Floral linen napkins and delicately ruffled bowls and dishes are another great choice for creating the French vibe. Simple bud vases with delicate flowers will look great on your faux table, created with the two wicker stools.
Add a natural touch to each Thanksgiving dinner place setting by weaving a sprig of dried wheat through a handwritten place card. The neutral, earthy colors of the wheat and card stock contrast beautifully against a boldly hued linen napkin.
Pretty ironstone china casserole dishes or soup tureens are great presents on their own, but are better when filled with monogrammed linen napkins, silver napkin rings and some flatware. A collection like this makes a thoughtful gift for a newlywed or someone who loves to entertain.
Rather than using flimsy paper plates, invest in a great set of neutral dessert plates that will suit most any party theme. Set these out at the front of the cookie buffet with festive red-and-white-patterned linen napkins for guests to grab on their own.
Keep your breads contained in long bread baskets lined with linen napkins that will help catch crumbs and make clean-up easy. It's best to keep the bread toward the front of the table along with butter and butter knives to keep guests from reaching over taller items.
Formal dining doesn't have to be fussy. The mismatched glass goblets and loosely arranged centerpiece keeps this table from feeling too stuffy, while sterling silver, linen napkins and place cards keep it dressy enough for holiday dining. Strike a balance that's comfortable for you, your family and guests.
Casual is best when it comes to a potluck dinner table setting. Use what you have on hand; consider white or neutral organic tableware and everyday flatware. Atop each plate, place a folded linen napkin and a small place card, nestled in a sprig of succulents. Other place card holders include flowers, ivy, a piece of chocolate, a crusty French roll, or a candy-filled egg cup.
Grouping favorite small-batch bourbons and a go-to simple syrup puts a console table designed to hold bottles of wine to work as a bar. To make the libation collection even more impressive, stack the bottles on chargers. DIY blogger Amanda Macy Hall used these wooden chargers made by her parents and then brought in a touch of softness and glam with a set of copper-trimmed linen cocktail napkins by Dot & Army.
An antique etching in this dining room repeats the arched opening, which leads into the waxed brick foyer. The concentrated lighting pulls the eyes to the beautifully-framed artwork. Shell napkin holders and neutral linens set the mood for a relaxed champagne brunch.
For an extra touch, add linens and flatware that tie into the colors and textures of the dough bowl centerpiece. Inexpensive green napkins pop against the warm wood table and serve to highlight the bright green used in the flowers and apples.