A New Atlanta Small Business Creates Seasonal Centerpieces and Tablescapes Just in Time for the 2012 Holiday Season
Holiday Table Atlanta is a new local business that provides customized centerpieces and arrangements using fresh fruits, flowers, and other seasonal items. The business was started by Joe Bleckley, a native of Atlanta, in time for the upcoming holiday season.
Customers can browse through Bleckley's gallery on his website (www.holidaytableatlanta.com) and then work with him to create a custom-fit piece for their table or home. The designs can be scaled and customized for any area or budget. Typical centerpieces range from $ 75 - $ 150 and are delivered locally in the Atlanta area free of charge.
"After being affected by the tough economic times earlier this year, I started to brainstorm using the 'find what you're good at and opportunities will follow' philosophy," explains Bleckley. "Creating these types of items is something I've been doing for years, either for my own parties or as favors for friends. The pieces always get a great reaction so I thought this could make a good business."
"Last year, my husband asked Joe to make a centerpiece for our Christmas Eve family dinner as a surprise for me," explains Valerie Moran, a friend of Bleckley's. "Everyone knows how hectic it can be to host a perfect holiday gathering. While I was mashing potatoes and basting a ham, in walks Joe carrying this colorful explosion of apples, oranges, roses, and pine branches. In that moment I completely forgot about the stress of the day and stopped to admire the centerpiece that had just made my table complete."
Plastic fruit or synthetic flowers are never used as all creations from Holiday Table Atlanta use natural and bio-degradable elements as much as possible. Ordering in advance ensures that fresh items will be available but to help reduce the stress of holiday entertaining, last-minute orders are welcome.