Book Lover’s Table Setting

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.

Book Lover's Table Setting

 

My table is set for a festive, intimate luncheon. Pops of pink mix with gold and vintage books.

Book Lover's Table Setting

 

On the door hangs a fun heart-shaped wreath made of book pages.

Book Lover's Table Setting for an Intimate Luncheon

 

The last of the zinnias from my garden are on the table. Soon I’ll have to purchase flowers from the store.

Book Lover's Table Setting in Farmhouse Kitchen

 

A book page garland adorned with crystals is draped across the built-in cupboard. In a previous blog post, I share how to make your own book page garland.

Book Page Garland with Crystals

 

Of course, you have to include a few vintage books in a Book Lover’s Table Setting.

Book Lover's Table Setting with Vintage Books and Gilded Vases

 

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.

Book Page Table Runner for a Book Lover's Table Setting

 

A fluffy pink zinnia adds just the right touch of color.

Gold-Dipped Vase with Deep Pink Zinnia

 

Gold polka-dot salad plates add a little fun to my Book Lover’s Table Setting.

White and Gold Place 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.

Book Page Napkin Rings

 

My placemats are simply squares of corrugated paper.

Book Lover's Table Setting

 

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.

Book Lover's Table Setting

 

Finally, I created a complementary vignette on a small side table with more vintage books and another gilded vase filled with zinnias.

Books and Flowers in Gilded Vase

 

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.

Book Lover's Table Setting in Farmhouse Kitchen

 

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Please visit my friends to see the inspiring tables they are sharing this month:

 

Shabbyfufu

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Lilacs and Longhorns

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Town and Country Living

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Designthusiasm

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Cedar Hill Farmhouse

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Stone Gable

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The Enchanted Home

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Comments

  1. Such a creative table, loved seeing the books as a centerpiece…so clever!! And your bookpage napkin rings are genius!!

  2. Hi not sure what happened to my comment, trying again. Love your creative books centerpiece, so clever. And the book page napkin rings is genius! Nicely done:)

  3. This is so creative and is just adorable, Jennifer! I love it!

  4. I love this table setting! So creative and lovely! I can just see a group of friends sitting around the table for book club or just getting together for fun! Love it, Jennifer!

  5. Of course you wrote this post for me…no? LOL! I love the pops of pink Jennifer and it’s fresh and inspiring!

  6. Creative, fresh and clean., Fantastic Jennifer!

  7. Beautiful idea for a book club gathering!

  8. Jennifer, what a fabulous concept!! Love the use of books and book pages… 🙂 Just wonderful!

  9. This is so pretty and inviting! Saved for my book club. 🙂

  10. How fun! Espcially if you belong to a book group.

  11. Lovely in each detail. Your napkin rings are clever and pretty. Love the zinnias!

  12. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Very inventive, never thought much about book readers table setting but, i truly love it.

  13. Love your ideas for table decorations.

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