Posts Tagged ‘table settings’

Weekly Spotlight: Set the Table with Turkeys

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

This week, we’re finalizing the items we’ll need to set the table for Thanksgiving. And besides the most important turkey of them all, we’ve included a few extras to create the perfect look (plus a few non-turkey essentials) in this weekly spotlight.

The Starters

Harvest Melamine Dinnerware | Forged Loop 5PC Flatware Set | Pumpkin Wagon Salt & Pepper Set | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Flatware and dinnerware are obviously essential for dining, and luckily you can refresh your collection with new pieces from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. Our melamine collection features a few beautiful colors, but none is better for this time of year than the Harvest Orange. Our Flatware Set is handcrafted out of stainless steel that offers a unique look with appealing durability. And back for another year is the Pumpkin Wagon Salt & Pepper Shakers, a fun way to serve and store the two basic seasonings on your table.

The Dressings

It’s no secret that we love wool table runners, and the Turkey & Gourd Felt Applique Table Runner is one of our new favorites because of its rustic country aesthetic and neutral color tones. Plus, the whimsical turkey and gourd imagery is quite unique. To complement this table runner and the season, our Large Turkey Leaf Candle Holder (two shown below) can be dressed up with small plants, and placing a candle inside creates warm mood lighting perfect for dinnertime.

Turkey & Gourd Felt Applique Table Runner | Turkey Leaf Candle Holder | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Monday Must-Haves: Fall Table Settings and Decor

Monday, August 7th, 2017

While there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the rest of summer, we don’t blame you for thinking ahead to pumpkins, turkeys, leaves, gourds and all things fall. Today, we are thinking about [fall] centerpieces and tablescapes, and the five must-have home accents to make any autumn occasion comfortable and well decorated (including some suggestions from our Fall 2017 catalog).

1. Table Runner: Forest Friends Table Runner, Crow & Pumpkin Braided Table Runner

A table runner keeps your table and dining room decoratives grounded; use similar colors and textures of the table runner in wall accents and other decor, and keep your table adorned with fall charm even when there aren’t guests surrounding it.

2. Placemats: Autumn Oak & Butterfly Placemat, ©Williamsburg Jacobean Placemat

Especially when matching or coordinating with the table runner, placemats can invigorate your place settings, and in many cases offer two looks in one.

3. Candles: Fall Leaves Pillar Candle

Set a romantic, lighthearted, welcoming, and most of all, cozy mood for Thanksgiving dinner and other events celebrating the harvest season. Add a warm scent or keep it flameless for worry-free accent lighting.

4. Dinnerware: Harvest Melamine Dinnerware

Durable, dishwasher safe and decorative; melamine dinnerware is a must-have for holidays and special celebrations.

5. Floral Touches: Mini Autumn Wreath, Green & Red Berry Stem, Faux Mini Sunflowers

Red and orange flowers, berries, candle rings and other natural touches bring any festive look together. Faux florals are ideal options for keeping a look throughout the fall months, but placing fresh picked flowers into rustic tin vases or a display bowl adds a personal touch that can be swapped out.

Fall Table Settings and Decor | Autumn Decorating

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Table Settings: Red, White and Blue

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Summer officially starts on Sunday and soon after we’ll be celebrating the 4th of July! Start planning your patriotic decor and Americana themes for your entryway, outdoor spaces and of course, your table settings. Here is a little tablescape inspiration for celebrating Independence Day in true red, white and blue fashion.

4th Of July

Decorating for this summer holiday is simple, really. Red placemats can be found almost anywhere, and you can pick up colorful or patterned ribbon at your local craft store to tie napkins, accent glass vases or create festive place cards.

The American flags bring the look of this dining room together, and you can add them to a floral centerpiece arrangement or place them in holders around the table.

Dining Rooms

We love the retro-chic vibe of these patterned placemats, napkins and color coordinated serveware.

If you’re thinking it may be a little too bold, remember that food and the room itself will tone down the starkness of any pattern; the white plates and neutral surroundings even out the look.

The pillar candles and holders are great as accents – they are not too over the top but add aesthetic appeal for just the right amount of Americana spirit.

Summer Cottage

Of course, if you decorate in the Americana style all year long, you will have no problem creating a perfectly patriotic dining space. USA wall art, classic country chairs and traditional patriotic colors never go out of style.

This is a great example of using red, white and blue in subtle ways: the country windsor chairs are a comfortable blue, while the beautifully finished white table makes the red flowers pop, especially in the sunlight.

To expand the look, patriotic-themed chair pads and a charming table runner are must-haves, although we think this dining room is spectacular just the way it is.

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Most importantly when creating a beautiful tablescape: don’t skimp on the details! Extra flair with ribbon, flower petals, paper stars and the like really turn any event into a welcoming celebration. Americana tapers add sparkle, and seasonal curtains can complete the look in an otherwise decoratively bare room.

How do you decorate your dining spaces for the Fourth of July, or with an Americana theme?

We’re celebrating this season in more ways than one: check out our entertaining ideas and related articles, patriotic decor and our made in the USA sale to make this holiday and the rest of the year extra festive.

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