Surely Sandra Lee (Food TV) wasn't the first to refer to setting the table as tablescape. And, speaking of Sandra, does everyone redecorate their kitchen to match the theme of their menu? Was I absent that day, too?
Carolyne Roehm photos for Veranda
Whoever and whatever - I like having a single word to replace those 'so last year' simplistic terms - table setting, table arrangement.I think the word/terms mean basically the same thing, but using the word tablescape just has a better ring - so much more creative, artistic, elaborate, sophisticated, cultured. Table setting brings to mind the basic dishes and utensils, and maybe a salt and pepper set for the centerpiece. But tablescape suggests bringing out the 'good stuff' - china, silver, exquisite linens, fabulous, fresh flowers, placecards.
Is it proper for one to tablescape with paper and plastic? It makes me smile to think about it.
Following tablescapes - Southern Accents.