Setting the Table with BHG

I know I just shared pictures of my dining room a week ago, but this time the table is set. And if I say so myself, it looks pretty darn amazing. So I thought you’d want to see it. Plus, I have lots of other fun finds to share with you about how it all came together. Ready?

Table Setting with Inspired by Charm

First off, as I mentioned last week, I finally got some white dinnerware. Better Homes and Gardens just launched a line of porcelain dinnerware and serveware at Walmart. The quality is impressive and the price is fantastic, too.

Table Setting with Inspired by Charm

I got the standard round set which includes 16 pieces (four place settings) for just under $40. There are also square settings, soft square settings, and ribbed settings. And they have some great pieces of coordinating serveware! I don’t have any yet because they aren’t available online or at my local Walmart. I’m on the hunt for them, though.

Table Setting with Inspired by Charm

Anyway, I’m crazy about my new dinnerware! I’ve been wanting some basic white plates for the longest time. They work beautifully with everything! You can dress them up or down, and food always looks so impressive on a white plate.

Table Setting with Inspired by Charm

Let’s take a look, shall we?

Table Setting with Inspired by Charm

Table Setting with Inspired by Charm

Table Setting with Inspired by Charm

Table Setting with Inspired by Charm

Aren’t they lovely?

Table Setting with Inspired by Charm

You might also have noticed some other goodies! I found some different chairs at HomeGoods for the head of my table. I’m just testing them out at the moment. I like them because they are lighter and more airy than my current ones. They also make the space look bigger and more open. What do you think? Do you like the look? Or do you miss the cowhide?

Table Setting with Inspired by Charm

Table Setting with Inspired by Charm

I also did some antiquing yesterday. I came across this antique wood-tray-thingy. (Yes, that’s the technical term.) I’m not sure what it is, but it makes a great statement in the center of the table. Right now I’m building a little centerpiece around it. If I were serving food, especially hot food, it could also work a trivet of sorts. It was $15. What a deal!

Table Setting with Inspired by Charm

I also picked up this amazing blanket. It was $16. I am absolutely obsessed with Navajo-inspired things these days. As soon as I saw it, I knew it needed to come home with me. Aren’t the colors brilliant! It’s not in the best shape, but for $16, I’m okay with that. Plus, I think the worn spots give it character and a story.

Table Setting with Inspired by Charm

The rest of the items on the table are things I already had around my house.  (Which means you may see some familiar items too.) That’s the part I love about decorating and setting a table. Over the years, I’ve purchased little trinkets and treasures that I love, and then one day l get to use them in unexpected ways.

Table Setting with Inspired by Charm

Each piece has a little story to tell. And while I’ve kept with a somewhat similar color palate, it’s quite the eclectic mix of items. I found the little crock-style pots at HomeGoods. The gold flateware is from here. The glassware is from here.

Table Setting with Inspired by Charm

At each place setting, there is a little Weck Jar filled with herbs (mostly mint). I thought this was a cute idea if guests want to add some fresh herbs to their drink or meal. I also like the fact that each guest has something of his/her own. The jar could even be a fun party favor.

Table Setting with Inspired by Charm

Table Setting with Inspired by Charm

And that’s it, folks. My latest tablescape. What do you think? What’s your favorite piece or idea-to-steal?

Table Setting with Inspired by Charm

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! And don’t forget to check out the new collection from BHG next time you’re at Walmart!

 

 

A big thanks to my friends at BHG for providing me with my new dinnerware. As always all the opinions, thoughts, and ideas listed above are my own.

  1. I’m not as good as I should be on commenting on beautiful blogs that I like to visit………but this is beautiful. You have an amazing eye for fabulous things.

    • Aren’t they adorable!? I think they were like $4 a piece! Love HomeGoods for that kind of stuff!

      xo Michael

  2. Gorgeous! I always love coming over to see what you’re up to. Your place just has a beautiful calmness about it. Yes, I’m running away from my chaos. LOL

    I love everything you do but the cowhide chairs really brought an unexpected twist and pop of strength to your room. I do miss them because no one else had anything like it!

    My fav part are the mint jars inside the colourful clay styled bowls… sweet!

    • D!!! Thank you so much! Though, outside of the dining room, my house is a little less calm. Haha. It seems I can only keep one room together at a time.

      The cowhide chairs are still here. I’m debating. They are just a bit too big and heavy, but I adore how they look! Ack!

      xo Michael

  3. Really like the whole setup! Great fresh look. The unexpected patterns work well with the clean white dinnerware. Always love your mix of vintage and new. I like the new chairs a lot. They are a fresh look for summer. Their smaller scale makes them usable in any room. Still love the cowhide for the unexpected and dramatic look, but these really help this setting shine. (May need to check my local HomeGoods for a similar set!)

    Always enjoy checking out your blog. May even conquer my fear of yeast. LOL.

    • Thank you so much! Yes – I’m loving all the pattern too. It’s seems lately in the design world – the more pattern the better!

      Thanks for the feedback on the chairs too! I’m still deciding.

      xo Michael

  4. I just happened on your delight-filled blog a few weeks back and started “following” you. That sounds sort of creepy, doesn’t it? Anywho, I am running, not walking, well maybe driving over to Wally world and snatching up some of these dishes! Love! I currently have white heavy stoneware that is 30 years plus some old that I still am obsessed with. But this will be a nice change of pace, a bit more “refined”, if you will. And where did those polka dotted napkins hail from? Love them and need them! Also, now need myself a few Weck jars! Not sure about missing your cowhide… have not ever seen it but have never been a big fan of real animal skins in general… kinda of always creeps me out But love the current look of your space as is you are a talent!

    • Haha. Not creepy at all. Yes, don’t you love those plates. And they are such a great price point. The polka-dot napkins were from Anthropologie, but I believe they are no longer available. Probably because I bought so many sets! Haha.

      Thank you Barb!

      xo Michael

  5. Michael, the new chairs really fit the room and the table! I love them. Liked the animal prints, love the new ones, Maybe it’s the scale? The table looks fabulous, you shared so many wonderful ideas. Did I miss something about those darling bowls at each place setting? They are great, look hand thrown. Love the colors on this table. White always gives the eye a resting spot when there is a lot of color.. Great job! xo marlis

    • I think you are right about the scale. It just make the space seem so much more open. Plus – the other chairs are really heavy and a tiny bit too low.

      The bowls are from HomeGoods – only $4 a piece! Thanks so much for all your kind words!!

      xo Michael

  6. I am in LOVE with the herbs at the place settings! So cute and fresh! Will be using that idea ALL summer! Thanks!

  7. I LOVE your home, and I LOVE the yellow paint in the dining room. Can you tell me the color? I have been searching for the perfect yellow, and I think this is it!!

    • Thank so much Eileen. I love the color too. It’s called Afternoon and it’s from Sherwin Williams.

      xo Michael

  8. Lovely, Michael, just lovely! I turned around and looked at my dining room after seeing all your deliciousness and wished I could just take everything but the antique washstand and hutch and pitch it out the backdoor! LOL. Thank you for all the inspiration!

    • Aww! Thanks so much Kris! And I’m sure your dining room is just fabulous!

      xo Michael

  9. heavens me! I have to choose just one favorite thing?! It would have to be the blanket standing in as a tablecloth. Perfectly wonderful. But in close second place is the mix-up of the pretty white dishes with the colorful shallow casseroles. Huge fan of mixing up place settings. Makes a dinner party ever so much more fun – just like yours!

    • Yes, wasn’t that blanket such a good find. I’m loving it! But I hate to use it now because I don’t want to ruin it! Haha.

      xo Michael

  10. Wow, what a great table! I love the eclectic mix you have going on. I love that you used a blanket as your tablecloth, that’s my fav way to decorate!! I’ve been wanting a great set of white dishes. I will have to go check my Wal-Mart. Great post!

    • Thanks so much Vicki! Yes, I’ve been waiting and waiting for a set of white dishes and I’m LOVING these!

      xo Michael

  11. Love the touches of gold on the flatware and polkadot linens! Beautifully done. I am pinning this to my styling tips board for how to style a dining table.

    P.S. I love the new head chairs!

    • Thank you Jackie! Yes, I’m loving the gold too. I’m a little too obsessed these days. It’s becoming a problem.

      xo Michael

  12. I saw the head chairs at my local Marshalls and just had to sit in one. They are classy and comfy, too!

  13. Oh my!!! I love your table setting!! You have proven that mixing items can and should be done, always!!! Those new chairs look awesome!! I really like the herbs placed on each guests plate. I’ll have to remember that the next time I have a dinner party!!

    • I’m so glad you are loving it. I think the whole thing turned out super cute. And I love mixing items. It always creates a really unique and special look.

      xo Michael

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