Floral table linens on repeat over here and I think they are such a pretty look for spring and summer.
Any vintage patterned floral is a beautiful layer on a table but the faded looks really speak to me. I got a ton of requests for more details on the blue floral cloth and pink lattice floral cloth I used in recent garden table styles. Sharing more about those and a few tips when choosing your table linens.
Floral Table Linens
What I love
What I love about this table cloth? I mean…everything. I love the big floral, the faded look and the weight of the fabric. It’s an older stock so I haven’t been able to source this exact for you. And I actually have the napkins that match this floral as well, but I ordered these delightful little ticking stripe linens and they had just arrived minutes before setting up this table. So I thought why not mix and mingle. I will share the whole table look with those soon.
A confession about this table? As I poured the rose into the glasses, I accidentally knocked one glass over and it broke and spilled all over the cloth. Had that been red wine- I would have probably ran a bit quicker to soak it.
Tip: Something to think about when choosing a tablecloth: The fabric: linen, cotton, polyester, paper, etc. Is it coated to be waterproof or is it one you need to be more careful with? Maybe you want something beautiful and easy to replace as needed – paper can be so pretty and perfect. Of course, linen is more expensive but has a softer hand. Cotton is more affordable. Simply choose what type of fabric works best for you.
Favorites are hard to choose here. I am partial to blue and white currently- but you know I love those vintage pinks, greens and any kind of lovely little floral. I think options are good to have on hand and you know, I am feeling like I might need to reconfigure one of my armoires for just linens since I have been loving different options so much lately.
Maybe one day you are learning towards something lighter in color- another day more saturated and bold. So I think having several options arguments works, right? One of my favorite things when styling a table is layering the look and often starting with flowers for inspiration. In this case- the purples were talking blue and white to me- so that is the direction I went in.
Tip: Think about the patterns on your place settings, the color of your flowers and also what look you are going for. If you have very detailed patterned plates- you may want to keep the base aka tablecloth less busy. If using simple white or cream plates – go for the pattern you love. Same with florals- layer them on or keep them simple. All about what speaks to you and there is no right or wrong way to do it.
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