Last year, Marc Bordet and I participated in the 1st Annual Holiday Tables Event held at the Newport (RI) Art Museum. We had a lot of fun doing this event, so decided to participate again this year. Last year, we took the smallest room and Marc did a fabulous job, making this once barren room really come alive and sparkle!
My contribution to this room was small, stenciling the tablecloth and 2 napkins to which I added our childhood pictures. I had a lot of fun just assisting Marc the day we brought everything in to set up.
This year, Marc selected a much larger room. This museum is in a very old, historic building with a lot of detail to the woodwork. Our room is quite dark, so we will add a lot of white fabric and crystal to lighten it up a bit. I will stencil the tablecloth, napkins and some window treatments.
We visited our room last Sunday to take measurements and some photos. This is the table we will use, but not the chairs. The rug will stay and all art work in the room will remain, although we are allowed to move it around.
There are 6 of these very ornately carved chairs in the room, which Marc will use. The table will be set for 4. The restrictions are that there cannot be any religious tones to the tables, just festive.
The ceiling is paneled with this dark blue background with gold stars. This cannot be touched, so will be part of the room’s theme.