Summer Tablescaping in a Shaker Home

Summer Tablescaping in a Shaker Home

Maxwell Ryan
Jul 20, 2010

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


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...

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