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More Fall Placesetting Ideas
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Tip: To emphasize something special such as this plate, place it on a background that doesn't compete.
A plain brown mat fades into the background when set under this beautiful antique plate. The plate color is repeated in the napkin and flatware. Orange pumpkins and a silk leaf garland star as the centerpiece.
Blue and Yellow
Find napkin folding tutorials here.
Tip: Set pumpkins on small glass plates or circles of heavy plastic to avoid damaging a wood surface. Check them once or twice a week and discard if they soften or decay.
The same blue plate on a yellow mat looks more informal.
Tip: Add a touch of texture with a twig napkin ring (a tiny wreath from a craft store), and a birdnest at each place, filled with a mini-pumpkin.
A fall floral placemat takes center stage when set with plain ivory china and a simple arrangement of pumpkins and leaves.
Green and Orange
Tip: Look for placemats that are reversible to get 2 different looks.
Nothing has changed from the photo above (except the candlesticks), but notice how the dark green mat becomes part of the background and the centerpiece becomes even more important.
Tip: Look in craft stores for inexpensive items to use as placesetting decorations. Or, make your own with natural materials.
An unexpected touch such as this twig birdnest add some interest even to a formal table. Fall leaves are scattered around the table (these are silk) for interest and color.
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