Spring

Apr 15

16 Summer-Ready Place Setting Ideas

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Summer just seems to be the perfect time to entertain. The flowers are in bloom, maybe your kitchen garden is overflowing, and you can send the kids out into the backyard to play. Whenever we’re entertaining, we like to add a little flourish to the table to make guests feel extra special. Even if you’re having a casual meal, a little forethought a few days in advance is all you need. Here are some of our favorite summer place setting ideas that feel bright, festive, and simple enough to pull together on busy days.

 
Apr 12

4 Ways to Fold Your Napkin like Bunny Williams

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Leave it to Bunny to know just how to dress up a table in a really simple, yet elegant, way. Taking those extra few minutes while you’re setting the table to creatively fold your dinner guests’ napkins pays off when you see how nicely it enhances your table setting. Below, Bunny shares four favorite napkin folds she uses when she’s playing host.

 
Mar 8

5 Easter Place Setting Ideas

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Not only is the Easter holiday a kickoff for Spring, it’s a traditional holiday to spend with your family. An Easter brunch surrounded by friends and family is a time we always look forward to, so we wanted to share some pretty Easter place setting ideas you can use to decorate your table. See them all below:

 
May 7

16 Outdoor Place Setting Ideas

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Ok, it’s no secret we love a beautiful place setting, and while we can’t help but come up with new ideas all the time for how to dress your dining room table, why not take the fun outdoors? This time, we’re using outdoor placemats, melamine dinner ware, shatterproof glassware, and more (of course mixed with some of our favorite indoor pieces) to come up with some outdoor place settings to inspire your next al fresco gathering!

 
Mar 30

6 Printable Place Cards for Spring 2015

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Indigo table cloth with Bunny Williams Campbell House dinnerware

In this post, we shared with you a ton of table setting ideas, and on almost every table, we used some kind of place card. Whether it was a ceramic hang tag that we placed in the center of the plate or a metal label holder, place cards are a must when entertaining. Hey, if Bunny Williams says place cards are essential, then we’re on board too! If you’re using a place card holder, we’ve designed some pretty, printable cards for you to use! Just print them out on a piece of cardstock, and you’re ready to go.

 
Mar 27

14 Easter Table Setting Ideas

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Easter table setting ideas

Easter is often a time when we gather with family members for a big meal. There are eggs to hunt, sunny days to enjoy, and family members to be grateful for. Traditionally, Easter is celebrated with a big family lunch, so we’ve gathered together some of our favorite table settings to inspire your Easter lunch.

 
Feb 27

Recipe: Classic Lemonade

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