Setting the holiday table
Last week I didn't link to the story I wrote on slipcovers because good as I am at justifying not staying on topic on this blog, I had a tough time justifying linking to slipcovers.
Not so this week. ...
I wrote a story on setting a festive table for Thanksgiving, which appeared in today's Home & Garden section. Here's the link. Actually, it started off as a story on setting a festive table for Thanksgiving, and I was just about finished when the designer called me over to show me the photo (above). I took a look at it, and my eyes started to bug out.
It was like one of those exams where you've written about two pages of the essay and you suddenly realize you've misread the question, so you have to say something like, "That's how some people would argue the case, but they would be wrong" and then go in a completely different direction.
I rushed back to my desk and started turning my Thanksgiving table story into a festive holiday table story.
When I had called about the photo assignment, the manager at the new Great Gatherings in Annapolis, where the picture was taken, described the setting as "transitional." I just hadn't focused on what that would mean.
But if you want your table to transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas, it's a great example. Just not a concept I had thought of before.
I couldn't use my friend in the story, but here's the link to the post I wrote last Thanksgiving about her beautiful table setting.
(Barbara Haddock Taylor/Sun photographer)