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Dishing It Up With Sharon Insul—Getting The Bride The Dishes She Wants

The tables at a garden bridal shower carried the same color scheme, but were set differently and treated like floral vignettes.

Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – 2:06 PM

Come sit with me for awhile  and see what I’m bringing to the table…

June is jam packed with all sorts of celebrations. Graduations, Father’s Day, bridal/baby showers, and of course that much sought after June wedding.

Whether you’re planning a hoe-down, beach side, or a full blown walk-down-the-aisle wedding, a to-do list goes hand-in-hand with any-style affair.  To-do lists can take on so many twists and turns on the way to the I-do’s.

The garden bridal shower tablescape seen in the first photo is one of six tables that were set. Each table carried the same color scheme, but were set differently. The reason? This was in a garden, so I treated each table like a floral vignette.

Seen in the second photo is a set of vintage Jadite dishes that one of my brides found, fell-in-love with, had-to-have, could not live without. Hey, not everyone wants gold-edged china. 

 Since I was the planner, coordinator, and all around come-to when stroking was needed; I took it upon myself as my mission in life to get those pretty little vintage Jadite puppies locked up for the very stressed bride-to-be. Me? Nah. I wasn’t the least bit stressed, just as I said before—I was on a mission. 

This is how I landed what I am sure will end up being her most prized possession. When sending out the bridal shower invitation, I enclosed a photo taken of her please-must-have set of vintage dishes, with a special note. Ahh yes the note. I simply stated her desire to have and tohold the vintage dishes seen in the enclosed invitation. I further stated, please consider this as her registry, and gift whatever portion you want.

 I also arranged to have the store put this set on hold, with the guarantee that all would be purchased by a specific date. Oh pleeeassse … there was no risk; just a guarantee backed by the bride’s mother.

Did she get her beloved dishes? It was a slam dunk. All anyone had to do was make one simple phone call to the store, pick what pieces they wanted, pay by credit card,  and voila —mission accomplished.

Now on Amazon——is Sharon Insul’s latest book,  “a collection of… Tableofferings™ from the go-to expert tablescaper.” Available in E-book and hardcover.

For the children in your life, it’s all about those adorable sisters Emily and Abby in the book trilogy “I Am Sooo Lucky!!!” available on on Amazon at  Amazon Prime members can read for free. Listen to Insul’s children’s books live radio interview at

Sharon Insul is the former owner of the Beverly Hills boutique Candle light and… 

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