Blog » Key Ingredients: Game Dinner
With work spanning from the mountains to the coast of North Carolina and across the Southeast, Kathryn Greeley, owner of Kathryn Greeley Designs, is proud to be celebrating 30 years in the design industry. She shares her love of collections, antiques and entertaining in both her book, The Collected Tabletop, and on her blog, The Collected Room.
Perhaps you were thinking I meant a tailgate party…well, not exactly! As an incurable collector and author of The Collected Tabletop, what I had in mind is a delicious dinner served on a collection of “game china.” (Absolutely nothing against tailgating, and if you have a great sense of humor, surprise your friends with some of this great collectible game china for your next tailgate party!)
All designs, whether interiors or events, have Key Ingredients. Below, you will see a finished design along with all Key Ingredients that made this dinner a stylish success (these photos are from the 'Gamekeeper' chapter in my book, The Collected Tabletop. Enjoy!
A simple menu card gives your guests lots of delicious things to look forward to! A low fall arrangement in an antique treenware bowl holds Leonidas roses, pittosporum and hypericum and compliments the treenware pitcher for water service.
I love sending guests home with a little take away gift. Your guests will certainly appreciate an exceptional bottle of single malt on a crisp autumn evening. Probably my favorite crystal pattern is Old Edinburg Crystal Company's "Thistle" pattern. What a perfect pairing with several different patterns of game china, such as these from Johnson Brothers and Bernardaud china companies. Both are discontinued patterns, but remember...the thrill is in the hunt!
And of course I highly recommend invites from my invitation line, Chestnut Cottage, at www.sanlori.com or www.thecollectedtabletop.com. I chose a couple of my favorite decorative fabrics from Ralph Lauren for the table linens and thought you might enjoy some lovely fall paint colors to inspire your fall tablescapes. I hope you enjoyed my Key Ingredients for a fun fall game dinner.