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How-To | Style a Spring Tablescape

Apr 24, 2018

Dinner parties aren't reserved for the holidays! Laundress ladies Gwen and Lindsey love to ring in spring by hosting a candle-lit get together, complete with good food, good company, and good conversation. Read on to learn their expert tips for setting a lovely spring tablescape.

TIP 1:
Mix Metals

Gwen and Lindsey are not afraid to to mix metals—you shouldn't be either! Switch it up by setting the table with gold and silver flatware and serveware.

TIP 2:
Go for Dripless

If using taper candles, go for dripless ones to avoid any waxy spills. For tealights and all other candles, keep a snuffer nearby to prevent any blow-out splatters.

TIP 3:
Bring In Spring

When it comes to selecting arrangements, channel the spirit of spring with romantic, whimsical, and bright colors. Consider adding fresh fruit and berries to your floral arrangements for a fun twist! We like to keep arrangements loose and light, as if they were freshly picked from the garden.

TIP 4:
Keep It Low

Avoid tall centerpieces—they’ll block guests’ views and conversation! Instead, choose several smaller/lower arrangements and spread them across the length of the table.

TIP 5:
Note Napkins

To elevate any meal gathering, skip the paper napkins and opt for cloth napkins instead. Paper is reserved for the kiddie parties only!

TIP 6:
Collect China

We love to mix and match heirloom china with market finds and housewarming gifts for a charming setting. To keep things from getting too busy, reserve floral and colorful china for the dessert or salad plates.

TIP 7:
Set It Straight

Center the salad plate on top of the service plate. To the right, place the dinner knife facing inwards, followed by the soup spoon. To the left, place the dinner fork, followed by the salad fork. At the top, you may place the dessert spoon, and/or the cake fork. The water goblet should be just above the knife, and the wineglass just above the spoon.


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