Posted by Victoria Amory on October 27, 2014
Silver accents add glamour, shine and sophistication to my table. I love a bit of shine and shimmer and one or two well-place pieces just do the trick.
Here are some samples of table settings that have a little silver.... this is not about overwhelming the table, but just giving it that up-lift to make it special.- Family heirlooms, antique pieces, collectors finds and personal favorites. Each table is unique and tells a story... casual, comfortable, elegant, simple... and reflect the season and the location.-
Antique family silver ashtrays now double as bread plates in this table as I wanted to show case the uniqueness of each one made with a silver coin. A small silver accent in the votive candles just added a bit of sparkle but was not overwhelming.
White ceramics plates from Frances Palmer don't need much decorations, they are so beautiful and elegant. Antique silver cutlery gave the look sophistication and style. Just a bit of shimmer.
Linen tablecloth paired with vintage Italian knives to mix the country with the city following the mixture of ceramic plates with vintage porcelain. It is all in the mix!
And to use as accents on the table, the most versatile of all vessels: the mint julep cup. These are of different sizes and different provenance but all have the wonderful classic same made modern with simple arranged white roses. Talk about effortless chic.-
Even painted accents in silver do the trick! For this table, I painted pineapples, acorns and pine cones in silver and gold.- It was a great idea for a country Christmas table that lasted well into in the New Year!
Easy, easy and effortless. I sound like an old broken record! But really, everyday elegant meals and effortless entertaining is all [...]
We are participating in these shows:Bricks Church BazaarNovember 18th-20thWinter Fancy Food ShowJanuary 11-13thBoston Wine ExpoFebruary 14th- 15th
So excited to be going into Harrods! Here is the press-release we sent out.- P R E S S R E L E A S EVictoria Amory launches her artisanal Condiment Collection at Harrods’ Food Hall in London. Greenwich, CT- For Immediate Release.- Greenwich-based, author, entrepreneur and hostess extraordinaire Victoria Amory will launch her [...]
Victoria Amory's condiments look like they were designed with royalty in mind, so it's no surprise that Victoria herself hails from a blue-blooded brood. Her parents happen to be the count and countess de la Maza – actual, real-deal Spanish nobility. Growing up between cosmopolitan Madrid, bucolic Sevilla and and the cultivated corridors of an [...]
As much as I love our jars and labels with their sharp colors and straight lines, sometimes it is not appropriate to put "labels on tables". The elegant table looks so much better with bowls of ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard in crystal or ceramic bowls. We are working hard to get it all ready for the [...]
A weekend house always means lots of friends coming to visit. I am a great believer in welcoming everyone and always happy to meet friends of friends, family and house guests. For those weekends, having a well stocked pantry and menus that are easy to enlarge for unexpected guests is a must. Granted, running a weekend house, organizing the [...]
EVERY GOOD HOSTESS knows what to do to make a guest’s stay wonderful. I always put myself in my traveling friend's shoes-what would I want upon on arrival? If the trip is short, a chilled beverage is all I need. If the journey involves air travel and accompanying jet lag, I never want to sit [...]
Chilled Asparagus & Curry SoupWhite Corn & Shrimp Rice Salad Warm Green Beans & TarragonSummer Fruit PieIn this heat, the last thing I feel like doing is being in the kitchen any longer than I have to. Actually, my kitchen has air conditioning so it is not too terrible, but running errands, getting in and out of the [...]