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Hello, Fabulous Readers! As you can see, I have tackled a new and unfamiliar venture today…. My very first video blog! I hope that you will enjoy watching  my brief DIY (“Do It Yourself”) demonstrations through this fresh venue! As for you blogging “purists” out there, not to worry! Whenever I do a video blog, I will be sure to also include the highlights in written form, so you will be able to read about the topics if you prefer. And as always, I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions!

This week’s blog topic is “Tablescapes”. There are endless ways in which to create such arrangements, but a truly FABULOUS tablescape will always encompass a “rhythm” which effectively blends all of its elements into one cohesive presentation.

So, what exactly do I mean by a “rhythm”?

Often, if you look at a well-executed tablescape, you will see that it starts on one end with something high (like a lamp or tall flower arrangement); tiers down to lower accessories in the center; and finally, travels back up on the other end to taller objects. If you use your hand to follow the motion of this type of tablescape, you will see that it creates a wave-like movement, or a rhythm.

The individual accessories within an arrangement may also create rhythm. For instance, a well-chosen painting is often able to pull together all of the colors in a grouping. In doing so, the objects appear to flow together as a single entity, rather than functioning as a collection of random accessories placed next to one other.

As you may already know, I love blue-and-white porcelain! I find that it can often be a unifying element in a tablescape, since it is quite easy to insert several pieces into a design without feeling repetitive. (To see what I mean, be sure to watch the video portion of this blog post.)

I hope you will have the opportunity to join me for the rest of the week as I share more tablescape principles and how to apply them to YOUR own home!

NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” DAY!

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