The Place Set­ting

Southern Living (USA) - - Home & Garden -

“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.

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