Friday, March 26, 2010

Art In Bloom Green Table Settings

Art In Bloom is a right of Spring for the various garden clubs in New Orleans. It is a prestigious event, where artists, garden club members, professional florists, stylists, and interior designers are invited to exhibit. There is a special category for tablescapes.

This years invitees are: Design Within Reach, Vesta Fort, Friend and Company Fine Jewelers, Garden Trellis, Grace Kaynor and Anne Williams, M. Design and Consultation, Donna Maselli Designs, N + O-Neill and O'Brien, and my favorite, the premier home furnishings and ID shop on Magazine Street, perch.

I snapped a few photos some of the tablescapes. This years the theme is "Green Orleans".

Tables featured eco friendly green inspirations, as well as the color green as inspiration.

I think there are a few ideas you might like for your Easter, Passover, or Spring tables.

1. Vesta - Her table is in a study, with all manner of books and specimens, and a plate of oysters for the hungry investigator.

2. The Garden Trellis did a picnic for an artist in a garden setting.

I love the touch the Po' Boy sandwich on the bench, and the artist supplies in the bike basket. The antique quilt is a pretty "table top".

3. Friend and Company set a very tempting table indeed!

It featured china, glassware, crystal, and silverware from their store.

Design Within Reach did an austere table. Bare except for single bud vases of a poppy.

4. M. Design did a classic table set with antique china, and a glorious soup tureen.

The tureen was filled with a variety of green flowers; moss was used a a place mat, and grasses and small flowers fill cups and bowls.

You could adapt some of these ideas for your Spring table.

N + O had a table skirt inspired by Scarlett O'Hara's petticoat under that famous green dress she made from her curtains. A huge globe chandelier hung over the table flanked by twig chairs.

Green color flowers are the centerpiece.

Here's a closer look at the taffeta petticoat table skirt.

Matching taffeta napkins with primitive wood utensils.

Green glass was used as well.

I don't know who did this French inspired table, with the green mums used as a table cloth, but I thought it was very charming and that you might like it.

Donna Maselli had one of my favorites. It was a tablescape showing an architect and designer having supper over plans.

It was simple and elegant, and I love the architect models.

The French napkins are perfect with the white china.

I didn't get a chance to take pictures of all the tables, because I was working on the table for perch.

The table is called "perch. goes green".

It features an 8 x 10 carpet made of over 2000 green carnations, couture fabrics, fantastic vases with over 200 green Cymbidium orchids, and much, much more.

The perch. blog will be posting pictures soon, as well as announcing the winner of the giveaway of the Lucite ballroom chair.

You can still enter HERE to win, because perch. has been so busy with the Art In Bloom installation to have a chance to choose a winner.

Be sure to visit Between Naps On The Porch for more great tablescapes!

Thanks Susan for hosting Tablescape Thrusday!


ashlina said...

the teal color walls are FABulous!
and that bike setting....adorable.

great post. :)

Carey said...

Love the variety in creative ideas. I can't pick an overall favorite as I zeroed in on different elements in each tablescape. Or maybe I can't pick a favorite because I haven't seen the perch. tablescape yet???????

La Maison Fou said...

What a great way to tablescape "green". I love all the different tables & idea's. Looking forward to the table from Perch.

Laura said...

The dinner with the architect is so smart! Green architecture, green accents... love it all!

my favorite and my best said...

gorgeous. i loved the same ones as you. that little french one with the tiny mums stuck all over was very cute.

Bill said...

Hi Valorie,
Thank you for sharing these inspiring tables. It's always great fun to see events like this, in which table settings move into the realm of installation art.
Glad to see you participating in Tablescape Thursday this week. Your contributions are always unique and intriguing.

Hope your weekend goes well.

Warmest regards,

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

These are all just beautiful and great inspiration for an Easter table. Hope you have a great weekend.

pve design said...

Inspiration for my bike as well as my Easter Table!
Love all that fresh green!

La Petite Gallery said...

That is all just lovely. That cabbage centerpiece is great and beautiful place settings. There was lot of effort in this event..

thanks for sharing. yvonne

AppleTree said...

Funny that some would just blow off the "eco" part and do the "color"green. that takes guts in these times.