How to Layer a Table to Create a Beautiful Tablescape


September 23, 2017, posted by Gina – We thought it would be fun to deconstruct one of our tablescapes and let you see how we put everything together. The table we’re using here was set for a Fall luncheon.

Keeping the color of the dishes you would like to use in mind, choose a table runner or tablecloth as your starting piece. We chose this neutral, rustic table runner to coordinate with our Fall tablescape. This runner was from Homegoods.

Select a charger that will coordinate nicely with your dishes as well as set the mood. These wood chargers from Rootworks reminded us of Fall.

Next, we chose a napkin to coordinate with all the other elements. This fun leopard print from Split P really helped pull all the colors of our table together.

It’s always fun to add a place card. This magnetic acrylic place card is like magic. We printed names from our computer and cut them to size.

Next we added the plates and glasses. We used Spode brown and white as the base and layered it with a pheasant salad plate. The tortoise glasses complimented the brown and white plates and certainly says “Fall”. The pheasant salad plates are from Southern Living. Tortoise glasses are from Pier 1.

Add flowers, silverware and any other serve ware you will need for you meal. We added Annie Glass bowls for a soup course. Make sure your flowers are not obtrusive. You don’t want them so tall that people must look over them to enjoy a conversation.

And here is the finished table, fun, vibrant and Fall-like. We certainly hope this created a memory for those invited to our luncheon. We believe that making the extra effort to create a pretty table lets our guests know how much we enjoy their company and friendship.

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