This past weekend we had a Friends Dinner and our only job was to host the gathering. With this being my only task I wanted to create a simple but pretty table without going to a lot of expense. I gathered everything I had and decided to purchase three things; cloth napkins, flowers and wrapping paper. See below how I brought it all together.
Using festive wrapping paper I created placemats for six of the eight settings, laying the paper the entire width of the table. I purchased this paper from Nugget, but really any wrapping paper will do.
I stacked a dinner and salad plate and tied a cloth napkin and utensils with gold ribbon. I added a bread plate, a mercury glass votive with candle and a water glass to complete each setting. I lit the candles just before we sat down to dinner.
At the center of the table, between the two place settings, I placed a mason jar with flowers and surrounded the base of the mason jar with olive tree clippings from our yard. I then repeated this for the other two sections.
Finally, I added two larger flower arrangements (using vase from previous arrangements) between the settings. I left plenty of space around the table to allow for the food to be served.
What I purchased:
Wrapping Paper: Nugget
Cloth Napkins: Target