Even though we need to keep our circles of family and friends super tight these days, it doesn’t mean that small gatherings can’t be special. These little dinner parties have helped me focus on all that I have and not what I’m missing in this crazy year.
Earlier this month, I decided to invite my aunt and uncle for dinner on what would have been Chicago’s marathon weekend. My uncle and I have spent many, many of these weekends together and usually around mile 5, I tell him that we’d have just as much fun if we just met for dinner!
So this year, without the marathon to bring us together, he came for a fall supper and it was the perfect excuse to set a pretty table. This is always my favorite part of having people over.
I used the neutral theme from our front porch as a color scheme for our dining room table. Instead of orange pumpkins, I opted for white and green ones that I found at Pasquesi Home & Gardens. And with just a few votive candles that I found on Amazon, I had my centerpiece.
I’ve really been loving all of the natural colors and textures I’ve been seeing and started my place setting with these woven placemats. I bought these a few years ago at World Market, but I’ve linked similar ones here. They have been such a find and work so well with a plain white dinner plate or nicer china. I’ve used these with both. I then added these linen napkins topped with a pumpkin to finish off the look. Super simple!
One last detail were these darling water glasses I found on Amazon. They have a vintage vibe but I could put them right into the dishwasher.
Happy celebrating all the good things!
My leopard jacket is from J.Crew and linked here