Thursday, November 8

Front & Centerpieces.



The lovely folks at CHOW invited me to do a holiday table setting and centerpiece for them a few weeks back, and the photos are now up and posted on the CHOW website. Look for some unconventional table setting ideas from the always inspiring and inventive Cate Kellison of Rose and Radish, as well as the elegant Sally Shim from Shim & Sons, and a bit of retro holiday fun from sfgirlbybay online at CHOW today. I get really bored with fall colors (I think they remind me of those bad, plaid dorm room sofas), so I relish the idea of a bit of diversity when it comes to setting a holiday table with bright and fresh, clean colors.



Keeping eye contact is important to Cate from Rose and Radish. And look, there's tiny deer!


Beautiful, minimalist and natural looking craftiness from Shim & Sons.

CHOW encourages readers to leave their feedback and comments on the CHOW site - the more feedback they have from people interested in the art of cooking and entertaining, the more stories they'll be able to do on this fun, holiday subject.


Digging up a centerpiece from stuff around the house (my specialty) from sfgirlbybay.


15 comments:

janine de waal said...

Really lovely - and the pomegranates look great!It's making me hungry!

Nathalie said...

Wow , its so colorful makes me happy just by looking it at :)
great work !

zee said...

Your table setting is adorable Victoria. I love that tablecloth- did you make it yourself?

Celebrity Gossip Girl said...

This is a great table setting i absolutely love it, good design.

Things That Inspire said...

Love the pomegranites!

*christie* said...

these are great. I love your mix of colors and patterns. And those saled bowls are great!

bronwyn said...

I very much like your table setting, great retro styling and colours with the wood candlesticks.I also find fall colours a bit boring and repetitive, you've done a great interpretation. I also love your netherlands photo's below - it looks like such a nice place to visit and explore. Also loved the sandra Monat intv - co-incidently I have her book and recently did a blog post on her, so I really was thrilled to read about her and see her photo's :)

sfgirlbybay said...

thanks everyone! it was a fun project to work on.

i didn't make the tablecloth - i got it on sale at Anthropologie many moons ago, and the salad dishes are from Thriftown in the Mission - 99¢ each!

beachbungalow8 said...

you did such a great job!

Abbey H said...

I have those same bowls (that you used for salad) and I never thought of using them that way! You're a decorating genius!

robyn said...

Very cool Victoria, the table looks great!

Anonymous said...

Victoria, you have to check out the deer at this etsy shop! http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5371593

Pam-housemartin said...

i loved all of these great ideas! that chartreuse and ruby pink is on of my favorite classic combos. thanks for sharing!

amber said...

these are gorgeous, fabulous work!

All Things Bright and Beautiful....Creative Flair Chic said...

I love your last table setting - beautiful!!