Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Simple Table Setting Idea

(sorry if this moving image is a little trippy...it was a partly cloudy/windy day when I did the shoot!)

A few weeks ago I ordered a new all white dish set from Macy's and I love it! I have been wanting one for a while now...they are great for every day use and I am also excited to incorporate them into more formal holiday table settings.

I wanted to use my new tableware set right after I opened it, but wasn't prepared with any particular table decor ideas...so I started searching my house for the needed supplies. I decided to put together a simple table setting that could be used as everyday decor or just for a nice casual dinner with family and friends. (& if my toddler hadn't recently discovered his love for climbing on the table I really would have used it as a daily decorative table setting :)

If you would like to use this setting as inspiration for your own home, then keep reading to get the details!...

The Details
Here is a list of decor items I used for this table setting...

1) A burlap table runner - previously purchased on sale at a fabric store. I cut it about 18" in width and then ironed it so it would lay nicely on the table (Yes! you can iron burlap!)

2) Centerpiece - Basic white dinner tray filled with my personal collection of organic decorative texture balls. I also added a couple of thrifted lanterns to each side of the tray.

3) Napkins & Glasses - I used a basic cream colored napkin with a twine bow tied around the silverware. The glasses are just your average glass canning jars...If you like this look I would highly recommend purchasing a set (for around $10) at Wal-mart.


  1. Your table looks beautiful! I love a simple table like this. I have white dishes and I LOVE them! It's so easy to switch out different table linens and accent pieces.

  2. sooooooooo pretty!! I love white dishes!! I have been thinking about getting white bedding, but I remembered I have kids.

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!! OMG- I told my MIL just last week I wanted a white dinner set when we got our own place!! For a bit more formal dinner setting, I would just trade the white tray for a black one, add white candles instead of the little lanterns(which are ADORABLE, btw!!), switch out the cream napkins for black ones and change the mason jars to wine goblets. Love my WHITE!!!!!! xxx

  4. BTW- meant to say that the table looks awesome!! Great job refinishing it!!!!!

  5. This is beautiful. I've had my eye out for great white dishes that are round not square and thin/fine. I want some so bad!!!!! Are these Martha? Beautiful setting by the way. I have a magazine rip out that I LOVE that this reminds me of a lot even though they are pretty different at the same time...I'll link it to you when I get it scanned into pintrest.


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