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?
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.
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.
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.
Let’s take a look, shall we?
Aren’t they lovely?
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
And that’s it, folks. My latest tablescape. What do you think? What’s your favorite piece or idea-to-steal?
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.