A Charming Chinoiserie Place Setting

Blue and white placemats set the table for a chinoiserie dinner party


No, I do not set the table like this every night for dinner…. but, for a dinner party, isn’t this simple and pretty? These pretty blue and white placemats really set the table for a preppy, Southern place setting – I have it set with our everyday flatware and casual Kate Spade plates.

The pretty flatware was a wedding gift from our registry and looks brand-new after nearly daily use for thirteen years. It’s really sleekly  (I still love the design!) and clearly a sturdy purchase because we’ve run them through the dishwasher a million times… and a few have accidentally been mauled by the disposal.

The plates are Kate Spade, which I found in the Lenox outlet a decade ago. (Available on Replacements now) and the linen hemstitch napkins were a wedding gift.

Tassel cocktail napkins

I’d love to add these tassel cocktail napkins as a layer under the dinner napkin – aren’t they fun?

Who’s ready to throw a party?

More pretty picks to set the table


want to skip the cleanup? buy these disposable pretty paper placemats 

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