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Table the Flower Power

Posted January 27, 2005
My sister has Seasonal Affective Disorder, that miserable depression which sets in with the freezing temperatures of winter. But when I introduced her to Carole Shiber's handpainted table linens, her mood actually lifted. These "tablescapes," as the designer calls them, bring a kitchen or dining room from a base of operations to a virtual garden of blooms. A personal favorite are the moldable versions that envelop a bowl, with layers and layers of floral beauty. The acrylic polymer fabric paint is permanently heat set, making the placemats easily cleanable and safe for all types of tabletops. $25 to $110, depending on design.

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