An Earthy Table Setting: Styled x3

July 8, 2015

I love entertaining and hosting gatherings.  The temptation is sometimes to think you have to spend a fortune decor.  Today’s post shoots down that theory and gives you a little peek  makes the new dining area in the #staggreno.

My sweet friend, Stacy from Not Just a Housewife, has a series where she chooses an item, then asks two other bloggers to style the same project, therefore showing three ways to style the same item.  She calls it Styled x3.

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The third blogger participating in this round is one I adore: Brooke from All Things Thrifty.  If you don’t already follow these lovely ladies, I suggest you start.  They are not only talented, but also just the nicest people in person.  My favorite combination.

She asked me if I wanted to participate quite a while ago, but with everything we have going on, I told her July and when these sweet floral dinner napkins arrived in my mailbox, it was just he push I needed to put together an earthy table setting on the cheap using items I already had on hand.

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For the napkins, I folded them in a different way to spice things up, then placed them in between the dinner and salad plates to add color to my simple white dishes.
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Easy peasy.

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The runner brightens up the wood table, the tray with succulents and a vase act as a centerpiece and the antlers fill the void for a smaller table setting of four.

This is our first legit dining table ever.  We had a hand-me-down table when we first got married, “upgraded” to a vintage set, then another vintage set, and when we finished the dining space we knew it needed something special.

Here are a few links for the dining space:

Table (similar) | Bench (similar) | Cushion (similar) | Chairs | Gold Flatware (similar) | Dishes (similar)

Thanks Stacy for including me on a fun challenge and giving me an excuse to dress up the table.


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  1. The is amazing!!! I love every.single.detail.

  2. What a fun way to add napkins and color to a place setting! Love the antlers and succulents by the way! 🙂

  3. Nadia Gnatyuk says:

    You’re so talented, Jen! I get so much inspiration from you. I’m always going on your blog to watch tutorial videos and remodeling/design ideas (we’re in the middle of remodeling our condo like you did with your previous house, room by room) And I’m so excited to see your new house! I can’t wait!

  4. emily says:

    clever idea! i love cloth napkins, but hate hiding them under the silverware….this is a great idea!

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