Tuesday, March 31, 2009

We were inspired

After 2 days of contestants coming in to set up their contest table, we were inspired to do an Easter table of our own. We did our front table in 8 different mixed and matched place settings. Complete with crystal and butter pats. We added a different color sherbet to each setting in the center of the salad plate. Then each sherbet got some Easter grass and an egg. Our centerpiece is simply a vase of tulips on top of a stool and a couple stuffed rabbits.

But we couldn't stop there! Jennifer became inspired and brought in a birdcage that had been in her backyard. We cut the legs down, laid some fake grass, and we had a centerpiece! After gluing many a butterfly to the cage, we added butterfly shaped place mats, our dishes, crystal, napkins, and rocks...yes rocks! The place mats were very simple, so to show the definition and the shape we accented the tops and bottoms of the wings with small pebbles. We also used larger rocks to outline the grass below the birdcage. All the makings of a great Spring table!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Our First Post!

How exciting! People are always asking us- "when are you going to have a sale?", "what new patterns have you gotten in?", "are you gonna have another seminar?". This will be where you find the answers to those questions. As soon as I know we have a sale coming up, I will tell you here first. Every time we get in a new pattern, I will tell you here first. When we start planning our next seminar, I will tell you here first.
Right now I want to tell you about our Tablescapes Contest. For the last few weeks customers have been signing up to take part in our contest. We offered 10 spots and we got 10 contestants! Today and tomorrow they will be setting up their table. They provide the linens and decorations. Dishes From The Past will provide the dishes and crystal of their choice. From April 1-11 visitors to our store will vote on their favorite table. The winner will receive a $100 store gift certificate. Come in, take a look around, and vote for your favorite table!