i get uniquely excited about table settings.
this year we are hosting a friendsgiving the first week of december.
this is where my head is at-
my favorite white dinner plates from west elm...they have an irregular shape that i love.
they are enormous too. perfect for piling up all that food you fatty.
this pale gray border stitch cotton tablecloth would be pretty. white seems too formal and i tend to like the plates to contrast with the table. i typically don't love tablecloths preferring the wood of a perfectly aged farmhouse table instead. which, if i had i would totally go with a tea towel or placemat underneath instead of a tablecloth.
i likes to serve the desserts on the frou frou frilly lady parts plates...the ones your grandmother loved the best generally do the trick. the more mismatched the better. i think vintage is best, but anthropologie does a nice job with quirky dessert plates.
i have been snatching up pretty mismatched silverware at junk shops for about a year now for this very occasion. anthropologie also sells them.
this year, instead of candles, i am going to try a long strand of battery operated holiday string lights down the center of the table. fewer sleeves on fire but all the sparkle.
so reckless. pray for me.
did i mention i was making holiday sangria?
so much more ree-fined than shakers.