Anything that grounds us in the present moment is worth holding onto. When it comes to time around the table, pulling plates off the shelf, gathering linens from the cupboard, and creating an inviting scene slows us down. It reminds us that every moment spent together is worth those simple, intentional gestures, whether it’s a special weekend brunch or weeknight takeout.
To help you set a welcoming table of your own, we’ve expanded our tabletop collection so you can find even more styles, textures, and colors you love. Using some of those pieces, we’ve put together five place setting looks for you to borrow from or use as inspiration for your summer gatherings.
Note: Don’t worry about following “rules” or proper etiquette as you set your table. Whether you’re drawn to a neatly arranged scene or prefer a more organic, thrown-together aesthetic, style the scene in a way that feels beautiful and inviting to you. No matter the occasion, sometimes it’s the smallest flourishes that remind us that life is good and worth celebrating.
Classic + Collected
Why we love this look: The subtle blend of pattern and texture creates a casual, summery feel, but the fluted details elevate the scene. Plus, the placemat makes for easy cleanup.
Where this set can stand out: Sunroom or outdoor patio
A Summer Staple
Why we love this look: The black-and-white combination is classic in any season, but the terracotta napkin and woven ring brighten the scene in a way that feels just right for a summer meal with friends.
Where this set can stand out: Indoor breakfast nook or dining table
Why we love this look: The checkered napkin paired with vintage-inspired dishware feels both nostalgic and timeless. Versatile staples never go out of style for everyday meals.
Where this set can stand out: Indoors or out—it fits in anywhere!
The Finer Things
Why we love this look: When an occasion calls for something a little more refined, these terracotta-hued, etched stoneware plates bring beauty and intention to the table, and the gold flatware elevates the scene.
Where this set can stand out: Indoor dining table
Traditional + Neutral
Why we love this look: These simple, neutral pieces allow the food to shine. They can also seamlessly blend with existing pieces or others from our tabletop collection.
Where this set can stand out: Indoors or out
Complete the Look
Linens make a lovely final layer to any tablescape, which is why we’re so excited to introduce our newest collection—all designed by our team here in Waco, Texas.
Using them frequently at home, Jo has wanted to offer our own line of linens for several years. They’re an easy way to spruce up simple meals, and it’s fun to let family or guests get creative by inviting them to choose a look for the occasion. Our new linens are made with absorbent, durable cotton, and can be used at your table, in your kitchen, on your patio, or anywhere you’d like to elevate your everyday.