12 foolproof tips

for table settings

Use non-skid rug mats as table
protectors—you cut them with
a pair of scissors!

Arrange one flower in abundance
down the table.

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Serve mismatched glasses in
the same shape.

Make deconstructed bouquets—lots
of small vases with one type
of flower in each vase.

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Mix modern and flea market
linens and china.

Use kitchen towels for
casual napkins.

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With square plates, line
everything up squarely.

For fancier settings, use elegant
French kitchen towels for napkins.

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Use oilcloth fabric for tablecloths—it
washes off with a sponge and you can
cut the edge with scissors!

Use fabric—like this blue toile—for
tablecloths. I use iron-on tape
to make a hem.

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Use table runners instead
of placemats.

Choose one color and follow through
with the flowers and glasses.

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