Creating a rustic and simple table setting while using what I already have on hand was a true challenge for me but I am quite happy with the results. This tablescape was put together with a variety of pieces I have collected over the years and I like the mismatched, rustic spring touches I was able to pull together for a simple table setting.
I will admit I have my Grandma’s china and recently inherited 3 more sets of china plus silverware but a formal table setting is not something I do often. After doing my research on Pinterest there will definitely be more formal dinner parties in my future.
Usually for each holiday I just put out a stack of plates, a cup of silverware, some cloth napkins and create a self-serve buffet line but I really like the layers of texture and mismatched dinnerware on the table.
This year for Easter I decided to create a spring table setting with a nature theme while using things from my stash. I started by making my a unique wooden table runner from scrap wood I picked up at one of my flea market trips.
Then I added a layer of texture with a faux forsythia flower wreath nestled under the soup tureen my mom made in ceramics class in the 70’s.
I acquired some cedar wood slices along my travels and added them as a platform to hold one my my glittered candle jars, a votive I made out of a tin can and book pages and a golden bird from my stash.
I painted some metal bird candle holders with my homemade chalky paint and distressed them with some sandpaper. The birds add to the nature theme.
Then I started creating a place setting using mismatched plates in different sizes. I love the Pottery Barn leaf shaped plates that I picked up from the thrift store many years ago that tie to the nature themed table setting I have created.
Something we always use is cloth napkins and I love the numbered ceramic napkin rings I found in my stash. I need to break those out more often as they add such a cute farmhouse touch to such a simple table setting.
Shopping to Create a Rustic and Simple Table Setting
It’s always fun to shop my house when putting rooms together but here are some shopping suggestions if you don’t have anything to start with in your stash. These links are affiliate links and you can read my disclosure here.
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