May 20, 2013

Brides Essence Book Review

9781432300845 Easy Table Settings - Noeleen Foster, Claire Huiseman& Ingrid Lood HR

Publication date: May 2013

ISBN: 9781432300845

Price: R200

Also available in Afrikaans as Maklike

tafelversiering vir elke geleentheid

ISBN: 9781432300852


Many of the important events in our lives are made memorable when we gather

with family and friends to share a meal. A stylish table complements both the food

and the occasion and Easy Table Settings is filled with inspirational ideas to

make every occasion special. Each table setting includes beautiful photographs,

accompanied by suggestions on how to develop the theme to suit your needs

and resources. The text includes hints on how to make various

décor items, and tips on entertaining with flair.


Content: Introduction; Informal dining at home

(casual brunch, book club dinner, tea party,

whisky and wine evening, family meals);

Dining alfresco (perfect picnic, romantic dinner,

celebrate spring, under the stars);

Come celebrate with us (graduation, Mother’s Day and

Father’s Day lunches, baby shower);

Formal dining; Just for kids (suggestions for hosting guests’ children);

Little ideas, big impact (tips on how to make several of the featured items);


The Authors

Clare Huisamen, Ingrid Loud and Noeleen Foster and

have collaborated on various projects,

including home décor features for a number of publications.

The inspiration for this book was

borne out of the desire to make memories out of every occasion,

as well as enhance the

special times shared with family and friends.

Clare is the editor of a woman’s lifestyle magazine.

She lives by the philosophy that

nothing good is ever achieved without a massive dose of energy

and passion to drive it. Ingrid, an interior designer,

runs a successful décor and fabric company.

Noeleen, a professional

photographer for 15 years, has shot many covers for glossy magazines.

Wedding photography is one of her specialities.

© Text and photographs


Extract and images taken from Easy Table Settings for Every Occasion by Noeleen Foster, Clare Huisemen & Ingrid Loud, published by Struik Lifestyle an imprint of Random House Struik.