Author: Lori Hall

The History of Table Runners

The History and Benefits of Their Use   The table runner was born in the Middle Ages, mainly because medieval folks were sloppy. The tablecloth was considered an aristocratic innovation, but it needed protection from lively and careless royal revelers who spilled, drooled and made a mess!  No doubt, the wise women responsible for laundering linens came up with the innovative idea for the table runner in an effort to save the tablecloths from unnecessary laundering.  Napkins were also invented because it was no longer considered acceptable to wipe your mouth on the tablecloth. These ingenious long, narrow pieces of cloth now known as “table runners” were placed over...

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Table Runners | Dressing & Decorating

Holiday Table Runner Decorating Ideas How would you like to make the transition from Thanksgiving decorating to Christmas decorating as easy as possible, using many of the same design elements? The first step is to choose table linens and table runners that can do double duty for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Here we have chosen a versatile solid table linen color to mix with natural jute and patterned damask table runners that can work for either Thanksgiving or Christmas. In this first photo, we have a twist on decorating with a table skirt. Traditionally, the table topper is placed directly on the table first,...

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Burlap Table Runner “How to measure your runner size.”

Wondering which size table runner to order for your table? Table Runner Dimensions Before purchasing a Burlap table runner (or any other runner) for your dining table, you will need to determine which size to order. Table runners are not “one size fits all”. Table runners will fit your dining table differently depending on whether you are using your table leaf or not so you may need two different sized table runners. Some people prefer to use table runners as decoration when the table is not being used while others enjoy using table runners with either place mats or table linens during dinner parties....

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Fall Into Luxurious Textures with Miranda Damask by Premier Table Linens

Fall Decorating – Bring on the color and texture! Fall is my favorite season.  I love to see the changing colors and beautiful warm light cast upon everything in sight.  Fall is the season for decorating with luxurious textures and rich color. Below you will see a variety of Fall Tablescape ideas, a few of which are strong contenders for our Thanksgiving table this year.  Which colors are your favorite? I planned on using two colors of the Havana Faux Burlap table linens for Thanksgiving this year until I laid eyes on these Miranda Damask Linens.  The Havana Faux Burlap are my go to linens...

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Liven up any Occasion with Festive Bombay Pintuck Table Linens

Bombay Pintuck Features a Beautiful Cascading, Lustrous Diamond Fabric Wanting something new and exciting on your holiday or next special event table?  This Bombay fabric is an exuberant diamond-stitched, pintuck taffeta design that quickly livens up any table setting or occasion.  The iridescent quality of this fabric along with delicate pintucks create a unique fabric like no other!  Just check out the full length drape on this photo below! Moss Table Linens Never Have to be Boring Again! Bombay Pintuck Table Linens are beautiful and stylish — not your everday run of the mill table linens. Bombay Pintuck Linens are suitable...

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