In lieu of a tablecloth, a rough hewn and sturdy wood table with a runner down the center is where I like to begin. No linen or mats are necessary, just napkins and perhaps colored glassware. The runner anchors the table and dictates what the rest of the table decor will consist of. Whether we embellish the settings and turn it into a fanciful version of Tuscany or keep it simple and homespun, it's always chic.
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