5 Things You Won't Believe Make This Table Great

Life’s better when you turn up the wattage.  Can I get an Amen? So, in keeping with the Rihanna philosophy of “shine bright like a diamond,” I up’ed the ante on this table by picking some basic items in my cupboards and reimagining them to give this table more style than RiRi herself.

Who said only tablecloths have to be used to set the table?

Who said only tablecloths have to be used to set the table?

This table got a big dose of style thanks to this vintage Mexican blanket. It’s decidedly Dolce & Gabanna, without the D&G price tag.  

This Anthro soup tureen is delicious as a centerpiece 

This Anthro soup tureen is delicious as a centerpiece 

Perfect height and scale for all those sweeping floral arrangements you love on Insta. 

Before we get to the drama that square of lace is bringing as a stand in napkin ring, can we take a moment to notice that the place settings are a mix of 3 different plates from 3 different eras?

Before we get to the drama that square of lace is bringing as a stand in napkin ring, can we take a moment to notice that the place settings are a mix of 3 different plates from 3 different eras?

Don’t be afraid to show off what you got in those cupboards girl!  As for the lace, I realized no napkin ring I had would do. So, some lace from last year’s Halloween and a pair of shears later and voila, place setting perfection.

Throwing a formal affair in a house without a formal dining room? Don’t worry!

Throwing a formal affair in a house without a formal dining room? Don’t worry!

I used a plain old card table in the living room.  Just like you wouldn’t go to the club and show off a picture of what you looked like an hour before without your face on and your hair-did, no one is going to see that what’s lurking under that chicness is a table that would frighten. And, the bonus is, unlike you and me at last call, when the lights come up, this table is still going look hawt.

We’ve all heard the phrase, “location, location, location” when it comes to real estate.

We’ve all heard the phrase, “location, location, location” when it comes to real estate.

Well, for dinner parties it’s all about “presentation, presentation, guurl as God as my witness, presentation.”  Treat each course as a moment, even its pizza or a perfectly poured glass of rose under that silver dome. Now go out and get your dinner party ON!