I am, like most of you, very much enamored with the amazing Downton Abbey. I’m obsessed with the set dressing and the old world elegance and I thought it would be fun to dissect the tabletop from the premier of season three.
La Tavola’s Cheju White linen, has that beautiful and classic damash pattern and paired with crisp white linens folded in a bishop hat napkin fold, and you’re pretty close to the formal place setting (you can learn to this napkin fold right here). While real silver candleabras probably won’t grace your table, you can pick up these Candelabras from Jamali Gardens (Town & Country also has them for rent). Add in some floral arrangement in classic silver urns filled with soft pink roses, plumosa, lavender, and verbena for that classic English feel. Use revere bowls (also avaliable for rent from Town & Country) and fill with pears, apples, and exotic pineapple. Finish off the look with silver menu holders and a hand calligraphed menu.