Thursday, November 1, 2012

Informal and elegant table setting

This is another table setting that is both informal and elegant.
I am usually both (or I like to think so...).
I started by using some place mats that I made  using dropcloth and the matching coaster that I also made (see here for diy coaster project).



I used my everyday plates, I have two complete sets in two different colors, so I layered it to give it a little dimension.

(In case you wonder, I don't iron dropcloth...I like it this way)

For the centerpiece I used things I already have.
Twine bottle project here

In case you didn't notice...I like neutral and earthy colors...
Simple and elegant works for me.


Stay Frugal,
Daniela

***Disclaimer: I always take pictures before I add the children's plates and cups***

Linking to
Between Naps on the Porch
At the Picket Fence
The Grant Life
Debbiedoo's


23 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty Daniela! I love the placemats!!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

love that table setting.. you did great on those placemats..

I admire your creative and frugal style..

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

I love it! Looks like Pottery Barn!

--Katie

Laurie said...

I love it!! looks great!!! beautiful place mats!

Kelly said...

I love it! Your placemats are wonderful! Love the idea of them matching your coasters too. Your table has a Pottery Barn vibe to it. The natural elements used in the center of the table are the perfect choice.

Kerry said...

Simple and elegant! It is nice to have an adult setting while the kids have their stuff too.

NanaDiana said...

Great looking table- Love the placemats- xo Diana

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

It is all lovely. I would be delighted to sit down to dine a at a table set like this!

Leslie Harris said...

I continue to be amazed at all the creative projects to do with dropcloths. I love the entire look, did you use a stencil?
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

Cristina Garay said...

Very pretty table setting, Daniela! I love the placemats and coasters!

AshTreeCottage said...

This is a wonderful idea! The place mats are great and your tablescape is charming. Great job girl!!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

Your tablescape looks great. I like the neutral colors and all the texture. Great job on those place mats and coasters.

Marlis said...

Danniela! Bellissimo...Bello!! Whichever, your table is it.. I love the dropcloth placemats,. excellent job. I have to go find out what ink you used. The naturalness of the dishes is perfect with them. And i like your centerpieces too.. perfettamente! xo marlis

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

I was already a fan of your coasters so you probably already know, I love these placemats. What a great table. Warm and inviting.

suzyq said...

Just love these Daniela!!!
What great hostess gifts these would make!
Hugs,

The 2 Seasons said...

Cute idea. How does the drop cloth hold up after putting them in the washing machine? I was thinking trying out a drop cloth table cloth but wasn't sure if the feel is completly different after it is washed.

Melissa Whitcher said...

Very nicely done! I love the title of your blog. That is sooo true.

Becoming one of your followers.

Thanks for sharing.

Melissa
redflycreations.blogspot.com

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

Love the simplicity and that you used what you already have. So often our cupboards are filled with these sorts of things and we really don't need to go out and buy anything.

Revi said...

I love these! Simple, classic, and very nicely crafted. You could market them on Etsy...:)
-Revi

Scandi Coast Home said...

I so love your style Daniela.
I'm a huge fan of clever budget table scapes ;O)
Tania xx

Libby said...

I always enjoy your table settings. Table decor just makes even the simplest of meals that much more appetizing, I think. :-)

Vintage Prairie Style said...

hey thanks for visiting my irish cottages! your table setting is so cute and i LOVE the drop cloth coasters and place mats, they are amazing!
keya

Debbiedoo's said...

my kind of projects here. Really makes for a cute conversation table. Thanks for sharing.