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Tablescape – Table-scape – Table scaping

Photo of a fine French TablescapeWe awoke awhile ago to the sounds of NPR’s “Morning Edition”, and learned that the word “tablescape” had been selected for inclusion in the  Oxford American Dictionary.  Erin McKean, an editor for the publication, defined tablescape as “everything you put on a table”.  She indicated that the first reference to the word was in 1991, but that it only recently came into common usage.  We’ll have to wait to see the official usage, but one can assume it can be a noun or verb…as in “landscape”.

In any case, tablescape well describes our business as purveyors of table linens and other items for table-scaping…by table-scapers.   See them in our e-store

Most of the topics in this e-magazine provide tablescape ideas.  We will devote this page to photos and  suggestions for tablescapes from designers and clients.

Photo of fine French Table scapingOur pictured tablescape features a Thanksgiving dinner setting at the home of client. They utilized five Beauville Ponte Vecchio table runners and matching napkins in a setting for eight.  The red and gold runners pick up the color of the surrounding decor, while revealing and enhancing the fine finish of the table. A lovely live flower and fruit filled cornucopia centerpiece tops off the tablescape with a seasonal touch.

This tablescape illustrates the flexibility of runners and placemats, particularly for irregularly shaped tables or to display fine wood finishes.

We have a wide selection of authentic French and Belgian satin print, damask and tapestry runners and placemats in our e-store to enhance your tablescape!

If you have tablescape photos and recommendations to share, please let us know by filling in our Contacts form on our Contacts page.  We’ll update our Table-scape page frequently.

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