Blog posts dedicated to tabletop and tablescape design, services and products.

Tabletop Tuesday: Gilded Age

Tabletop Tuesday features this white, black, gold and bronze patterned China plates stacked to create a unifying ensemble.

An oversized black plate is used as a charger and is accented by black glassware, gold silverware and a coordinating modern candle holder. This setting mixes shapes, patterns, colors and style periods.

What will you create on your table today?

Tabletop Tuesday: Turquoise Key

Tabletop Tuesday is an uplifting setting of turquoise and gold featuring the eternally classic and modern Greek key pattern. This setting repeats the plate colors of white, turquoise and gold with the linens, flatware and glass. For contrast, I included these fun pear-shaped red candles.

This repeating geometric pattern was originally a border used in architectural details and pottery. In Ancient Greece, it symbolized infinity and the eternal flow of life as characterized by the flow of the river Meander. That river is the origin of the motif name.

Food and fellowship are part of the eternal flow of life. Both are vehicles to sustaining ourselves. Take heart in your ability to enjoy meals by yourself and the ones you share with others.

Now if I were just near my favorite Greek restaurants, this plate would be loaded!

Original table art designed by Yvette Craddock.

Tabletop Tuesday: Deco + Dishware

Tabletop Tuesday is a formal black and white setting with bread plate and coffee cup/saucer. The design represents simplistic Art Deco period geometric lines.

As you know, black and white is a timeless and versatile color combination. In the Art Deco period, black and white geometric patterns were quite common. Other details include gold, silver and exotic woods. The inspiration is endless.

I anchored this place setting with silver which serves as a neutral color. I then chose black glassware with black candles in crystal to add some drama.

Be bold. Be elegant. Eat well. Share your table.

Tabletop Tuesday: Shells and Pumpkin

Tabletop Tuesday bridges the gap between summer and fall with Atlantic Ocean shells and a seasonal spice scented candle.

This green and speckled brown place setting is enhanced by an emerald green bottom plate, vintage rosewood and brass flatware, brown linen, green glass and a designer candle; the latest edition to the YCD product line

Introducing Gibson and Dehn candles. These gorgeous and delicious smelling candles burn clean and are clearly stylish. This one is their Pumpkin Brûlée scent. Perfect for the fall and for open houses.

Contact me to learn more.

This is another original place setting designed by Yvette Craddock.

Tabletop Tuesday: Bark + Pine + Feathers

Tabletop Tuesday celebrates the commencement of my favorite time of year. Autumn leaves, falling pine cones, pine tree needles and tree bark browns fill the earth.

For today’s inspiration, a brown stoneware setting is filled with pine cones on a table with earth and sand linen. The peacock feathers are meant to add color and celebrate their symbolism of integrity, nobility, protection and watchfulness.

We live in a time when living with integrity is critical. We are called to behave in a noble way in all things with all people. We are called to protect each other. It can all start by taking a seat at the table. #soulstylespace

Tabletop Tuesday: Verve

Tabletop Tuesday has some verve! Red, black and a splash of chili pepper red. Add some layers of shapes, sizes, patterns and retro fabulosity to really take it the edge. Spice up your tabletop with your food for a wonderful epicurean adventure.

Tabletop Tuesday: Harvest Gold

Tabletop Tuesday transitions us into the autumn season with this savory golden yellow plate with brown edging, vintage amber glass, vintage Thai brass and rosewood flatware and a heaping portion of seashells.

What are you serving for your autumn celebration?

This is an original place setting by Yvette Craddock Designs.

Tabletop Tuesday: Smoky Blues

Tabletop Tuesday’s place setting blends matte and shinny plates in blues and browns with a touch of brass inlaid in rosewood. Combine vintage glassware and beige linens for a casual design.

Tabletop Tuesday: Indigenius Grace

Tabletop Tuesday features smooth, taupe and bone dishware placed on top of a sophisticated, textured and patterned linen. The combination is like yin and yang. A silky murmur against a velvet baritone.

In this place setting, I added vintage glassware and a decorative bowl influenced by the indigenous design on the taupe linen pattern that elegantly announces the red and black rhythmic design.

Enjoy your food. Give grace over your food. Like a beautiful song, transport yourself to another place through design and food selections.

Tabletop Tuesday: In the Pink

Tabletop Tuesday is an elegant presentation of a small pink gold-rimmed plate on top of a pink, white and gold Kate Spade polka dot center plate stacked on a large pink plate/charger. The gold star accessory, woven gold place mat and Mikasa abstract gold patterned glassware complete the feminine touches to this setting. Go ahead, eat a three-course salad.

 I love this set so much, I designed two iterations.

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Yvette Craddock Designs custom place setting

Yvette Craddock Designs custom place setting