A SPRING SCENE
PLACEMAT // NAPKIN // DINNER PLATE // SALAD PLATE // GOBLET // WINE COASTER // FLATWARE
Photography by Kristen Kilpatrick
My approach to setting a table is the-more-the-merrier. Layering is the name of the game – colors! texture! pattern!- and for the most part, it almost always starts with a bold tablecloth as the base. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t love (and appreciate!) the simplicity of a white tablecloth. There’s nothing more classic or more crisp. The beauty of a white tablecloth is that it’s the ultimate blank canvas. It allows breathing room for the other items on the table and lets the dishes (in this case, my favorite marigold mix of this dinner plate and this salad plate) be the star of the show – not to mention, the silver additions can really shine.
Below, the elements of a spring scene where the white tablecloth takes the lead. Scroll down to the end for a complete shopping list with more spring tabletop favorites.
ESTE CERAMICHE STRIPED DINNER PLATE
Marigold is my favorite shade of yellow. It’s surprisingly neutral and just looks so happy on a table. This set of ceramic dinner plates is by far of my favorites ever. You can buy a set of four for under $275!
ESTE CERAMICHE PRINTED DESSERT PLATE
These hand-painted dessert plates pair perfectly with my striped dinner plates but also look so good with greens and blues. What I love most about these plates is that each one features a slightly different pattern. It adds a playful touch.
HOUSES & PARTIES SCALLOPED PLACEMAT + NAPKIN
Rebecca Gardner knows a thing or two about setting a pretty table so its no surprise that she has designed some of the prettiest linens that ever existed. This scalloped set is absolutely divine.
HOUSES & PARTIES CELADON TWIST GOBLET
I love the subtle mint shade of this goblet. It’s the perfect vessel for water – but also doubles as a vase for small blooms, too!
VINTAGE WINE COASTER
I always try to add in something vintage to a table. This sterling silver wine coaster was a gift from a friend and by far one of my favorite tabletop accessories. The perfect home for the bottle of red to rest.
CECE BARFIELD AGRA SILVER GOBLET
Do yourself a favor and order a set of these goblets. Whether it’s a formal dinner or a casual gathering, these goblets will mix right in. They add such an elegant touch.