To make acorn place settings, hot glue four acorns together for a base. Next glue an acorn to the center of the four acorns. Then with a sharp x acto knife, cut a slit into the top acorn stem. Insert a hand written name on card stock into the stem.
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.
Stack plates with antique silver flatware passed down from Grandma, or pick up some budget-friendly serving pieces from a local flea market to add into your existing modern mix. Here, we used family heirlooms that stem back four generations.
In addition to a mix of different whites and textures, shape and sheen play a crucial role in the success of a white-on-white tablescape. Stylist Camille Styles creates placeholders from jingle bells, cream card stock and nude-toned satin ribbon to introduce new shapes and sheen to this holiday table.
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.
One of the keys to a charming kids' table is layering patterns and colors. Polka dots on the plates reference spheres in the centerpiece. The lime houndstooth pattern in the placemats coordinates with the glittered Chinese takeout-style box that holds the arrangement.