Wednesday, September 10

Tabletop Musing: gorgeous tables are set at the Hampton Classic Horseshow, and a blue ribbon winner to boot!

 A Blue Winner Table Design
At The Hampton Classic Horse Show 
in Bridgehampton
Beautifully set tables are a lovely art form and set the tone for an event.  
Each year I write about the gorgeous tables set under the white tents overlooking the Grand Prix Ring at the famous Hampton Classic Horse show in Bridgehampton.  The equestrian show marks the end of summer and brings together the best riders in the world while offering an array of horse competitions throughout the farm field,  culminating with Grand Prix Sunday's big show.  

HC&G magazine's Editor In Chief Kendell Cronstrom has the honor each year of choosing the top tabletop design winners selecting from this wide array of gorgeous and creative tabletop designs.  I am happy to note that my very good friends the Benhamo family were this year's Blue Ribbon winners for their table sponsored by Benhamo and Thomas.  Each year Victoria Benhamo whips together a beautiful table and dinner for the celebration, but this year's regal design was a show stopper.  

With the autumn season on the horizon, this event gives us fodder for the many parties to come.  I hope you will stop by to see the kitchen and table designs at the Art of The Table on October 24 at the Bilotta Kitchen in New York City.  I am one of four designers invited to design a table and stylize a kitchen in this lovely showroom.  With Traditional Home magazine and Lenox as our sponsor, we expect it to be a stellar event.  These tables at the Hampton Classic have me inspired as I work on my table designs.

Happy Nesting 
XO Tamara
Victoria Benhamo and HC&G's Kendell Cronstrom

"This year's favorite, 
fully embracing the equestrian theme, 
from riding crop centerpieces to pony plates, 
was the setting of Benhamo/Thomas" 
Kendell Cronstrom
above photographs by Richard Lewin
Check out HC&G's story reviewing the Hampton Classic tables.

a glimpse of past years and photographs I took of Victoria's tables at the Hampton Classic, 
pink and white in 2012
a lovely brown and yellow story at the Hampton Classic 2011

friends celebrating at the Classic in past years
equestrians Hannah Benhamo and friends (center)