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



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





Lilacs and Longhorns



Town and Country Living






Cedar Hill Farmhouse



Stone Gable



The Enchanted Home



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  1. I love this for book club gatherings. Also, think I’ll save it and pass it along to my teacher friends to use as lounge decor, or, as a centerpiece for those long library tables we use during teacher appreciation week for luncheons and special treats.