Tabletops: Easy, Practical, Beautiful Ways to Decorate the Table

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Crown Publishing Group, 1997 - Cooking - 136 pages
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Hospitality is the art of generously welcoming guests into your home, and Barbara Milo Ohrbach's Tabletops will make this a delightful experience for all to share.

Whether you are having a party, sitting down with friends and family, or celebrating a holiday, the pleasures of eating at a beautiful table help to make the meal truly memorable. In this book, Ms. Ohrbach, the best-selling author of fourteen books, including The Scented Room, Antiques at Home, and Simply Flowers, brings a fresh and creative eye to the art of decorating tables with flowers, fruits, leaves, and other wonderful objects. Filled with beautiful photographs and simple how-to's, Tabletops offers recipes, clever ideas, and practical solutions for everyday entertaining, parties, and special occasions, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas.

With her usual clarity and style, Ms. Ohrbach explains how to coordinate linens, china, and silverware so that everything works together. She demonstrates how to accent the table with accessories like candles, napkin rings, and place cards, and includes easy how-to projects, many of which can be done with children. She reveals effortless techniques for taking the mystery out of flower arranging and discusses how to choose the right container for any event. She shares her enthusiasm for visiting places like historic homes, flower shows, restaurants, and farmers' markets that can inspire fresh ideas for creating wonderful tabletops. And finally, Ms. Ohrbach provides a handy international source guide that reveals her favorite places to shop and explore in Europe and the United States. Tabletops will inspire anyone who loves flowers and entertaining, and it is the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys setting a beautiful table.

In Tabletops, best-selling author Barbara Milo Ohrbach reveals simple yet spectacular ideas for decorating beautiful tables for both entertaining and everyday use. Illustrated with more than 275 full-color photographs, Tabletops offers practical tips and easy how-to projects for setting the table and for creating centerpieces and individual flower arrangements for your home, parties, holidays, special occasions, and more.
 

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Contents

Qettlng Tables Outmde
77
Using Flowers in Food
89
Celebrating Christmas
97
Special Occasions
111
Finding Inspiration
119
Source GuideIndex
126
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About the author (1997)

Barbara Milo Ohrbach, formerly a corporate executive and retailing entrepreneur, is now the best-selling author of fourteen books. She regularly appears on television; tours the country speaking about gardening, decorating, and antiques; and is the Travel/Style Editor of Southern Accents magazine. She is the founder of Cherchez, the trend-setting New York City shop that presently creates fragrances for the home available by mail order. Ms. Ohrbach and her shop have been featured in many magazines, including People, House Beautiful, Gourmet, Family Circle, Harper's Bazaar, Woman's Day, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Victoria, and House and Garden.

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