This is my absolute favorite time of year! Tis the season of gathering together with our friends and family! Feasting, laughing, and making beautiful memories. Your table ensemble sets the mood! Its fun to switch things up every year, but I’m a huge advocate in using what you already have and not feeling like you have to go purchase all new place settings, china, and etc. This year I’m going for a rustic, romantic, and casual-esque: laid-back-fancy, if you will 😉
Using a grain sack runner, and ditching the formal placemats, instantly puts a youthful spin on formal dining. I’m using our mason jars for iced waters, and these vintage soda pop bottles for a great pop of color, but really they could be any drink of your choosing. I love using these tall clear vintage inspired bottles to refill water glasses.
For the napkins, I used twine, and cut roses from from our garden to add pops of color, and to bring an additional nature element to the table!
I styled my dough bowl from Bleu Spruce for the centerpiece, making sure to use vibrant colors- red apples, preserved boxwood ball, lavender, and then pinecones, and a mini white pumpkin.
For large gatherings, I use a bench on one side of the table for additional seating 🙂
Adding greenery to the hanging chandeliers really punch up the “special occasion” vibe, not to mention they look awesome, and smell divine!
Layering china is a fun way to add dimension! The bird china belonged to my Grandma Rosemary, the green and white was a wedding gift from my amazing mother in law, and the white basket weave is our every day china.
Thank you all so very much for stopping by! Lots of love to you all! xoxo lr