Friday, May 14, 2010

burning the candle


From the very first time I met Eddie Ross, I will never forget what a stunning table he set with magical tapered candles burning so brightly - all on a school night mind you! A few weeks ago, I jumped at the opportunity to attend a wonderful event he hosted at Gracious Home in New York City. There they were again, those slim tapered candles, this time in full color!
I just adore Eddie and his fresh flair for setting a wonderful table full of color and such an array of items that he has collected. Mixing a variety of ecletic elements, brass, crystal, bamboo all add up to make for a tasty presentation.
Eddie is all about "presentation" and "taste" - what an array of wonderful treats there were!
I admire Eddie for his dedication to decor, to making things special and for adding color to my life! Not only is Eddie uber talented, but he is uber personable and interested in what everyone has to say. It is always fun to meet fellow "Eddie fans" and Jaithan is a sweet-heart!
Just imagine your table coming to life in full color with these vivid candles. Even in a neutral setting, a burst of a bright color can add a festive touch. Bright candles and colorful napkins are a fun alternative to all white.

Here's to Eddie, tapered candles and each of us burning them at both ends!

29 comments:

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

I bet that was a spectacular event! Eddie Ross and Gracious Home...does it get any better? I adore those large pink candles in the cupcakes...so elegant! xx

pve design said...

"Tide"
you would have loved it!
pve

Simply Mel said...

PVE ~ thanks for lighting my path to these candles...gorgeous! And the pink cupcake candles definitely are an eye-catcher!

pve design said...

Mel-
I think your dreamy cakes need those dreamy candles!
pve

Renee Troy said...

Delicious colors! Beautiful settings!

two hippos said...

What a fabulous table setting, wonderful flash of cheerful yellow too!

North of 25A said...

I would LOVE to meet him - I think he is adorable! That table is wonderful - great pictures.

Barbara said...

Good morning, PVE!
The first thing I noticed that Eddie was wearing a tie and not a bowtie. You look super in your denim jacket. Tapered candles are elegant. He makes great table settings look easy to do.
Have a great day.
BarG

pve design said...

Renee-
All we need are fabulously calligraphied menus and place cards by you!
pve

2 hippos-
show us your happy table!
pve

25 A-
I am busy tossing out 50 things to make room for that new, I mean trash to treasure head board....
happy weekend-
pve

Barbara-
I am glad I hung on to my favorite denim jacket!
Thanks, I shall accept all compliments with a smile.
Hope you are swell.
pve

Joyce said...

I love these candles I have used them for the last couple of years they make a beautiful presentation!
The guys are adorable too. I had the chance of meeting them last year actually almost around this time. Jaithan is a cutie and he is originally near my neck of the woods growing up.
Have a golden weekend my friend! xo

PS I have my card on the fridge! It makes me think of you and not only adds a smile to my day, but reminds me to keep calm and carry on. Smile...

pve design said...

Joyce-
Good luck to you - do you have goodie bags for those doctors and nurses and a candy station in your room?
Glad to help ---
pve

La Maison Fou said...

What a great time that must have been! GH is a treasure trove of interior finds and fancies!!
I love that store, wish I had been in the area, would have been so much fun.
L.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

I love the cupcakes with the ultra slim candles -adorable! Great for an adult birthday party.

Southern Lady said...

Looks like a fun event! Carla

carlee said...

What a wonderful event! The table looks gorgeous!

Jenny at LGN said...

Patricia, what a fun event to attend! And you look absolutely gorgeous in that photo!
I'm LOVING your dumpster find that you posted about yesterday. What an amazing score! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

xx

pretty pink tulips said...

If Eddie and Jaithan are there, it's always a party! So happy you illuminated their spring fling at Gracious Home. Might just have to turn the music low tonight....and light some candles!

The Buzz said...

Eddie never disappoints - who wouldn't to sit down to dine in such beauty! What fun the event must have been and I'm off to get some tapers to light at dinner.

Beth Dunn said...

I'm now a fan too! He is amazing. xoxo
SC

Easy and Elegant Life said...

They are both delightful and you look mahvelous.

And look at Eddie in a coat and tie!

Deidra said...

Oh, lucky you!

One of my fondest childhood memories is dinner by candlelight. My mom always lit candles at dinnertime. I thought it was chic of her. Later, when I was older and romantically recalling those family dinners, my mom told me that she lit candles to keep us all quiet. The soft candlelight softened our voices, calmed us down, and made for wonderful dinner conversations.

pve design said...

Deidra-
What a wonderful memory to dine by candelight and to have a moment of calm and grace!
Smart Mom of yours!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
pve

Gramercy Home said...

Love Eddie - and Creative Candles. Perfect combo!

Karena said...

Wonderful Patricia, I too love Eddie and Jaithan and wish they lived in my neighborhood!! Our workshop was so much fun!

Giveaway of jewelry by Beth Cosner Designs is up on my site.

Karena
Art by Karena

Domestic Ease said...

That looks utterly LOVELY!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing the experience!! ;)

eddieross said...

You are so sweet! It was so great seeing you! Thank you so much for making time to come to the city for the event! xoxo
Eddie + Jaithan

So Haute said...

Patricia! I was there too! I wish I would have known you were there, I would have loved to say hello! I'm sure we'll cross paths again at some point though! xo

LindsB said...

So fun, I'm jealous you got to attend such a fun event!

Hello Lover... said...

I adore his work! I am hoping to see him at both Chicago events this summer!