Sometimes you just need to keep things simple. Have you heard of the KISS method?
I’m not calling you stupid. (I would never do that, y’all, because you’re not!) It’s just part of this acronym I learned long ago. You’ve probably heard it before. Do you apply the KISS method to things often?
I use it sometimes to simplify a process.
Notice I didn’t use a table-cloth for this setting.
With black woven throughout the table settings, the black table fits. That was simple!
Let the main thing be the main thing. Everything with black and white…and then build a colorful plate stack.
Atop the burlap chargers, outdoor dinner plates (Tuesday Morning) are followed by the red salads and the BBQ-themed bread and butters – a theme repeat of the dinner plates.
The black flatware is from Wal-Mart clearance section. If you’ve been a reader for any length of time, you know how I love clearance!
Napkins folded in clean lines toward the lantern eliminates the need for additions to the main focus.
I brought out the large lantern Mom 2 gave me last Christmas. The existing ribbons from last winter’s Woodland Rustic Tablescape work perfectly with this table. The burlap ribbon is also a repeat of the DIY Burlap Chargers.
The cedar round (cut by Mom 2’s “baby” brother) adds another texture – and will elevate a serving dish when we serve dinner.
It gives a perfect woodsy aroma for our rustic setting.
See? Wasn’t that simple? Keep it simple (minus the stupid). 🙂