Every summer we go to visit friends up in the Berkshires. Their family lives in a remarkable series of buildings, which once comprised a small Shaker village. It's a magical place, which I've documented pretty fully in the past (see below), but last weekend I got to do one of my favorite things and do the table for dinner.
Some pics from inside and outside the house
It's amazing to work with a really old room and really old elements, weaving flowers and moss into the mix. This is the sort of thing that's not only a great weekend project, but it also makes a huge impact. People really enjoy sitting down to a well done table. Enjoy the pics and use them as inspiration for your next table!
• Shaker House 2006
• Shaker House 2005
• Nice Pics of close by Hancock Shaker Village, which is open to the public
SETTING THE TABLE
The table at start with dishes and glasses ready...
The spot where I found a nice piece of moss...
Rolling out the moss! (I returned it back outside the next day.)
Night is falling & just before dinner...