Before you know it, the holidays will be here and it’ll be time to set a pretty table. Today I’m happy to join a group of creative bloggers to bring you a round of tablescapes to give you ideas for a holiday setting. Of course, you don’t need a special event to set a nice table. Make any day a special occasion with these ideas. I’ve chosen to share a Book Lover’s Table Setting with you. Links to the other bloggers are at the end of the post.
My table is set for a festive, intimate luncheon. Pops of pink mix with gold and vintage books.
On the door hangs a fun heart-shaped wreath made of book pages.
The last of the zinnias from my garden are on the table. Soon I’ll have to purchase flowers from the store.
Of course, you have to include a few vintage books in a Book Lover’s Table Setting.
Book pages create a makeshift table runner. I thought about gluing the pages together to make a neat and tidy runner, but then decided to just lay the pages down in a bit of a haphazard pattern. Gold-dipped vases add a little elegance.
A fluffy pink zinnia adds just the right touch of color.
Gold polka-dot salad plates add a little fun to my Book Lover’s Table Setting.
Because this table setting is devoted to books, I made napkin rings with strips of book pages, and then taped a paper flower on top for a bit of color.
My placemats are simply squares of corrugated paper.
I really had fun putting this Book Lover’s Table Setting together. I find it’s easier to set the table when you have a theme or color scheme in mind, so I plan ahead what it’s going to look like and use items I already have on hand.
Finally, I created a complementary vignette on a small side table with more vintage books and another gilded vase filled with zinnias.
I hope you enjoyed my festive Book Lover’s Table Setting. And I hope you can take away some ideas for your table settings during the upcoming holiday season.
Please visit my friends to see the inspiring tables they are sharing this month: