“On The Road With Kathryn”: Richmond, VA!

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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.

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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.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to richmond virginia to the tuckahoe woman's club

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to richmond virginia to the tuckahoe woman's club
This tabletop features unique game-themed china, wooden accessories, Scottish thistle crystal, a plaid motif and a pop of orange roses!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to richmond virginia to the tuckahoe woman's club

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to richmond virginia to the tuckahoe woman's club

Next, I showed my new friends the art of setting a Christmas table!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to richmond virginia to the tuckahoe woman's club

Crystal Christmas trees from Simon Pearce add a beautiful touch of elegance without having to fuss over flowers.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to richmond virginia to the tuckahoe woman's club

Mixing several Christmas patterns makes for one truly ‘collected tabletop’!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to richmond virginia to the tuckahoe woman's club

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.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to richmond virginia to the tuckahoe woman's club

How beautiful and simple are these single red roses?!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to richmond virginia to the tuckahoe woman's club

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!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to richmond virginia to the tuckahoe woman's club

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to richmond virginia to the tuckahoe woman's club

The atrium below features a stunning life-size statue of Thomas Jefferson, who is affectionately referred to as “TJ” by the Richmond women!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to richmond virginia to the tuckahoe woman's club

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.

xo Kathryn

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7 Responses to “On The Road With Kathryn”: Richmond, VA!

  1. franki says:

    How delightful…one of my favorite “settings” from your book!! Did you get to eat at the “Lemaire” while staying at “TJ’s?” We LOVE their peanut soup, etc. franki

  2. Pat says:

    Is there any way to know where some of the pieces from your
    Scottish collection can be purchased now? I greatly admired them
    in your book and now in your blog. Wow!
    Pat

  3. I am back reading you blogs again after an illness. It is uplifting to see all your various styles and designs for your table dressings.
    Kathleen

  4. Kathryn says:

    Kathleen,
    I am so sorry to hear that you have been ill. I hope you are doing much better and I so appreciate your kind thoughts about the blog. This kind of support makes me want to keep it up! Be well and have a wonderful Irish fall and holiday season.
    Blessings upon you,
    Kathryn

  5. Kathryn says:

    Pat,
    Please let me know exactly which pieces you have in mind. I assume that you mean the Scottish “Thistle” stemware pieces. If that is correct, you might check Replacements, at http://www.replacements.com.
    Kathryn

  6. Regina B in SC says:

    Hello, and thank you for the Christmas inspiration! Can you please tell me the name of the china pattern with the red ribbon border? I’ve just researched it on Replacements with no luck. I know I’ve seen it many times before, but the name is currently evading me. Thanks again!

  7. Kathryn says:

    Regina,
    It is Holly Ribbons by Royal Worcester Fine China. It was my first Christmas pattern and I still adore it. I bet that you can find it at Replacements.
    Kathryn

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