How to set a Beautiful Table

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Do you know how to set a beautiful table? Today is our daughters and our grand daughter’s birthday! I cannot believe my daughter is going to be 34 and our first grandchild is 6!

The years seem to go by so quickly the older I get.

So there is a great reason to set a beautiful table and celebrate. How to set a Beautiful Table

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First I think of what color scheme I want to use and what the celebration is for, since this is the girls birthday and so close to Valentine’s Day I chose to go with a light blush pink and heart theme.

I then took a trip to the flower market to see what my floral choices were, I went with some beautiful pink anenomes, white tulips, pink ranunculus, silver dollar eucalyptus and green mini cabbage.

I chose this old crate for my vessel to add a more casual feel to the dinner. The crate has 8 slots, so I used a  clear glass in 4 of the slots to create small bouquets within the crate. This will become my focal point of the table.

I then used my leftover eucalyptus on the sides of the centerpiece and added a few potted cyclemen plants from Home Depot. I would of preferred pink, but they only had white.

I always have white pots on hand to slip small 4″ plants into, a nice pot always makes for a finished look.

I also just found these fabulous wood honey pots from “The Warped Table”, they are just dreamy and I love the look of the vintage wood with the other elements.

Honey Pot (Small)



Beautiful Table

How to set a Beautiful Table

Layering and using different heights is the key to setting a beautiful table for me, Since my table is dark, I chose to use a simple Kate Spade ivory table cloth and then added some woven place mats to add some texture to the table for a more casual feel. I slipped a wood box under the table cloth to set the floral arrangement on and used some old rough wood slices for risers under the candles. I also use an assormtent of heights for my candle sticks.

Now it is time to head to the dish cabinet and see what dishes I wanted to use. For those of you who know me, I have a few cabinets full of dishes, I love using different dishes for special occasions. I have been collecting these for many years and several have come from estate sales, which is one of my favorite things to do.


I had Hobby Lobby Gold Chargers and my basic  Williams-Sonoma white Pantry Dinner plates  which are always fresh and clean and create a good base.

I then pulled out my old gold flatware ( this is over 35 years old) that we have had since we were married, yes all things seem to come back in style eventually!

I had also picked up these darling pink heart plates at Target this year, they are actually melamine, but you would never know.

The  natural fringed linen napkins are from Amazon

For those of you who know me, I love to add some vintage and these brass candle sticks are fabulous, I have collected all of them from various estate sales, my favorite Saturday morning pass time.

I also use very tall 18″ white tapers which I buy at the flower market, if you are interested in these, send me a message and I will help get the correct information to you. I also love to use Lucid candles, they are so dreamy as they can be used over and over, check them out.

I used my everyday water glasses from Pottery Barn and some old wine glasses I have had. One day I may find some beautiful pink glasses at an estate sale, I always have my eyes open.

Lastly fill the table with those you love! laugh, and enjoy all of your hard work.

Beautiful Table

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