No Fuss Sunset Dinner Table Setting


My last post was about the beautiful spring flowers in the desert this time of year. After picking flowers, I was inspired to have an outside dinner. There was no other option than to think on the fly about how to set the table. I decided I would have to have a no-fuss sunset dinner table setting that looks like I spent days preparing. Would you like to know how I did it? Well, I am here for you – it was super easy and turned out to be a beautiful evening.

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Keep it Simple

I like to keep things simple while adding a little personality to a table. For the centerpiece, I added yellow flowers to sweet little glass bud vases.

I love these because they are the perfect height for a table. Having a conversation is nicer without having to bob around a large floral centerpiece.

I like to add candlelight with simple tea lights and glass candle holders. Flanking the table are two candle hurricanes that I collected years ago. Overhead lighting also gives a glow that feels restaurant worthy.

To mimic the natural wicker on the candle hurricanes, I used braided seagrass chargers to give some texture and a natural element.

The white dishes are perfect for any food dish. I chose salad and dinner plates as the dinner was simply a salad and entree.

Be Creative and Add a Personal Touch

I didn’t have a tablecloth to use on the table, so I went a different route. I think I like it better this way too. A white table runner laid across the middle of the table, and to add color and softness, two yards of fabric were placed at a diagonal. This fabric is significant because it is my design and is currently for sale in my Spoonflower shop.

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Who needs a tablecloth when layering fabrics can add a creative touch? It’s an inexpensive way to add fun personality to a tablescape.

Do you have a love for stripes as much as I do? I had to use my yellow striped napkins, but there was a dilemma. I needed six napkins and only had four. No fear, I had two solid light blue napkins that were just the right color combination and added a nice touch to the head of the table.

Incorporate Your Favorite Color Palette

This color palette lent for a sweet spring surprise.

Adding the sunset sky was a delight and made for a perfect outdoor dinner. No wind, just a quiet stillness. Perfection!


No Fuss Sunset Dinner Table Setting

Some of the items on this table setting are still available. If the items are not available, I have sourced a comparable item. For instance, I listed two drinking glasses because the exact glass was close to out of stock. But… I really like the shape of the other drinking glass and these would be beautiful. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I am here to help.

I hope I’ve given you some inspiration to enjoy the spring weather and have a no fuss sunset dinner without worrying about setting the table.

Now off to enjoy our time gathering around the table with friends and family.


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