The composition is a repeat of the Truman Capote shot but this postcard just arrived from London. A wonderful friend knew how much I'd appreciate the V & A's Turkish fritware panels. According to the Museum, fritware was essentially a convincing substitute for high-fired Chinese porcelain -- an artificial ceramic. Composed of fine quartz powder rather than clay, the whiteness of fritware heightened blue glazes. (Check out a gorgeous array of the wares here.)
The thoughtful postcard definitely took me back to Dining By Design, 2007, and Margaret Russell's tented vignette with Isnik-inspired fabrics by Mehmet and Dimonah Iskel.
Truth be told, the creative tables Margaret has been involved with typically are my favorites, so I was happy to see the editor is being honored this year for her contributions to DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, the beneficiary of Dining By Design). She is credited with helping the event grow from a smaller one night, one city affair to a highly-anticipated multi-evening series that tours nationwide. Read all about the 14th annual happening here.
All images my own.