By Nancy Covert
Imagine dining at this captain’s table: one set with ornate goblets and silver plates, a treasure chest spilling over with jewels and coins, illuminated by a candelabra, with a view of a spectacular tropical sunset visible through the porthole?
Or how about sitting down to a memorable meal entitled, “China meets China?” This striking table showcased a range of black and white accessories, from place settings to the antique doll centerpiece.
The “Dragon and the Swan” table setting, suitable for a Roguish Explorer’s personal cabin, i.e., picture Sir Francis Drake, and his Lady, and the posh “China Meets China,” were selected as top Winners in the 2012 Beautiful Tables Decoration event, held at Lakewold Gardens.
The 14th annual event took place at the Gardens on Oct. 25-28. Thirty-two tables, with 10 in the Professional category and 22 in the Novice category were lavishly decorated—all designed to inspire guests’ daydreams about their own dinner parties. Table themes ranged from holiday celebrations to special occasions, such as “First Night Together at the Four Seasons.” More than 500 guests attended the annual event.
Novice People’s Choice
- 1st Table 15 – The Dragon and The Swan
- 2nd Table 5 – A Succulent Garden Brunch
- 3rd Table 12 – First Night Together at the Four Seasons
Professional People’s Choice
- 1st Table 26 – China Meets China in a Black & White Affair
- 2nd Table 13 – A Merry Mélange
- 3rd Table 17 – A Winter Celebration
A complete list of winners, as selected by the judges, is listed at: www.lakewoldgardens.org