Mix and match doilies with white burlap, and our lavender print ivory table linens, for one winsome welcome for event guests. We used a French trifold napkin fold and inserted the silverware within the folded napkin, then secured all with tied twine. Fresh cut lavender sprigs can be pushed under the twine or used as we did to also grace the fabric garland. Intersperse clusters of ficus tree berries with preserved madrone leaves and ribbon roses. In keeping with the wedding theme, you have now got something old, something new, something borrowed (doilies from grandma) and something new, right on your tables.
What a lovely idea, to pair our torchons with burlap fabric by the yard, to create a rustic table setting that doubles as grab and go favors for your guests. Whether you are planning a wedding rehearsal dinner, an engagement party, or a special birthday celebration, you might appreciate this inexpensive but affordable ways to add glam to your event. The table setting above was staged in a garage, for an informal approach to an otherwise formal occasion. The table runner was created using a large hand zig zag stich, gathering up canvas muslin. Live madrone leaves were arranged to nest tulle rosette buds, woodland lichen and gypsy moss were strewn across at intervals. Lights and candles added notes of formality and romance. After the meal guests can be invited to take the washable torchons with them as a souvenir of an evening à la française. This works particularly well if you have regaled them with French wines or a French-themed menu during the celebration.
I like the touch of shabby chic, which communicates to guests they are being welcomed as family. This concept draws upon the origins of our company name, A Table Chez Nous, for inspiration. The expression roughly translates as 'come to the table, dinner is served,' at our house.
Morgana was born in Les Lilas, France, and is now living in San Diego, California. Her mother lives in San Rafael, CA.