Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Making of a Country Table Setting

Hello everyone!

Before my flowers die, that my sweet husband gave me for Mother's Day,  I thought it would be fun to use them as a centerpiece on a country table setting.  It's not everyday that I have fresh flowers lying around!

I wanted to set a table that you could really use.  So, it's not full of extra dishes that you may not use and it's not full of too much "bling" either.  It's really a basic table setting with some character thrown in.  

So let's get started.  I first started out with a bold color place mat to set the color scheme for my table.


The nice thing about the flowers, is that they are full of color so I don't need a lot of other colors going on elsewhere on the table.  My place mats came from Target.  They are reversible.  I chose the side with a little contrast in the center.

Next, are the dishes.  I used a simple white dinner plate, with a dish towel (found from Ikea and Walmart) that looks like an old textile. They will be used as napkins.  I placed the silverware in an X pattern on top for fun. This is not a serious table setting! 


Next, I brought in my blue ball jars to be used as drinking glasses.  I like the extra color and character they bring to the table.


And lastly, I softened the chairs by bringing in a variety of throw pillows that add even more character to the table.




But there was still one more thing that I needed.  

Let there be light!


Unfortunately, we're having a very cloudy day today.  It was hard to get the usual sunny pics that I share with you.  So, today, we're using a lot of lights in the house.  But I think this table brightened my mood a bit.  

Now, it's time to serve a country dinner here!

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~

26 comments:

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

What's for dinner???I would be so comfortable sitting at this table! I love the simplicity. The blues are beautiful!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Kelly, I love this!! It's so pretty and just perfect in it's simplicity. I think "simple" can be hard to do, sometimes it's hard to hold back from adding just one more thing! I love how you crossed the silver, I think it adds a casualness to the table (and I need the space!). Cute idea with the towels for napkins. :)

XO,
Jane

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

How pretty, Kelly! Love the blue! You may call it simple; but, I think it looks wonderful! Love the jars as glassware; and the flowers add just a punch of color!

Pondside said...

That would be such a pretty setting for a luncheon on a summer afternoon. I am going to steal your criss-cross cutlery idea!

Barbara said...

So pretty Kelly, love the blue place mats and the flowers from your hubby are just gorgeous!
Have a great weekend!!!
XO Barbara

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Your country table setting is very charming Kelly. Those flowers are beautiful.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Your flowers are beautiful! Great table setting. I'm going to have to cross my silverware like that. I really like how it looks. Your dinner plates are really pretty too!

Cozy Little House said...

Simple but beautiful. I love the mason jars. I only have three. But then I only have two spaces for someone to sit at the table anyway! The colors are soft and the ambiance cozy.
Brenda

NanaDiana said...

Kelly- Those flowers are gorgeous and I love your sweet table setting. Those dishes are beautiful!!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend- xo Diana

Linda said...

So what's your go to easy country dinner??? Inquiring minds want to know!

Christine Vandormolen said...

oh yayyyy I finally got your feed again...Kelly please let me know if you get this comment!

Babs R said...

Love your country tablescape, especially because it's an "everyday" style setting. Cute way to set the flatware and the blue jars for tea are so cute.

White Weathered Hutch said...

Just perfect Kelly!! Not over the top.

Ron said...

I would love to have breakfast at your table. It is set perfectly. Happy Sunday! xo

Anne said...

Pretty tablescape Kelly...love those napkins!

chateau chic said...

Simple but very charming. I like that!
Mary Alice

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your country table setting...so pretty!!
~Cindy

Debbie said...

I like that you used pieces that everyone has in the cupboard for this setting. It just shows that you can set a pretty table, with simple items that make a person want to sit down and enjoy a wonderful meal, and great company.
Love this!
xo

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the table Kelly....I am sure you set a great table every night!....Beautiful!

Art and Sand said...

I am in love with those gorgeous plates.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Soooooo pretty!!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

It's So inviting, and cozy, Kelly! I would love to have a seat at that pretty table! What time should I be over!

Bliss said...

Set me a spot, I'll be right over for a country dinner.

Cynthia said...

What a great way to display those beautiful flowers and I LOVE the dishes.

Cynthia

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Love the simple look, with beautiful flowers in the center of the table….pretty!

Anne said...

Beautiful flowers!