In the Winter 2013 Issue, Table Magazine ran a feature rooted in the idea of hosting dinner parties for loved ones instead of traditional gift giving. The story divided into three dinner party levels: a Table for Two, a Table for Four, and a Table for Twelve. A Table for Twelve focused on mixing and matching and menu items that easily feed a large crew, such as a self-serve punch. The final look felt very Scandinavian meets Bohemian, with its neutral backdrops and bold, yet rustic accents. The back “wall” was a highly textured, oil painting by local artist Mia Tarducci Henry. I foraged and spray painted all the leaves for a celebratory, winter feel. I combined preserved bay leaves and feathers for individual place settings and created a color accent with dried oranges and bay leaves from Roxanne’s Dried Flowers. Loose elements like these are perfect for creating a loose garland or centerpiece. Since the products remain unbound, they can be reused for different looks or even attached to a wreath. The Art Director for this series wanted a Bohemian touch to this color palette, so I foraged branches and spray painted them a glossy white, like a forest on a snowy day. I picked an array of short, softer feathers and attached them with twine. These warm, natural tones highlighted and contrasted the aged books I thrifted and spray painted to match the palette. Postscript: Client: Table Magazine, Winter 2013 issue Photography by Adam Milliron. Styling by Quelcy.