Textiles for your special dining …be inspired!
As we all prepare our Thanksgiving décor, our tables are top of mind!!
Have you envisioned your beautiful table?
Are you having a sit-down dinner, buffet or a bit of a combination? Will you need additional tables as the family grows or as you enjoy including special friends, neighbors or visiting family for this charming day of celebration and gratitude?
Today, Marlene shares the beauty of fall dining
All of her suggestions are shoppable through text-widgets
Textiles are often the most challenging…however, draping your tables does not always require traditional table cloths. Have you considered placemats, runners, beautiful throws, scarves or blankets as textural alternatives?
Luxe Faux Fur Double Length Hide | SFERRA Celine Throw | Classic Buffalo Check Throw Blanket | SFERRA Aurora Throw | Essential Tablecloth | Fabric for Upholstery | Ballard Designs | Essential Tablecloth - Select Colors | Ballard Designs | 120 Natural Jute Faux Burlap Round Tablecloth | Marseille Set of 4 Linen Rectangular Placemats | Piper Woven Collection | Maisie Scalloped Linen Placemats Set of 4 | Matouk Savannah Gardens Table Linens | Bunny Williams Banded Rectangular Tablecloth | Bunny Williams Banded Table Runner | Lauren Ralph Lauren Classic 100% Cotton Blanket, | Lauren Ralph Lauren Women's Ingrid Linen Plaid Square Scarf - | Lauren Ralph Lauren Exploded Plaid Blanket Wrap
Designer Tory Burch’s Mother even used a Quilt!! Dramatic, homespun and oh - sooo charming!
Combine with beautiful cotton or linen napkins for natural beauty!
King’s Leap Quilt: Women's Designer Linens | Tory Burch | Shop the Libeco Hudson Forest Napkin Setat | SFERRA Festival Dinner Napkins, Set of 4 | Weston Table | Italian Washed Linen Napkins, Set of 4 | Juliska Berry Trim Napkin - 22"Sq. | Classic Hemstitch Table Linens | Jacquard Malta Napkins, Set of 4 | Shop the Black Watch Tartan Table Linen Collection at Weston Table | Villeroy & Boch La Classica Linen Napkin, Set of 4
Surfaces could also include picnic tables, benches…or planks of wood on sturdy bases.
Squares and rectangles can be draped creatively, depending on the size and length of your tables – even folding or event tables. Remember 30” H is dining height. Many portable tables can also be used for special projects and gift wrapping too.
Skirting round tables with fabric squares on top also provides wonderful, impromptu additional serving or seating opportunities. Of course, they are also terrific as fabric covered nightstands - end tables with storage beneath!!
Do you need a kiddie's table? Rounds of numerous sizes are available. There are no hard and fast rules that require every table setting to be dressed with the same linens or dinnerware. It can be more creative, easier, and economical to coordinate them rather than be all matchy - matchy!! Have fun!!
Essential Tablecloth | Ballard Designs Fabric for Upholstery | Essential Tablecloth - Select Colors | 120 Natural Jute Faux Burlap Round Tablecloth Table | Belgian Linen Round Tablecloth | Buffalo Check Placemat | Buffalo Check Table Runner | Houndstooth Tablecloth | Paisley Tablecloth | Matouk Apollo Stripe Round Tablecloth, 90"
You may find fabulous textile options in numerous ways: antique or resale shops, retail boutiques and stores, and online. Have you thought of using wonderful checks, paisleys, plaids and stripes in addition to prints and solids? Burlap, Jute and Linen are wonderful and piques and quilts, of course.
Tibetan Longwool Pillow | Whipstitch Hide Pillow Cover | Ralph Lauren Vinebrook Glen Plaid Twig 100% Wool Custom Pillow | Ralph Lauren Hampton Square Paisley-decorative Throw Pillow | Vintage Paisley Fabric Throw Pillow Cover Multicolor Print | Ralph Lauren Havergate Paisley Juniper-decorative Throw Pillow | Lauren Ralph Lauren Naomi Embroidery Decorative Pillow, 15" x 20"
A pillow or throw at the back of a chair adds additional comfort and intimacy, texture and color too!
I am hoping some of these “out of the familiar” concepts will provide inspiration for your personal and unique holiday tables …indoors or out, whether you need 1 table or 4!
Certainly, your themes of color, dinnerware pattern etc. help you create fun, festive settings for your special entertaining. No matter how casual, formal, traditional or modern your décor, the same concepts can help you create memorable, chic ~ beautiful dining experiences!!
Happy November and enjoy a new month of joyful entertaining!! xoxo MMK