Update Your Table Decorations
Entertaining Essentials for an Eclectic Table
The centerpiece: Mismatched vintage containers stretching the length of the table let everyone smell the roses—literally. “I like low centerpieces
that don’t have to be arranged symmetrically,” Jennifer says.
The place cards: Candlelight beckons guests to their appointed spots. Strips of parchment paper with friends’ names are wrapped around glass votive holders and secured with transparent tape.
The china and the flatware: Layering white dishes with flowered ones creates a sense of order and keeps the table from becoming too prissy. Jennifer picked up the mismatched silverware at flea markets.
The linens: A machine-washable quilt is a surprising twist on the usual tablecloth, and plain white hemstitched linen napkins are a refreshing counterpoint to the play of patterns.
The glassware: Clear glasses would be lost on such a vibrant table. Because green is the color of flowers’ stems and leaves, these 20-ounce tinted tumblers are a harmonious, if unorthodox, addition.
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