Hey friends! Happy Tuesday!
So, over the past year, I feel like I’ve reached a new level of adulthood after discovering a love for … place settings.
… Right? Who am I?
Honestly, I never host parties or big holiday feasts so I’m not sure why these make me so happy – as no one sees them but myself, the gals that I work with and my friends – but they do! It’s fun to put them together!
I thought it might be helpful to share my latest place settings with y’all as I changed them to reflect the Fall season at the same time as my living room. I know a lot of y’all have spouses and children and, generally, more opportunities to host others in your homes. More than that, I know that place settings can seem like the last thing you have time to style before a gathering so, I hope this inspiration helps make the task seem a little lighter!
I wanted to make sure I infused some of the colors from the living room [black, wood, gray, etc.] into the place settings but I wanted to keep them ‘light’ overall. These black & white gingham place mats were the perfect starting point. They’re thick and will be super easy to wipe down and clean as they aren’t absorbent in the slightest. They’re also on major sale right now. You can buy them individually or as a set of four! I figured a wood charger, the ‘plate’ that sits underneath the dinner plate, might make more sense than wood plates, in terms of easy cleaning. So, I found these and thought they were perfect! I found these small white plates with adorable gold autumnal sayings on them that would be great for bread, so that helped me decide to do a darker serving plate. In order for those to stand out, I needed to go with a different color dinner plate. I wanted to find something affordable because the chargers were a little pricey. I love these gray dinner plates. They’re only $6 and I love that they allow the little white plates to really pop. To tie in a little more gold, I decided on using gold plated silverware and wine glasses with gold touches to them.
For my table, I had a floral arrangement that added quite a bit of color to the area so I kept the linen napkins, bowls and napkin holders all very light. However, if you’re looking to add pops of color, I grabbed these faux pumpkins [see more in Editor’s Notes re: these], that I placed in the bowls, in orange, as well as white. Sometimes, it’s hard to visualize what is going to work best so I like to purchase more than what I need then return what didn’t work later. It might seem like a hassle, but when you’re curating a table and hosting guests, you really want to take the time to make sure everything looks just so. You can also add color to your place settings by choosing a patterned napkin [I love these] or a fun napkin rings. I got these and these as options but ended up going with the marble ones.
How do you feel about place settings? Do you enjoy putting them together? Or, does it stress you out? Regardless of which camp you sit in, I hope you enjoyed today’s post and found it to be helpful! If you did, please leave a comment below and let me know what you think about this idea:
I’m thinking about sharing a few different place setting options in one post a little closer to Thanksgiving. I don’t have a full table, as I live in a townhouse, so I only have this bar area, so I can’t quite give you the table scape inspiration you may want / need but am happy to use what I have and give you some place setting inspiration! Let me know what you think in the comments below!
Thanks for stopping by today! xo.