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    How to Decorate for Fall October 10, 2014 06:28 1 Comment

    The fall tablescape is such a fun one to plan with oranges, yellows, browns and golds at your fingertips. If you think about how to decorate for fall, your ideas can last you from September through November with slight changes to the theme. From your tables to your mantles, harvest themes of bountifulness, pumpkins, cornstalks and fall leaves are so much fun to design. Below are our tips for how to decorate for fall by maintaining a simple, but stunning fall table theme.

    Photo courtesy of Hoosier Homemade

     

    First, keep the basic theme simple. Drape some burlap of autumn colored cloth across the mantle to act as bunting and your backdrop.

     

    Next, a simple glass or ceramic bowl can act as your centerpiece to have apples in September and pumpkins or gourds in October and November. Edible centerpieces are great for the kids too, since they can grab those apples as an afternoon snack or you can make the most of a rainy fall day and put them together for an applesauce recipe. Just grab some more at the store the next week and you’ll have that fall tablescape filled again.

    Our burlap pouches are great for a fall theme and can be used in so many ways. Use them to set your table for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Have them be a spot to leave messages for the kids on the weekend for a surprise field trip. What a reveal that could be each Saturday or Sunday when the kids rush down the stairs to find out what the mystery destination is! Apple picking, pumpkin picking, a fall music festival, a haunted house, the local football game, a corn maze, etc. could all be possibilities. The surprise fall fun could be endless!

    Finally, add some glitter and shine to your table with mercury glass figurines, sparkled pumpkins and gold spray painted gourds are great ways to make the fall tablescape pop and shine. We love these tablescapes pictured above and have more fun ideas linked on our Fall Pinterest Board. We hope you have a great time checking them out!

    What’s your favorite thing on your fall table?

    Elegant Table Settings can be as easy as including this One Item October 1, 2013 16:07

    Ideas for elegant table settings abound on the internet, in home décor magazines & books, boutiques, blogs, and department stores. If you are planning an upscale event or intimate get-together, or gathering where you want to make a statement, borrowing ideas for your own table setting from these sources can be an excellent idea.

    As a host or hostess, we tend to put a lot of thought into our interior decorating, food selections and house cleaning before a party or gathering. Ignoring, or not putting much thought into how our table is decorated would be shameful given the amount of attention with regards to preparation we give the rest of the house.

    Elegant table settings don’t necessarily require a lot of your time, money or resources to stand out and make a statement. A little bit of creativity can go a long way in designing a classy looking table. Preparing a few days in advance can help you in deciding what you want to include on your table and keep the stress level at a minimum. All you need is a pencil and a piece of paper; drawing skills are not required!

    Will you be entertaining outside on a patio or lawn, or inside in a dining room or kitchen? Obviously these are simple questions, but picking a theme for your table decorations may help you decide on a such things as color selection, centerpiece(s), dinnerware, flatware, tablecloth, placemats, and glassware.

    Elegant table settings don’t necessarily require getting out your best china. For instance, mixing different patterns of dinnerware can create an eclectic vibe to your table. Add fresh flower petals throughout the center of the table, as well as candles in attractive candle holders of different heights, and suddenly you’ve taken your table décor to a whole new level! Include a Cutlery Couture silverware pouch at each place setting as an easy and attractive way to round out the look of your presentation. Silverware pouches provide an unexpected look that is both sophisticated and appealing for any occasion.

    The right napkin choice can also add a touch of class to any place setting. Especially if your napkin is peaking out from the Message Maker burlap silverware pouch placed on your guest’s plate, welcoming them to your home. You can make your own message on the little inserts that slip inside the name plates that adorn these pouches.

    We know there are times when you may be planning a special occasion outside your home. The planning of baby showers, engagement dinners or surprise birthday parties can be made extra special, and a little bit easier with silverware pouches. The many boutique designs provided by Cutlery Couture insure that your table setting will not only look elegant, but simple for you to include. Your guest's silverware and napkin can be included in a pouch, placed on a plate, or in a basket if you are having a buffet, and you’re finished!

    The most important part of making your table look elegant is to insert your personal style, have fun with it, and create a welcoming setting for your guests. A memorable event will almost always be attributed to the guests that you invite, the conversation that is made, and the atmosphere you create. Let Cutlery Couture silverware pouches help you create a true fashion statement!


    How to Use Simple Table Decorations That Your Guests Will Love August 10, 2013 18:05

    Set the Mood with Simple Table Decorations

    Whether it's a wedding reception or a small birthday party, simple table decorations can bring a certain mood to your event. It's not always about the money you spend or how expensive the decorations are, but how creatively you've decorated your table. Often it's not required to spend a lot of money to make your table decor stand out.

    Getting inspiration for designing your table can come from an internet website like Pinterest, or from craft stores or magazines and will depend on the size of the event as well as the mood of the occasion. Often it’s wise to plan out your simple table decorations on a piece of paper by listing all the items that should be included on the table. These may include any table settings, crafts, confetti, candles, and objects from nature, or decorative items that may already be available in your home.

    Don't Overlook Table Coverings

    An often overlooked aspect of simple table decorations is table coverings. For casual occasions, wrapping paper or vibrant colored plastic tablecloths usually suffice. Even inexpensive bed quilts can be used. Elegant linen tablecloths are usually reserved for more formal occasions. These can be layered with complimentary colors, or opposing colors such as black and white.

    Centerpieces Can Steal the Show

    Special attention should be given to the centerpieces since they are one of the most important features of a well-decorated table. They shouldn’t be so overwhelming that guests have a hard time talking to each other across the table. The centerpiece arrangement should be dictated by the occasion. A formal event such as a wedding may not warrant bold colors, but rather subdued colors such as whites, creams, pinks or peaches. Making your own centerpiece can be less expensive and can show off your flower arranging talent if you are one to take on such a task. You can choose flowers from your own garden or buy them from a local florist. If you have many tables to decorate such as with a wedding reception, alternating high and low centerpieces throughout the room is more pleasing to the eye. Sometimes positioning your centerpiece on a mirror adds another dimension to the table decor. You can also add loose "gems", "pearl" strands or other items on the mirror, circling your centerpiece.

    Silverware Pouches Add a Special Touch

    One of the simplest things that add a touch of elegance and class to an event are beautifully designed silverware pouches by Cutlery Couture. They can include a beautifully folded napkin, a fork, knife, and spoon or a variation of those items. Often people ignore an accessory like this, but a well-designed silverware pouch can greatly enhance the look of any table. You may have an apprehension that the use of silverware pouches may be too formal for your simple table decorations but they are generally appropriate for all kinds of events. For instance, they can be used at informal dinner parties, family picnics or barbecues. The Summer Brights silverware pouches are great for such occasions. For special celebrations like weddings, baby showers, birthdays, or more formal dinner parties that demand great table décor; you might consider the Wedding Whites silverware pockets. These are just two of the Collections Cutlery Couture offers.

    To see all Cutlery Couture's silverware pockets Collections, visit CutleryCouture.com and make your next event one to remember!