Do you want to be able to put together an easy Fall tablescape in moments? First, shop your home. This is not new advice as lots of table setting bloggers can’t afford to buy new china and crystal every time they put a Blog together. They shop their homes and, perhaps, add a new element to their decor. Welcome to the Blog today, Friends, as I show you an easy way to put together a table setting in just a few moments.
I started by choosing the placemat to fit the theme of the table. This pretty mat welcomes Fall and sets the stage for what will come. Then I looked at the colors in the placemat to get some inspiration for colors to use in the place setting.
I chose this beautiful oval dinner plate in a Fall green that blended with the colors in the placemat and fit with the theme. Then I added this lovely salad/dessert wave plate by Villeroy & Boch that added a nice contrast.
Next came the crystal glasses. The water glass picks up the color in the dinner plate and the crystal wine glass is a modern take on a traditional item. I’ve had both of these glasses for some time and like how they looked together in this setting.
A restrained silver-plate pattern was added to the setting and sits on an embroidered napkin simply folded to rest beneath the forks.
I had some Fall flowers on hand that really needed to be cut down to give them a few more days of blooming. The flowers were distributed among four crystal glasses and added to each place adding to the colors of Fall.
Since I didn’t have any more flowers on hand I used a pillar candle in a crystal holder and surrounded it by some faux pumpkins that were liberated from a different arrangement. They bring lots of color to the table and tie in all the shades in the place setting.
It took under 15 minutes to put this together and we will enjoy sitting at this table for our evening meal. Everything was already in the house and I didn’t have to purchase anything for this setting.
When you are contemplating a tablescape pick a starting place….placemat, china, crystal, flatware, or centerpiece and work outwards from that. Shop your home for things you can use. You will be amazed how easily this will come together.