Spring Porch Dining: Boho Chic Style

When the weather turns warmer, hubby and I enjoy dining al fresco. I like to set a colorful table for outdoor meals and decided a little spring porch dining was in order.  I transformed the front porch into a romantic boho chic dining area with Moroccan-style lanterns and jewel-toned place settings. (This post contains affiliate links.)   When you're done checking out my outdoor spring tablescape, visit my blogging friends whose links … [Read more...]

12 Spring Table Setting Ideas

Hello Friends!  I had every intention of sharing a new spring table setting with you today, but I've been a bit under the weather lately and needed to get some rest over the weekend. But good news ... I'm sharing a collection of 12 spring tablescapes to inspire your spring or Easter gatherings. I love a pretty tulip centerpiece. They make such a pretty display on any spring table. I combined pink and white tulips from the store, but you could … [Read more...]

Pink and White Table Setting

Valentine's Day gives me reason to celebrate my inner girl and bring out the pink!  Pink has been my favorite color for many, many years and I'm happy to say it's my daughter's favorite color, too. So in the spirit of Cupid's holiday, I've put together a pink and white table setting. I'm joining fellow bloggers to bring you a week of entertaining. Thanks to Lory at Designthusiasm for organizing the event! And if you're here from Zevy Joy ... … [Read more...]

Winter White Table Setting

I think I mentioned in a recent post how much I love winter white. After the color of Christmas and before the vivid hues of spring and summer, I like to rest with a little white. Today I'm joining a few blogging friends to bring you creative tablescapes for parties or intimate family gatherings. I put together a winter white table setting with flowers, book pages, ribbons, and a touch of gold. (This post contains affiliate … [Read more...]

Christmas Brunch Table Setting

Have you noticed that the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas fly by faster than any other days of the year? It's like we're all flying along with Santa at warp speed to get everything done. Today I'm taking a deep breath and putting together a simple Christmas brunch table setting. (This post contains affiliate links.) Today's tablescape is part of "It's All Set" with a few of my blogging friends. You'll find links to their inspirational … [Read more...]

Deer Table Setting for Christmas Entertaining

I've set literally thousands of tables in my lifetime, and that's not an exaggeration. In high school I held a part-time job as a food server and waitress in Arthur Andersen's training center. Some of the banquets were fancy and everything had to be perfect; it's an art form. A beautiful tablescape combines form with function to create an enjoyable dining experience. I always enjoy putting a table setting together. My creation is a deer table … [Read more...]

11 Table Settings for Every Occasion

'Tis the season for wining and dining and holiday entertaining! Set a casual table, or a grand table filled with bling. Whatever you choose, there's no need to stress over table settings. I've got eleven examples that will give you inspiration to plan your next gathering with friends and family. One of my favorite recent table settings is this one that pairs vintage books with gilded vases filled with colorful flowers from the garden. The napkin … [Read more...]

29 Thanksgiving Table Settings

Thanksgiving is just four short weeks away! Are you ready for it? This past week I joined fellow bloggers to bring you 29 Thanksgiving table settings. Each one is beautiful and unique in its own way. I thought I'd gather them all together here in one post for your convenience. I visited them all and found inspiring ideas from each one. They're featured below, in alphabetical order. Bless'er House  |  Buckets of Burlap   |  Cedar Hill … [Read more...]

Gilded Tablescape for Fall Holiday Entertaining

Hello Friends!  Welcome to a special week of holiday entertaining organized by the very talented Lory who blogs at Designthusiasm. She invited me to participate in Styled and Set, a Holiday Entertaining Blog Tour. All week you'll enjoy creative inspiration from a variety of amazing bloggers. I hope you'll find ideas for your own plans for fall holiday entertaining. I gave careful consideration when deciding what to share with you ... and after … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Candles Aglow Fall Table Setting

Are you loving all the fall decor you're seeing around blogland and in decorating magazines?  I don't know which is prettier ... Fall or Christmas decor. But let's stick with Fall for now because Christmas season will be here soon enough (although it's already arrived in home decor stores). Today I'm joining a lovely group of ladies for an inspirational tour of beautiful tablescapes, which we call "It's All Set." I'm calling mine a "candles … [Read more...]

Everyday Table Setting for Your Family to Enjoy

Life gets busy and it's easy to settle down for dinner in front of the TV to unwind and catch up on the day's news. But I do think it's important to eat  meals together as a family and catch up on each other's news instead of the world news. To make the evening meal (or even a noon meal) special, create a simple everyday table setting to add a bit of beauty to breaking bread together in the kitchen.   I literally created this table … [Read more...]

Summer Fresh Table Setting with Napkin Folding Tutorial

Even though summer is a busy season, I do love summer dinner parties. Whether it's here in my home, at a friend's house, or even at a local restaurant ... there's just something about gathering with friends and family to break bread and enjoy a little vino. Today is the second Wednesday of the month which means I'm joining my tablescape friends to bring you a variety of table settings with "It's All Set." Today's summer fresh table setting … [Read more...]

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