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green and gold holiday place setting

Fresh & Merry

Using natural colors of the season, this holiday table is fashioned with twinkling golds, vivid greens, and crisp whites.

Titanic bread-and-butter plate, salad plate, and dinner plate by Royal Crown Derby ($540/5-piece place setting) through Scully & Scully, scullyandscully.com. Silk Ribbon charger ($300) by Herend, herendusa.com. Arlington Embroidery Monogram napkin by Leontine Linens, leontinelinens.com. Light Green Sisal Tree napkin ring ($2) from Hobby Lobby, hobbylobby.com. Pantheon sterling flatware ($240–$320) by Tuttle through Hudson-Poole Fine Jewelers, hudsonpoole.com. Elegante Lattice wineglass (left; $68) by Vietri through Bromberg’s, brombergs.com. Bubbles hock in Chartreuse (center; $310) by Saint-Louis through Scully & Scully, scullyandscully.com. Royal water glass (right; $185) by Moser through Bromberg’s. Moon Glass medium vase ($77) by Vietri, vietri.com. Savannah Gardens tablecloth ($324/120-inch round) by Matouk, matouk.com. Boxwood gift wrap ($9.75/roll) from Caspari, casparionline.com. Bottom charger: Personal collection.

Produced and styled by Amanda Smith Fowler | Photo by David Hillegas

Fall table setting featuring green accents, including a leaf motif on the plates, the monogram on the napkin, and polka dots on the tablecloth. A flower arrangement of yellow and orange contrasts with the green, allowing all the colors to pop. Ribbons that look like vines of gold and green are wrapped around the napkin instead of a napkin ring

Welcome Autumn

As summer winds down and autumn begins, keep it bright with unexpected cool greens warmed by rich orange and yellow florals.

American Federal flatware ($339/4-piece place setting) by Reed & Barton from Beverly Bremer Silver Shop, beverlybremer.com. Mottahedeh Nutleaf dessert plate ($325/set of 4) and cake plate ($180) and R. Haviland & C. Parlon Lexington dinner plate ($90), all through Mottahedeh, mottahedeh.com. Hemstitch napkin with Sadie monogram ($140) by Leontine Linens, leontinelinens.com. Oak Gold Leaf dish (used as a place card holder, $126) and Fanny green goblet ($106) by William Yeoward Crystal, williamyeowardcrystal.com. Acorn place cards ($11/10 cards) by Alexa Pulitzer, alexapulitzer.com. Calligraphy by Caroline 205.792.8900. Tika fabric by Lisa Fine Textiles through John Rosselli & Associates, johnrosselli.com. Arabella goblet ($35) by Juliska through Hudson-Poole Fine Jewelers, hudsonpoole.com. Olive Leaves ($10/10 yards) and Gold Metallic Leaves ($13/10 yards) ribbons (on napkin) from Paper Source, papersource.com.

Photo by David Hillegas | Produced and styled by Amanda Smith Fowler

Chinoiserie-themed table setting

A Touch of Chinoiserie

Try bringing a bold color to your table. Staying true to classic motifs, these vivid pinks are balanced by crisp whites and cool blues.

Wisteria Trumpet ($175) and Fern Posy vases ($125) by William Yeoward Crystal through Hudson-Poole Fine Jewelers, hudsonpoole.com. Chinoiserie teapot ($836), creamer ($393), and sugar bowl ($418) by Pinto Paris through DeVine Corporation, devinecorp.net for retailers. Barcelona wineglass ($268) by Varga through Gracious Style, graciousstyle.com. Pallas iced tea by Waterford Crystal (pattern discontinued; check Replacements, Ltd., replacements.com). Meissen Oriental Flowers Rose teacup and saucer through Scully & Scully, scullyandscully.com. Silk Ribbon dessert plate and charger by Herend, herendusa.com. Pink Lace dinner plate ($60) by Mottahedeh, mottahedeh.com. Healdsburg Collection napkin by Julia B., juliab.com. Towle King Richard 4-piece place setting ($219) and Broadway Silversmiths Pierced Basket Weave napkin ring ($129), both from Beverly Bremer Silver Shop, beverlybremer.com. Celeste fabric in Lilac by Raoul Textiles through John Rosselli & Associates, johnrosselli.com.

Photo by Jean Allsopp | Styled by Amanda Smith Fowler

Take It Tropical

When it’s too hot outside, bring the tropics to your table by mixing hues of sunshine gold with cool, leafy greens and natural bamboo.

Jaune de Chrome Cream Scale Gold dinner plate ($185) and dessert plate ($160), through DeVine, devinecorp.net for retailers. Jan Barboglio Double Hammered Old Gold charger ($88), Kim Seybert Crackle tumbler ($126), and Roost Artisan Luster glass ($15), all through Table Matters, table-matters.com. Juliska Harriet vase, $130, through Hudson-Poole Fine Jewelers, hudsonpoole.com. L’Objet Tulum Rings salt & pepper, $215/set, l-objet.com. Buccellati Tahiti flatware ($1,600/5-piece place setting), napkin ring ($325), and bottle opener ($720), buccellati.com. Ancesserie Palm Frond cards, $16/pack of 10, ancesserie.com. Calligraphy by By Caroline, call for pricing, 205.792.8900. Leontine Linens Addison Embroidery napkin, $140 as shown, leontinelinens.com. Reyna fabric by Raoul Textiles through John Rosselli & Associates, to the trade, johnrosselli.com. Flower arrangement features blue thistle eryngium, green ball dianthus, and fern fronds. 

Photo by Jean Allsopp | Styled by Amanda Smith Fowler

Pink and gold table setting, tablescape ideas

Pink of Perfection

Don't be bashful about using pastels. Instead layer pinks together with bold gold for a striking spring table.

Anna’s Palette china in Dusty Rose by Anna Weatherley through DeVine Corporation, $64–$98, devinecorp.net for retailers. Versailles Vermeil flatware in sterling silver by Buccellati, $1,170/3-piece set, buccellati.com. Deco Appliqué Border place mat and Honey Embroidery monogrammed hemstitch dinner napkin by Leontine Linens, leontinelinens.com. Pomegranate salt and pepper shakers by Michael Aram through Table Matters, table-matters.com. Roosevelt place card by Sugar Paper, $16/10 cards, sugarpaper.com. Calligraphy by Caroline, 205.792.8900. Pearl goblet ($300), Claire large wine ($160), and Corinne coupe champagne ($55), all by William Yeoward Crystal, williamyeowardcrystal.com. Moorea fabric in Green by Michael S. Smith/Jasper through John Rosselli & Associates, $173/yard, johnrosselli.com. Antique sterling biscuit box, beverlybremer.com for similar. 

Photo by Jean Allsopp | Styled by Amanda Smith Fowler
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A Happy Birthday

Mixing beloved vintage pieces with the season’s freshest new wares, we created a dreamy garden party to celebrate Flower magazine's 10th anniversary in style.

Matouk Savannah Gardens round tablecloth in spring green, from $135, matouk.com. Juliska Natural Bamboo flatware, $168 for a five-piece place setting, fxdougherty.com. Leontine Linens dinner napkin in pink linen with gold-shaded Halpin embroidered monogram, $540 for a set of six, leontinelinens.com. Vintage Dodie Thayer candlestick holders (used here as bud vases), $1,100 for a set of five, letaaustinfoster.com. Gien Filets Verts dinner plate, $45, fxdougherty.com. Gien Jardins Extraordinaires dessert plate, $180 for assorted set of four, ladentelliere.com. William Yeoward Crystal Fanny goblet in green, $99, williamyeowardcrystal.com.


Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner | Styled by Lydia DeGaris Pursell | Flowers by Sybil Sylvester


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