Friday, May 6, 2011

Red & White and Fun All Over

What would you do with $750,000? We can only imagine what miraculous things the Red Cross of Greenwich will be able to do with the impressive three quarters of a million dollars they raised last Saturday night at the Red & White Ball. In a private jet hangar in White Plains, a group of designers, floral artists and other creative-types had gathered earlier in the day to fashion festive red-and-white themed tablescapes of all descriptions. The event was aptly titled "Help is Here," and we are so very honored to have been a part of this fundraiser.

Just in time for summer, Creative Director Renee Wightman and her team created a lighthearted table-scape entitled Tropic of Glamour. It offered a sophisticated mix of faceted clear crystal, hand-blown glass, white bisque porcelain and metallic silver elements with shapes, forms and textures from nature shells, pebbles and botanicals.

The table was chock-full of clever take-home ideas. Silver nautilus shells that served as napkin holders were a big hit with the design-minded crowd. White bisque porcelain trays in the shape of banana leaves replaced the standard charger plates, and chunky crystal candleholders of various heights were topped - not with the expected tapers - but rather with life-sized porcelain pineapples, an international symbol of welcome.

Red glass votives were the perfect vase for white tulips.

Silvered Nautilus Shells made great napkin holders.

We were very pleased to have gotten a prime spot right next to all the action on the dance floor and the live auction stage (those prizes!!!!). We were in the most esteemed company -- our neighboring tables were decorated by such design luminaries as Barclay Butera, Michael Tavano for MT Custom and across the room, Charles Pavarini III, who made sure to remind us that the always-marvelous Kips Bay Cruise is coming up in June!!

This is our first year at the annual Red & White Ball, and it has us all excited for decorating fun summer tables and entertaining beachside, poolside and if we must (gasp) inside! Click here to shop this look for your summer table.

And, by all means do let us know your best summer entertaining ideas using Lazy Susan USA products! Leave a comment, or post a photo or two on our wall.

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