Informative Table Setting Guide For All Seasons

Informative table setting guide for all seasons! I’ve shared a lot of fall inspiration this year and and today I’m wrapping it up with some tips and photos.
Informative table setting guide -roses in chinoiserie flower pot
My own take on setting a pretty table is to not follow the old fashioned guides. Listen to your heart, design with what you love and don’t be afraid to mix and match! Head to some flea markets or the thrift and look for individual dishes that have patterns you love. Mix old and new and think texture as well. Wood on antique French terre de fer? Why not…it’s rustic and yet elegant at the same time. My take with this informative table setting guide is informal and for the love of being creative.
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Informative table setting guide – for all seasons

It doesn’t have to be particularly complicated to have the look of a carefully planned table setting. Here is my plan that I showed you pictorially in HOW TO SET AN ELEGANT TABLE.

  • Decide on a theme…I wanted a soft pastel tablescape here.
  • Choose a tablecloth (or not) and your table linens
  • I start thinking about my theme when I’m shopping for my flowers, which is in most cases the grocery store. Color is key to a tablescape, but if you can’t find what you are looking for…then white mixed with greenery is always a safe bet.
  • Arrange your flowers and set them on the table.
  • Add your place settings with dishes, flatware and stemware
  • Fill in as you like with accessories…thinking candlesticks and seasonal items.
Informative table setting guide - glamorous-elegant-copper-table-setting
This AUTUMN I’ve done so many themes and since I seem to vacillate between vintage, tattered, elegant, high end. I am constantly playing with new ideas and looks. I read blogs myself and get some of my table ideas not only from friends but from wedding blogs and of course… PINTEREST. If you are a Pinterest fanatic I’d love to have you FOLLOW ME THERE, where I have a board or two dedicated to TABLE SETTING pins.

See more of the photos shown here in HOW TO LAYER PLATES IN A TABLESCAPE

heirloom-pumpkin-diy Informative table setting guide

And I truly hope that you haven’t ditched the pumpkins yet, since they are perfect for THANKSGIVING! Going back to our roots, it’s all about the SEASONAL HARVEST and all it takes is a handful of these to celebrate the season.


shabby-chic-table-dishes Informative table setting guide
There are so many ways to set a table and this informative table setting guide is such a fun exercise in creating beauty!

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