Photos by Amanda Matthews Photography
Who else loves a well set table like this southern girl?! I was ecstatic to come up with the design and carry out the inspiration for this high low table. I’m a hostess at heart and love creating all sorts of table settings. I’ll jump right in to details. The highlight of this table are the florals! I bought all of them from Kroger. I just fell in love with the pink and orange combination. I love Kroger florals because they are budget friendly and the blooms last for over a week! The white lacquer table is from CB2. I just love it! We bought it to be our breakfast table in a home but for right now in this condo this is our main eating area. The black wooden chairs are from Joss & Main. They were a great deal and I love their classic style! The water goblets were a Christmas gift last year. They are a line from Pottery Barn and were made in France! The wine stems were a birthday gift and a are a line by Lenox. I have a set of 12 in each! These are both a little bit of an investment but so worth it! Great to receive as gifts:) The white linen napkins and napkin rings are both from Pottery Barn. These were on our wedding registry. The crystal candlesticks are a wedding gift bought in Canada for us. They are literally one of my favorite items we own. The silver I bought as a whole set online and the beaded detail adds such a nice finish. The vintage china is actually a thrift find! I love mixing high and low cost pieces. The white pumpkins are from Home Goods and the vases are from AtHome. Now on to a few hosting tips to keep anyone from getting stressed this holiday season.
1) Decide your table design at least a week ahead. This will keep you from running around last minute gathering all the details.
2) Polish your silver a few days before you set the table. Doing this will keep you from setting and cleaning items all in the same night.
3) Purchase florals the day before so they are fresh! Order takeout and set the table the night before. The night before we did this shoot I enjoyed yummy takeout with a movie and pulled off this table setting in a relaxed state. It makes for a beautiful sight when you first wake up and enjoying coffee. This leaves only the cooking the day of hosting!
4) Have fun with it! Let it represent your own style and don’t feel pressure to do something that doesn’t fit your vibe.
I hope these tips and my table details provide you inspiration and ease any stress! We are actually traveling a lot for holidays between Thanksgiving, our Aruba trip and Christmas but I am going to enjoy the variety of table settings I will see on our travels!
Thanks for stopping by!