Setting the Table for the Holidays

Janet Brown Interiors is celebrating 20 years in Carytown with current storewide savings of 20%* through September 30th. Now is the perfect time to start your Christmas shopping or purchase those special items you need for holiday entertaining. We have antique china and assorted tableware, tablecloths and cocktail napkins, guest towels, placecards, seasonal tabletop decor, bar ware, and holiday pillows. As part of our anniversary celebration, Janet Brown Interiors is hosting a Table Top Party on Wednesday, September 24th from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please join us at 3156 W. Cary Street for light refreshments and decorating inspiration. Fall, winter, and holiday table displays will be featured to feed your creativity! If you would like to attend, please RSVP in the events section of our Facebook page or call 804-358-9548.
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“Layering plates in different finishes, colors or textures is an easy trick for setting an elegant table. Start with a charger, followed by a dinner plate, topped by a folded cloth napkin and small bread or dessert plate.” “13 Rustic Thanksgiving Table-Setting Ideas” by Marian Parsons, Mustard Seed Interiors. HGTV.

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“A seasonal still life combines a pumpkin, fruits, and pastry stands of graduated sizes.” Home of designer Jan Roden, owner of the Charlottesville, Virginia shop, And George. Photography by Gordon Beall. Written by Ted Loos. “A Fresh Look at Tradition” produced by Senga Mortimer. House Beautiful (December 2003).

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“Make a bewitching centerpiece with black-and-orange pumpkins. Carve out a large pumpkin to hold a vase. Spray-paint your pumpkins with a black matte-finish paint. Once dry, scrape away the painted surface in lines or in the form of a sunflower or another design.” “Quick and Clever Halloween Centerpieces.” Better Homes and Gardens.

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“Spooky Still Life. Make ordinary objects a little creepier with a coat of black paint. Just a few simple steps and this discarded tree branch becomes a scary perch for menacing ravens. Find a tree branch (the more twisted and gnarled, the better) and spray-paint it black. Once dry, insert the branch in an urn or pot. Finish by placing a few black ravens on the branch.” “Creepy Halloween Decorations.” Better Homes and Gardens.

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These witch broom place cards made from raffia, twigs and brown paper bags are perfect for Halloween or Harry Potter-themed parties. “HGTV How-To: Witch’s Broom Place Cards” by Liz Gray. Design Happens blog, HGTV (October 11, 2011).

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“Designer Camille Styles mixed high-end white elements, like a porcelain soup tureen and creamy-hued roses, with rustic ones like pumpkins, gourds and beeswax candlesticks” to create this beautiful centerpiece. “White Pumpkins: Your Thanksgiving Table’s Best Friend” by Liz Gray. Design Happens blog, HGTV (November 25, 2013).

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“On the porch, a pair of custom-made rustic log chairs from Bennett Galleries and a Hickory Chair wicker club chair rest on an outdoor rug from Restoration Hardware.” [Hickory Chair available through Janet Brown Interiors.] Home of Sam and Mary Celeste Beall, owners of Blackberry Farm. Design by Suzanne Kasler. Architecture: Spitzmiller and Norris. Photo: Pieter Estersohn. Text: Christopher Petkanas. “A Gracious Southern-Style Home in Tennessee” produced by Howard Christian. Architectural Digest (November 2012).

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Designer Martha Angus used leftover pieces of de Gournay wallpaper “to cover a classic Parsons table, topped with Plexiglas to protect the surface.” “15 Designer Place Settings with Basic White China,” House Beautiful.

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“Linen napkins from Matouk [available through Janet Brown Interiors] are embroidered with Capucine and David Gooding’s monogram. Capucine, who collects ribbons, prefers securing napkins with them rather than with rings. Here she chose a gray satin ribbon with a crisscross design and knotted edges.” Connecticut home of Capucine and David Gooding, founders of luxury tableware company Juliska. [Juliska available through Janet Brown Interiors.] Photo: John Bessler. “Gorgeous Intergenerational Holiday Gathering” written by Krissa Rossbund. Traditional Home.

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“Imagination is the key to a successful children’s table. Placecards with whimsical calligraphy supporting the table’s forest theme are tucked into a bundle of colored pencils that small guests can take home after the gathering.” Connecticut home of Capucine and David Gooding, founders of luxury tableware company Juliska. Photo: John Bessler. “Gorgeous Intergenerational Holiday Gathering” written by Krissa Rossbund. Traditional Home.

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“Capucine mixes metallic finishes throughout the place setting. Flatware is vintage Puiforcat.” “Isabella” goblet, “Firenze Medici” salad plate and the “Quotidien” dinner plate, all by Juliska [Juliska available through Janet Brown Interiors]. Pewter charger. Connecticut home of Capucine and David Gooding, founders of luxury tableware company Juliska. Photo: John Bessler. “Gorgeous Intergenerational Holiday Gathering” written by Krissa Rossbund. Traditional Home.

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“Capucine draws design inspiration from her mother, Victoria Cameron, who lives nearby. “We adore flowers and do our own arrangements together,” says Capucine of the floral centerpiece on the table.” Connecticut home of Capucine and David Gooding, founders of luxury tableware company Juliska. Photo: John Bessler. “Gorgeous Intergenerational Holiday Gatherings” written by Krissa Rossbund. Traditional Home.

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“Greenery, pomegranates, oranges, artichokes, and silver almonds fashion a centerpiece that nods to the abundance that guests have in their lives. ‘Being grateful shouldn’t be reserved only for Thanksgiving time,’ Timothy says.” Pomegranates symbolize good fortune. French chateau of Los Angeles-based interior designer Timothy Corrigan. Photography by Eric Piasecki and Peter Krumhardt. “Formal Dinner with Timothy Corrigan” by Krissa Rossbund. Traditional Home.

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“In England, seating charts are popularly used by hosts to assist with the placement of guests around a table. Timothy prepares for dinner parties in the same manner, assigning his guests to specific spots on a walnut chart—the gift of a grateful visiting diner.” The pomegranates on the table linens symbolize good fortune. French chateau of Los Angeles-based interior designer Timothy Corrigan. Photography by Eric Piasecki and Peter Krumhardt. “Formal Dinner with Timothy Corrigan” by Krissa Rossbund. Traditional Home.

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“As an elegant remembrance of the dinner party, ivory placecards are graced by a refined architectural drawing of the château’s grand presence. Below the drawing, each card is handsomely printed with a dinner guest’s name.” French chateau of Los Angeles-based interior designer Timothy Corrigan. Photography by Eric Piasecki and Peter Krumhardt. “Formal Dinner with Timothy Corrigan” by Krissa Rossbund. Traditional Home.

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“To complement vintage sterling silver place-card holders rendered in the form of an acanthus leaf, elegant silver-ink calligraphy artfully adorns simple white cards softened with rounded corners. Calligraphy by Deborah Nadel Design.” Celebration dinner at Crown restaurant in New York hosted by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, founders of Marchesa, which makes evening gowns frequently seen on the red carpet. Photo: Jonny Valiant. “Great Gatherings: Dining Out in Style” written by Krissa Rossbund and produced by Erin Swift. Traditional Home.

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“For visual variety, Georgina and Keren alternate place settings of . . . bone china in indigo and white. The platinum motif—inspired by intricate bead detail on their fashions—is also etched on cobalt-blue art glass vases from Italy. Flowers are by Jacqueline Elfe of Stellar Style Events. ‘Cartouche’ hand-blocked cotton napkins from John Robshaw.” [John Robshaw available through Janet Brown Interiors.] Celebration dinner at Crown restaurant in New York hosted by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, founders of Marchesa, which makes evening gowns frequently seen on the red carpet. Photo: Jonny Valiant. “Great Gatherings: Dining Out in Style” written by Krissa Rossbund and produced by Erin Swift. Traditional Home.

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“To achieve an extravagant attitude, indigo-blue plates with raised enamel accents are anchored by basic white plates and vintage sterling trays. Linen tablecloth by Sferra [Sferra available through Janet Brown Interiors]. Celebration dinner at Crown restaurant in New York hosted by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, founders of Marchesa, which makes evening gowns frequently seen on the red carpet. Photo: Jonny Valiant. “Great Gatherings: Dining Out in Style” written by Krissa Rossbund and produced by Erin Swift. Traditional Home.

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“The one-of-a-kind placecard holders are made from gold-leaf 18th-century Italian fragments mounted on fossils and rock crystal.” Interior design by Lisa Luby Ryan. Photo: Werner Straube. “Christmas Present” written and produced by Candace Ord Manroe. Traditional Home®

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“Fresh swags mix it up with antique and vintage mercury-glass balls and new mercury-glass Christmas trees on the mantel.” Interior design by Lisa Luby Ryan. Photo: Werner Straube. “Christmas Present” written and produced by Candace Ord Manroe. Traditional Home®

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“A ticking-stripe cloth and birch placemats set the rustic tone for the ‘Berry and Thread’ dinner plates and ‘Country Estate Winter Frolic’ salad plates, both from Juliska [Janet Brown Interiors is your Richmond source for Juliska]. Napkins embroidered by Capucine’s grandmother add family nostalgia.” Connecticut home of Capucine and David Gooding, founders of luxury tableware company Juliska. Photo: John Bessler. “Gorgeous Intergenerational Holiday Gatherings” written by Krissa Rossbund. Traditional Home.

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“Placecards at the adult table serve a dual purpose. Guests’ names are written on one side of the card. On the other side are holiday-related questions to prompt table conversation. All calligraphy is by Pier Gustafson.” Connecticut home of Capucine and David Gooding, founders of luxury tableware company Juliska. Photo: John Bessler. “Gorgeous Intergenerational Holiday Gatherings” written by Krissa Rossbund. Traditional Home.

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“ ‘I’m not a big fan of red at Christmas,’ says homeowner and designer Tanya Capello. ‘My decorations tend more toward green, white, and silver, with natural elements that include eucalyptus, cedar, and other greens mixed throughout our home.’ ” Pairing new chargers “with vintage Wedgwood china marries casual and formal.” Wellesley, Massachusetts, home of designer Tanya Capello and her family. Photo: Eric Roth. “New England Home with Hushed Holiday Palette” written by Krissa Rossbund and produced by Estelle Bond Guralnick. Traditional Home.

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“Tree ornaments are an attractive and festive way to display place cards; Tanya uses small mercury glass balls.” Wellesley, Massachusetts, home of designer Tanya Capello and her family. Photo: Eric Roth. “New England Home with Hushed Holiday Palette” written by Krissa Rossbund and produced by Estelle Bond Guralnick. Traditional Home.

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Connecticut home of Capucine and David Gooding, founders of luxury tableware company Juliska. Photo: John Bessler. “Gorgeous Intergenerational Holiday Gathering” written by Krissa Rossbund. Traditional Home.

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“Two generations meet at the table: A tapestry-style textile from Capucine’s mother that covers the table is topped with a silk overlay of taupe-colored Dupioni silk with embroidered trim and pleated edges.” Connecticut home of Capucine and David Gooding, founders of luxury tableware company Juliska. Photo: John Bessler. “Gorgeous Intergenerational Holiday Gathering” written by Krissa Rossbund. Traditional Home.

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“End of year celebrations call for over-the-top accoutrements. Tablecloth and napkin fabrics by Duralee. Trim and tassels by Samuel and Sons.” [Fabrics and Samuel and Sons trims and tassels available through Janet Brown Interiors.] Event planner: Rachel Hollis. Photography by Peter Krumhardt and Colleen Duffley. “Entertaining: Enlivening a Traditional Holiday Dinner” written and produced by Krissa Rossbund. Traditional Home.

Let Janet Brown Interiors help you create festive tables for the holiday season. Pair new chargers with your existing china for a different look. Consider our collection of tablecloths and linens or use textiles and tassels for one-of -a-kind place settings. Cake stands aren’t just for dessert; use them to elevate pumpkins and centerpieces. We offer tapers, candle holders, placecards and their holders, cocktail napkins and napkin rings. Our glass pumpkins and silver Santas will be perfectly at home on the mantel or as part of a centerpiece. We invite you to our Table Top Party on Wednesday, September 24th from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for holiday inspiration. Light refreshments will be served from 4 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you would like to attend, please RSVP in the events section of our Facebook page or call 804-358-9548. We hope to see you there!

Janet Brown’s 20th anniversary sale runs through Tuesday, September 30th. 20% off in-stock items.*

* Sale excludes estate items, antiques, special orders, and items that already have been marked down.

Post by Kathleen Sams Flippen for Janet Brown Interiors.

 

 

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