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The 24 Days of Books

Day1

Day 1
Love cookbooks, but not the cooking? “Cookbook Book” highlights the best recipes (designs and illustrations) from classic to contemporary.

Day2

Day 2 
We are always inspired by our friend Glass Gardens. See if you can spot his perfect plants and our great “Garden Inspirations” book by Charlotte Moss around the shop.

Day3
Day 3
Our 1920s Little Blue Book collection and other mini books make great stocking stuffers or package toppers!

Day4

Day 4
Knishes, bagels, lox, pastrami, whitefish, dill pickles, kasha, herring, egg creams, and much, much more in “Eating Delancey A Celebration of Jewish Foods.”

Day5

Day 5 
Dog-lovers rejoice! “Incomplete Book of Dog Names” and one of our best sellers, “Dogs” a photographic journey of dogs through the years.

Day6

Day 6 
To remember, celebrate and cherish the good memories of Paris.

Day7

Day 7 
A locals favorite, Lorraine Eaton’s recent “Tidewater Tailgate” is perfect for the sports fanatic on your list!

Day8

Day 8
For the gents with sense in your life, we’ve got plenty of books to spark their interest, including “The Bow Tie Book” and “Fantastic Man”

Day9
Day 9 
Our drink-inspired book collection is certainly one to toast. Make sure to check out “Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit” by Dane Hucklebridge, that’ll be sure to leave you a little light-headed with laughter.

Day10
Day 10 
Learn to take baking not so seriously. “The Secret Lives of Baked Goods”, “Naked Cakes” and “Sweetie-licious Pies” are a fun, yummy and throwback twist to your tradition baking routine.

Day11
Day 11
Create occasions and rooms to remember with “Mrs Howard: Room by Room” and “Hamptons Entertaining”, great for the decorator and entertainer.

Day12
Day 12 
“40 Years of Fabulous” wraps the finest decorator show houses in the world into one glamorous book. This book provides an insider’s look at the history of this much-loved society while revisiting the spectacular rooms.

Day13
Day 13
“Long after the meal is eaten, the China remains.” This delightful book by Shax Reigler explores the dishes we so commonly overlook.
Day14
Day 14
“Afternoon Tea Collection” features cute sandwiches, tasty scones, tiny tarts, and other treats that inspire memorable tea parties.
Day15

Day 15
Illustrated history of the paper of our lives, “Culinary Ephemera” and  ”Vintage Ephemera” is wonderful for anyone who enjoys art and design.
Day16

Day 16
Southern Suppers and Soirees wrapped into one book: “Dinner on the Grounds” by James T. Farmer.
Day17
Day 17 
Inspiration for the newly-weds or newly engaged couple . . . “Back in the Day Bakery” and “Fall in Love for Life” are heart-warming and full of advice and ideas to live by!
Day18
Day 18
Two truly unique books that will bring back those fond memories of the leading ladies of your life.
Day19
Day 19 
New to Virginia and need a guide to all things Southern Cooking? Any of these will do!
Day20
Day 20 
“Where Chefs Eat” is the ultimate, must-have book for the world-traveling foodie in your life.
Day21
Day 21
“The Art of the Monogram” and  ”Linens” are the perfect addition for the lover of the finer textiles of life.
Day22
Day 22 
130 recipes that unlock the secrets of New York. “New York Cult Recipes” is one for the ages.
Day23
Day 23 
Ready to think of the warmer weather? How about a look at the most beautiful outdoor living rooms around with “At Home in the Garden” by Carolyne Roehm.
Day24
Day 24 
You have all these gadgets scattered around the kitchen, how find out why – and recipes to use them with.

Burlap Everywhere!

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Burlap is no longer used for oyster roasts, it’s becoming the trendiest fiber for decorating around the home. From wreaths to table runners, napkin holders to flowers, the possibilities are endless. Here at Table Seven, we carry table runners, ribbon and countless ways to use the sturdy textile. Check out a few ideas here:

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Oyster Roasting Season is Here!

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Although the temperatures haven’t quite felt like Fall outside, the changing of the season brings us all sorts of fun sights, sounds, smells and tastes. Here at Table 7, we were inspired by Lorraine Eaton’s recent article in The Pilot about oyster roasts – one of this season’s must-dos (especially now since it’s officially oyster-harvesting time).

Lorraine has you covered for all the questions on what and how to prepare…but Table 7 has the what and how to serve it! Our mix and match tabletop accessories will pull any oyster roast together and really give your guests that wow factor. So here’s a few tips, from us to you!

 

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Mason Jars  For your favorite Roast Cocktail and kid-friendly beverages. You can also use for flowers to decor tables. Throw a few of the shucked oyster shells in the water for some extra flair.

 

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Jack Rudy Tonic  In case you need something to fill those Mason Jars with, Jack Ruddy is a good place to start. Check out their website for all sorts of great recipes, all very fitting for this event.

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Picnic Basket  Transporting made easy, and cute. The baskets have built-in spots for silverware, plates, cups and room to spare. Each family attending can bring their own essentials packed in one bag (then the Moms can compare antqiue baskets!).

 

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Seafood Forks  You won’t get very far at an Oyster Roast without these. We’ve got a nice collection for purchase or rent…But who doesn’t need a few around the house at all times?

 

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Thermos  On the cooler Autumn afternoons, you will want to have some hot drinks on hand. We have a variety of thermoses to warm your brews and soups.

 

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Table Runners  The burlap runners are new to the shop and couldn’t fit more perfectly with the theme of the oyster roast. The red-check variety adds great color to your tabletop decor, while not making your event too formal. And the chalkboard paper would be such a cute way to instruct newbie shuckers, describe sauces and sides or denote seating arrangements. Plus, these runners make for an extra-easy cleanup!

 

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Dishes  Take the responsibility off your own collection, by renting these antique restaurant china plates. We have the standard and more-unique grill plates, which are