The Place Setting
“Picking a tablecloth in a rich hue is an easy way to make any pattern feel more festive,” advises Buffy, who set the scene in blue. She layered the fancy Darley Abbey plates on top of inexpensive gold chargers, which she picked up from a crafts store. “Gold is gold,” she says. That extra hint of shimmer also helps the pastel plates pop off the darker tablecloth. To prevent this setting from feeling too fussy, she used pieces of mismatched everyday silver-plated flatware she’s collected over the years.
Tying the KnotShe secured each folded napkin with ribbon and threaded the tails through a big gold button.