Inspiration

The Anatomy of a Place Setting

The Anatomy of a Place Setting

Setting a beautiful table is like putting together the perfect outfit. Start with the basics: color, form, and texture. Use the season and setting to help inspire your color palette. Define your style by choosing forms such as modern, eclectic, or whimsical. Finally, layer textural elements to add depth and interest to the setting.

 

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Q&A with Patina - A Vintage Rental Company

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Q&A with Patina - A Vintage Rental Company

For Corrin Arasa, founder of Patina, it’s always been about quality, not quantity. “We don’t have 1,000 different options, we have a really well designed collection,” she says of her vintage furniture and accessories. Her newly opened studio is located in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood and is full of her goodies—think 1960s sofas in super-soft teal velvet and a sweet pink Royal typewriter. When it comes to creating beyond-memorable events, Patina is where it’s at—be it a wedding, a corporate event, or a film or photo set. “I think about the customer experience a lot. It’s a huge part of how...

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Test Tube Wedding Favors: Earth, Seeds, & Water

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Test Tube Wedding Favors: Earth, Seeds, & Water

A thoughtful bouquet of test tubes filled with earth, seeds, and water to represent the love that will grow with the couple's marriage. Test tubes are filled with earth, seeds, and fresh water, and stamped with old pharmacists labels. Copy an antique label from a book, cut out all texts, copy again, and fill the blanks with monograms for the couple, the date of the wedding, and ingredients. • Earth, for good ground and a clear heart. • Seeds for ideas, love, wishes, and desires. • Water for realization, recreation, and nourishing elements. Close firmly with a cork, and glue...

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DIY Animal Place Cards

DIY Animal Place Cards

Creative place cards will delight your dinner guests!

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Iced Donut Croquembouche with Recipe!

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Iced Donut Croquembouche with Recipe!

Borrow a collection of old cake stands and stack them with our pretty turquoise iced donuts to create a super fun retro-style wedding cake. The donuts are best made on the day of the wedding.

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