French General: Handmade Soirees: Projects and Ideas to Create Intimate Gatherings

French General: Handmade Soirees: Projects and Ideas to Create Intimate Gatherings

Hardback French General

By (author) Kaari Meng

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  • Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 246mm x 23mm | 885g
  • Publication date: 30 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: California
  • ISBN 10: 0811868338
  • ISBN 13: 9780811868334
  • Illustrations note: 20 hand drawn, 90 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 204,349

Product description

With "The Craft of Entertaining", every hostess with the mostest can add a bit of French charm to her next special occasion. Tastemaker Kaari Meng makes entertaining effortlessly chic with twenty-four simple-to-create table and room decorations. Organza chair covers dress up a summer fete, fabric wine totes and roll-out placemats make picnics practical, and all of these projects make guests feel cherished. Kaari shares the secrets of hosting: setting an elegant table, collecting and caring for vintage dishes and textiles, arranging flowers, and more. The patterns, how-to illustrations, and step-by-step instructions make it all tres simple for both beginning and seasoned sewers to achieve polished results. With an exquisitely scalloped cloth spine and eighty dream-worthy photographs, "The Craft of Entertaining" is as pretty as the projects it proffers.

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Kaari Meng is a world-renowned purveyor of French living. She runs a business selling vintage and new merchandise such as textiles, laundry products, home decor accessories, jewelry, stationery, notions, jewelry, and more that are sold online at and in stores throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. French General also offers services including custom upholstery, interior consulting, and period decorating. Kaari's home and shop have been featured in magazines such as Oprah, Martha Stewart Living, Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion, Country Living, and Romantic Homes. She has also designed jewelry for companies such as Anthropologie and sold her jewelry to specialty shops around the world. In 2005, Kaari was invited by Hallmark to be a keynote speaker on color and style trends.