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Now this is a fairly basic way to set a table. Depending on what part of the world you are in it can vary. Place settings can be soooo fun to create! Get your imagination going on this one!
Here we go:
Those are the basics, but you can get creative in the styling and presentations of each item! Now I love cloth napkins for two reasons. 1. They look so much more elegant than paper and 2. they are environmentally friendly! They can be inexpensive if you catch them on sale and they last for years!
When decorating your table, stick to color themes that go along with what you are serving and what time of year it is. I love the idea of doing silver, white and blue for a winter wonderland theme!
If you have simple plates etc. one way to jazz it up is with colorful napkins and napkin rings. I actually prefer simple plates and silverware so I can use them with anything!
You could use vintage jewelry to make your napkins look simply elegant
Get resourceful and look for things around your house! Ribbons and twine make great napkin holders too!
Place mats and table runners can also add some drama to your tablescape and you can use just about anything!
Here is one of my favorite whimsical centerpieces I've seen!
So cute right! Comes to us from marthastewart.com
Here is a great centerpiece I've done before which is gorgeous and pretty easy!
So perfect for Thanksgiving or a fall potluck! When I do this centerpiece, I put a large ziploc bag inside the pumpkin so the water and flowers don't get the pumpkin icky. It will all stay fresher for up to a week!
The biggest thing to remember is to be creative!! Have fun!