Posts Tagged ‘Simple Table Decor’

Nature Gloss Table


 Personally I like a Thanksgiving table with a natural vibe. Save the glitz and sparkle for next month. Flickering candles and fall foliage are all you need to set a cozy, festive and elegant mood for dinner. Grab some nature to gloss up your table this time of year. Any old nature will do…

MS vegetable table

colorful garden vegetables

Martha Stewart Wheat

dried wheat bundled in a satin ribbon

Modern White Table

a large vase of local greenery

fresh satsuma oranges or clementines

MS blue and gold

coppery gold pumpkins (ok a little shine is nice)

MS feather

feathers and twigs

pears and red berries

pears + berry branches

All images from and Pinterest.



Tomato Centerpieces



Tomato Centerpieces

via MarthaStewartWeddings


I’ve had this image in my idea file for 8 years. I dream about sitting down at this dinner table and eating the centerpieces! Olive pits and breadstick crumbs littering the table by the end of the night and a basket of bright yellow tomatoes as my keepsake from  the evening. This is a super cute idea for inexpensive wedding decor but also a perfect centerpiece for a summer dinner party don’t you think?


Table Decor- Craft Paper + Candles


Stunning, simple chic table decor courtesy of my talented pal Mary. Her husband hosted an outdoor dinner party last weekend in honor of her 30th birthday and Mary styled the table.

craft paper and candles table

Long tables covered in white twin sheets, kraft paper table runner and cream candles from Ikea in jam jars.

Mary place setting

Place setting of white china and assorted sea themed china from the couples’ collection from Anthropologie. White folded place cards add an elegant touch to casual decor.

Mary ship plate

Water bottle with stopper and water/wine glasses from Ikea. Wine and water was placed on the table during dinner for easy refills during dinner!

ikea dish towel napkin

White china from Martha Stewart Collection for Macy’s and the napkin is the famed 49 cent Ikea dishtowel tied with a twine.

Mary table dark

The table glowed with warmth from candles, good food and loving friends. Happy Birthday Mary!

Get out your jam jars…


I keep coins in old Bonne Maman jam jars, paper clips in a stubby round moutarde and our toothbrushes in a Mason-type that’s embossed with lilies of the valley.  But this, this, is my new justification for all the empty jars currently holding my pantry space hostage.  Won’t a cluster of these make your dinner table feel special?


p.s. Ikea sells bags of little votive candles super cheap and these pretty matchboxes house extra-long matches so no burnt fingertips.