“On the Road with Kathryn”: Great Fun at the WITHIT Conference in Atlanta!

On the Road with Kathryn north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop

Currey and Company On the Road with Kathryn north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop

Wow, what a great time I had with the Withit group at their annual  conference in Atlanta.  I met lots of new people in our industry and also had a chance to visit with old  friends.  On Tuesday, I did all of my flowers for tablescapes using the generous product donations  from Currey and Company.  It was so fun pairing their lamp and accessory donations with tablecloths and flower containers that I already owned.  As I said earlier this week, I have never designed banquet tablescapes with lamps!  But who could resist these lovely Currey products.

Currey and Company On the Road with Kathryn north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop

The hit of the tables seemed to be my “dog” table.  I started with a great tablecloth I made several years ago from a Kravet fabric.  To this I added the Palm Beach  lamp from Currey.

Currey and Company On the Road with Kathryn north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop

I did five little flower arrangements in dog bowls, using wheat grass, dahlias, and dog bones!  You know that I have a very soft place in my heart for our furry –four legged friends!

Currey and Company On the Road with Kathryn north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop

Currey and Company On the Road with Kathryn north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop

I think the second favorite table was one with a green faux bois fabric from Brunswhig and Fils.  Atop this cloth I used the Carver White lamp and small faux bois pots  filled with greens , white ranunculus, and white tulips.  I bid on this lamp, but sadly didn’t get it!

Currey and Company On the Road with Kathryn north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop

Currey and Company On the Road with Kathryn north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop

Currey and Company On the Road with Kathryn north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop

I am quiet  fond of this tablecloth that was fabricated  with another Kravet fabric called “Pots”.  It is so fun and the white Currey Lynton lamp, was a nice contrast to all of the color and pattern.

Currey and Company On the Road with Kathryn north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop

Currey generously gave a pair of these lamps!!  I used some small reproduction fiesta ware bowls in a variety of colors and filled them with different flowers.  My favorite flowers on this table were  these delightful little Nigella Pods.  The texture and color are both so interesting.

Currey and Company On the Road with Kathryn north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop

Currey and Company On the Road with Kathryn north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop

I did a second table with a red faux bois fabric and the other Lynton lamp.

Currey and Company On the Road with Kathryn north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop

Another  favorite of the Currey donations was a pair of these lovely aqua glass Asturias lamp.   I used my aqua and peach tablecloth and a variety of small aqua and peach vases.

Currey and Company On the Road with Kathryn north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop

Currey and Company On the Road with Kathryn north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop

Currey also donated two beautiful mercury glass jars, “Cypriot Bottle” in small and large sizes,  that I placed  on a navy trellis tablecloth.  Deep pink flowers….larkspur, lilies, and ranunculus where such a pretty contrast to the silver colors in the glass.

Currey and Company On the Road with Kathryn north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop

Currey and Company On the Road with Kathryn north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop

Currey and Company On the Road with Kathryn north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop

And last, but certainly not least was the oyster shell mirror donation.  I thought a blue faux bois tablecloth would feel somewhat “beachy” and the texture of the shell flower containers was perfect for willow and thistle!

Currey and Company On the Road with Kathryn north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop

Currey and Company On the Road with Kathryn north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop

I would like to go on record regarding my photography skills in a big , heavily patterned, brightly lit ballroom….well I think you can draw you own  conclusion quiet easily!!!  But I believe all of you are creative and can see the “method behind the madness”!  Never let it be said that one  can’t create tablescapes out of lamps!  Thank you so very much Bethanne and Currey for the  opportunity to be a part of this fun leadership conference.  And congratulations to Withit for raising approximately $ 9000.oo on this auction!

And also thanks to Curry for buying ten copies of The Collected Tabletop to put in the auction, along with their products.  The Collected Tabletop thought it was in great company on Tuesday evening!

Currey and Company On the Road with Kathryn north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop

Enjoy!

Currey and Company On the Road with Kathryn north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop

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5 Responses to “On the Road with Kathryn”: Great Fun at the WITHIT Conference in Atlanta!

  1. Joan Waddell says:

    How cool is that, Kathryn! Would have loved to attend the event. And your creative use of Currey lamps was inspiring.
    Joan

  2. Kathryn says:

    Thanks so much Joan! It is really nice to hear from you.

  3. franki says:

    Enlightening, indeed!! I just purchased a mercury glass lamp! franki

  4. Ann Rose says:

    Love the lamp idea, but where do you plug them in and how do you hide the cords?

  5. Kathryn says:

    Hi Ann,
    We couldn’t plug them in, and just used some little LED lights. They didn’t give off much light, but did give some “effect”!
    Kathy

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