Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Tabletop Extravaganza

After visiting Mrs. Howard last week for their tabletop trunk show, I'm happy to report that people are still buying china, linens, napkin rings, and other table accessories. Thank goodness. I thought only a few of us were still entertaining at home. Happily, that doesn't seem to be the case.

Geoffrey Ross of Dransfield and Ross and Marc Blackwell were there to assist the ladies with updating their china and linens. (I'd love to say ladies
and men, but I only saw female customers.) Now tell me, wouldn't you want to entertain a home, a lot, if you had pretty pieces like these?

Here's cute Geoffrey Ross ready to help update our tables.

Dransfield and Ross give napkin rings a whole new and fun look. How cool is that Taj Mahal ring? You wouldn't even need to put a napkin in it; you could just display it somewhere.

Dransfield and Ross napkins. Which color to choose?

Marc Blackwell's tabletop collection, also seen at top. Polka dots, stripes, and lots of silver and gold.

For information on the Dransfield and Ross and Marc Blackwell collections (oh, and William Yeoward too), contact any Mrs Howard location.


  1. I have to say I agree with you, considering I just recently bought some new dishes myself. There's nothing that says you can't have Chinese take-out or your special family casserole on a pretty table.

  2. These pagoda are lovely , don't need to put a napkin in it !!

  3. i love your thoughts on china and special tabletop items. i actually posted recently about how the traditions surrounding holidays and celebrations are passed down through things like china:


  4. The Taj Mahal rings are brilliant!!

  5. now how about them napking rings!! wow. is the eiffel tower a ring as well? because if it is, its beautifulll, never seen anything like them before!