posted by on 2011.04.22, under Setting the Table

Happy Easter! I love setting the table for the holidays because it lets me to show off my playful side. I put together a colorful Easter table with an eclectic, antique appeal. Most of these items you probably have in your own cupboards but if you don’t we have provided affordable options to create the look.

Begin with this tablecloth, 100% Cotton. Eclectic elegance. $19.00.

Rhine Tablecloth


Plates. Subtle Elegance. $3.99.

ARV Plate


Cutlery. Classic Elegance. $39.99 for a 20 piece set.

SVIT 20-piece flatware set


Bunnies! These charming S+P shakers bring that Easter feeling to the table. I would buy two sets and put one on each end of the table. $12.88.

Bunny Salt & Pepper Shaker Set in Ceramic


Simple, versatile napkins with just the right amount of detailing. Come in a rainbow of colors. 4 for 15.60.

Now Designs Set of 4 Hemstitch Napkins


This gives the table a little color. Without these the table would be pretty but not nearly as fun. 6 for $29.49.

La Rochere 'Lyonnais' Amethyst 6-piece Tumber Set


Add some classic affordable everyday glasses. It is important that this glass is bigger than the decorative glass, it gives the table depth. 12 for $43.49.

Libbey Domaine 17.25-oz Iced Tea (Pack of 12)


These napkin rings are versatile enough for the holidays and for everyday use. $2.95.

Beaded Elegance Brushed Nickel Napkin Ring


Love! Always group in odd numbers. I would buy three of each and make two groups on each end of the table.
$8.99-10.99 each

SKIMMER Block candle holder

SKIMMER Candlestick

SKIMMER Candlestick


A basic tall glass vase is all you need for cherry blossom branches. They make a statement on their own but if you have a great ceramic piece that adds to this eclectic look then by all means use it! $5.99.

4" x 12" Clear Glass Cylinder Vase



posted by on 2011.04.11, under Setting the Table

Throwing a dinner party and need to set the table? FM will put together affordable table settings for any occasion. For the first installment, we take inspiration from the modern farmhouse. Farmhouses are simple, clean and pure. These are the guidelines you will want to follow to get the look.



The dining and salad plates I chose have beautiful muted, earthy tones…

Camden Sand Dinner Plate, $6.95


Camden Stone Salad Plate, $5.95

…and pair nicely with this simple matte flatware.

DATA 20-piece flatware set, $29.99


I like the idea of drinking wine out of these great pewter goblets, it makes me feel like a Viking.

Empire Goblets Set of 4 - Pewter, $49.99

Since the goblet makes a bold statement, it’s a good idea to choose a plain drinking glass to stand along side of it.

GODIS Glass $7.99 / 6 pack


Twine and a roll of brown paper is something we should all have in the closet. They’re great for wrapping gifts, dressing tables and a million other things.

United Facility Supply kraft 9 dia. wrapping paper roll, $34.26

Nursery Jute 3-Ply Ball - 10 lb, $16.49


Layer the earthy plates from Crate and Barrel and top them off with these striped organic cotton napkins and a homemade twine napkin ring. Use a piece of brown paper the length of the table as a runner.

Yarn Dyed Organic Napkin, 4 for $12


Pick up a couple of these water bottles, add lemon or cucumber slices…

SLOM Bottle with stopper, $3.99


…buy a bunch of unscented white pillar candles (all sizes) that you can bunch together in two groups on the table. Pick some wild flowers, put them in a recycled jar or can, and you are all set to entertain!

Unscented Round Pillar Candles, $4-9



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