Last week, I had the privilege of speaking to a wonderful group of ladies in Richmond, VA at the historic Tuckahoe Woman’s Club! The club is a great organization with some very special women who welcomed me in true southern style.
The Tuckahoe Woman’s Club was founded in 1936. Its purpose is to provide diverse, educational, challenging, as well as entertaining programs and activities for its membership. These programs, coupled with a variety of activities offered, account for the Club’s continued popularity with its members.
Along with my presentation, I set two tabletops to inspire the audience for the upcoming holiday season. The first table I displayed is in the “Scottish Gamekeeper’s Dinner” chapter from my book The Collected Tabletop.
This tabletop features unique game-themed china, wooden accessories, Scottish thistle crystal, a plaid motif and a pop of orange roses!
Next, I showed my new friends the art of setting a Christmas table!
Crystal Christmas trees from Simon Pearce add a beautiful touch of elegance without having to fuss over flowers.
Mixing several Christmas patterns makes for one truly ‘collected tabletop’!
One of my favorite elements of this tablescape is the stunning faux bois fabric from Brunswig & Fils that I used to make a custom tablecloth.
How beautiful and simple are these single red roses?!
I had such a wonderful time with the Tuckahoe Woman’s Club ladies. Richmond is a beautiful city and I will certainly be back for a visit! I will leave you with a few photos of the historic Jefferson hotel, where my wonderful assistant, Leah Davis and I stayed during our trip to Richmond. Just fabulous!
The atrium below features a stunning life-size statue of Thomas Jefferson, who is affectionately referred to as “TJ” by the Richmond women!
What a fun trip! A special thank you to my new friend Beth Burgess, Second Vice President of the Tuckahoe Woman’s Club for arranging such a fantastic event! And a special thanks to Leah for being so much fun on this enjoyable trip.