The Collected Tabletop: Inspirations for Creative Entertaining (Hardcover)
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From an intimate martini party to a Thanksgiving extravaganza, Kathryn Greeley shows how to create easy, fun, and breathtaking tabletop designs that will make any occasion memorable, using your existing or new collections.
Chock-full of inspired ideas for hosting high-end theme parties, "The Collected Tabletop" includes professional photographs of place settings and tabletop decorations; elegant, hand-painted menus; favors and floral arrangements; and simple and easy-to-prepare recipes, such as Independence Day Flag Tart, Skillet Drop Biscuits, and Goat Cheese Truffles.
For each of the thirteen events described in "The Collected Tabletop," Greeley details the history and significance of specific items from each collection, ranging from heirloom china and crystal to intricate art glass and colorful majolica combined with hand-thrown pottery. In this peerless resource for entertaining enthusiasts, you'll learn how to use your own collections to define your personal hosting style.
About the Author
A regional design celebrity and owner of Noland Interiors Inc., Kathryn Crisp Greeley has been providing professional interior design services for elegant lifestyles and creating timeless and uniquely personal environments in the Southeast for more than thirty years. She is known for her gracious entertaining and expert knowledge of tabletop collections. Kathryn is also an avid gardener and cook and lives at Chestnut Cottage in Waynesville, North Carolina with her husband, Wells, and their West Highland Terrier, Bentley.
J. Weiland has been a photographer most of his life. Many of his works are in museums and collections throughout the country. In 1980 he opened a studio in Asheville that specializes in architectural photography. His work is regularly published in magazines and books and featured in advertising campaigns. He and his wife, Sherry, raise goats and grapes on a small farm in Democrat, North Carolina.
Heather Anderson is a freelance writer living in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she studied marketing and creative writing. Heather is a contributor to the Italian magazine Urbino Now and works with ieiMedia, a company that helps journalism and multimedia students to study internationally. She enjoys traveling, writing, and spending time with her West Highland Terrier, Finnegan.