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Marc Templin

Marc Templin

Marc is the founder of Bright Settings where he spends his time extending Bright's reach via social media, video, multi-author blogging, email marketing, and managing Bright's websites for desktops and mobile devices.

Are you hosting family and friends at your home this Fourth of July? Do you want to make your outdoor space look spectacular, but don't know where to start? It's easy to decorate your patio or backyard deck for Independence Day if you are creative in your approach to home decor shopping. Incorporate the following... More

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With the average wedding costing a whopping $33, 391 in the US, it is clear that couples are willing to invest in their dream day, with guest experience taking priority. But with careful planning, anyone can have an amazing wedding regardless of budget. In fact, the ambiance of your entire wedding is created by three important, yet often overlooked items: your... More

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Are you wondering how to host the ultimate BBQ Garden Party this year but are short on ideas? Everyone loves a good barbecue, especially when it’s full of great food and with a fantastic atmosphere. In fact, three out of four American households own a barbecue which just goes to show you how much we love a... More

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Bright Settings’ new vinyl tablecloths are as lovely as they are practical. Elegant Fern, Manchester Rose, and Savoy Garden are the newest additions to our growing family of vinyl tablecloths. When it comes to vinyl, Bright Settings carries 4 different vinyl gauges. 13-gauge is the heaviest (and most expensive) and is recommended for high-traffic settings... More

Bright Settings mobile website

Our new mobile website is open for business, and we could not be more excited about it! First, a little backstory—our website for desktop computers was designed to work well with iPads and other tablets. Soon after we launched it in 2013, we watched the monthly traffic from mobile devices climb to almost 35% of all... More

Table Talk: Orson Welles

Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor and director. He had a huge appetite and became extremely overweight in his later years, reaching almost 400 pounds. In today's pinnable Table Talk quote he makes light of his weight with this tragic if not funny quote about overeating: “My doctor... More

James Beard

Table Talk: James Beard

James Beard (1903–1985) was a chef and television personality. Throughout his career, he wrote 20 cookbooks containing thousands of recipes. He has been nicknamed the "Dean of American Cookery" and the "Father of American-Style Gourmet Cooking. In today's TableTalk quote, he reminds us that food is something we all have in common, something we share and experience with each... More

Ted Allen

Table Talk: Ted Allen

  This week's pinnable Table Talk quote is good advice from Ted Allen, don't you think? From planning to cleaning up after the last guest has departed, make sure that you, too, will be able to relax and enjoy your next dinner party. "Planning a dinner party in a way that you're actually capable of getting it done without... More

Marilyn vos Savant

A properly set table is not just the precursor to an exceptional dining experience. In this week's pinnable Table Talk quote Marilyn vos Savant reminds all parents that setting a proper table is one of the skills their children should master by the time they leave home. "Be able to set a table so that you feel like... More

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, achieved worldwide fame for his pronouncements during the 2012 Olympic Games. BoJo, as he is affectionately referred to in London, frequently turns a colorful phrase. He raised eyebrows in a Daily Telegraph article with his newfound appreciation of beach volleyball: "As I write these words there are semi-naked women playing... More

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