Usually, we feature “Tasty Tuesday” every Tuesday, but this week, we mixed things up with a table setting feature.
Refresh And Renew
Now that all of our Christmas decorations are taken down and stored away, it’s time to rework and renew some things around Chez DeBastos.
We are keeping some of the “wintery” items such as pinecones and some greens to carry on with a winter theme. When you live in South Florida there are very subtle changes in the season. The only real difference between winter and summer is a little less humidity and it’s a tiny bit cooler.
It helps to change a few items seasonally to give a change of pace and indicate what season we are enjoying.
Table Setting Techniques
This week we will transform our tables for the season. Our technique includes selecting a dish combination (love to mix and match), selecting some sort of napkin ring or botanical item, placemats, and glassware that compliments each piece.
In all three areas where we dine, we have some basic decorating items as the base of the theme. For instance, our patio table has large hurricane candle holders, a rooster and right now some pinecone accents. Our dining room has greenery, crystal candlesticks, and a green crackle urn with a lid and matching bird.
Lastly, our breakfast table is mainly blue and white, as it is part of our family room, kitchen and breakfast area that is all combined as one space. We typically keep this area with blue and white dishes, placemats, and napkins.
Today’s post gives you a preview of the themes that you will see each day for the remainder of the week.
Here Are The Theme Inspirations
Botanical neutrals with green, white and beige tones
Fruit and flowers with subtle greens and French accent plates
Leafy green charger with green and yellow plates with olive branch accents
Pasta night with brightly colored bowls featuring roosters and sunflower accents
Once the settings are selected, I search throughout the house to find items that will complement the theme in each one.
What is great about this is that you do not need to purchase anything except perhaps some fresh flowers or a plant or two to complete your setting.
I remember many years ago while living in Chicago, a friend asked me to “remerchandise” her home. She had the most amazing collection of items that were stored in her basement. We went down there and selected several items to change up her “look” and it turned out fantastic!
You would be amazed at what you can do with books, branches from outdoors, plates and plate stands, candles, bowls of fruit, or anything you might find around your house. It is fun to move items from one room to another to give your space a whole new look and feel.
Give it a try. Shop your own house to find unique pieces that you can switch around to create new and fresh decor.