Dec 18 2018

Take a Bough



Oh hello, holidays! We’re ready for time with family, presents under the tree, and lots and lots of food. This year we’re decking the halls with plenty of fresh greenery and Etta B Pottery, of course! Shop the look, get inspired, & make it yours.

  

A Home for the Holidays

Spread fresh greenery over a neutral table runner to create a simple centerpiece. We grabbed our greens from the new Trader Joe's in Germantown for a steal! And for this long table, we doubled up on the table runner to make it extend past the ends of the table.



These three metal jointed vases are some of the most versatile accents we have at Bella Vita! Stagger clear vases around the greenery and fill with holly berries. You can find holly at most florists or nurseries.


Handmade Holiday

Now it's time for the fun part--the pottery! Etta B Pottery's newest color Simply White has been our go-to lately, and it's no wonder why. Which clean lines and an all-white finish, it fits in with almost any style. Dress your setting with a neutral knotted napkin, brushed silver flatware, and a stemless wine glass. Instead of a placecard, we opted for a miniature cranberry wreath.  Simply take 11-12 fresh cranberries and string together with fishing line. Tie a small knot at the top to secure the ends. Done & easy!





Etta B Pottery makes another style of plate with this beautiful fluted edge! We grabbed the Whitney salad size for an accent plate on the head and foot of the table. Never be afraid to mix and match styles!


Fresh & Festive

With one more handmade touch, we finished out the tablescape with dried oranges and whole walnuts. To dry the orange slices, simply arrange thin slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 250 for 3-4 hours. Remove slices individually if they start to burn, while the rest continue to dry out.  1-2 oranges should be plenty to do a table of this size. And if you have extras? String the slices together with some popcorn for a vintage-inspired garland to decorate the tree or fireplace. 







We'd love to see how you put your Bella Vita finds to good holiday use. Tag us on Facebook and Instagram!

Merry Christmas!



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Oct 08 2018

Happiest Harvest


October's arrival means that fall is finally in the air! The weather is cooling down but our hearts are feeling warm. This year, we're bringing you two tablescapes to fall in love with-- one featuring Etta B Pottery and another featuring Casafina Dinnerware. Whether your style leans more rustic or traditional, you can accomplish a lot with pretty pottery and neutral pumpkins! 

Our Fall Table with Etta B Pottery

This table pulls in light green heirloom pumpkins, plus a classic white pumpkin. If you're looking for a reason to visit your local pumpkin patch, now's your chance, friends. We choose smaller sizes so that we could fit as many as possible on the round table.


Sprigs of baby eucalyptus and wheat, tied simply with twine, make a rustic place card that anyone can make.




This setting features a mix of Charming White, Peaceful Waters, and a seasonal pumpkin plate. You know we can't pass up a mix-match pottery opportunity! Soften the look with a natural wood root charger and linen napkins.


Think outside of the box when it comes to vases. Pop some simple greenery and hydrangeas in an Etta B Pottery pitcher for a look that ties together the entire table.


Mix in natural textures like burlap and corn husk pumpkins to add depth. These corn husk pumpkins come in a set of 6 and are also great for filling coffee table bowls!




This little hootie dish was just entirely too cute to pass up! You can mix and match within your fall table by swapping out decorative salad plates. Just like us, you may have a hard time picking a favorite!

Serve up Fall

Don't forget the desserts-- we never do! Etta B Pottery's selection this year of seasonal servingware is just begging for pumpkin bread, oatmeal cookies, and maple cupcakes.





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Our Fall Table with Casafina


Our second table repurposed some of the same white pumpkins, but with some more traditional dinnerware. We let the flowers and greenery make their way across the entire table, plus a generous stack of pumpkins.




What's that, another mix and match place setting? We're not ashamed! This place setting features Majorca (the ruffled edge) mixed with Taormina. The subtle tones and textures go incredibly well together to create a more upscale look without looking stuffy.


A large vine pumpkin served as our centerpiece this time, with florals and natural pumpkins supporting the show.


A torn paper edge and a white little pumpkin create an elegant place card. Recruit a friend with the best handwriting and put them to work on the names!


Once we picked out the dinnerware, it need a little...more, you know? These gold painted wine glasses did just the trick.


Instead of burlap accents, this table got a touch of painted terracotta. Still an earthy material, but painted a sage green, these pumpkins were some of our favorites on the table.

Feeling inspired yet? We hope you fill you table this season with pretty pottery, but more importantly, that it's surrounded by those you love. Happy Harvest!


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This year, there's more than one way to put a pumpkin on the table-- and trust us, Etta B Pottery has the cutest! Autumn colors come to life in darling designs like sunflowers, cotton and pumpkin trucks, all ready to wish you 'Happy Harvest'!

Fall Etta B Pottery






























From sunflowers, cotton bolls, and plenty of pumpkins, have you chosen your favorite yet? Shop the entire collection here!

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