One Table Five Parties

Today's Charlotte Woman cover Tabletop by Gray Walker

Today’s Charlotte Woman cover Tabletop by Gray Walker

I am very excited to be featured on the cover of Today’s Charlotte Woman this November. I plan to share my tips for setting one table five ways over the next month gearing up for the holidays.

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Tabletop By Gray Walker


My first feature is a garden club luncheon. I wanted to create a holiday garden on the table. I “planted” my garden using clippings from my yard with simple dwarf fir trees in terracotta pots. A trail of magnolia leaves and red berries create a connection running down the table much like a garden hedge.

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Berries Wrapped in Gold Ribbon By Gray Walker


It is also fun to decorate each place setting with pieces from your centerpiece. Wrapping stems in a soft gold ribbon repeats the theme for each of your guests as they are seated.


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Guests Gifts Wrapped in Green and Gold By Gray Walker


Mixing textures and repeating color further define a great tabletop. Burlap with a metallic thread serves as a tablecloth alluding to the garden theme with a hint of holiday shine. Woven placemats and antique crocheted napkins enhance the garden feeling  with a touch of texture. My everyday china in leaves of green and white are perfection! Repetition of green glass adds a sparkle that dances around the table.


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Antique Crocheted Napkins


A tabletop is not complete without something old. My antique silver serving pieces and crocheted napkins add patina and character. I love inviting family spirits to lunch, they add lots of color to conversation!





Mixing you,