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June 19, 2014

Jacqueline Kennedy Inspired Table Setting

Today, we are celebrating Jacqueline Kennedy's style
 with a table setting in her honor...

Table Setting Inspired by Jackie Kennedy


Jacqueline Kennedy Inspired Table Setting
Jackie Kennedy was known for wearing black and white so I used those colors in my table setting.

Pearl Napkin Rings- Jackie Kennedy Style

"Pearls are always appropriate."  - Jacqueline Kennedy

Pearl Napkin Rings - Jackie Kennedy Style
Since most of the time you would see her wearing pearls. I used some for napkin rings.  (These are just cheap bracelets from Five Below).

Black and White Place Setting  - Jackie Kennedy Inspired
And stripes...how many times did you see photographs of her wearing stripes? 

White Peony - One of Jackie Kennedy's Favorite Flowers
One of Jacqueline Kennedy's favorite flowers were white peonies.  I wish I had some real ones but these are artificial ones from Michael's.

Jackie Kennedy Inspired Table Setting
I thought about using a white table cloth but I like the way the wood shows under the table settings.

Plus, the wood reminds me of the Presidential Yacht The Honey Fitz which was the nick name for John F. Kennedy's maternal grandfather.  I was fortunate enough to spend an afternoon on the Honey Fitz at a corporate event many years ago in New York City!  A once in a lifetime opportunity and I didn't bring a camera!

Black and White Table Setting - Jackie Kennedy Style

Preserved Boxwood centerpiece
Boxwoods are very common on the White House lawn so it seemed fitting to use my preserved one for the centerpiece.  

Black and White Formal Table - Jackie Style


Jackie Kennedy Inspired
Jackie Kennedy was a dog lover so I guess it was only appropriate for my Rosie to photo-bomb these last two pictures!

Sources to get the "Jackie look":
I have provided sources below for your convenience.  Please note that this post contains some affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking my links at no additional cost to you.  

Pearl bracelet - (Five Below) but these faux pearl bracelets are cute and inexpensive!
Placemats - (Homegoods) but I think I like these black and white striped placemats even better!  And these striped placemats with more black could work too!
Faux Peony - (Michaels') but this Peony bouquet would be nice in a vase too!
Boxwood - (Homegoods) and this set of preserved boxwoods would also be pretty!
Black Napkins - (Homegoods) and these black cotton napkins are also a good deal!
Crystal - (Noritake but I've had them for so long, I can't remember the name of the pattern!  These Mikasa wine glasses have a similar look and this Mikasa stemware pattern is pretty too!
China - (Royal Doulton-Provence Noir - discontinued unfortunately) but I could picture Jackie liking this simple and elegant black and white china though! 

Thanks for stopping by to view my interpretation
of a Jacqueline Kennedy table setting!


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13 comments

  1. I love the pearls as napkin rings, very creative the way you tied in everything to the Kennedy's, even the dog! :)

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  2. The pearl napkin rings are perfect! xo

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  3. Very sophisticated table, yet with simple elegance, less is more goes with this lovely style. love it, I loved Jaquelyn Kennedy too, she had great style and poise, and this is a great
    table to represent her style. She wore a lot of pearls, and loved the pearl napkin rings (bracelets....what a great idea). My grand daughter dogs name is Rosie too, but she is
    a lil prissy long haired chijuajua. Enjoyed your post.
    blessings, Nellie

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  4. Gorgeous, the tailored placemats and the pearls really do make me think of Jackie O.

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  5. Love your theme and your beautiful table setting! So fun to plan out something like this! Did you know my dog's name is Rosie as well? Anyway, loved getting to finally see one of your posts again! Hope you are doing well! We sell those preserved boxwoods at my shop as well! They are so easy to work with and make such a statement!

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  6. Such a pretty table setting, Shelley! It would be fun for a girls' dinner or book club. Hope your boys appreciated it! :)

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  7. I love it! Perfectly elegant and simple just like Jackie!!

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  8. Simply gorgeous and elegant, just like Jackie! Love the pearl napkin holders!

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  9. Very pretty table! Love your idea on napkin rings too...

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  10. This is really lovely and very innovative. Inspiring and inspired :-)

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  11. I love J Kennedy's style. She was a woman I really looked up too for lots of reasons when she was first ldy especially. Your table setting in lovely, Touch of class and sophistication. Visiting from Home & Garden Thursday. Happy Weekend. Linda @bushelandapickle.com

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  12. Shelley, I LOVE the black and white scheme!! And the napkin rings - such a clever idea to use bracelets. So sophisticated and pretty, just like Jackie!

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  13. I'm sure she'd love this tablescape - be honored! So elegant! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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