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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