Tuesday, November 23, 2010

April Cornell: For the Love of Linens -- A Contest!

An exciting tablescaping competition has just been announced on the April Cornell website!

Here's the basic information:

Whether simple or opulent we want to see your tablescapes! Set a table with your favorite April Cornell linens for a chance to win $100 April Cornell Dollars!!

Winners & select entries will be showcased
online and in stores!


- Table must prominently feature April Cornell linens

- Theme – up to the decorator
* Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, Everyday,…
* Set with or without dishes etc.

- Standard and Professional category
* The decorator must specify which category they would like to be considered in. Standard will be an everyday decorator, while the Professional cateogry caters to those who have extensive experience in tablescaping.

I was honored that the great folks at April Cornell selected a table I set recently as one of the examples to kick off the competition. They also featured a stunning table created by our friend, Yvonne at
Stone Gable! I didn't recognize the other two tables, but they were colorful and very beautiful.

Please let me know if you're entering the contest. I hope our little online tablescaping community will be well-represented. If you love April and her gorgeous table linens, this is a great way to let her know! And you could win $100 in April Cornell Dollars -- think of the possibilities!

HERE to read details and enter.


  1. This is a great tablescape. If only
    I had April Cornell linens. Ahhh...


  2. Well, I know I will be in the minority but I don't have any AC linens!!! I know. I would love to enter but.... Have a VERY Happy Thanksgiving, Bill!!!!!! XO, Pinky

  3. Sounds like fun! I'll have to peek through my catalogue and see if I have any April Cornell linens. I don't always record the maker. I've GOT to start doing that! At any rate, thanks for the heads up and have a rockin' Thanksgiving!

  4. Hi Bill,

    Popping by to wish you a Blessed Thanksgiving!
    Thanks for telling us about the AC contest. The table you did with her things is beautiful. I don't own any AC...YET! I think I feel a shopping spree coming on, though.

    Have a wonderful holiday!

  5. That's awesome, I LOVE her stuff

    Happy Thanksgiving Bill, may your day be filled with blessings


  6. I am not sure how to enter, but here are my April Cornell linens and the setting.

    They are the greatest! So well made and beautiful.

  7. Absolutely beautiful, Bill. I love that china pattern and color.

  8. Can I come for dinner? You could serve me toast on your china (with a glass of wine, of course!)and I would be happy.

    Seriously, the table is lovely. We are so casual here in California where I've lived for 30 years - I am nostalgic for lovely formal dinners. It would be hard not to enjoy dinner at your table.