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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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Wednesday Spotlight: Table Settings

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Connected Circles Braided Table RunnerWhile the weather may not necessarily be an indicator, we have arrived at the spring season and to all the lovely events this new season brings. Whether you are planning Sunday brunch, a fun Friday night dinner, or just want your dining room to look beautifully decorated for spring and the entire year, we are happy to offer just what you need. This week’s Wednesday Spotlight shines on some of our favorite table settings and accent pieces that we hope will bring flair and life to your springtime events.

Crochet Table RunnerRunners
If you are setting the table with colorful or decorative plates, silverware, and glassware, a simple runner, like our Crochet Table Runner, is a great option to dress up the rest of your table not covered by dining necessities. Use just one or use multiple for longer tables, and larger centerpiece displays. If you’re looking for something a little more unique, our connected Circles Braided Table Runner offers a braided texture and charming colors for a more natural table setting. The circles create an excellent focal point in your dining room, and can be paired with coordinating pieces for a cohesive look in your dining area. Both runners are easy to care for and maintain; allowing you to enjoy your table setting without having to worry about high maintenance pieces that will be difficult to keep clean.

Spring Floral Round PlacematPlacematsBlue and White Round Placemat
Another way to decorate your table in linen is by marking each place setting with a placemat. For a casual setting, our Bold Braid Placemats are the perfect solution to simply decorating a kitchen bar or table in a breakfast nook. They come in a variety of colors, so you can choose the one (or ones) that fit your decor the best. For a more formal and floral solution, our Spring Floral Round Placemat is a colorful alternative to the braids, and the quilted cotton adds a delicate flair to your table. This placemat reverses to spring green and pink stripes, giving you options in your design. For a more classic look, our Blue & White Round Placemat gives you the same reversibility and floral appeal, but in a charming blue and white pattern – complementing the simplest or most intricate dining room decor.

Wrought Iron Napkin Holder
Wrought Iron Napkin HolderWrought Iron Napkin Rings

Napkins and Accessories
Wire Mason Jar Salt & Pepper CaddyWhether you opt for cloth or paper napkins, we have you covered for your special or casual occasion. For a springtime look, and to match our placemats, we have our Spring Floral Napkin to decorate your table and pull the whole room together with florals and lively color. To keep those cloth napkins neatly on the table, our Wrought Iron Napkin Rings are the perfect solution, and, as they are available in many different styles, the perfect accent piece to add to your table setting. For a more casual look, or to keep paper napkins close in hand in the kitchen, our Wrought Iron Napkin Holders feature simple designs that will fit right in with your decor (and our Wrought Iron Napkin Rings). For  a more country or rustic look, our Wire Mason Jar Salt & Pepper Caddy will also hold your paper napkins in the decorative chicken wire holder, as well as Mason jar shakers, adding more function to this stylish accessory.

Tray Display TableServing Done RightChip and Dip Platter
For occasions outside of sit down dinners or meals, it’s always best to have decor that can offer and serve your guests for you (well, almost). Our Chip & Dip Serving Platter is great for laying out fruits, crackers and cheese, and of course chips and dip for hors d’oeuvres or light snacking. Use just for the family or to lightly feed your guests. For a more permanent station, our Tray Top Display Table looks beautiful in a den or dining room for serving tea, cocktails, and light snacks to your formal or casual guests.

We hope you enjoyed this week’s Spotlight, and wish you the very best when entertaining this season!

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