Styling tabletops has always been a passion of mine because it gives me a reason to put together a gorgeous tabletop for guests and surround myself in joy and happiness. When newly launched Mark & Graham asked me to participate in a fun Design Challenge against an amazing group of bloggers and designers I was excited to see what I could create with my surprise box of Mark & Graham monogrammed goodies! The idea behind this challenge – all five of us would be competing to see which tabletop readers loved the most. What’s in it for you? If you vote over on Facebook, you’ll be automatically entered into winning a $500 gift card to Mark & Graham. Luckily, my dear friend Emily Anderson was able to shoot this feature for me. Read on to see the items that I had to style . . .
When I think of monograms the first thing I think of are napkins. Ever since I was young I’ve traveled to flea markets around the world and collected antique linen monogrammed linen satin stitch napkins. Even if they don’t have the right initials, I love collecting them. These will definitely be making an appearance at future dinners.
Since it’s getting cooler and I find myself bundling up more at night, this beautiful monogrammed cashmere throw is perfect for those who get chilly.
A dinner party isn’t complete without a cheese plate – pick your favorite cheeses (two or three usually works for a group of four to six), honey, nuts and fruit. Don’t forget sharp cheese knives – these bamboo cheese spreaders are the perfect weight.
I’m thrilled with the way this rustic and elegant holiday tabletop came to life. What do you all think? Be sure to check out the competition! See the other Mark & Graham designs by Cassandra from Coco + Kelley, Camille from Camille Styles, Jenny from Little Green Notebook and Emily Henderson.
Now pop over to Facebook to vote for your favorite design!
Photos by Emily Anderson / Styling and Flower Design by Caitlin Flemming