My mom’s version of a place setting included a placemat, plate and silverware. If it was a holiday she added cloth napkins and a napkin ring. This might explain why my holiday place settings have more layers than a ski day ensemble with sub-zero temps and wind.
The thing to remember is the options are endless to layer a place setting.
I created a layered place setting in September with ulterior motives. If our dining room is set with place settings, my family is less likely to drop their coats, mail, or random objects on this dining room table.
EASY IDEAS TO LAYER A PLACE SETTING
The best part is if you are like my mom your tablescape may only have two layers (plate +napkin) and that’s okay!
I never put much thought into my place settings until I joined this challenge.
As Meghan Trainer sings- it’s all about the base.
I found these woven placemats at this fun shop in Knoxville, Tennessee. There was no way these placemats would fit in my suitcase for the return flight to Denver. And, then the girl said, “We now offer to ship.”
Cue the shipping angels.
With flat-rate shipping, I added my year-round favorite metal chargers.
I just love to add layers to my mantels, window ledges, and wreaths.
Even my wardrobe is based on layers to anticipate 30-degree temp changes in Colorado or the amped-up AC at Target.
Tip: When not using my placemats or chargers they hide in plain site under my centerpiece.
With white dinner plates, I was on the hunt for orange-ish plates and found a set of six from HomeGoods a few weeks ago.
Tip: I purchase salad plates to add seasonal color to tablescapes and place settings. Salad plates are cheaper and smaller for storage space.
And just top it off with something seasonal like a mini pumpkin or an ornament.
Finally, the six-layered place settings are anchored by this centerpiece hack.
I finish the table with a few of these painted glass pumpkins with room for a votive candle.
What do you add to a layered place setting? Do you change it up every year? Thanks for stopping by today! Please pin for later!