The anatomy behind any tablescape is to fix our eyes on beauty while allowing for a long evening to unfold. A great seat is a must. A beautiful charger and dinner plate is a given. But it is a nod to the Fernando Pessoa quote above that the form and function of flatware, napkins, and stemware fixes our eyes from afar while giving comfort to the hand up close. In our modern world, we also give attention to peace of mind for guests without overlooking the beautiful details.
Presentation is Everything
One of our favorite nods to traditional tabletop and a sanitization must for guests today is napkin folding. Place setting one and three to the left modernizes an artful approach to the Buffet Server napkin and the Tuxedo Fold. We also love option two, where cutlery has a sleek chance to peek through with a unique gesture of the ends of our Cutipol flatware. So chic and modern. While easy on the eyes, it still follows the most stringent sanitary guidelines. (Note: P.O.S.H. will even go a step further upon request to individually wrap each item of cutlery or stemware.)
You can also linger longer with a customized glass topper on each stemware, to be removed right before each pour. This is a nice touch before the wine flows freely and toasts begin. We love the example by Stamped Paper Co with Kristin Rose Events (image four and five). The presentation quality is stellar, as is the creativity. The hardest part will be deciding which region of wine for the tasting rather than how to keep guests feeling at ease.
Behind the Scenes Magic
We’ve said it once, and we will say it again: RENT! Take some of the load off of your plate with renting china, chairs, and serving pieces to elevate the everyday from ordinary to extraordinary. The best part of the P.O.S.H. experience is the most obvious–no clean up! Enjoy the evening without doing dishes. Just scrape, rack, and stack your china plate and dish rentals at a good drop-off point for contactless curbside pickup. If you have Covid-related questions, we have a thorough process for your peace of mind during these transitional times.
Make Yours P.O.S.H.
Remember, a P.O.S.H. place setting is your story, told around the table. Our exclusive collections offer a unique touch from the alfresco backyard gathering to the luxurious wedding dinner.
- Tucked inside a buffet server napkin fold, the Lucca Matte Black and Gold Flatware adds to rather than takes away from the stylish overture of a bright P.O.S.H. linen and fun glassware. Go ahead, take flight! Christian Lacroix Butterfly Parade Charger | Gold Bead Glass Dinner Plate | Coupe Black with Gold Rim Dinner Plate | Lucca Matte Black and Gold Flatware | Blue and Green Swirl Stem Glassware | Black Hemstitch Linen| Mila Glass Table | Mila Chair in Black Velvet | Botanical Specialty Linen
- An artful approach to cutlery with the modern Cutipol handles peeking from a modern tuxedo fold napkin. Sleek and sound. Wood Beaded Charger | Coupe China in Blush Pink | Coupe China in Linen | Cutipol GOA Flatware in White & Gold | Gold Floral Lace Water Goblet | Basic Stemless Wine Glass | Linen Hemstitch Napkins | Mila Chair in Blush | Crossback Farmhouse Chair | Grace Floral Specialty Linen
- A little backed earth terra-cotta allows for plenty of grace under first while an elegant napkin folding offers an added peace of mind with wrapped flatware. Trust us–it’s lit. Terra Cotta Charger (special request) | Coupe China in Black | Lenox Fall Radiance Collection | Mikasa Smoke Glassware | Avery Amber Water Goblet | Coupe White China B&B | Lucca Matte Black Flatware | Farmhouse Table | Mid Century Modern Chair with Black Cushions
- 5. Thoughtfully placed paper goods allow you for pause before sipping with one of a kind hand-crafted dishes. Images courtesy of Kirsten Rose Events. Paper goods by Stamped Paper Co. Floral by Branching Out | Wood Beaded Charger | Carnival Glassware | Assorted Vintage Goblets | Green Garden Charger