Setting a Gorgeous Table

I love the process of setting the stage for a party and getting all the little details just right.

A beautifully decorated table is so welcoming and establishes the mood for your guests.

The small dining room is intimate and welcoming with the white linen and sparkly crystal
The small dining room is intimate and welcoming with the white linen and sparkly crystal

I stopped in at Dad and Lucy’s house on a recent Saturday while they were preparing for a dinner party. It was their turn to host the quarterly dinner club with church friends, and the table was already set at midday. It was so lovely that I asked Dad to snap a couple of shots for me to share with you here in the Glover Gardens blog.

The small dining room is an intimate setting for 8, and Lucy made it feel bigger with the white linen tablecloth and off-white dishes.

The blooms from the garden brighten the lovely crystal and linen backdrop
The blooms from the garden brighten the lovely crystal and linen backdrop

The glasses sparkled beautifully, and the whimsical touch of the colored napkins works perfectly with the late-summer flowers snipped from their yard. It was so smart to use tiny clear vases to keep the blooms low on the table where they provide wonderful color without being distracting or overwhelming on the small table. Place cards complete the feeling that the evening will be special.

What an inviting setting for an end-of-summer dinner party.

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