a minute to have a browse around some shops to see what I can find today. I will let you know how I go.. Have a lovely weekend..

I styled these table settings at a beautiful old hotel in Berrima called The White Horse Inn.