By layering different textures when setting a table you can add visual interest. Here I set a deep gray wood table with charcoal gray felt placemats. Then I added horn handled flatware and glazed china with a fine gauge gray linen napkin. A little whimsy never hurts either. I love to use these faux birds (see photos below) which you can find at most any craft store. I placed a bird in a cup of peanuts leaning over a glass tumbler like he’s going to take a drink. Individual little cups at each placesetting are a nice detail- whether you fill them with special sea salt, a sweet candy treat for after dinner, or like I used them here for peanuts (a perfect little munchie when sitting down to dinner… maybe you still have your cocktail from cocktail hour in your hand). I added a white pumpkin inside each bowl because they are plentiful this time of year. A beautiful centerpiece for this placesetting would be white pumpkins all in different varying heights grouped together in the center of your table. Each of these tabletop items can be found on the little blue dish shop. To make it easy I’ve provided a link to each item: Charcoal Placemat, Gray Linen Napkin, Horn Handled Flatware, Jars plates and bowls, Alessi glass tumblers, Mud Australia Salt Cellars (small bowl for peanuts).