So you have been picking up the magazines while in line at the grocery store, thinking about Thanksgiving. You are imagining loads of time to plan a menu and a gorgeous table–perhaps you will set the table in a lovely tone-on-tone with taupe, twine and wheat colors like the table you saw in a magazine. You will spend time planning every last detail.
Maybe this year you will even blow it all out and serve a soup course. Yes, this is your year! But…there are just a few problems. Thanksgiving is less than a week away and you have about 889 things to do between now and then. That tone-on-tone table setting you were dreaming of will be chock full-o-gravy and red wine that Uncle Hank spills every flipping year (that guy cannot hold his liquor).
So here you are, 11th-hour Suzie or Johnny thinking, “Gee I wish Holly could do all of this for me.” Well, we both know that ain’t gonna happen. But I will tell you where I drew my inspiration from this year. One word: PARCEL. Nancy Laboz, owner of this exquisite Montclair shop, is an incredibly talented woman. She created all of the napkin rings seen here and the place cards to go with them. I created the place settings. It was both fun and easy. If you want run-of- the-mill items, hit a Big Box and Beyond store. If you are looking for something new and interesting that will be a conversation piece as well as decoration, Parcel is where you need to go.
From Woodland candies’ 1930’s curtain tie backs (use them on a napkin, pictured top, or on a place card,Â then turn them into a lapel pin) to funky Gurly brand turkey candles, even drunk Uncle Hank will love your table this year–before he passes out with his hand in his pants.
- Napkin ring kits with matching place card (personalization can be done in store) or assembled $6 each.
- Metal 1930’s curtain tie backs shown on napkin and place cards $11 each.
- Wooden Santos hands $10 each.
All available at Parcel.
Tell us about your favorite place setting and/or your most entertaining family member in the comments below and win a $30 gift certificate to Parcel.