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!
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.