33 Table Settings to Inspire

Sharon Hoge steps from the stables of the Hampton Classic Horse Show to the tables of the VIP tent, a showcase of stunning table toppers.


On the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, the Grand Prix and Grand Finale coincide every year when the Hampton Classic Horse Show winds up its hunter and jumper events at a luncheon that unofficially signals the end of the summer season in the Hamptons. For both equestrian fans and general spectators, the afternoon is an opportunity to dress up and dine. In keeping with the fashion finery, hosts and hostesses go all out providing splendid table settings. Click through this slide show for the gorgeous array that was presented this year.

Editor’s Note: Sharon King Hoge specializes in consumer and travel journalism both in print and on radio and television. The former Consumer Reporter at WBZ-TV and producer/host of “The Sharon King Show” in Boston, she reported on ABC network news, hosted “The Cookbook Kitchen” on the Food Channel and participated in the launch of CNBC. A Contributing Editor at Condé Nast Traveler and Global Traveler magazines, her writing has appeared in Forbes FYI and Forbes Executive Woman, SELF, Ladies Home Journal, National Review. A former columnist for both AOL and the New York Daily News, she was Calendar Editor for the Martha Stewart Living website and is Editor at Large of the three regional Cottages and Gardens shelter magazines.

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