From Pages 138-139 of Our Story Magazine • Autumn 2022 • Issue No.4
By Jaime Roever
Designing your tablescape your way with what you already have available is part of what makes family dinners and get-togethers with friends so special. It’s okay if things are mismatched. We all are unique and different, and it’s okay for our home and table to be too.
dishes, napkins, utensils, drinking glasses, salt and pepper shakers
Other decor ideas:
personal items from around your home (vases, glass domes, etc.)
items from outside (branches, leaves, antlers, etc.)
books to add height to objects
plants to bring life
feathers to add texture
candles to add mood and a cozy atmosphere
For my tablescape, I began the first layer with this beautiful hand-crocheted coverlet that was a gift. I then put all the candles in place according to different sizes and heights. Then, I placed two glass domes on each end, filled with bird nests and feathers I found on my walks.
You could put decor or food items in the domes. I added old books to the table and placed pretty vases on top of the books to create height. Once the main pieces were in place, I filled everything else in with greenery, antlers, and other items from outside.
After all the decor items were in place, I set the table using chargers, plates, utensils, napkins, drinking glasses, and salt and pepper shakers.
Remember, this is your table. Use what you have and make it yours—a tablescape design that is unique-to-you!
Don’t let decorating intimidate you and keep you from opening your home to those you love. Your guests will be thankful to be sitting and feasting with you at a setting created with love. Relax and enjoy yourself!
Now it's your turn!
What other inspiration can you find from around your home? Let us know in the comments!
Be sure and take photos of yourself having a delightful time designing your own tablescape your way. Share your photos on Instagram and tag us @OurStory.Magazine!
Jaime Roever lives in Texas with her husband of almost 30 years, and together, they have raised two amazing sons. She loves to do just about anything outdoors, from hiking, kayaking, gardening, photography, exercising, competing in marathons and triathlons, to spending time with her many critters.
Jaime is an ordained minister, published writer, speaker, and teacher that has a heartbeat for people of all ages and walks of life. She is also Cooper certified as a physical trainer. When Jaime is not working with our nation’s military, she works with the Special Victims Unit as an advocate for victims of domestic violence.
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