Summer Tablescape
Written by:
Jamie Biegel
Published On:
July 22, 2020

All of us are eating at home more so I thought it'd be fun to share with you something I enjoy and that's tablescapes. Usually the meal is the star of the show, but I like to put a little extra thought into my tablescape to make my guests feel special. Today we're celebrating Hayden and Christian's first wedding anniversary and we're having them over for dinner and I thought it'd be fun to set up a tablescape out on my front porch. We don't always have to sit at our kitchen table, it's fun to mix it up!

A few tips and tricks I have when setting the perfect tablescape:

1) Think of your guests and the meal you're having.

2) Start with layers: tablecloths, runners, placemats, chargers. (We love Michael's or Dollar Store for discounted prices - look for decor post holidays)

3) Add your plates. You can mix and match plates or keep them all the same.

4) Add height variations - I love this antique cheese block from Loot Vintage & Supply in Waupaca, WI.

5) Add in extras. I added these sweet Ink blotters and an antique cowboy boot to play am-age to Texas where Hayden and Christian were married. Think of adding fun pieces to talk about.

6) Add your glassware. These are a mix of 30 year old crystal wedding glasses and dollar store glasses - who knew! It can be fun to mix and match.

7) Add silverware - I wrap my silverware in napkin. I added a burlap knot and a tucked a faux green leaf for another accent piece.

8) Fresh flowers. I picked these cranberry blossoms from our cranberry marsh and added a few fern stems from the woods near the house. These were both great because they cost nothing. You can also buy a bundle of flowers at the grocery store and cut them to whichever lengths you choose to mix and match in different bottles and vases.

I hope this inspired you to try new ideas with your family and friends at home!

Jamie Biegel
Jamie is the Biegel Family matriarch and the glue that holds it all together. She grew up on her family farm, Dempze Cranberry Co in Wisconsin Rapids, and now lives in the original farmstead home with her husband Rocky, and their three dogs. Jamie is always down for a long distance road trip, eating ice cream for dinner, and Midwest antique junking. She believes in driving a pick up truck, because you never know what you will find a treasure that you need to take home. She is the party host extraordinaire, and can throw a party like none other. Check out some of her favorite tablescapes and party tips.
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